Member Social

This Saturday is our second Member Social of the season. We play 9 holes at 4:30 followed by a special dinner on the restaurant. The 9 holes are all for fun and we tend to come up with some rather interesting formats. You can bring a guest for $20. You can also register just for the dinner. If you have not signed up, please do so HERE.

Member Social Menu
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Smoked Salmon with Cranberry Chutney on Toasted Crostini
Endive Spoon with Golden Beets, Vermont Chevre, Black Pepper Honey
Chicken and Apple Sausage Corn Dog with Chipotle Cilantro Aioli
Eggplant Caponata with Fried Pita Chip
7:00pm- 8:00pm
Garlic Rubbed Toast
Farmers Salad
Arugula, Baby Kale with Cherry Tomatoes, Chopped Cucumbers,
Summer Squash, Radishes, Pickled beets, Sunflower Seeds & Herb
Buttermilk Vinaigrette
Brined Pork Loin with Blueberry Gastrique
Seared Steel head Trout
Herbed Buerre Noisette and Fresh Lemon
Mushroom and Herbed Risotto
Cherry Tomatoes
Braised Broccoli Rabbe Garlic and Shallots
Blueberry Crisp
Citrus Whipped Cream


Match Play Championships

The Match Play brackets are done and round one is underway. Remember, all first round matches must be played by 6/30. The higher seed should contact their opponent to set up the match. The Golf Shop can help with contact information: call 760-4652.

Men's Match Play Brackets: To access this shared file, visit this link:

Women's Match Play Brackets: To access this shared file, visit this link:

Senior Match Play Brackets: To access this shared file, visit this link:


The Kirkwood

Next week marks the 47th annual Joe Kirkwood Invitational, one of the longest running events in the state. The Kirkwood is a benefit for Stowe Junior Golf. 144 players will compete in a four day tournament (Wednesday is a practice round). The first day is best ball qualifying and players are then paired into flights for three days of match play. The field is full this year and i would like to personally thank the SCC members who participate in this wonderful event.
Born: April 3, 1897, Sydney, Australia
Died: October 29, 1970, Stowe, Vermont

Joe Kirkwood

Joe was at his best as a teaching pro and he spent the final years of his life as Stowe Country Club’s first golf pro. He was a big booster of the game of golf, especially with youngsters. Kirkwood’s tricks included quickly hitting two balls, one a hook and the other a slice. It appeared that the two balls would collide in flight, but they did not. A trick he later said was his most difficult was when he portrayed a duffer, first fanning the ball, then topping it barely off the tee, topping it progressively further and finally hitting a perfect shot down the middle.

Joe Kirkwood was born in Sydney, Australia and left home at the age of ten to work on a sheep ranch in the outback. His boss there was a golf enthusiast and Joe soon developed a love for the game. He made his own clubs from saplings and snakeskin and practiced nightly. In 1920 he won the Australian Open and the New Zealand Open after which he decided to go on tour.

Joe fared very well on tour and over the next three years won the Canadian Open, the North and South Open, the Illinois Open, the California Open, the Texas Open, the Lossiemouth Tournament and was runner-up in the Gleneagles Tournament. He also came in third, fourth and sixth in the British Open over the years.

Joe was probably best known for his trick shooting. He teamed up with Walter Hagen, and together they toured the worlds’ golf courses putting on shows and offering golf tips to royalty and ordinary people.

Joe is credited with 29 holes-in-one, 2 of which were on the same round. He was the first pro to use a wooden tee and he helped to develop modern golf clubs while an adviser to Golfcraft engineers.

Lowell Thomas wrote, “I suspect that Joe Kirkwood did more to popularize golf than any other man who ever lived.”
Joe Kirkwood died in 1970 in Stowe, Vermont and is buried in a nearby cemetery. He was a unanimous choice to the American Golf Hall of Fame at Foxburg, Pennsylvania. His autobiography, as told to Barbara Fey, was published posthumously in 1973 under the title Links of Life.

Demo Days

Thursday, June 6 TaylorMade was here for a Private Tuning Event.
There is a special promotional price right now on the R1 of $299 and the RBZ Stage 2 Driver is only $199! These are $100 less than the already minimum advertised price.

We have both available in stock and to try. The promotion ends soon.

Sunday June 30 Titleist will be on-site from 12-1PM