Words can’t describe how memorable and busy the month of August was, but since this is the newsletter I will do my best to fill you in on all the activities if you happened to miss them. On the 1st we had our Ladies Open and hosted 21 teams of 2 that played 9 holes of scramble followed by 9 holes of best ball. Best ball is defined as both players will play their own ball on each hole and then take the best score of the two, many confuse this with a scramble. A scramble all players on a team hit choosing the best shot amongst them and continue this process until the ball is holed out. Ok now on to the results of the Ladies Open. The team of Jeanne and Jan Temme winning flight 3, Kay Shermer and Lisa Thiessen winning flight 2 from Burwell and our overall champs this year were Cheryl Martinsen and Tracy Hedlund. The biggest event of the year the Member Guest was held over the 3rd, 4th, and 5th. This tournament has always been a success, however over the last few years we have really amped it up keeping participants busy with food, drinks and activities from the moment they pull in the parking lot. The Par 3 was held Thursday evening as contestants scrambled as two-man teams on 9 holes ranging as short as 60 yards and as long as 180. This is a handicapped tournament as teams get 10% of their team total handicap. Keir Dane Harner and Tyler Fry edged out Jon Peterson and Brad Juergens in a scorecard playoff. As Friday began with the 1st day of competition it ended with a horse race. We paired twosomes with another twosome as they played alternating scramble format. Eliminating teams on each hole until only one was left standing. The team of Brian and Dave Hellbusch paired with Mitch Koch and Kyle Liss beat out the team of Chris Borer and Aaron Martinsen paired with Tye Nolan and Craig Majerus. As day two began each team played another 18 holes trying to win their flight or at least be runner ups so they can qualify for the shootout. When the dust settled James and Scott Kunzman won the 3rd flight, Keir Dane Harner and Tyler Frey the 2nd flight and Jeff Kurtenbach and Mike Wiese the 1st flight. These 3 along with runner ups and a wild card played in a shoot out to decide the overall champion. Tom Ketteler paired with son Brian outlasted all teams beating Jerry Riedmiller paired with son Shawn on the final hole. Wrapping up competition with the Corn Hole Tournament Champions Nick Schmith and Phil Daly. The Member Guest really is second to none as people travel from Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, and London England.
Holy cow that was just the first 5 days of the month and we still had many more events. On the 12th and 13th we hosted the Couples Tournament. 38 teams played, which were two more then the year before. Rick Spiegel and sister Lynda Rasmussen won the 3rd flight, Raph and Peg Starman the 2nd, Tyler and grandma Deb Schafer the 1st, Lucas Leinen and Shelby Schneider the Championship. On the 18th we hosted 65 golfers with the Boone Nance Cattelmen, 32 golfers on the 19th with Sentinel and 20 golfers on the 20th with the back to school outing for the teachers. We will see the girls golf team in a dual against the Fullerton Warriors on the 24th and then host 108 players in the Dave Spiegel Memorial the 26th.
September slows down a pinch, but still has plenty of action to keep this place hopping in one of my favorite months of the year weather wise. Country Partners outing on the 5th beginning 2pm playing only 9 holes this day, the Fireman Scramble will begin at 10 on the 9th, Lindsay Scramble on the 10th and the Central Nebraska Seniors on Monday the 11th. Cross Country on the 1st, Girls Golf the 16th and Cross Country Â once again the 22nd. Don’t forget the course will be closed on the 19th for annual aerification of the greens.
We appreciate all the support dining in the club and playing in tournaments. This is why we go the extra mile or do the little things that others aren’t willing to do so you can enjoy your time away from the day to day hustle. I truly believe that we are the best 9-hole facility in the state and my beliefs are backed by your support of your course and club.
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