What an exciting shootout we had on Saturday. With hot and humid weather, the competitors were grinding over every shot. There were some really great shots by all, but the most exciting was had by Don Brady on #8. Don, Bob Smith and Lance Jobe were the final 3. Bob hit a solid shot to the middle of #8 green. Lance unfortunately hit his tee shot in the water. Don, however, calmed his nerves, and with ice in his veins, hit the most wonderful tee ball that ended up just 2 feet past the hole. From the tee, it most certainly looked like the ball went in the cup. With Don’s wonderful tee shot, and Bob’s finding the green, the two moved on to #9 to settle the event. Both hit the fairway off the tee, and with Don getting a shot, he unfortunately topped his second shot to have them both lay even. Bob hit the green with his second, and with Don’s third, he found the left hand bunker. Don hit out of the trap, and 2 putts later made his 6 for 5. Bob, who had 30 feet for birdie, couldn’t quite settle down and hit his birdie putt only halfway to the hole. After a few choice words to himself, he locked in and rolled in his par putt to win the shootout. Thank you to everyone who tried to qualify, and who did participate. It was one of the largest we have had!
On Thursday, the Ladies Fundraiser event was quite the success! With lovely weather (finally!), the 30 girls took to the course for their scramble. The event was won by Sharon Mead, Carole Miller, Karen Scime and Kathy Smith, with a net score of 63. But the biggest story of the day was the incredibly grateful donations by our membership, which raised $3,715 to Make – A – Wish. As Toni Sawyer and Rae Anne Swan said: “This is just one of the many reasons we are so proud to be part of the Springville family.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks again to everyone who graciously donated and played in the event!
Looking forward, we are now on a waiting list for the Men’s Fall Classic. Sign ups are still in place if you would like to put your name on the wait list. Also, the Ryder Cup, which is a wonderful event that pits members against each other on two different teams, with 3 different formats, and Pro Day, which is a 4 person scramble event. Both are open to Men and Women. Sign up in the Golf Shop for any or all of these events.
Next Monday, the 12th, is an outside event, so the golf course will be closed until 6pm. The following day, Tuesday the 13th, is the Practice round for the Senior Amateur Championship, and the golf course will open at 4pm. Unfortunately, Wednesday and Thursday the 14th & 15th, the golf course will be closed all day. Lastly, tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 6th, the golf course and golf shop will open at 7:30am.
With the recaps and those few things out of the way, here is the weekly outlook:
Mon. 9/5 – Open golf all day
Tues. 9/6 – Open golf all day. Golf Shop and Golf Course opens at 7:30am.
Wed. 9/7 – Open golf all day. Couples League Tees off between 4pm and 6pm, however the first tee will not close at any point.
Thurs. 9/8 – Open golf all day
Fri. 9/9 – Open golf all day
Sat. 9/10 – Open golf all day
Sun. 9/11 – Open golf all day. “Divot Day”. Contact Sean Cannan for more information.
Mon. 9/12 – Alfred State Outing — Outside event. Course closed until 6pm.
Tues. 9/13 – NYSGA Senior Practice Round. Golf course will open to the membership at 4pm.
Wed & Thurs 9/13 & 9/14 – NYSGA Senior Championship. The golf course will be closed all day.
***Damaged areas from tree removal and all wood chipped areas are ground under repair. Please use the mirror on the back of #16 men’s tee to ensure the fairway is clear prior to teeing off. Please yell FORE for any and all errant shots near other groups. There will be NO starting on #10 tee unless authorized by the Professional Staff.***