Monday, August 4, 2014

Stowe Cup is This Weekend
There is still time to Register for our biggest event of the summer.

The Stowe Cup is our annual Mixed-Member Guest tournament and it is our marquee event of the season. The course is in terrific shape and there is no better opportunity to show off our club to your friends. I urge all of you to find a partner and sign's not too late and we really need you to help with supporting this event.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 18th

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Practice Round Tee Times with Optional Gross & Net Skins, & 9 Holes

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm      Welcome reception, Happy Hour, and Pairings.

Saturday, July 19th

10:00 am – 11:00 am       Registration
                                       -Sun Dog Sunglasses Player’s Gift
                                       -Optional Gross & Net Skins (USGA Handicap required for Net)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm        Tee Times; Round One
                                       -Format: 2 person best ball; medal play.
                                       -Closest to the Pin Competition
                                       -Beat the Pro - Pro V1 Challenge
With a $20 minimum bet you will receive a sleeve of SCC Titleist Pro V1’s
(You can bet more than $20.)
 If you hit it closer than the pro you double your bet in golf shop credit.
If you don’t beat the pro, you still get your bet in golf shop credit.

Teams will be flighted based on their qualifying score into four flights names after the famous front four trails on Mount Mansfield.

**NEW** Within each flight, the teams will be rewarded points based on the following chart. Teams will add the points to their points on Sunday.
Saturday’s Qualifying
Seed after day 1 Day 2 Points to Start
1 6
2 5
3 4
4 3
5 2
6 2
7 1
8 1

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm         Cocktail Hour
                                       -50/50 Ball Toss to Benefit JR Golf
                                       -100 Box Raffle
                                                $20 per Box
                                                2 Winners will receive $500 in golf shop credit
                                                5 winners will receive $100 in golf shop credit
                                                10 winners will receive $50 in golf shop credit
                                                1 winner will receive a mystery prize

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm      Dinner; Guests welcomed for $20
-Stowe Cup-
Dinner Menu
Shrimp Salad served in a cucumber cup
Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese served on a wonton Crisp
Roasted Sweet Corn Fritter with Wildflower Honey
Summer Mixed Green Salad
oven roasted grape tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, shaved red onions,
goat cheese, maple balsamic vinaigrette
Challah Rolls
whipped butter
Carved Herbed Crusted Prime Rib
Au Jus, horseradish cream
Grilled Salmon Filet
roasted fennel & tomatoes with Bearnaise
Pan Seared Ricotta Herb Gnocchi (upon request)
wilted kale
Oven Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
herbs and caramelized shallots

 Grilled Vegetable Medley
Eggplant, Squash, Zucchini & peppers
Homemade Carrot Cake
Cream Cheese Frosting

Sunday, July 20th

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Registration
                                       -British Open Pool
                                       -Gross & Net Skins (USGA Handicap required for Net)                    

9:00 am                      Shotgun
                                    -Format: 2 person best ball; Stableford Scoring.
Stableford Scoring
Dbl Bogey 1
Bogey 2
Par 3
Birdie 5
Eagle 8

1:30 pm                      Awards Luncheon
-Stowe Cup-
Lunch Menu

Grape Tomatoes & Cucumber Salad
Fresh Oregano, Feta & Red Wine Vinaigrette
Watermelon Salad
baby arugula, ricotta salata, toasted pecans
Grilled Chicken Wrap
Swiss cheese, baby arugula, caramelized onions, grape tomatoes,
garlic aioli
Turkey Croissant
lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, cranberry herb mayo
Roast Beef Wrap
sauteed peppers & onions, provolone, chipotle aioli
Veggie Wrap
grilled squash, zucchini, roasted red pepper hummus, baby mixed

Cookie & Brownies
                                       -Awards Presentation
                                       -100 Box Raffle Drawing                         

July 4th Happenings - 108 on 108 & Member Social

Friday is gearing up to be a busy day; not only do we have a Member Social and Fireworks in-store for you, Ron Philo will also attempt his annual golf marathon to raise money for The Folds of Honor Foundation; his goal is to play 108 holes in one day at both courses....all while WALKING!

You can support him by pledging a financial contribution by calling or in person in either golf shop. Here are some stats on his 2013 attempt:
  • First tee shot: 4:54 a.m. 
  • Last putt: 8:54 p.m.
  • Storm delays: 2
  • Golf balls used: 5
  • Golf balls lost: 4
  • Total strokes: 442 (+10)
  • Penalty strokes: 3
  • Caddies used: 5 (John Tewhill, Kiernan Nicholls, Topher Harlow, Sue Horton, Kevin D’Arcy)
  • Yards walked: at least 43,000, or about 25 miles
  • Eagles: 0
  • Birdies: 20
  • Pars: 62
  • Bogeys: 22
  • Doubles: 4  
  • Triples/others: 0
  • Pairs of shoes worn: 2
  • Pairs of socks worn: 2
The Social, as always, is a 9 hole shotgun at 4:30 followed by cocktails at 6:30 and dinner at 7. Fireworks will be a dusk.

Hole in One!

Congrats to Tom "The Sniper" Ashworth for registering his second hole in one at Stowe CC; his perfect shot came late on Tuesday during his Match Play match against David Longfritz.....needless to say, he won the 10th hole!

Men's / Ladies Night Reminder

There has been record turn outs for men's night and we hope to make next week even better...but we need all of you to participate!

Here's the gist; men's night is a 10 week, 9-hole league with varying formats; odd weeks will be a better ball of partners, even weeks will have more "twists"...but it's all about the end of the league the top 10 play in a shoot-out for the title.

Play begins at 5PM; when you register put "early" in the notes field if you want to play before 5:30 or "late" if you can't play till after 5:30.

The Ladies play every Monday with a 5:30 shotgun. Formats alternate between competitive and fun, but the ring leader, Sue Horton, assures me everyone is invited to participate.

You can register for the events online HERE. If you need help registering call the golf shop at 760-4652.

Women's Classic Results

Congratulations to all of the women who help make the Women's Classic a success. The 27 hole event was help on 6/21-22 and players were treated to a 9 hole qualifying followed by a welcome dinner; the next morning saw 18 holes of flighted four-ball followed by an awards luncheon.

The Championship Flight Winners were Josie Hererra and Dana Cassidy from Vt National followed by Jerrine Gangas of Stowe CC and Carol West of CCV.

The 1st Flight winners Pam Fecteau and Anne Candon followed by Stowe's Barb Roberts and Michele Pressman.

We hope to continue to grow this event in the coming years.

Upper Tee Renovation

The new upper teeing area is open!

Some of you might not know but the upper tee of for the practice facility was renovated last fall and Kirkwood Thursday saw its first action. We are working on getting the member fobs for the ball machine upgraded, but for the time being there are pyramids of practice balls in place. Please remember the dress code applies for the practice facility as well as the golf course.

Two simple adjustments to the way you practice will result in less wear and faster recover of range tees. Be conscious of your divot pattern and sand your divots following your practice session. Sand is provided in containers behind the hitting area. The proper practice is to place your ball at the back of your previous divot, taking only a small piece of grass with each swing. The image below is a great example of the proper practice.

                      Preferred Divot Pattern

Joe Kirkwood Invitational

The 47 annual Kirkwood Invitational wrapped up on Sunday 6/29 with 144 golfers participating in one of the longest running and popular invitationals in the New England. Congratulations to Championship Flight winners Scott Holbrook and Kevin Vandenberg who never faltered on way to the the championship; Holbrook a past Champion had a formidable partner in Vandenberg who's length off the tee impressed even some of the longer hitters...his unofficial tally of eagles for the week was 5. Hitting wedged into both #3 and #14 in the same round.

Stowe CC and SMC also had a strong showing with many teams taking Flight honors. For a full look at the results, look for this week's Stowe Reporter or click HERE.

Its About Time

The USGA has a process for rating the amount of time a "typical" round of golf will take at its member courses; for SCC, the time par is 4 hours.
Hole# Time Par Hole# Time Par
1 15 Minutes 10 9
2 8 11 16
3 15 12 14
4 9 13 12
5 13 14 15
6 17 15 12
7 14 16 14
8 9 17 13
9 17 18 10
Turn 8    
Front 9 1:57 Back 9 1:55
USGA Pace Rating Total Time 4:00 Hours

Pace of Play Suggestions

  • Play ready golf; tee off when ready – no honors, in the fairway – hit when ready.
  • Stay within one stroke of the group ahead of you. 
  • Plan your shot while walking to your ball or while others are playing. 
  • Walk directly to your golf ball; don’t follow others unless assisting in a search. 
  • If riding, take several clubs to your ball so you won’t have to walk back to the cart. 
  • If using yardage measuring devices share yardages within your group where necessary. 
  • Be efficient with your pre-shot routine. 
  • Take no more than two practice swings. 
  • Be ready to play when it is your turn. 
  • Line up your putt when others are putting and be ready to play when it is your turn. 
  • Leave your clubs on the side of the putting green towards the next tee. 
  • Leave the putting green promptly after holing out. 
  • Record your scores on the next tee. 
  • You are a part of the cure- call the pro shop when you find a slow group and we will immediately check the situation.

Inaugural JR Jamboree

Mark your calendar for the July 12th Junior Golf Jamboree - a day dedicated to all things Junior Golf with a special appearance by Divot the Clown. All events are complimentary, so invite your children, your grand children or a child at heart. Click HERE to view the event flyer and please spread the word, we are hoping for over 100 kids!
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