Wedgewood Happenings — 10.16.2020

The beautiful fall leaves at Wedgewood are dropping fast due to the recent windy days. Proshop, clubhouse and restrooms will close November 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.  Golfers will need to use the on-course facility near #6 tee box. Course will remain open daily from daylight till dusk and golfers should use the green fee mail slot located on the east side of the proshop. Fees and instructions are located above the mail slot.

A big thank you to the 2020 proshop volunteer staff — Trevin Brill, Dallas Nicholson, Mackenzie Payne and Jason and Debbie Slack.  These helpers were all new this season and were awesome.  Also, thank you to the league participants and organizers for 2020.   Golfers were very understanding of the health care crisis and followed the rules for safe golfing.  The daily game will continue to play as weather permits and with the time change will start play at noon.

The Wedgewood fall membership special is available.  New members can join for full family membership of $525 that includes membership through March 31, 2022.  For additional information leave a message at the proshop — 417.926.5374 — or contact a board member.

National Mulligan Day was observed on October 17th.   In golf, a mulligan happens when a player gets a second chance to perform a specific move or action. The day offers an opportunity for giving yourself a second chance or, as some people call it, a “do-over.”  According to the United States Golf Association (USGA), three different stories explain the origin of the term. The first derives from the name of a Canadian golfer, David Mulligan, a manager of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, who played golf in the 1920s.  Another source gives credit to John A. “Buddy” Mulligan, a locker room attendant at Essex Fells C.C., New Jersey, in the 1930s.  Another story states that the term comes from Thomas Mulligan, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat and a passionate golfer who was born in 1793.  According to the United States Golf Association (USGA), the term first achieved widespread use in the 1940s.   Source:

A note from a Wedgewood golfer in 2018. “Please consider WWCC when choosing your next golf outing.  Wedgewood is definitely worth supporting and preserving for future area golfers.”  June Szody-Gantner, LPGA Class “A”, Life Member Retired.  Many long-time members stated “Wedgewood grounds are in the best condition they have ever seen.”  Thank you to Dave Davis and Chuck Vance, grounds keepers, along with several volunteers throughout the season.

Enjoy this beautiful fall weather.

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