Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Event Update & Results

What an exciting month it's been. There are a lot of results to report on starting with the Women's Classic that was held on June 18-19. The event was a huge success and we managed to grow it slightly from the previous year. The winners of the Championship Flight was the team of Stowe's own Jena Wood & guest Carolyn Romano, followed by the team of Josie Herrera & Dana Cassidy. First Flight winner  Sue Bagley & Dixie Mercier with runners up Polly Manosh and Tracy Webster. The combined 27 hole gross winners was the team of Josie Herrera and Dana Cassidy with the net 27 hole winners Kerry Sedutto and Judy Riboloni.

Thank you all for playing.

The 49th Kirkwood was one of the best in recent memory. The terrific playing conditions and a fabulous stretch of weather made for some enjoyable days on the course. Thursdays qualifying round saw the Medalist honors go to Stowe Mountain Club's Dwight Fortenberry and his partner Chris Bremer who shot an impressive 65. After Thursday's better ball qualifying round the event moves to match play and the 128 player field was divided into 8 flights; the Championship flight contains the low 16 qualifying teams and the 2nd through 7th flight contain 8 teams each. Besides Dwight and his partner, other notable Stowe members who qualified for the championship flight   included Rusty Newhouse and his long time partner AJ Shinners as well as Tyler Mumley and his brother Cullen.

The 2nd Flight had the only father-son team of Chris & Lynn Altadonna. The 3rd Flight saw Stowe's own George Spraker and guest Jamie Barre, Mike Eagan and Mark Plummer as well as flight winners Bob Davidson and his 'palimino' from out of town Billy Andrade. The 4th Flight featured Jim Mogan and his guest Tom Kristiansen, Brent Libby & Michael Priestley, and eventual flight winners Andrew Ziminsky and John Clark. The 5th Flight had staff Member John Tewhill who was able to get Stowe Mountain Club's 2015 Club Champion David Kalil to fill in for his brother who had to back out at the last minute. The 6th Flight saw Karl Behrend and his guest John Harden, as well as Paul Jones and Kevin D'Arcy, Stu Baraw and Tom Brock. Last but not least, the 7th Flight saw Stowe Jack Patten and guest John Merrill as well as Ed Stahl and Reid Williams.

We thank you all for playing. The Kirkwood is main fundraising effort for Stowe JR Golf which was able to grant 10 local children scholarship memberships to Stowe CC.

For a complete list of Kirkwood results click HERE.

The July 4th Member Social was literally a record setting event. Over 100 players and guests joined us for a beautiful evening filled with golf, camaraderie, BBQ, and of course fireworks.

The Field was so large that we ended up using the front as well as the back 9 and had two divisions. In the Stars Division, the team of David Kalil, Sarah Kalil, Lynn Altadonna and Chris Altadonna scored 37 points, narrowly beating the team of Mike & Kelly Hickey and their guests Chris and Pam Eaton and the 3rd place team of Anita and Ezra Beinhaker, Alice Zelman and Stowe Assistant Paul Moore.

The Stripes Division saw the winning team of Pat Rahilly, Brendan Rahily, Helena D'Angelo and guest Mat Roy score the highest score with 38 points. Followed by Jay Mireault, Mark Plummer, Tom McNair, Scott Griffiths with 37 points. 3rd place went to the team of Ken & Lisa Burlinson and their guests Scott and Ashley Conley.

July 4th also marked the day where Stowe's PGA Director of Golf and Stowe Mountain Club's Manager Ron Philo take on the Herculean effort of his 108 holes of golf on Rt 108 to raise money for the Fold of Honor Foundation. 
Last year members and guests help the resort raise over $5000 for Fold of Honor. You can donate too by calling 802.760.GOLF (4653)

Here are some other interesting facts on his day:
First tee shot: 4:55 a.m.
Last putt: 7:45 p.m.
Golf balls used: 4
Golf balls lost: 3
Total strokes: 440 (+8)
Penalty strokes:
Caddies used: 3
Yards walked: at least 43,000, or about 25 miles
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 20
Pars: 58
Bogeys: 17
Doubles: 6
Triples/others: 0
Pairs of shoes worn: 4
Pairs of socks worn: 2
Gatorade Consumed: 1 Gallon
for a complete breakdown of his marathon click HERE

Stowe Cup


The marquee event of the season is drawing near. Your annual Member-Guest is scheduled for the weekend of July 23-24 and all members are encouraged to participate, no matter your skill level or competitive inclination. It is really a terrific event that is all about fun competition and enjoying the course and club with your golfing friends.

Entry Fee is $200 per team

Schedule of Events

Friday July 22nd

Optional practice round and skins game competition. Make your tee times throughout the day.

Saturday July 23th

7:00 AM           Golf Shop and Practice Tee Open
11:00 AM         Qualifying Round Tee Times Begin

Format:                        Four-Ball Stroke Play

Women play from the Red tees
Men play from the White tees

The Better-Ball of Partners is scored for each hole. Teams will qualify into flights based on their team score. The flights will be as follows:

               Goat Flight – Eight Lowest Qualifying Scores
               National Flight – Qualifying Scores 9 through 16
               Liftline Flight – Qualifying Scores 17 through 24
               Starr Flight – Qualifying Score 25 through 32

6:00 – 7:00 PM       Cocktail Hour at Kirkwood's Pub
7:00 PM                 Dinner

Sunday July 24th

7:00 AM           Golf Shop and Practice Tee Open
9:00 AM           Shotgun Start for all Flights

Format:           Four-Ball Stroke Play; Stableford Scoring

All play for the women will be from the Red tees.
Men who qualified into the Goat Flight will play from the Black tees.
All men in National, Liftline, and Starr Flights will play from the White tees.

Stableford Points
Dbl Eagle = 10 points        Eagle = 8 points      Birdie = 5 points
Par = 3 points   Bogey = 2 points       Dbl Bogey = 1 point

Anything worse than a Double Bogey is awarded 0 points, please pick up and proceed to the next hole.

Additional Points for Sunday
Seeds within each flight will be awarded points to begin their day based on their seed. The number will be added to their total at the completion of their round as a result of their qualifying position. The points awarded are as follows:

#1 Seed – 6 points      #2 Seed – 5 points   #3 Seed – 4 points
#4 Seed – 3 points      #5 Seed – 2 points   #6 Seed – 2 points
#7 Seed – 1 point        #8 Seed – 1 point

Closest to the Hole**: Hole #2, #4, #8, #10, and #15

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the First, Second, and Third Place Teams.

Ties:  In the event of a tie a scorecard playoff will be used to decide ties first using the lowest score for holes 10 – 18, then holes 13-18, then holes 16-18.

Golf Committee:

Ron Philo Jr - PGA
Rj Austin – PGA
Topher Harlow – Assistant Professional
These rules are to serve as an example the official rules will be release on the day of the tournament.

To see the complete calendar of events click HERE