Read this week’s newsletter - featuring this weeks news and all our club updates.
Good Morning Nathan,
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FROM THE GM - Vicki Richardello
MONOPOLY! Our Ladies’ Member Guest is Saturday, July 17. If you are lucky enough to be invited by one of our members, you will get to experience the joy that is Waubeeka! For those who haven’t signed up yet, please do so ASAP. Deadline is Sunday July 11.
Our brand new American Flag, just installed for the 4th!
$17.76 for a round of golf on Monday, July 5, 2021. We’re celebrating the 4th on the 5th of July! Plus, any two lunches on our menu for $17.76!
The Berkshire Family YMCA annual golf tournament, the main fundraiser for this wonderful organization, will be held here all day on Monday, July 19. The golf course will be closed for all other play. Please grab a 4some and sign up to play and/or make a donation to this most worthy non-profit. Donations may be sent or dropped off to the YMCA in Bennington, North Adams or Pittsfield. If your company is able and willing to sponsor a hole, the carts, the lunch, the dinner or give a raffle prize, contact Jessica Rumlaw, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 2 other tournaments that we ask to mark in your calendar, The Doug Milne Memorial on August 6 AND Sergeant Mike Demarsico Memorial on August 21.
The Match IV - Phil & Tom Brady vs. Bryson DeChambeau & Aaron Rodgers. Next Tuesday, July 6, at The Reserve @ Moonlight Basin, Big Sky, Montana. Hole 17 is 777 yards! Is Phil one of the 10 best golfers ever?
A great big congratulations to the Mt. Greylock Girls Tennis team and Coach John Jacobbe on winning the Western MA Championship last Thursday.
Will Hardy, who played hoop for Dave Paulsen’s Ephs, is expected to take the assistant coaches' position for the Celtics!
Former Williams hoop coach Mike Maker will transition to assistant coach at DIII powerhouse St. Thomas. The program wants to go D1, so with Maker’s experience, they landed themselves a gem!
TODAY you can enter to win One Million Dollars or a full college scholarship. Starting today, the Commonwealth of MA is having a VaxMillions giveaway, a $1,000,000 prize to 5 people who have been vaccinated against COVID and 5 scholarships to youth 12 - 17. It's free, we hope you win. Enter (HERE)!
Beth Lorge - Great read here at the Williams College website about the daughter of one of our longtime members and his wife. She is in town this week and visited Waubeeka last night. I hope you had the pleasure to meet Beth!
Cobra Golf has been named the title sponsor for “Golfweek’s Northeast Junior Championship sponsored by Cobra”! Cobra and Adidas have long been recognized as the leaders in golf equipment and apparel. Cobra currently sponsors players such as Ricky Fowler, Lexi Thompson and Bryson DeChambeau. For more info on the new title sponsor and special events, watch next week’s newsletter. Sign up here. Wouldn’t it be nice if a young golfer from our area won it?
Q. Where is the absolute best place to watch a terrific baseball team and fireworks this year? A. Joe Wolfe field where our Steeplecats will take on Vermont and after the game enjoy a great fireworks display, even bigger and better than those we’ve enjoyed in the past!
Most expensive golf club to play? Pebble Beach $575/round: Nope: Shadow Creek, Las Vegas $1000/round! Waubeeka $111 on weekends with a cart!
Inquire about the Waubeeka Farmhouse and our Stay‘n Play Packages.
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT - Brian Bartlett
This morning all of us are out on the course working to eliminate the debris left by last night’s downpour. The course should be in great shape by your tee off time. It may be cart path only….depending…..
These last couple of storms are knocking trees down and making the course almost too wet! Hard to believe we are almost mid season, becoming difficult to keep up with mowing and equipment repairs. Please remember on all par 3’s to remain on the cart path and remain on cart paths on Holes 13 and 15, especially in this wet weather. Always try to leave the course in better condition than when you started your round. Repair two ball marks on every green, replace your divot with the sand provided on the carts and do NOT litter. It is an uphill battle to keep Waubeeka in the conditions we are accustomed to; this is a team effort! Enjoy your 4th of July!
FROM THE KITCHEN: TAVERN ON 7 -
5th of July SPECIAL!
Specials tonight, Friday and Saturday night are whole Belly Clams, and Fresh Baked Atlantic Cod seasoned with ritz cracker, served with roasted potato and house slaw served from 4 - close. Reservations required.
Bring that special somebody and have any two lunches on our menu for $17.76 on July 5th. A special place for family and friends to gather….our outside patio. Enjoy the magnificent views while enjoying your meal and cocktails!
Thank you Bob & Nancy for celebrating your 50th with us!!
We had a great time!
FROM THE PRO - Erik Tiele
The Men’s Allied Seniors Registration is now open. The event will be held on July 12th at Wyantenuck GC in Great Barrington. Register here!!
Sarah D’Arcangelo and Theresa Collins edged out Nancy Barry and Patty Peltier in the Women’s Allied Best Ball played here on Monday. They shot a fantastic score of 75! Everyone was a winner, but those who cashed were: (PHOTO)
1. Sara D’Arcangelo 1. Kathy Brunell
Theresa Collins Ann Tanner
2. Nancy Barry 2. Joan Zegras
Patty Peltier Sue Street
3. Kathy Duguay 3. Vicki Richardello
Elizabeth St. Clair Jane Brown
4. Kris Herman 4. Joanne Warren
Fran Vandermeer Denise Grady
5. Joyce Blake 5. Kim Murdoch
June Blake Sue Haddad
6. Sharon Connelly 6. Sandy Bourdon
Karen Williams Kay Goldstein
7. Alison Lucey 7. Cate Chesbro
Chris Eugin Renell Mosier
Our next golf camp is for adults only. It is currently full. If you are interested, I will be more than happy to put you on an alternate list.
Keep in mind that Tuesday, July 6th, 5PM is the deadline for the 2 day Men’s Member/Guest Tournament. All MIKEY members are eligible! A great two days of golf, meals and laughs!
The third Camp Waubeeka for boys & girls, ages 7 - 13 has 2 openings for August 10, 11 & 12. We have added one additional instructor to keep our student/teacher ratio at 4:1! Our first two camps have been completed and were such a huge success! Download your application here.
All parents and juniors, please remember that we offer a Free Golf Clinic every Sunday, 1 - 2 pm for juniors ages 6-13.
Two time Club Champ Jamie Gaffey qualified for the MA Public Links Championship at the Ledges in South Hadley shooting a 4 over par 76. The Championship will be played at Westover GC in Granby, August 17 & 18!! Good luck, Jamie, Break a Leg!(or better yet...don’t….just hit ‘em like you normally do here at the Beek….we know you’ll do well.)
Last week’s sweeps format was delete Hole #8 and #10. Chris Bourdon took the honors while Geoff Tatro claimed second and third went to Jamie Gaffey. A three way tie developed for first net between Dave Rickert, Al Field and Al Stalker.
Donations continue to arrive for our bagroom worker Justyn Cowell. The Wednesday and Thursday night leagues teed it up really high. Thank you to all you wonderful league members, our members, friends and all the generous people who continue to be concerned!
Dick Syriac (laryoflenox) writes:
*A shout out to a couple of high school golfers who stepped up in class and tossed their bag tags into the ring at the Pewter Cup at BHCC over the weekend. Nate Murphy of Taconic and Ben Haddad of Lenox took the top prize in the second flight with a 1 shot win over veterans Don Dastoli of BHCC and Dave Laravee of Ludlow CC. Good for them. A couple of solid players and great kids.
* Did you know that when Babe Ruth signed a contract for $80,000.00 in 1931 a writer complained, “Why should Ruth make more than President Hoover?” Ruth replied, “I had a better year than him.”
* During the 1989 World Series we all remember the earthquake that shook Candlestick Park and the city of San Francisco. Areas of Frisco were shut down and many people were not allowed to go back to their homes until they were deemed safe. Joe DiMaggio wasn't one of the folks who was kept away from his property. Because he was Joe D. he got a look away pass from local authorities and he was allowed to retrieve some belongings. He came out of his families' house with a big garbage bag. The police even offered Joe some help with his "belongings.” He declined. In the bag was $800,000.00 that a mob pal of his had left there for Joe to hide. The man had passed away and Joe took the cash, tax free, and never let on to anyone about his score. (Except your ‘Beek' scribe??)
*After reading last week's edition a reader from Feeding Hills MA, Joseph Patrick Fitzgerald, reminded me of a story out of the 1980s about Western Mass native Art Ditmar. After a Budweiser commercial incorrectly named Ditmar as the pitcher that gave up the Game 7 World Series home run to Bill Mazerowski of the Pirates (It was Ralph Terry) he sued Anheuser Busch for $500,000.00 for tarnishing his reputation. Nice retirement package.
*Our 2021 venture around the beautiful venue of Waubeeka Golf Links was a blast. I actually parred the first hole for the first time in 20 years. The only thing missing was my usual sighting of good friend, Jim Freeney. In the past, our paths always crossed out on the course somewhere. Jim must be teeing it up early these days. It was nice to catch up with Mike and Erick and that sleeping security dog in the golf shop. The golf cart crew had the fleet cleaned up and ready to go. Those kids do a great job and I hope the members and guests aren't afraid to toss them a few bucks for their efforts.
Ditto bar and wait staff.
A Slice of Art - A perspective of art from the point of view of golf
Thank you Karen Pedercini from Goodman’s Jewelers for making the lovely plaques at the base of the sculptures located on Route 7. The artist information and email address is helpful for observers and they may contact the artist themselves and perhaps commission a piece made especially for them!
PGA Tour - Harris English and Kramer Hickok gave all 10,000 fans a week to remember at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT. It was a hard ticket to get, but worth twice the price of admission. Eight holes after the planned conclusion, English finally defeated the pesky Hickok. “I put some extra work in on the putting,” English stated after the win! Today starts the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club.
LPGA Tour - 22-year-old Nelly Korda... don’t call her the best player never to win a major anymore! Now you can call her the KPMG Women’s PGA Champion and the #1 ranked lady player in the world, the first American to hold that title since 2014 and 1 of 4 to represent the USA at the Olympics in Tokyo. What a difference a week makes! Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Volunteers of America Classic being played at the Old American GC, The Colony, Texas.
One more thing, in addition to Nelly Korda, sister Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson and Daniele Kang will represent the USA at the Women’s Olympics in Tokyo! We named the men’s team last week.
For those of you seeing me using a cane...no worries. I’m just in need of another new hip. It’s gotta hold up until November...And by the way, if you see my cane hanging around, let me know. I’m forever losing it!
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