Summerfield men's golf happenings
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 9-Hole Match Play starts May 1. Chapman No. 1 is May 3. Chapman No 2 signup is May 3 through 31. The Summerfield Men's Golf Club Board meeting is May 4 at 8:30 a.m. Spring handicap signup is set for May 5 through 31 with play scheduled for June 9 and 11.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO RICK SULLIVAN: Rick, as most of you know, will be retiring effective May 31. When you see him out on the course, be sure to say a big "thank you" and tell him how much you appreciate the work he and his crew have done to make Summerfield's Golf Course the hidden gem that it is.
SMGC MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS: 56 players turned out for the memorial. The top winners in each flight: Low Gross: A Flight: First, Joe Massaro; second, John Knudson-Martin and third, Dick Hiller. B Fight: First, Wally Hadden and second, Larry Launder. C Flight: First, Bob Walker and second, Jack Endicott. Low Net: A Flight: First, Ken Rose and second, Bill Miller. B Flight: First, Kent Nelson and second Stan Nelson. C Flight: First, Jerry Durgan and second, Jon Chisholm. Longest Drive: Buzz Smith crushed one about 280 yards, just past the oak tree on No. 3.
NEW CHAPMAN SIGNUPS: We now have greater access to the clubhouse, and as a result, group assignments and tee times will now be posted on the bulletin board in the golf lobby. Sign-up forms are located above the SMGC file cabinet in the Summerfield Pro Shop. The groups will remain the same as last year, with two twosomes. Shotgun starts will be at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. You also must have a partner in order to sign up. The cost is $10 per player.
FLOCK OF BIRDIES SIGHTED ON SUMMERFIELD'S GOLF COURSE: First sighting was on March 31 on the 8th green where three birdies suddenly appeared including: A Jon Erickson chip-in from the rough, Pat Howard with a 30-foot bomb, Buzz Smith with a monster drive to within 40 feet and then a chip and a 5-foot putt. A rare happening. The next sighting appeared on April 2 when a flock of seven birdies again came out of nowhere. It might be the weather or the course getting easier. Maybe we should talk with Rick Sullivan and have him make the greens and pin placements more like those at Augusta, or ask John Gillan to bring back Finnegan's Revenge just to make it a little more exciting.
Submitted by Ken Rose: Summerfield Men's Golf
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.