A Generous Member
Ken Carr has been a member here at MSR for thirteen years and is a great supporter of our Junior Program. Here he is seen with a set of Junior golf clubs and golf bag that he donated recently.
Ken is a strong 13 handicap and has one of the smoothest golf swings around. He’s been known to shoot in the low 70’s now and then, so be careful if you suggest a wager. Ken is always a good scramble partner and is frequently invited to play in tournaments, both locally and in other regions. Ken thinks his favorite club is his driver and he seldom misses a fairway. His mid-irons seem to hold him back a little or he would have a much lower handicap.
Ken’s best score here at MSR is a 68 and his favorite hole here is #15. Ken enjoys the challenge of reaching this 400 yard par four in regulation. Recently, Ken was playing hole #8 and hit his tee shot OB. So, he reset and hit his trusty driver on the green and one putted for par. Now that was impressive to say the least.
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October, 2014 Newsletter
Join Us For Our Member/Guest Tournament
Please join us on Sunday, October 19, for our Member/Guest Tournament and BBQ. The $20.00 entry fee will include a skins game, closest to the hole contest on all par three holes, tee prizes, and the BBQ. Tee times are available throughout the day, so call the Golf Shop and make your reservations as soon as possible.
The big screen TV that was in our lounge for years became a target on our practice range on September 13th and 14th. The first to hit the big screen with his #8 iron was Greg Eastman. Rick Merritt sculled his #7 iron and the line drive broke the Plexiglas front. Several golfers hit the TV throughout the weekend, but no one could really damage the internal organs of the big guy. We believe the TV is still in working order and has found a new home.
2014 John Fryer Memorial Tournament
This event is held yearly in honor of John C. Fryer Sr. who actually made his dream come true.
Scott Waite shot a smooth 75 and that was good enough to win Low Gross honors on Sunday the 28th of September. Most impressive was the net 64 posted by Rick Poore who won the Low Net. Rick Merritt won the closest to the hole on #2 and #13. Scott Riach won two skins and the KP on #7. Corky Okray won the KP on #5. Bill Navarre won the KP on #17 and a couple of skins as well. Everyone enjoyed the lunch after the tournament as they watched the 49er’s beat the Eagles. All in all, it was a good day for golf and watching football on our new big screen in the lounge.
Update From The G.M.
Removal of 9 large trees and more than a dozen smaller trees has greatly enhanced play on holes 3, 4 and 5. In addition, the berry bushes have been trimmed back on the left side of fairway 12. Golf maintenance purchased two rebuilt utility carts with large dump beds, allowing for more work to be accomplished with the same amount of labor. The aerator has been retrofitted with a hydraulic kit, putting an end to the recurring problem of failing electronics.
On a fun note, what we called our “Dinosaur TV,” was used for target practice on the driving range, and practically went unscathed. In its place, we installed a new 65 inch LED flat screen TV, just in time for the start of football season. We also added blinds to the south windows of the lounge, to ensure we get the sharpest picture possible.
The Vampire Bite
Play the tournament in your costume and have strokes added to your team handicap. Jean and Penny Rodgers, along with Penny and Gary Comer, showed their true Halloween spirit. Bill Parsons tried to turn his back on us, but we still got him in the picture. Gerri Fedora and Dave Clark won the tournament with a net 67.
This year, The Vampire Bite will be offered on two separate days. You and your partner may participate on the 25th or the 26th of October. The 666 format is very challenging and fun. Holes #1 thru #6 will be a two-player scramble. Holes #7 thru #12 will be alternate shot. Holes #13 thru #18 will be Better Ball.
Gary Woods won the Fed Ex Cup Sweeps with PGA Pro, Ryan Palmer. Gary has a six handicap and shot a net 64. Second place went to Jeff Baldo and he was paired with Russel Henley. Third place was awarded to Tom Boehme and Adam Scott.
Our weekend Skins Game is still attracting a good number of players. Scott Waite, Kellen Waite, Mark Acord, Andy O’Sullivan, Guy Crispi, Tom Boehme, Gary Woods, and Randy Burrows have been big winners recently.
The Hole In One Club
Patrick West scored a nice “hole-in-one” on September 11. He aced hole #13 with his wife Claudia as his witness. He used a knockdown eight iron on the 125 yard par three and hit the perfect shot. Patrick and Claudia live in Old Station and enjoy visiting our Resort as often as they can. They said they will come back soon and try to repeat.
Steve Axtman is one of our newest members and actually celebrated his 61st birthday by getting a hole-in-one on #13 on September 7th. The hole was playing 137 yards when he chose a six iron to make the ace.
One of our staff members aced #17 recently and failed to tell anyone right away. He used a nine iron and thought he had knocked it over the green. After several minutes of searching, his playing partner found the ball in the cup. He claimed that he was aiming at the center of the green and sliced his shot toward the back right hole location. The ace was a nice surprise.
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