The Stowe Golf Association held its annual Stowe Cup Event this past weekend.  Association Members invited guests to enjoy a weekend of golf, fellowship and friendly competition.  Players competed on Saturday for flight designation and on Sunday played a Stableford format within their flights to determine winners.

In the Goat Flight the team of Jordon Plummer and Bill Meckert tied the team of Chris Mancini and Scott Hartigan.  The ensuing playoff Mancini and Hartigan came away with the win.

In the National Flight Ed Stahl and his partner Bob Hatcher, of Owls Head Golf Club in New Hampshire bested the others and went on to the shoot-out against Mancini and Hartigan.  After tying the first playoff hole a chip-off was held to determine the ultimate winner of the Stowe Cup.  Ed Stahl was first to play and hit a shot that came to rest just less than five feet from the hole.  The other players were not able to better his effort and the Team of Stahl and Hatcher were proclaimed the 2017 Stowe …
SGA Update In an effort to personalize the content you receive, the Stowe Golf Association is launching a new communication separate from the Stowe Country Club newsletter you have received in the past.

Moving forward, the Stowe Golf Association is taking over planning, organizing and communicating of all SGA golf events. If you wish to receive the new communications and information about Stowe Golf Association events and activities please subscribe by clicking HERE.

Ron Philo Jr.
Net Match Play Registration for the Net Match Play is 7/15. Please click HERE to register.

Participants must have an active Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN) number and a minimum of 5 scores posted this season.

Net Match Play Key Dates
Pairings established:            Sunday, July 16
1st round completed by:      Sunday, July 30 at 5:00 PM
2nd round completed by:     Sunday, August 13 at 5:00 PM
3rd round completed by:     Sunday, August 27 at 5:00 PM
Final completed by:             Monday (Labor Day), September 4 at 5:00
Road Construction The re-paving of Cape Cod Rd begins on Monday, July 17. The affected areas include Mountain Rd to Stowe Country Club, and of Trapp Hill Rd, from Luce Hill Rd to the end of pavement. Please anticipate alternating one-way traffic while the roadwork is underway. Motorists are advised to use caution and to seek an alternate route if available.
A Golf Channel Academy Tip from Ron Philo Sr: Posture

Effective posture in preparation for your full swing has many similarities with other sports. I like to think of posture as the readiness position, the preparation for movement. Golf swings have us moving in both directions in less than two seconds making this preparation significant. A stable base is a great place to start. A stable base will establish our ability to freely move both left and right and can be accomplished through our stance width.

A stance with minimal width may encourage a wobbly foundation. A stance with great width may reduce the ability to move from one side to the other during the transition from backswing to finish. Considering the above mentioned items experiment to find your most effective width.

Posture also includes a considerable bend forward from the hip joints. This bend forward should be enough to allow your arms to hang freely from your shoulders, making freedom of movement easier to accomplish and all…
Stowe Cup The Stowe Cup is a month away and registration is now open. To register call 802.760.4653 or EMAIL. Registration deadline is 7/22.

The 'member/guest' format is $285 per team plus tax and includes two tournament rounds, a practice round, players gift, welcome dinner, awards luncheon, and prizes.
Practice round is Friday, July 28th and will feature a skins game and pairing party in the bar beginning at 6PM. You can make your tee time for anytime on Friday. 
The first round is Saturday, July 29 with tee times beginning at 11:00am.
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
The Welcome Dinner be…
Golf Course Care RemindersAll players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times towards their fellow golfers. Please view the following videos that will ensure a positive playing experience for all golfers at Stowe: