Are we swinging it yet?
Hey folks, pretty mild winter so far compared to last year, where’s the snow? Or am I speaking too soon. If you are one of those who left your clubs in the closet for the winter, now is the time to start thinking about dusting them off again, may be some new gears for the upcoming season? If you usually golf through the winter months anyway, good on you!
Have clubs, willing to travel?
Our club is still working on the 2018 schedule; we should be able to wrap it up soon. At the meantime, how about planning a golfing getaway down south for warmer weathers? The Federation Monterey tournament is coming up soon and some of us are already in the process of signing up for it, looks like quite a few members are interested. If last year’s Portland Intercity tournament in Sept is still fresh in your memory, this new event in the San Francisco Monterey area can be just as fun. I’m sure most of the US clubs will be very supportive of it, turnout could be quite overwhelming. Deadline to enter is March 12, so if you are thinking of going, please sign up soon, here’s the link for more info: http://cbakkennet.ipage.com/fedgolf/mem2018/index.html.
What about our club?
Tournament schedule is still in the works, just a few more to finish it off; hopefully by the Smoker night we’ll have it in place to start the year. What has been decided is the Smoker dinner will be on April 7, so chalk that date up in your calendar, more info to follow. The usual first 2 tournaments at Northview have been confirmed: Canal on April 29 and the Ridge course on May 6. The reason for the back to back week is to avoid conflicting dates with the Monterey tournament which happens on the May 20th weekend.
Thinking of winning a trophy this year?
A couple of changes to the yearend trophy awards: This year the new “Ray Ing Cup” trophy is born to commemorate one of our founders who sadly passed away last year. This trophy is created to award the Garage Points leader of the year, in the past the Garage Points leaders were awarded with cash payouts to 4 places, this will continue, and starting this year the first place leader will be awarded the “Ray Ing Cup” trophy as well. The “Most Improved” trophy will be eliminated forever.
Cheers everyone! We’ll be in touch again soon regarding the Smoker (registration night), keep warm!