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FROM THE GM - Vicki Richardello
Q. What do you call a deer with no eyes?
A. No idea.
Q. Why doesn’t Jon Rahm get vaccinated against COVID?
A. See answer above!
Four score and seven holes ago………..Arnold Palmer would never have allowed his Army to harass Jack or any other pro….Brooks Koepka, on the other hand, gave away Mich Ultra to fools for being thrown out of the Memorial after yelling at Bryson DeChambeau. Not how Arnie would have handled that situation.
Planning a trip or vacation this year? Some great golf courses appear on snegolfer.com Check out the many courses on their map https://snegolfer.com/courses-map/; you’ll be glad you did.
There has not been a single hole-in-one at Waubeeka this year! Please, when you hit your tee ball on any of the par 3’s, it’s okay to aim for the flag. The local rule here is everyone has to buy YOU a drink. Your money stays in your pocket...isn’t that the way it should be?
Next Men’s Allied golf event is the Father-Son Tournament at the Donald Ross designed Greenock CC on Sunday, June 20th. Signup deadline is tomorrow, Friday, June 11.
If you love the game, the BEST place to improve is at our Big Mountain Driving Range. Make it a point to stop by at least once a week. Take one lesson with our pro, and practice the swing correctly. Bring a friend and have a cocktail after!
Inquire about the Waubeeka Farmhouse and our Stay ‘n Play Packages.
PLANT THE SEED FOR THE LOVE OF GOLF…..our theme for this year. One of our newer pieces of artwork Cotyledon Rising has inspired us to create a yearly theme. There is no better time to start playing golf than RIGHT NOW! And, as an added incentive, we are encouraging all to bring a child to golf. We’ve heard such wonderful things about “Bring a Child to Work Day” that we thought to begin this year’s theme….planting the seed…... we would offer a day to bring a youngster, 12 and under, to play for free. Sunday is our first free Junior Clinic at 1 PM with Pro Erik Tiele. We’ll have a little snack in the restaurant, Tavern on 7, and then parents and kids will be allowed to play on the course at no charge! Have fun, enjoy the views, enjoy your family!
Did you see this month's magazine put out by the USGA, GOLF JOURNAL? John Feinstein writes a nice good-bye to USGA outgoing czar Mike Davis! The new Czar, former LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan, begins his reign July 1! Wonder if they will have a changing of the guard after the US Open on Sunday night, June 20 at Torrey Pines? They will never have a bigger audience! Ricky Fowler won’t be there.
Entries open today for “MONOPOLY GOLF”, this year’s theme for the Women’s 1 Day Member/Guest Tournament on Saturday, July 17. It should be an exciting day…..who will end with the best property, the property all the realtors are dying to buy?
A 3 run double off the bat of Adian Wilde (UMASS) gave the North Adams Steeplecats their first home win of the season last night at Joe Wolfe Field in front of an enthusiastic hometown crowd! Good food also!
Junior golfers, do not let this opportunity pass you by to play in front of many college coaches! Sign up here.
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT - Brian Bartlett
Potmark Pandemic - It is incumbent upon all of us to take care of the golf course! Simple things that can add to our enjoyment; repair ball marks on the greens, rake the trap when you leave, replace your divots, use the full sand bottles provided on every cart, never drop a cigarette or litter on the course….leave the course in better shape than when you arrived; it’s the right thing to do. It starts with instructors, parents, coaches, professionals, PGA Jr. Leagues, etiquette and each one of us.
FROM THE CHEF - David Travisano
Gyros, fresh cod fish and blackened shrimp tacos are back on the menu!! See our specials below! T, W, T, F & S reservations are required after 4 PM. This week stuffed shells and chicken parm!
Graduation parties, receptions, rehearsal dinners, weddings, breakfasts - we have space and we have delicious food! Buffets are back!
We will STOP serving alcohol to go on June 16. Take out orders will continue, but alcohol sales ‘to go’ will no longer be allowed by the ABCC.
FROM THE PRO - Erik Tiele
One of my cart barn attendants, Justyn Cowell, has been going through quite an ordeal. With this in mind, some friends of the family started a Go-Fund-Me page and we here at Waubeeka decided to go even further. Waubeeka Golf Links will be hosting a Rigatoni & Meatball Supper to benefit the family. The dinner will be held here at the Tavern on Monday evening June 21 from 4 - 7 PM. There will also be gift baskets available to bid on and some great raffle prizes!! Tickets, $12, are on sale at Waubeeka and Deep Associates in North Adams. All proceeds will go Justyn’s family. Diners may get orders to go, eat inside our dining room, or our backyard patio!! Cash bar.
Early bird specials this week; Fri - Thursday, 7 - 8 AM free cart with full price greens fee!
The FREE JUNIOR SUNDAY GOLF CLINICS will begin once again for the summer this Sunday, June 13th at 1PM. One hour of different instruction every week along with some fun and games to be followed by a free snack and drink afterwards! Hope to see you and your young ones here!
Three days left to enter the President’s Cup and the First Lady’s Trophy. We simplified the event down to a one Net round of golf! $20 entry fee and you have the option of playing more than once if you didn’t play great the first time! Winner announced Sunday evening at 7 PM!
The issue comes up every year and I thought that I would address it right now. Please remember...NO 5-somes on the course. I get asked numerous times a year and I understand that sometimes groups fall through or someone might back out of your groups, but if I say yes to one, I have to say yes to everyone! So, if you ask on a rainy dreary day try to understand that while it may not inconvenience anyone that day, the beautiful sunny fall afternoon with a crowded course would be greatly affected.
This week’s Sunday sweeps was a blind draw best ball format!! The teams of Geoff Tatroand Al Stalker won a match of cards against Mitch Spooner and Gerry Bush. Both teams fired rounds of 73. The Net end also developed into a tie between the teams of Ron Goss and Bill Molloy and Gary Urkevich and Chuck Lewitt. Both teams had 63’s. Goss and Molloy won the match of cards.
Member Guest applications are now posted and they are starting to roll in! It would be nice to get the field to around 32 teams to have evenly flighted divisions! We have a great weekend planned for those playing!
Why not buy Dad a new set of clubs for Father’s Day? Irons from $130 - $999! Demo Drivers from $399.
Dick Syriac (laryoflenox) writes:
Inside the Ropes
I took my own advice and checked out the Lenox HS - Mount Greylock baseball game last week. It was a well played game and one of the better players in the county, Derek Paris, did not disappoint. That kid displayed multiple talents including blazing speed on the base paths. He is only a junior and has already caught the attention of D-1 schools.
Paris is the grandson of my good friend John Dawley who won the North Adams Singles a few times. He gave me a good beat down in the finals, back in the day. As they used to say at NACC, “I didn't make the bridge.” It was also nice to see senior Josh Polumbo patrolling second base for the Mounties. Josh had missed some time with Tommy John surgery. Josh's dad is Gary Polumbo who played multiple sports at Drury. Gary and wife Becky play their golf at Taconic. Josh's sister Sarah is having a great year for the Mountie lacrosse squad. She had 5 goals in a 17-3 win over Lee last week.
Would you actually put into your body a product called "Liquid Death''?Yes, such a beverage is available at a store near you. It is described on the can as mountain water from the Alps. It is here to "murder your thirst". The company has also waged war on plastic bottles. Their can contains 70% of recycled material while a plastic bottle contains 3%. Go to liquiddeath.com for more info.
Nice tribute by the Lee and Lenox baseball teams prior to their recent game. The teams expressed their reaction to the recent passing of Lee Police Chief, Jeff Roosa to ALS. Jeff was a great guy and will be missed by anyone who knew him. Chief Roosa leaves his wife Jen and three sons. Jen (Maloney) Roosa was an outstanding athlete at MCLA and is in the Hall of Fame at the college.
Last week I mentioned that 50 years ago I was at Elmcrest CC in East Longmeadow for the wedding of Mike and Kate Martin. That was all well and good, but I was informed that they were married at St Annes CC in Agawam. Whoever had their wedding at Elmcrest that day, thank you for a very nice time. My gift must have fallen under the table. Speaking of weddings, I was asked to introduce the wedding party at the ceremony for Mike and Debbie Matney years ago. I elected to jazz things up a little and provide heights and weights of the bridesmaids as they entered. That was my last wedding gig.
On a serious note... everyone is thinking of and rooting for Fritz Spooner to continue to recover from his recent battle with Covid 19. Fritz is a very good friend of many at Waubeeka and of this keyboard also. If he survived 6 years in the Mass. National Guard, he can handle this setback. Some prayers could help also.
A Slice of Art - A perspective of art from the point of view of golf
Not only do we have spectacular art pieces at Waubeeka, we also have the most beautiful trees!
LPGA Tour -
17 year old amateur Magha Ganne had everyone’s heart early at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. After 54 holes, Lexi Thompson became everyone’s sweetheart; she even extended her lead to 5 shots, but a back 9, 41, dropped Lexi to a 3rd place finish!! Japan’s Nasa Hataoka came from 6 shots behind on Sunday to finish in a first place tie with 19 year old Yuka Saso from the Philippines. Sasa birdied the 3rd playoff hole, the par 4 9th, to become the first (man or woman) Filipina ever to win a major and the 76th U.S. Women’s Open Championship in history! The Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced GC in Daly City, CA, has already started teeing off this morning.
PGA Tour -
Talk about negatives for Jack Nicklaus:
Rain, rain and more rain had golfers referring to the Memorial as the MUDorial at Muirfield Village...then… Spaniard Jon Rahm, on pace to break the scoring record at Muirfield after another Jack redesign, is forced to withdraw because he tested positive for COVID! Why isn’t he the new poster boy for getting vaccinated? Now, let’s talk about the positives: Scottie Scheffler came roaring back after being down 3 shots late: World #6 Collin Morikawa, could solidify his spot as an icon is his home country Japan and world #15 Patrick Cantlay won again after winning two years ago. He obviously loves the course.
Today is the inaugural Palmetto Championship at Congaree GC, Atlanta. Congaree was built in 2018 and was rated by Golf Digest as the “Best New Private Course” whose mission is to support local youth with opportunities through golf. Next week, next major, the US Open at Torrey Pines South in San Diego!
Which brings me to my recollection back in 2018 when I played Torrey Pines. The sun was shining and it looked like a perfect time to tee it up at one of the most beautiful golf courses ever seen. About half way through, the heavens opened and we played in a downpour, but WE NEVER QUIT. When you play Torrey Pines, you have to finish. We wanted to experience every single wonderful hole.
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