June Is Heating Up

As we say farewell to one of the nicest Mays I can remember, we look forward to summer. June is when all the activity begins. We have a full slate of events planned, so don’t miss out. The official calendar of events can be found HERE. You should get in the habit of checking it periodically for both member and outside events which might limit course access.

Next week we see the start of many of our leagues. On Monday we will begin our TBII Cup round one. The SCC Professionals (as well as Scott Rossi and Myself…we can hold our own) will each captain a team of members in a two best ball gross and net monthly pro-am. Tee times are available throughout the week based on our work schedules. Call the golf shop for more details.

Monday also is the start of the Ladies Quota League. This event is all about fun but with just a hint of competitive bragging rights. Don’t let that discourage you; trust me, like I say to my picky eater son…”try it once, you just might like it.” But of course, if that doesn’t work I tie him down and force feed him.


On Tuesday we begin The Tuesday Night Twilight League (TNT) which is full as of this minute. 30 teams of two tee off between 3 & 6PM, The back nine opens for members at 5PM.
Wednesday we have an outside event and the course opens up at approx 1:30

Thursday sees the continuation of our Ladies Fun League. 9:00AM.No scoring, no formats, no prizes…play 9 or 18 holes. Also beginning Thursday is our popular Men’s Night. Tee times start at 4:30 and each week will see a different format.

Sunday sees the continuation of our Scratch League, a long standing tradition here at Stowe CC. Open to anyone with an index below 12.0. Weekly entry fee is required.
June is also the month for two of our major events. Although not an SCC Member event, The Kirkwood is celebrating its 45thyearand there are a few spots open. Visit http://www.kirkwoodgolftournament.com/for details. SCC Members do get a discounted entry.

The weekend following the Kirkwood we are bringing back the Women’s Classic Invitational. Once the premiere ladies invitational in Vermont, the tournament was held from 1977 to 1997 when low enrollment caused its demise. Well, thanks to our newly rejuvenated batch of ladies members we are taking the event out of storage, brushing it off, and bringing it back. Open to SCC Members and their guests. There is a maximum of 26 teams. The entry fee is $150 per team. We’ll play a 9 holes Friday night and cocktail party, qualifying into Championship and First Flight. 18 holes Saturday followed by awards Luncheon. Download the event details HERE


New Member Website

http://thestowecountryclub.blogspot.com/

We are no longer using the old Sowe Golf Association (SGA) website because we have found a better and much easier to use alternative. You will find information shared in these newsletters, the calendar of events (also available on http://www.stowe.com/), Event results, The current SGA Board, Bylaws, and information of the History of SCC.



Golf Tips from the Pros

We would all like lower scores; that is the name of the game. One way you can lower your score is to putt better, we all probably realize this. Let's look at it mathematically. If you putt very well during a given round and two putt every green that equates to 36 putts or half of par. If we hit a driver on every par 4 and 5 on the course that is 13 drivers. Now, what do we all like to practice on the range? Hitting the long ball. If we all hit a few less huge green baskets of drivers and focused some more time on the practice green, we would probably see our scores go down. Remember, a 6 inch putt counts the same as a 300 yard drive.

Even if your mechanics are in need of some help simply practicing putting will help us improve. We will improve our speed control and we will build our confidence on some of those short putts that can be pesky score builders. So the moral of the story is - spend some more time on the practice green and see your score go down.

Dan Ruane PGA
Assistant Golf Professional
Stowe Country Club

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