There are certain tell-tale signs of autumn: the kids are back to school, the day lilies have given up the fight, fantasy football drafts are occurring, and some trees are beginning to turn their fall colors.
For golfers a sure sign that fall is coming is the annual aerification, which happened at Stowe CC on Monday. Superintendent Mark Finch reports that all went well thanks to the weather and that we should expect the greens to be back to normal in 7-10 days.
Ironically, September is one of our busier months; maybe it is the shorter days? There are a number of outside and member events you should keep in mind:
9/18 - Mount Mansfield Ski Club Outing, Annual fundraising tournament for MMSC
9/19-20 - Garfinkle Invitational, Private event, Inquire as to availability
9/22 - VT Feed Dealers, Private event, course re-opens at 12:00pm
9/26 - Smugg’s Jugg Member-Member…Ahh the Smuggs Jugg, one of my favorite events of the year. Tee times are scheduled to begin at 10:30. The format is Fourball Stroke Play; teams of two members team up for this better-ball of partners event. Teams can be comprised on any two members and there will be prizes for both gross and net in either the Men's - Rum Runner Flight the Women's - Stowe Away Flight, or the Mixed - Prohibition Flight. The overall winner of the Smuggs Jugg will be determined by the lowest gross score, but there will be have prizes for gross and net scores. Play will be followed by an awards dinner at 7:00pm where the Stowe Golf Association will elect board positions for 2016.
See last year’s results by clucking HERE
10/2 - Stowe High School Boosters, Fundraising event inquire in the golf shop on participating.
10/10- Stowe Mountain Club Championships, SMC Members
10/15 - Take-a-Hack, the fall ‘bartenders’ tournament put on by Rich Haabz of the Sunset Grille. Open to all, inquire with the Sunset Grille at 253-9281 to reserve your team.
10/18 - Final day of the season. Skins Championship Beat the Pro & Golf Shop Clearance Sale. All 2015 golf shop credit expires after the end of the season, so be sure to spend what you have won!