Catalina Island

Two Great Days of Golf at the 39th Annual Klondyke Klash

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College basketball has its March Madness with the best teams vying for the national championship. As college basketball teams took to the courts last Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, playing their best to win and become part of the Sweet Sixteen, in Avalon March Madness had the town’s best golfers divided into six-man teams vying to win the Klondyke Klash tournament. Each March, there’s excitement in the air when Swede and Marnice Foote, and son Don Diggins arrive to host the Klondyke Klash, a two-day scramble-style tournament. Avalon’s golfers happily greet them and help them get settled in to set up the popular tournament.


This was 139th Klondyke Klash, a favorite tournament for locals. As in the past, 144 golfers, grouped into teams of six, competed. The tournament consisted of 24 teams of six, with three players from each team playing on Saturday, and the other three team members playing on Sunday.

Competition was high, with friends competing against friends, and in the end there was a clear winner for first place, but there was a tie for second place. The 1st place team consisted of Juan Rodriguez, Ron Bevins, Launcho Padilla, Miguel Bravo, Dave Ashliegh, and Rex Remmers.