Monday, September 7, 2015

September Arrives

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!

2016 Memberships

The exclusive Stowe Mountain Memberships continues to grow at a record pace. Over 50 families have joined SMC since this time last year and as the club prepares to open the new Alpine Club at the base of Spruce Peak, now is the time to take advantage of all the Club has to offer. The new building will feature under-ground parking, private dining, Luxury lockers, year round access to dining, 36 holes of golf, member dining, spa, fitness, pool and healing lodge. For more information contact Membership Director, Bridget Kennedy.

A high-tide raises all ships and the success of Stowe Mountain Club has certainly had a positive effect on its sister course down the road; mostly due to the watchful care of Kevin Komer and Mark Finch, who have greatly improved the course conditions. The improvements are not done, there are more plans in the works including additional drainage, tee leveling, additional bunkering, and paths.

Stowe Country Club Memberships
Experience the convenience, camaraderie, and improved conditions!

The 2016 Memberships offerings are approved and there will be a terrific promotion for new member who may join for 2016 and get a membership for the remainder of 2015. Please help us spread the word to your golfing friends…we could really use your help with this.

Early Purchase by November 1
Regular Price

*Family includes two spouses & both children and grandchildren under the age of 23.
Individual is age 35 - 64
Senior is age 65 an over.
Young Adult is age 24 - 34
Junior is age 10 - 23

All full golfing memberships include golf cart, use of the practice facility, association dues, accompanied guests and other discounts. Prices do not reflect state tax.

** Social Memberships include use of practice facility, leagues and member socials; discounted golf is available through a bulk purchase option or affinity program.