Congratulations to Wedgewood members Charlie Blackwell and Kelly Lowe for their 1st place Championship Flight win during the WW 2-Person 18-Hole Scramble held Saturday, June 16. Second place in Championship Flight was Carl Tune, Alton; and Jeremy Haynes, Mtn. View and 3rd place Jordan Noirfalise, Cabool and Justin Brown, Houston. A-Flight winners included 1st place Wedgewood member Jerry Dennis and guest Dean Curtis. Second place in A-Flight was Shelby Gray and Trent Jones from Cabool and 3rd place Jerry Reed, Cabool and Zac Goode, Springfield.
June Gantner and Donna Jones won 1st place during the Wednesday Women’s League, June 13. Jackie Smith and Jeanette Hale won 2nd place. Jackie had CTP on holes 5 and 7 and Julie Lenardson had CTP on hole 2.
While playing in the C&D League Friday evening, June 15 Donna Jones had her first hole-in-one on hole 5. Donna and Doug were playing with Frank and Freda Proctor.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Cabool Alumni Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Friday, June 29th at 11 AM. Everyone is invited to participate in this event. To sign up call the proshop at 417.926.5374 and choose your starting hole.
Saturday is the Wedgwood 18-Hole 2-Person Scramble Tournament with tee times at 8 AM and 1 PM. Cost is $45 per person and includes lunch. To sign up and choose your starting hole visit the proshop or call 417.926.5374.
Trent Jones had a good night during men’s league Tuesday the 29th. He won 1st place and had CTP on holes 5 and 7 and skins on holes 2 and 9. Other skin winners were hole 3, Shelby Gray and hole 8, Gary Maggard. Adam Howe won 2nd place for the evening.
Jackie Smith had a good week during women’s leagues. She had CTP on hole 2 during Monday league and CTP on hole 5 during Wednesday league. She won first place with teammate Julie Lenardson on Wednesday evening and tied for 1st place with teammate Mary Beth Kaps during Monday morning league.
Wedgewood is excited to host the Garden Inn Cabool Alumni Tournament Friday, June 29th at 11 AM. This tournament is open to all golfers and will pay $300 first place; $200 second place and $120 third place. The number of flights paid will be based on the number of entries. Hole prizes include CTP $100 each men’s and women’s and two longest drive holes $100 each. The entry fee is $60 and includes green fees, cart, lunch and CHS 2018 alumni dues. A silent auction will be held in the dining hall so plan to attend this fun event. To view auction items visit the Cabool Alumni website at CaboolAlumni.com Proceeds will benefit the Cabool School Elementary Bathroom Renovation Project. To sign up call the proshop at 417.926.5374 and choose your starting hole.
Congratulations to Clifford Wingo for his hole-in-one on hole 7 which is possibly his 9th career hole-in-one. Clifford shot a score of 68 (4 under par) and bested his age by 20 shots.
Wednesday evening at Wedgewood was an evening of worker bees — Ted Noirfalise was giving a free lesson; Karla Clark was volunteering in the proshop; Dr. Jim Perry, Doug Jones and Jeremy Raney were cleaning the pool and Kevin Clary was mowing. Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Wedgewood.
Wedgewood women’s leagues are happy to welcome several new golfers this season. The team of Jackie Smith and Donna Jones won the Monday Women’s League and Mary Beth Kaps had CTP on hole 2. Holes 5 and 7 will be carry overs. Seven ladies played in the weekly Wednesday evening Women’s League and the winning team was Julie Lenardson and Donna Jones with Julie winning CTP on hole 5. Holes 2 and 7 will be a carryover. Congratulations to Jeanette Hale for winning CTP on hole 7 May 21st. The ladies had to call the game after 4 holes of play May 23rd due to approaching bad weather.
Men’s league results for May 15th includes Dick Lenardson CTP on holes 2 and 5 and Gary Maggard, hole 7. Skin winners were Gary Maggard, hole 2; Trent Jones, hole 3 and Doug Jones, holes 4 and 9. First place for the evening was Doug Jones and second place, Tony Courtney. Tuesday, May 22nd winners were Kevin Clary, 1st place and John Cook, 2nd place. CTP winners were David Walker, hole 2, Adam Howe, hole 5 and Richard Nelson, hole 7. Skin winners were Trent Jones, hole 1; John Cook, hole 3; Shelby Gray, hole 4; Richard Nelson, hole 7 and Kevin Clary, hole 8.
Visit the proshop or call 417.926.5374 to sign up for the Wedgewood June 16th 2-Person 18-Hole Scramble Tournament. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up sheets are also available for the Garden Inn Cabool Alumni 2-Person Scramble Friday, June 29th and the tee time is 11 a.m.
Wedgewood league play is in full swing. Monday Ladies at 9:30 AM and Wednesday evenings at 6 PM. Men’s league Tuesdays at 6 PM and Cat & Dog Fridays at 6 PM. Thank you to the leaders of these groups — Monday Ladies, Mary Beth Kaps; Tuesday Men’s, Jeremy Raney; Wednesday Women’s, Julie Lenardson and Cat & Dog, John and Margie Cook and Frank and Freda Proctor. Monday women’s league winners were Alicia Biffle and Mary Beth Kaps. Closest to the pin (CTP) winners were hole 2, Donna Jones and hole 5, Mary Beth. After playing the ladies enjoyed lunch at Cozumel to celebrate Mary Beth’s birthday. Wednesday evening winners included CTP hole 2, Mary Beth; hole 5, Julie Lenardson and hole 7, Donna Jones. The winning team was Donna Jones and Julie Lenardson. Non members can play for $5. league fees and Wedgewood has new leased carts for rent.
Wedgewood welcomes proshop volunteer, Fred Preciado. Fred and Jo Ann Preciado purchased a historic home in Houston in 2007 and moved to Houston in 2012. Fred retired from the Air Force after 26 years and retired again with 20 years service as a Santa Barbara County Probation/Parole Officer. Fred began his golfing career in 1960 while living in Tacoma Washington and while serving at the McChord Air Force Base. He loved serving/living in Guam where he lived across the street from a golf course. Fred and JoAnn stay busy volunteering. They are both Friends of the Texas County Library and Jo Ann volunteers at TCMH. They also assist with babysitting for a 3-month old foster child.
Wedgwood member, Michele Myers, is maintaining a Wedgewood Facebook page titled Wedgewood Happenings. You can also get Wedgewood information at wedgewoodcc.com
The grounds at Wedgewood are beautiful this spring and fairways and greens are in great shape. The bermuda is almost completely green this week and the zoysia is like carpet. Thank you, Scott Elliott, Grounds Superintendent and Dave Davis, Volunteer for all your hard work. Thank you, Kevin Clary, for mowing around the clubhouse Sunday, May 6th.
Sign up sheets to donate to the zosyia project and to donate to the #8 cartpath are posted at the proshop.
The next Wedgewood tournament will be the 2-Person 18-Hole Scramble June 16th with tee times at 8:00 and 1:00. This tournament is Saturday only so everyone will have an opportunity to play in the Willow tournament the same weekend. Also, mark your calendar for Friday, June 29th which will be the Garden Inn Cabool Alumni Golf Tournament and Silent Auction at Wedgewood from 11 AM till 4 PM.
The Wedgewood proshop will be open Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th). Stop by Memorial Day and visit with John Mark Hale, proshop volunteer. Also, the swimming pool will be open for Memorial weekend.
During the last couple weeks, we are seeing lots of signs of spring in southern Missouri — dogwoods blooming, fish biting, mushrooms growing and turkeys gobbling. Several days last week were great golfing temperatures with a bit of wind. Happy 88th birthday to Clifford Wingo, Wedgewood member. Clifford comes from Mansfield several days a week to play in the daily game.
Congratulations to Saxon Green, Cabool High School Golf Team member, for placing 6th at districts and advancing to state sectional competition. Also good luck to Nick Rogers, Mtn Grove High School Golf Team member, for placing 13th and advancing to sectionals.
Wedgewood league play begins this week. Women’s league will play Mondays at 9 AM and Wednesdays at 6 PM. Men’s league will play at 6 PM Tuesdays and the Cat & Dog will play Fridays at 6 PM. Non members can play for $5 league fee. The new leased carts are available for rent — $11 for 9 holes and $15 for 18 holes.
Saturday, May 5th was a beautiful golfing day for the first 2018 Wedgewood tournament. Forty-one area golfers participated in the 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble Tournament. The course is in great shape this season but is wet in a few low lying areas. Winners included Championship flight 1st place Richard Williams, Eminence; 2nd place Jordan Slayton, Willow Springs and 3rd place Roger Tune, Houston. A-Flight 1st place Trent Jones, Cabool; 2nd place, Dustin Hunter, Cabool and 3rd place, Leroy Trone, West Plains. B-Flight 1st place Marty Todd, Mtn Grove; 2nd place Channan Boatright, Mtn. Grove and 3rd place Michele Myers, Willow Springs.
Twenty golfers participated in the Cash Shoot Out Game and the 1st place winner was Wedgewood member, Michele Myers hitting the ball to 81.5 inches to the hole. Second place was Leroy Trone, West Plains with 105 inches and 3rd place was Aaron Hawkins, Mtn. Grove with 110 inches. Thank you to our 2018 Shoot Out sponsors. Without these local businesses this event would not be possible — Cabool Home Center, Cabool Tires, Inc., Community First, Country Mart, DT Engineering Lebanon Missouri, Dairy Queen Cabool, Dr. Steve and Joan Hawkins, Legacy Bank, McGownd Auto Sales, Missouri Gun Co., Peoples Community Bank, Piney River Brewing Company, ReMax Farm and Home, Richard Brothers, River Rock Redi-Mix, and Subway of Mtn. Grove.
The winner of the Derby Party hat contest was Mary Auen. The winner of the Derby horse race game was Martin Kaps and the horse race consolation place was Mary Beth Kaps (a good race for the Kaps).
The next Wedgewood tournament will be the 2-Person 18-Hole Scramble Saturday, June 16th and next the Cabool Alumni Tournament Friday, June 29th.
A big thank you to our sponsors of the Cash Shoot Out Game — Cabool Home Center, Community First, Country Mart, DT Engineering Lebanon Missouri, Dairy Queen Cabool, Dr. Steve and Joan Hawkins, Legacy Bank, McGownd Auto Sales, Missouri Gun Co., Peoples Community Bank, Piney River Brewing, ReMax Farm and Home, Richard Brothers, River Rock Redi-Mix, and Subway of Mtn. Grove.
The $1000 Cash Shoot Out Game will be held following the 1-Person Scramble May 5th. A few afternoon tee times are available at 1:30 and several morning times at 8:30. Cost is $45 per person and includes lunch. For more information and to sign up visit the proshop or call 417.926.5374.
Wedgewood is happy to have new proshop volunteers Ron and Debbie (Rader) Lemon. Ron and Debbie moved to Cabool (Debbie’s hometown) in 1994 after Ron retired from the Navy and after his first retirement from the aircraft industry. They then moved to England and several other cities before Ron retired a second time in the aircraft industry and returned to Cabool in 2011. Debbie is involved with animal rescue, as a volunteer at the SOS Center in Cabool and is an active member in the Cabool Kiwanis. Ron and Debbie are hoping to get back in the swing of golfing.
Wedgewood league play including women’s, men’s and the Cat & Dog will begin soon. Starting league dates will be confirmed and shared next week.
Wedgewood now has four new leased carts available for rent in addition to the old fleet of rental carts. Range balls, snacks, drinks and some golf supplies are available for purchase. Wedgewood accepts debit and credit transactions. Currently the proshop is open Tuesday through Friday noon till 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. The proshop is closed Mondays. A green fee slot is located near the proshop door.
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Wedgewood is happy to have proshop volunteer, Cathy (White) Stapp. Cathy recently retired and returned to Cabool after living in the Tulsa area for the past 32 years. Cathy’s favorite activities are spending time with her family and her dogs. She enjoys going to the lake and traveling. Cathy is a beginner golfer and is looking forward to learning the game.
Wedgewood greens were aerated last Monday so the greens should be in excellent condition very soon. The course is looking very spring like with the flowering crabapples blooming and the spring beauties on holes 2 and 5. In the woods, the wild plums, redbud and May apples are blooming. The tee boxes and fairways are beginning to have a bit of green show through.
Tee times at 8:30 and 1:30 are available for the upcoming May 5th 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble Tournament. The Cash Shoot Out game will be held immediately following the tournament. Cost of the tournament is $45 per person and includes lunch. Carts are available for rent. Tees will be available for 60, 70 and 80-year olds. Please sign up in a 3-person group and choose your starting hole. To sign up visit the proshop or call 417.926.5374.
Looking forward to good golfing weather soon.
Wedgewood would like to welcome proshop volunteer Mary Auen. Mary grew up south of Mtn Grove and attended Champion Grade School. She then attended Mtn. Grove High School and is an alumni of Norwood High School. Her teaching career begin in 1968 at the Ava State School working with special needs children. She also taught elementary school at Norwood, Mtn. Grove and Cabool. Mary began golfing with her husband, Bud, at WPCC in 2012 and joined Wedgewood in 2017. Mary plays in the women’s leagues, C&D and participated in the fall night glo golf.
The weather has canceled all but two Cabool High School Golf Team meets this season. Congratulations to Saxton Green on his 5th place win at the Salem meet. The team will attend a JV match at Ava and play at Mtn. Grove this week. Good luck golfers!
Bass Pro Legends of Golf is happening at Big Cedar Lodge this weekend. Sunday morning the celebrity shootout will include golfers Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, Larry Nelson and David Graham and they will be joined by actor Mark Wahlberg, Kid Rock, Larry the Cable Guy and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
Tee times are available for the Wedgewood 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble May 5th at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Immediately following the tournament will be the Cash Shootout Game. Visit the proshop to sign up or call 417.926.5374.
Horton Smith, Springfield native, won the first Masters in 1934 and again in 1936 then named the Augusta National Invitational Tournament. In 1934, first prize was $1500. He was one of the youngest golfers to compete and he won the most PGA events (36) before Tiger Woods. “Smith earned the nickname the Missouri Rover by tirelessly travelling the country by car, train and even boat to get to tournaments.” His name lives on at Horton Smith Municipal Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri and he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1990.
“To me, the Augusta National course has character, individuality and personality. It is one of the few courses that really presents two games on almost every hole; a game to reach the greens and another to figure the ever-challenging contours after reaching the greens.” Horton Smith, 1908-1963
So far spring weather has not been very cooperative for golfing. As the weather improves, the proshop will be open Tuesday through Friday noon till 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. till 7 p.m.
The first Wedgewood tournament will be Saturday, May 5th. Tee times for the 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble will be at 8:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served between sessions. The cash shoot out game will immediately follow the completion of the tournament at approximately 5:30 p.m. To sign up visit the proshop or call 417.926.5374 and choose your starting hole.
Spring is here which is nature’s way of saying let’s golf. As the weather permits, the ladies beginner golf lessons will be held Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. during April.
Mark your calendar for Wedgewood’s first 2018 tournament. A 1-person 18-hole scramble and Cash Shoot Out Game Saturday, May 5 with tee times at 8:30 and 1:30. The Shoot Out Game will be after the completion of the tournament.
Wedgewood is offering corporate memberships for the 2018 season and the new member family discount is available. Children under 12 can play for free after 5 p.m. under the supervision of a member or an adult paid green fee. The daily game plays at 1 p.m. For advance golf cart reservations, please call the proshop at 417.926.5374.
Wedgewood has range balls available if anyone would like to use the driving range. Snacks are available for purchase and Wedgewood accepts debit/credit payments for transactions.
See you at the club!