Just like that we have sweated through the month of July with hot weather and little to no rain. We need to keep our chins up and be speaking of the rain that is to come rather than the rain we have not gotten. On the 4th of July, we had a great day with our annual Derby Day (horse race). We had one flight of ten golfers for the men and one flight of twelve for the couples. Steve and Katie Johnson edged out Mike and Roberta Seda with Raph and Peg Starman finishing 3rd. I was able to watch the men’s single and it was great action. Randy Leetch beat Denny Walters on the second playoff hole for top honors and Marcus Johnson finished third. On the 22nd, we were able to host the Hospital Scramble. It was a fantastic day with a full field of 22 teams. Mitch Gleisinger, Robbie Scheef, Mitch Cockerill and Chad Kasperbauer shot a 54 just one ahead of 3 teams shooting 55 to take top honors.
Over the last 6 weeks, I was fortunate enough to host our Rising Junior Star League. We held league on Tuesday mornings beginning with instruction and then followed by golfing. We had leagues of 3, 6 and 9 holes. I motivated the kids by having a star board where each participant could move up the board by playing or practicing. We had 40 total points and points were given 1 for each league day attended, 2 for 30 minutes practice on the range or green, 2 for private lesson, and 2 for 9 holes played. Our top 3 point-getters this year were Wade Hendrickson, Dalton Rolf, and Abby Brodersen. It was very exciting to see the progression of the kids and it shows how important not just practice i, but proper practice making it a habit. Parents, the golf course is a great place to spend time with your kids. Coming out to play a couple holes can put many smiles on not only their faces, but yours as well. Thank you again to Mrs. Jane Rutten and Mr. Larry Bird for the time they volunteered.
We are gearing up for our biggest month of the year. It will all begin on the 1st with the Ladies Open beginning at 2 pm. The Member Guest begins on the 3rd at 6 pm, the 4th at 10 am, and the 5th at 9 am. The following week is the Fall Couples Tournament on the 12th/13th. Sentinel will host their company outing on the 19th. Boone Central Girls will host a triangular on the 24th, and the Dave Spiegel memorial will be held on the 26th. Wow, now that is a big month and I am sure it will fly by with all those great events.
Side notes, do you know what these odds are: 12,500 to 1? These are the odds of getting a hole in one on a Par 3. We have had two of them this last month, the first being by Amy Ahlers on hole 6 and Dean Bentley witnessed it from his kitchen window and the second on hole #2 by Nate Thieman. Now there are a couple other odds out that I researched. I did see a 6 million to 1 and a 1 million to 1 on a hole in one on a Par 4. It really does sound farfetched doesn’t it, but it happened last month. Jason Zabka on hole #8 dogleg left playing with his dad Tom on a Monday evening hit a hole in one. These are incredible odds. Great job to the 3 of you!
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