2022 SBR Couples Golf Champions Crowned

Left to right: Beth Chamberlin, Jean Cheszek, Paul Thomsen (event sponsor), Ed Cheszek, and Tim Chamberlin

The fifth annual SBR Couples Golf Championship tournament, sponsored by PThomsen Consulting, LLC, was held on April 10 at SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club. Twenty-two couples competed for gross and net championship honors, along with additional prizes for low net scores in four flights.

Jean and Ed Cheszek are the 2022 SBR Couples Gross Champions. They posted a combined gross score of 155, the second-lowest gross score in the history of this competition and 14 strokes better than the next competitors. They are the first repeat winners of the Couples Gross Championship. Beth and Tim Chamberlin won the 2022 SBR Couples Net Championship, posting a combined net score of 140. That is the third-lowest winning net score over the five years of the SBR Couples Net Championship competition.

Several golfers recorded sub-80 gross rounds, including Jean Cheszek (73), Greg Byrne (76), Bruce Haney and Rich Flink at 78, and Doug West (79). Notable net scores of par or better came from Beth Chamberlin (66), Greg Byrne, Carol Mihal, and Jennifer Valverde at 68, Mary Fung (69), Judy Callahan (70), Jean Cheszek and Kate Thomsen at 71, and Jim Hammonds and Jim Kolhoff at 72.

Additional couples’ teams were honored for low net scores in four flights, including:

Flight 1 (Net scores ranged from 144 to 155)

Low Net: Monika and Phil Bartko (144)

2nd Low Net: Judie Yazzie and Rich Flink (150)

3rd Low Net: Sterlyn and Ed Robertson (151)

Flight 2 (Net scores ranged from 143 to 161)

Low Net: Jennifer Valverde and Bruce Haney (143)

2nd Low Net: Lenore and Jim Kolhoff (149)

3rd Low Net: Carol and Bill Mihal (153)

Flight 3 (Net scores ranged from 143 to 164)

Low Net: Deb and Greg Byrne (143)

2nd Low Net: Patti Jo and Mark Lewis (153)

3rd Low Net: Terri and Mike Movius (156)

Flight 4 (Net scores ranged from 145 to 163)

Low Net: Jackie Elphic and Jim Hammonds (145)

2nd Low Net: Mary and Vincent Fung (146)

3rd Low Net: Kate and Paul Thomsen (153)

There were five closest to the pin competitions during the event. These tee shot accuracy contests were sponsored by JKolhoff Controls, LLC; Judi Yazzie and Ann Marie Camillucci of Team Platinum/Realty One Group Integrity; Marvin Soskil of Brett Harrison Jewelers; PThomsen Consulting, LLC; and Sonoran Dreams Landscape LLC. The winners were: 


Hole 5 Rick Merritt

Hole 14 Tom Merrick


Hole 2 Marge Rodgers

Hole 5 Maggie Merrick

Hole 14 Terri Movius

SaddleBrooke Ranch Couples Golf is a social golf group that usually plays on the second Sunday of each month. The emphasis is on fun and fellowship, along with enough competition to keep things interesting. The games and scoring rules vary from month to month. Contact [email protected] for more information about Couples Golf at SaddleBrooke Ranch.