Posts by: "Kris Cauchon"

As I pulled into the parking lot last Thursday and saw the sun poking through the clouds I knew it wasn’t going to last for long with the summer we’ve had. Sure enough, like every Thursday so far, it began to rain as soon as we approached the third hole. Though most of us got wet this past week, all of the matches were completed that night which is a huge accomplishment as it’s almost been a month since we could say that.

Highlights

Teams Sleeper & Loeffler were the big winners this past week taking home 16.5 points each. The team captains helped their own cause as Jake swept all 4 points in his match and Kevin took home 3 points. Darren Anand and Drew Gelfenbein combined to 6.5 points to help lead team Loeffler to victory. For team Sleeper it was Doug Johnson (3.5 points) and Chris Thompson (3 points) stepping up and winning in fashion.

This past week our weekly event was closest to the pin for the C&D flights on the front nine. Our winners were Michael Troescher on 8 and David Chafetz on 4. David knocked his shot to 6 feet and we can only hope he made it for birdie! If you haven’t collected your money for this past week’s contest please see me Thursday night.

This week we will be having a Gin tasting out on the patio. If you happen to see Nicole please thank her for arranging these tastings for us. This week’s event will be closest to the pin for A&B flights on the front nine. Lastly, the current standings are updated with last weeks results but not week 10. You still have until this Thursday 8/10 to complete your week 10 match.

Last Thursday Mother Nature continued to punish us with yet another rain out. If you were one of the many who didn’t complete your match you still have time. We ask that you either finish, split, or make up your match by next week 8/10. If you’re unable to complete your match by 8/10 the match will be recorded as a 2-2 split. The week 10 score board will be left in the men’s locker room until next Thursday.

Due to the rain, the weekly contest this week with be closest to the pin on the front for flights C&D. Cross your fingers for some better weather as we head down the closing stretch of the season.

Last week was our annual one club event, if you were one of the lucky ones to participate you were guaranteed to watch some ugly golf and to laugh while doing so. If using one club wasn’t hard enough, the typical Vermont National winds picked up making your thoughtful choice of a 6 iron more like an 8 iron. When I looked around the course I saw many hacks in the bunkers, several back and forth walks on the greens and a ton of drops on the 3rd hole! What I’ve learned for this event is that whether you love it or hate it, your always going to walk off the course with a smile on your face and not giving a crap about what you shot.

We’d like to congratulate Michael Lipson on winning the low score with a 44. Michael took home $100 cash and his choice of trophy from the latest garage sale. Team Yee won the team event and got their choice of random trophies as well.

This week we are off due to the Bear member guest tournament. We would like to wish those who are  playing the best of luck. We hope you have a great time and enjoy every moment of it.

If you haven’t made up your week 8 match like I haven’t yet, you have until next week to do so. Please note, the week 8 scoreboard is still up in the mens league locker room. If you don’t complete your match by July 20th it will be recored as 2-2 split.

Lastly, there is another big tournament going on this week and that is the Vermont amateur in Dorest VT. Vermont National has 12 members representing the club this week which is awesome. We’d like to give a shout out to Travis Mott and Jon Landry who both shot a 74 on the opening day. Best of luck gentlemen on the next few days.

With the forecast calling for more heavy rain we are giving you the opportunity to make up your week 8 match. Please note, the course is currently open and if you’re daring enough to get out there you still can. If you and your partner choose to make up your match we ask that your complete it by July 20th.

Next week we will be having a team event and there will be another post with more information. The following week we will be off for Bear tournament.

The closest to the pin contest for the E&F flight will be made up in a following week as well as the payouts for the first half team winners.

If you do plan on cancelling tonight we ask that you do cancel your tee time online so the club can see who is still playing.

Stay dry and cross your fingers for some sun in the upcoming weeks