|We definitely had the key factors in place this year to pull off a successful Men’s Member-Guest. The golf course was in excellent condition, the weather could not be beat and we hosted the largest field we have seen in over 10 years. With a big Thank You to Matthew Johnson, our Tournament Chairman, the organization including handicaps, flights, pairings, tee gifts and social activities were all in place and anticipation was high for Thursday’s practice round.
Tournament action began with seven flights, each with six teams, vying to win their flight to get into the Shoot-Out on Saturday afternoon. In this final showdown, flight winners plus one additional point-winning team, battle for the chance to be crowned MMG Champions.
Before that could happen, Friday night’s social activities went off with a BANG!! All MMG participants were given one shot at winning a new automobile with a hole in one on #10. We truly appreciate the sponsorship of this event by The Field Motor Company. Unfortunately, we did not have a winner, but the excitement was palpable. Members and guests were also able to win prizes at other fun contests. The Island Green was hotly contested as the following players hit the green: Mike Gaddis, Bob Holquist, Gorham Bradley, Ozzie Bradshaw, Garrett Greene, Jon Henson and Mel Gondron. The eventual winner was Mel Gondron; Jon Henson finished as Runner-Up, also taking home a cash prize. The putting challenge winners were Sam Garvin and Kim Gaddis, each winning an embroidered headcover for their skills. The Longest Drive contest was thrilling, finishing in a close race. With a great shot of 221 yards, Kate Gifford took home the ladies’ prize and our men’s winner, Chase Kress, pounded one 342 yards to beat Kate’s brother, Luke, whose shot rested at 322 yards. The Senior division was won by Phil Casso (283) and Mike Gaddis (281).
Qualifying for the Shoot-out were the following Flight Winners: Richard Gerber/Don Stephenson (1st Flight); Shane Treadway/Bill Ray (2nd Flight); Don Thompson/Mel Gondron (3rd Flight); Bob May/Kenny Miller (4th Flight); Gary Lance/Ozzie Bradshaw (5th Flight); Bob Buckner/Jeff Fuchs (6th Flight); John Ammons/Brad Brookshire (7th Flight); and the wildcard team, Jerry McCarthy/Eric Gifford. The eight teams split in two waves with four teams teeing off on #9 and four on #18. After eliminating one team from each group, the wave swapped holes and one more team was eliminated, leaving four teams to play down #18 for the title. Playing before a large crowd of cheering spectators, the teams of McCarthy/Gifford, Gerber/Stephenson, Treadway/Ray and Lance/Bradshaw composed themselves for the final hole. The playoff was won by a made 8-foot, downhill putt from the team of Shane Treadway and Bill Ray. A BIG congrats to our winners, Shane and Bill, and thanks to all our competitors.
|There are many projects happening around LRCC. We continue to finish our mulch and pine needle applications. This has been especially tough this year due to our work crews being delayed three weeks and the abundant rainfall. We are working on each area when a free moment and Mother Nature allow. With the abundant rain, clumping of the grass clippings has been a problem. ||
|Bragging rights were on the line during the 2017 Mixed Member-Member. The 2-day event, better known as the “Divorce Open”, kicked off play on Saturday, August 26th with a 2-person Better Ball event, followed by a 2-person Scramble format on Sunday. Teams competed for both Gross and Net Championships. Most of the teams were comprised of spouses, but there were 8 teams competing with someone other than their better half.||