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Elks Lodge #924

 

MECC Newsletter

June 2019 Golf Notes by Scott Cameron

I would love to report that we’ve gotten off to a great start but the only thing that’s been consistent so far this season is the lousy weather. Cold and wet. The start of the Men’s League was delayed two weeks due to weather conditions and as I write this I just learned that the second week of play has been cancelled due to even more rain and standing water on the course.

Some of the rainstorms have been severe enough to damage a couple of the cart paths. Superintendent Mike Nuss has patched things up and with the exception of the 14th tee box, the course is 100% accessible. Mike is also working to address the damage to the first and third fairways caused by hungry crows feasting greedily on grubs. The damaged areas have been seeded and we will temporarily play the first hole as a par three, hitting from forward tees. We need some warm weather though if the seed is to germinate. Keep your fingers crossed.

Twenty-six golfers, both men and women, participated in the Spring Ryder Cup event over the Memorial Day weekend, raising over $500 for course operations in the process. The weather cooperated for a change as we had one of our warmest days for the event. Lynn “Rib” Ribolini and Paul “Blue” Blouin served as captains for the Red and Black teams, respectively. Rumor has it that the Red Team edged out Black for bragging rights (and not much else) by a single point. Thanks to everyone who played, along with the Captains mentioned previously: Kevin Lunn, Judy Ribolini, Paul Laroche, Rob Miller, Pam Fecteau, Dana Nichols, Joe Mulligan, Patty Baroudi, John Barberi. Sampson Ackerson, Justin Barberi, Sam and Doreen Palmisano, Dave Lafreniere, Scott Matava, Tim Rouelle, Arnie Ashford, Mike and Lisa Blanchet, Pete Valz, Schuyler Azur, Paul Waring, Shawn Lindley and Scott Cameron. It was a fun tournament and we hope to see a lot more of you playing in the Fall Ryder/ Solheim Cup matches on September 28 and 29!

JUNE EVENTS:

Monthly Match Play tourney, 16-player field, $30 per person, starts Sunday June 2. See Rib in the Pro Shop if interested.

Rock of Ages Scramble Tourney Monday afternoon June 10

Women’s State Day at MECC Tuesday June 11

Ladies Fun Day Saturday June 15, morning tee times, 9 holes of golf and lunch

Bear Naked Growler Golf Tournament, two-man better ball, $50 member $60 non-member; practice round Friday June 21, tournament Sat-Sun June 22- 23

MECC FUN NIGHT Thursday June 27, 5:30 Shotgun Start

I’m also excited to announce that the Vermont Elks Interlodge Tournament will return to MECC again this year. Many thanks to Scott Philips for his assistance in getting us the tournament, which will be held on Saturday, September 21. Stay tuned for more details.

Finally, my thanks to everyone who helped us staff the Pro Shop in Rib’s absence: Mary Bronson, Bethany Lunn, Nick Marro, Pam Fecteau, Pam Boyd and Kelly Finnegan. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Womens Golf Notes from Patty Baroudi

Ladies League is off to a great start! The weather has been cooperative & we have a wonderful group of ladies playing again this year. We meet on Wednesday’s for a shotgun start at 5:30. It’s not too late to sign-up. If you’re interested contact the Pro Shop or drop me an email.

Join us on Saturday, June 15th at 10:00 am for a Ladies Fun Day Scramble. Open to members ($10) & non-members ($20). You get 9-holes of golf, lunch & prizes. This is a great opportunity for new golfers & those who haven’t swung a club in a while to play in a stress-free, non-competitive & fun event. Sign-up with the Pro Shop or contact Pam Boyd at pamboyd391@gmail.com.

See you on the course!

Patty Baroudi
pattybaroudi[at]gmail.com