What a great weekend for golf. It was a weekend that proved to be memorable for a few members here, as Dave and I saw new personal bests by a good number of participants in our events. To recap the Ladies Fleck Member / Member, Ina Randall had her personal best ever, to help her partner Nance Kearns – Chinni to a rousing victory. Pam Say and Colleen Colucci followed closely behind with a fantastic zig and zag team game. In our new senior division, Jackie Golebiewski and Karen Pohlman were neck and neck all day with Suzie Hoak and Marilyn Davidson. After a match of cards, Jackie and Karen pulled out the victory.
As for the Senior Club Championship, we once again saw a few members with their personal bests over the two day competition. The big story line of the weekend was in the final two groups of Chris Kirby, Paul Hoffstetter Sr., Jim Fredo, Mike Wimer, Jon Chaddock and Alan Swan. All 6 of these competitors had a real shot at victory after day 1. Unfortunately, Mike and Alan stumbled out of the gate in round #2, and quickly fell behind. Chris, Jim, Paul and Jon were all passing the lead off until an unfortunate tee ball error on #9 for Chris saw him fall down the leaderboard. Thus, after 36 holes of stiff competition, Jon, Paul and Jim were all tied for the lead at 9 over par for the tournament. After a brief break, the three combatants teed off the first hole in search of victory. Paul asked Jim and Jon if they broke their drivers, and those two both hit iron off the tee. This proved to be a crucial error for Jim, as he hit his tee ball into the right hand trees. With a bad lie, he scrambled to make 5. Jon hit a beauty down the middle, and his second shot found the putting surface, however on the opposite side of the hole. After 3 putts, Jon also made 5. The glory was reserved for Paul, as his tee shot with driver found him over the road; “the first time in 3 years” he remarked. Paul hit possibly the best shot of the tournament from the A1 position in the fairway. Paul knocked it to an impressive 2 feet from the cup, and the gallery following was sure he hit it in the hole. Paul made 3 to seal the Senior Club Championship victory. For those who may want to watch the playoff, the entirety of it is posted on our Instagram account, @springvillecc. I hope everyone enjoyed following along with the scoring on Golf Genius over the weekend for both the Ladies and the Senior event.
A few noteworthy things in the Pro Shop. Dave just got a fresh shipment of Men’s FootJoy shirts and outerwear pieces in, and our Donald Ross order is also set to come in within the week, or early next. Also, some special orders are also beginning to flow in, and Dave and I will do our best to get them to you as quickly as possible. Next, sign ups are still in place for the Ladies Senior Championship, the Men’s Club Championship, the Mr. & Mrs. Championship, and the History Ride Along this Saturday. A quick note for the Men’s Club Championship, handicaps 0-5 must play in the Championship Flight, which is a 3 day event. You may make your own game on Friday, but must play with another Championship Flight Competitor.
Moving right along, this Saturday is our big 100th anniversary Ride Along History event. The entire club will be closed this day, to allow for the history tour and original 9 hole event following the history tour. If you would like to participate, quickly sign up in the Golf Shop. We currently have approximately 105 participants, which is great to see.
Finally with all of those few things mentioned, lets scoot right into the weekly outlook:
Tues. 7/12 – Open golf all day
Wed. 7/13 – Open golf all day. Men’s Senior league tees off between 8am-10am. Ladies 9 hole league tees off between 4pm and 6pm. The first tee will not close at any point
Thurs. 7/14 – Open golf until 3:30pm. Ladies have the tee from 8:45am until 10am. 18 hole Men’s league tees off between 1pm and 3pm. The First tee will close at 3:30pm to allow for the 9 hole Men’s League shotgun.
Fri. 7/13 – Open golf all day
Sat. 7/14 – Club Closed. 100th Anniversary Ride Along and Original 9 Hole tournament.
Sun. 7/15 – Open golf all day
***Damaged areas from tree removal and wood chipped areas are ground under repair. Please use the mirror on #16 men’s tee to ensure the fairway is clear from the group in front. Our standard pace of play is 4 hours. Ensure you keep up with the group in front of you. Please replace your divots if possible, and sand divots when necessary, and please fix your ball marks on the green.***