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FROM THE GM - Vicki Richardello
Our annual Women’s Spring Classic will be held this Sunday, June 5th at 12:30. Twenty-six 4-person teams will be competing. Good luck to all! Don’t forget to wear your favorite tee shirt!
Can someone please tell me why it’s called a 4Ball when clearly there are 2 golfers on the team and we are looking for the best ball? What’s wrong with BestBall?
Our outside porch is looking fabulous due to the efforts and initiative of Cindy, our bar/restaurant manager! Thanks for helping to make Waubeeka a “beautiful place to spend a beautiful day.”
Waubeeka is forever changing….our new 9th green looks spectacular, and hopefully, the drainage problems on that hole are history. It’s taken a lot of hard work, time and effort. Kudos to our superintendent and crew. Now we are looking forward to having the time to finish the few projects that were started on the course. In the meantime, for those of you who have expressed concerns about certain areas of the course. There is a suggestion box out on the porch. Your thoughts are important to us; let us know what you like, what you would like to see improved. And, I need to know who you are so I can personally sit down with you to address your issues. Most importantly, please BE KIND. I know you have concerns; we all do. But I also know that Waubeeka has many fine qualities and continues to get better every day.
The Women’s Spring Cup Team finished the year in third place…sorry; no pins, but plenty of good times, camaraderie and laughter.
Yesterday we watched Tom Brady & Aaron Rodgers play THE MATCH against Patrick Maholmes & Josh Allen, and what a match it was; tied going into the last hole and ending with the veterans winning! I loved when Brady announced to the spectators, “You better back up; we’re professional football players, not professional golfers!” There were a few errant shots, but hey, the Bramble format saved them! The 12 hole exhibition from Wynn, Las Vegas was hilarious! This type of event has raised north of $33 million for charity! Congrats to the 4 stars of the show! It was a treat to watch you!
The National Division 1 Men’s Golf Championship was played June 1 at Grayhawk GC in Scottsdale, AZ. Peperdine repeated as National Men’s Champion again. Gordon Sargent, a freshman, from Vanderbilt won the individual Championship. The Ladies’ Division 1 Championship concluded yesterday with Stanford first year student Rose Zhang capturing the title.
The NBA Championship series begins at 9 PM tonight, with the Eastern Conference Champions, The Boston Celtics taking on the Golden State Warriors. I really enjoy listening to Charles Barkley; his humor is so dry, it’s outrageous! No doubt, most of us reading this newsletter will be glued to the set. Go, Celtics!
Love seeing that The Country Club in Brookline has its first woman General Manager. She has huge shoes to fill, but nevertheless, Kristen B. LaCount is up for the job and we wish her well!
And speaking of The Country Club….is there a hole at Waubeeka that you think resembles one of the holes at The Country Club? Check out MassGolf and the US Compilation Course. Anyone that provides MassGolf with a suggestion will be entered to win a U.S. Open prize pack. Do it! You have nothing to lose!
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT - Brian Bartlett
The team is putting finishing touches on the # 9 green; it should be wrapping up shortly. We are working on filling the bunkers with sand. We want everything in top shape for the tournament this weekend.
FROM THE KITCHEN -
This weekend’s special…Homemade Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy…$11.
FROM THE PRO - Erik Tiele
Tuesday, June 7th is Women’s Golf Day. We will be offering all women playing golf that day a free beverage. I will also be joining our ladies league and hitting a tee shot on Hole #7. They will have the option of playing their ball or mine. Hopefully…mine!
Our Annual Flag Tournament was held this past Sunday. American flags dotted the last two holes as that is where the majority of the field finished. Rumor has it there was a lonely flag left back on Hole 16! No names mentioned! The four players finishing in the money were:
The format was par plus handicap. Where your last shot landed is where you placed the flag! Anyone not using all of their shots finished with a remaining positive score.
Wednesday, June 8th is this month’s Play with the Pro Day. Get two others and we’ll play at whatever time is good for you and then have a drink after we finish!
The ‘WOW’beeka Weekend is right around the corner. Tournament tee times will be emailed to all participants on Saturday. They will also be posted on our website.
Congratulations to our local players that were entered in the Senior Fourball Championship which was held at both Twin Hills CC and CC of Wilbraham. Northern Berkshire County was represented by Don Dagnoli and Curt Foehl who fired rounds of 76- 73 - 149, Ed Sennett and Bill Hadden had 71-69-140. Good friend James Ryan and his partner Neil Mack shot 67-71-138.,Berkshire County’s lowest duo.
I apologize to my loyal followers who might have wanted to place a wager on a horse during the Triple Crown races and would have appreciated some guidance. The Derby and Preakness are history and I have let my people down. I have not touted horses that finished "up the track;” as a matter of fact, I have not made any selections in print in 2022.
Another member of the Waubeeka editorial staff has stepped out of her comfort zone and reported on the races.
Well, my neglect is over and the Belmont Stakes will take place Saturday, June 11 at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY. General admission is $45.00 which gets you into the grandstand, clubhouse and backyard. You best bring a chair with you or try to find an empty bench. I will not attend this year’s race because my Waubeeka newsletter press credentials were denied.
Yes, I'm disappointed, but not enough to boycott the race. I will be attempting to get even....or even worse.
Linda and I did attend the 2004 Belmont; Smarty Jones was denied a Triple Crown when Birdstone caught him in the shadow of the wire. My memory of that day was the fact that 120,000 fans could be so quiet. When the race was over, the collective air was taken out of the shocked crowd. There were also many fans who apparently were worn out and were taking naps on their blankets surrounded by empty beverage containers as we stepped over them on our way to the parking lot.
I will try to make my selections for the June 11 race in next week's edition. However, please keep in mind , my last winner was Truman!
Why do sports announcers go above and beyond to try and impress their viewers and listeners?
As Joe Friday used to say, "Just the facts please.”
I ask you this :
*Can somebody now be a great rebounder of the basketball, instead of simply being a good rebounder?
* Why does NESN's Dave O'Brien call a fastball a "swifty?”
* O'Brien will also toss in something like this, "Here comes the 3-2 pitch from the tall right hander.” Dave, we have been watching the game and can see that the pitcher is tall and does not throw with his left hand.
* When did a basket with a net on it become a cup?
Maybe during the NBA Finals Mark Jackson, just once, will refer to the orange game ball used as what is, a ball. He constantly calls it a basketball. We know that.
On the talk show "Felger and Mazz'' this past Tuesday, Michael Felger was reading from a San Francisco newspaper written by as he called the guy, a local nerd.
The writer referred to 3 players on the Warriors as Steph, Klay and Dre. Felger jumped on the fact that a grown man refers to other grown men by nicknames.
Back to Dave O'Brien (OB), Eck, Youk and the rest of the NESN broadcasters of Red Sox games. They are always calling the Red Sox players by their nicknames.
There is Raffie, Bogie, JBJ, Eck, Rem Dawg, Bobby D. etc, etc.
The irony is that Tony Mazzarotti (Mazz) has logged a lot of time in the NESN booth alongside O'Brien.
Has he ever spoken up while on the air, in the booth? Negative!
He certainly agreed with Felger .
I grew up listening to Mel Allen and Curt Gowdy. Allen would call all the Yankees by their last name. "Due up next inning are Maris, Mantle and Berra".
I never recall Gowdy ever referring to Carl Yazstremski as anything but Yazstremski.
See you next week.
Eun-Hee Ji won the Bank of Hope Match Play in Shadow Creek, LV.
The showdown we’ve been waiting for, the U.S OPEN at Pine Needles in South Carolina opened today. Top prize to the winner is $1,800,000, an all time high!
Sam Burns defeated World #1 Scottie Scheffler as he came from 7 shots back on Sunday for the improbable win (same as Justin Thomas the week previous).
WITB; Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond Driver (In stock at our pro shop $525), Callaway Mavrik sub zero 15.5 degree 3 wood, Callaway Apex UW Hybrid, Callaway Apex TCB
S irons 4 - A wedge, 56 and 60 degree Jaw MD5 wedges and the Odyssey 0-works 7S putter and the Chrome Soft X ball.
Today, the boys begin play at The Memorial in Muirfield Village, OHIO.
Now that the 9th green is completed, I am chomping at the bit to get back to Waubeeka, my second home. I’m looking forward to meeting all the new employees who have worked so hard during my absence. Please know that I appreciate all you are doing; your efforts, even from Boston, have not gone unnoticed.
I have completed my first round of chemo and am waiting for the doctors to release me for three weeks, hopefully to get stronger for round two. In my opinion, there is no better place to recuperate than back in the Berkshires where I can be near my family and friends. Hope to see you soon!
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