Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June Happenings

Match Play Pairings


The Match Play Championships begin Monday.

Round 1 ends 7/6
Round 2 ends 7/22
Round 3 ends 8/10
Final Rounds ends 8/22

 

33-3. Times of Starting and Groups

The Committee must establish the times of starting and, in stroke play, arrange the groups in which competitors must play.
When a match play competition is played over an extended period, the Committee establishes the limit of time within which each round must be completed. When players are allowed to arrange the date of their match within these limits, the Committee should announce that the match must be played at a stated time on the last day of the period, unless the players agree to a prior date.
If the match cannot be scheduled, one of the players needs to be at SCC for a 5PM tee time on the day the round ends, if their opponent does not show they are declared the winner. If neither player is available then neither player will advance.

Matches that are tied after completing 18 holes should immediately go to the first hole and extend the match.  Handicap are awarded on the same holes as the original 18 holes.  The first player to win a hole in the playoff will win the match.

It is understood that you want to play as twosomes, but the demands of the tee sheet will prevail; if you do not want to be paired up we suggest you schedule your matches midweek and especially during the hour before our rates drop at 2 PM.

Senior Match Play Pairings

Super Seniors Match Play Pairings

Mens Match Play Pairings

Scratch Match Play Pairings

Women's Match Play Pairings (TBD)

Men's / Ladies Night Reminder


We had a record turn out for the first men's night of the season and unfortunately, week two got rained out. We hope to make the second 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 fun....at 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 had a special treat and played the 2nd week of their league at the Mountain Club Course. 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.

Demo Day!


What: All the lastest gear from the top manufacturers.
When: Wednesday June 25 11:00am-3:00PM
Where: SCC Practice Facility
Who: Adams, Taylor Made, & Titleist

Sign up in advance for a club fitting! Get Fitted and get the lowest price of the year...too low to advertise.
 

JR Golf Scholarship


Congratulations to the following JR's on winning a scholarship for a 2014 JR Membership:

JJ Clark
Bailey Sherwin
Jack Morris
Flynn Kearney
Jack Kearney
Phil McDermott
Brendon Rahilly

These are all great kids who submitted our scholarship application that asked them to share, in essay, how golf contributes to their development as adults. I hope each of you get the opportunity to play a round with them and welcome them into our fold.

Congrats!


New Member Caleb Connerty won the D2 State Championship!

Read the Stowe Reporter Article HERE.

Women’s Classic


One of Vermont's longest running Ladies golf tournaments is back- The Stowe Women’s Golf Classic. I hope you can join us for a fun-filled event designed to satisfy both the competitive and fun seeker.

When:                  6/21 & 22, 2014

Where:                Physical Address:
                            Stowe Country Club
                            744 Cape Cod Rd
                            Stowe VT, 05672                         
                            www.stowe.com

Format:                Four-Ball Stroke Play better ball of partners.

           Saturday:   5PM Shotgun; 9 hole qualifying round followed by a cocktail party & welcome dinner.
           Sunday:     9AM Tee Times; 18 Hole flighted competition followed by awards luncheon.

Cost:       $150 per team. Includes, golf with cart, practice balls, player’s gift & tournament awards. Also includes a practice round between Monday 6/16 – Thursday 6/19.

Field:      The Field is limited to 26 teams. Players must maintain an active USGA handicap of 36 or lower with a max spread of 15 strokes between partners.

THERE ARE A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

Download Registration Form HERE.

Cart Paths


You will notice work has begun for a new cart path on the third hole. The paving is planned for next week; in the mean time please follow the directional signs to avoid the prepped area. If you ball finds the area please proceed under the Ground Under Repair

Its About Time


TEE IT FORWARD encourages all golfers to play the course at a length that is aligned with their average driving distance. Golfers can speed up play by utilizing tees that provide the greatest playability and enjoyment. The program will be promoted this week, at the U.S. Open Championship in June and the U.S. Women's Open Championship in July.

“Simply put, TEE IT FORWARD can make golf much more fun for millions of people,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “We believe that by moving up to another set of tees, golfers will experience an exciting, new approach to the game that will produce more enjoyment and elevate their desire to come back and play even more golf."

Pro Am Results


Congratulations to Ron Philo Jr.. The Sam Silvia Pro Am at The Sankanty Head Golf Club hosted the Tom Silvia Pro AM. The tournament benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Nantucket, which has been helping local children since 1945.  Thirty-two Professionals competed in the tournament and were paired with three amateurs each.

The course record was in jeopardy with the star studded field on the island. Kirk Hanefeld, NEPGA Life Member and Ron Philo, PGA of Stowe Mountain Club (VT) both tied the course record with a score of -7 (65) to set the pace. Hanefeld would win the trophy on the first playoff hole.  Both players finished one stroke ahead of Ed Kirby, PGA of Alpine Country Club (RI) while Assistant Host Professional Philip Cardwell, PGA of Sankaty Head (MA) tied for third place at -3 (69).

Dave Jankowski also had a great week, tieing for first at the Machester Country Club Pro AM.

Anyone interested in playing in any of the upcoming Pro Ams, contact the golf shop.
 

Instruction Programs


The Golf Performance Program is starting up and there is still room if you'd like to sign up.

Long-term guided instruction is the best way to adapt changes to your golf swing. One hour lessons are still very common, but any instructor will tell you that a series of lessons is the better for marked improvement.


PROPER POSTURE PROMOTES IMPROVED PERFORMANCE


To develop an athletic repeatable golf swing players need to start in an athletic posture.  The golf posture is one that has the player tilted from the hips vs. at the waist, with a back that is long instead of rounded.  When in this position you will find you are able to maintain your posture throughout the swing and more effectively transfer weight as you turn

.

For help with your posture or any other areas of your golf game that you would like to improve contact a member of the professional staff and sign-up for one of the various programs we offer throughout the season.

Weekly Clinics and Private Lessons also.

Members receive 20% off all instruction.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May Member Social & Memorial Day Scramble

May Member Social

This Saturday marks the first Member Social of the season. The monthly Member Socials are comprised of 9 holes of golf followed by dinner. The golf begins at 4:30 with a shotgun start; please arrive to the club early so we can get players registered.

Following play there will be a cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 and dinner will be served at 7PM. The fee for the event for members is $10 and $20 for guests. We encourage you to invite your friends so that we can show them what a great club and group of members we have.

You can register for the event online HERE. After you log in you will see two options:

“May 24th Member Social’

OR

“May 24th Member Social DINNER ONLY”

Please select the appropriate option. If you are bringing guests for both golf & dinner, or just dinner, please reference that in the notes line.

The Format for the Social is a surprise, but we are known for our creativity.


Memorial Day Scramble

For the last 20 years the Stowe Country Club has hosted an annual Memorial Day Golf Scramble. The Scramble event is open to the public as well as members of Stowe Country Club and Stowe Mountain Club. Members pay $10 and the fee for the general public is $50. This is a great opportunity to shake the rust off your golf game after the long winter. The shot-gun start is scheduled for 9:00AM on Monday, May 26, with an awards luncheon following. Boy Scout Troop 876 will be on hand to serve as an honor guard remembering fallen veterans. The field is limited to 92 players so register early by calling 802-760-4653 (GOLF) or online HERE.

JR Golf Scholarship

The Stowe Country Club, Stowe Junior Golf and The Kirkwood Invitational are once again teaming up to provide our next generation of golfers with the opportunity to apply for a JR Membership Scholarship . Click HERE to download the application.


Women’s Classic

We are thrilled to be bringing back one of Vermont's longest running Ladies golf tournaments- The Women’s Golf Classic. I hope you can join us for a fun-filled event designed to satisfy both the competitive and fun seeker.

When: 6/21 & 22, 2014

Format: Four Ball Stroke Play— better ball of partners.

Saturday: 5PM Shotgun; 9 hole qualifying round

followed by a cocktail party & welcome dinner.

Sunday: 9AM Tee Times; 18 Hole flighted competition followed by awards luncheon.

Cost: $150 per team. Includes, golf with cart, practice balls, player’s gift & tournament awards. Also includes a practice round between Monday 6/16 – Thursday 6/19.

Field: The Field is limited to 26 teams. Players must maintain an active USGA handicap of 36 or lower with a max spread of 15 strokes between partners.

Download Registration Form HERE.