Just a couple of updates as we wrap up our season, your action is required!
Championship Banquet 2017
It’s been a tough schedule this year, largely due to the weather. Partly though we also missed a couple of scheduling options. This one is all on me. My apologies for scheduling the Championship Banquet during the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana.
The banquet is always a great meal and one last opportunity to meet up with your team and fellow Men’s League members for a few golf stories. We also pass out a ton of Cash. This year will be particularly bittersweet for me as it will be my last one. I hope you can join us and not just because you’ve already paid for the dinner. I’ll promise to keep my comments short and sweet because I’d also like to give you a forum to discuss my transition out.
Before that can happen, I need everyone to take 2 minutes to let me know if you’ll be attending – Click here NOW to let us know! – We need to hear either way, thanks in advance! If you can’t attend, please take a minute to send the sign up to your favorite Substitute as a thank you!
WaxWell Cup 2017
For years I’ve been talking with our esteemed Pro turned GM, Zack Wyman, about making the Inter-club match with Burlington Country Club a more competitive and club wide event for Vermont National. It should also be a reward, not an expense for our players. We found out on May 22nd that our dream might be a reality. Although we didn’t have it ironed out until the end of August, I’m very excited to report that moving forward the event will consist of 12 Men’s League Members and 12 Non-Men’s League Members. I may be more delighted that moving forward – the Pro Shop will coordinate this event!
The WaxWell Cup takes place tomorrow, September 12, at Burlington Country Club, 18 holes and a dinner to follow. If you haven’t heard from the club on details, you didn’t make the cut. If you want to see our team this year – WaxWell Cup Participants – is the full Roster and how they made it to this cool event. Reach out to your friends and wish them luck.
Men’s League Members
Each of the top 2 Flight Leaders will be awarded a spot to compete in the WaxWell, with the 3rd and 4th filling where availability is limited. Thanks to Kris and Shaun for forecasting this kind of shift at the start of the year and insisting on budgeting money to help defer the cost of the event for what was 36 Player Men’s League only event. We originally allocated $15 of your dollars to defer the cost of shirts and hats. That foresight means that we can actually cover the cost the both the apparel AND the meal making this a true reward for excellent year long play. This is huge and I totally recommend budgeting this next year. Hopefully, with this understanding and some marketing from the club we can grow this event into a long term success.
Vermont National Members
The 12 Non-Men’s League Members consist of 6 Club Champions and 6 Captain’s Picks. Technically, they aren’t necessarily all Non-League Members, but they have earned a spot to play based on something other than Men’s League play. This year moving forward the Club Champion, Senior Club Champion, Net Club Champion, President’s Club Champion and the Two Four-Ball Champions will join 6 Captain’s Picks chosen by the club. Your Men’s League dues will not fund the fees necessary to to cover the apparel and food for the event, but the club has stepped up in a big way to make this a reward for these players too! In order to play in each of the Championships listed above participants were charged an entry fee that goes toward Food, Trophies, cash prizes and a cut for the club. It’s out of this cut, that the apparel and food expenses will be paid for the 12 Non-League participants. Thanks to Zack for making this possible both this year and years to come. I truly do believe that this should not be an expense, but a reward for all participants. It’s an exciting change and hopefully serves to build some excitement club wide moving forward!
We tried very hard this year to spread out the wealth that is your annual Men’s League dues. We scheduled more team events, weekly prizes and balanced the team and individual payouts. Due to rain dates, WaxWell budgeting and a variety of other unforeseen factors leave us at the end of the year with a little bit of money left over and I’d like to hear from you on how we spend it. We’ll also have a full budget update at the banquet. If you don’t mind taking a minute to follow one more link and give us your opinion that would be awesome. Final Event Ideas
Have a great week everyone and I hope to see you on Thursday! Have fun and Play Well.