A Lady Panther Volleyball Fundraiser 4-Person Scramble Tournament will be held Saturday, July 22nd at 8:00 a.m. at Wedgewood. For more information call Amy McNew, Volleyball Coach, at 417.260.0695.
The next Wedgewood event will be the annual Cat & Dog Tournament July 29-30. Tee times are available both days at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and you choose your starting hole. You can play multiple times with a different partner. Hole prizes both days for men and women, and prizes and flights will be based on the number of entries. Cost is $80 per team and includes lunch. Carts are available for rent and mulligans will be available. Sign up in the proshop or call 417.926.5374 for more information.
Wednesday evening Women’s League results for July 13 includes first place winners Michelle McDaniel and Jody Jarrett, and second place Donna Jones (team of 1). Michelle had CTP on hole 2; Mary Auen, hole 5 and Margie Cook, hole 7.
Men’s League results for July 11 includes CTP Justin Brown, hole 2; Trent Jones, hole 5 and John Cook, hole 7. Skin winners were Justin Brown, hole 2; Shelby Gray, hole 4 and Trent Jones, holes 5 and 7. First-place winner Trent Jones and second place Brian Fleetwood.
Friday Cat & Dog winners were 1st place John and Margie Cook and 2nd place Jordan Noirfalise and Jody Jarrett. A-Flight 1st place Justin Brown and Cameron Kuhn and 2nd place Doug and Donna Jones. CTP winners were women’s Tonya Skyles and men’s Harry Linton.
Mark your calendar for Wedgewood upcoming events: CFO Tournament August 12th and the Cabool Kiwanis Tournament August 26th.
“When I am on the golf course, I’m on the right course.” Golf Sayings
“Sometimes being with your friends and golfing is all the therapy you need.” chirpingbirdie.com
“Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them that’s the mark of a great player.” Alice Cooper, Singer/Songwriter
Congratulations to the winners in the Wedgewood 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble held Saturday, July 8. Champion Flight winners were Marty Stigall, 1st place; Ron Wallace, 2nd place and Jordain Noirfalise, 3rd place. A-Flight winners were Dustin Hunter, 1st place; Brad Clevenhagen, 2nd place and Kevin Osborn, 3rd place. B-Flight — Shelby Gray, 1st place; John Cook, 2nd place and Ryan Potts, 3rd place. C-Flight — Kevin Clark, 1st place; Danny Landsdown, 2nd place and Steve Hawkins, 3rd place. D-Flight — Adam Howe, 1st place; Michelle McDaniel, 2nd place and Jona Hull, 3rd place. A big thank you to our tournament helpers: Kevin Clary, John Cook, Brian Fleetwood, Adam Howe, Jody Jarrett, Trent Jones, Ted Noirfalsie, Freda Proctor and Gale Wright.
The $1000 cash shoot out winners were Jordain Noirfalise, 1st place; John Daniels, 2nd place and Jordan Slayton, 3rd place. Thank you to our Cash Shoot Out sponsors — CHC Home Center, Cabool Lease Inc., Community First, Cabool Dairy Queen, Crowley’s Home Works, Landmark Bank, Legacy Bank and Trust, Missouri Gun CO, LLC, Peoples Community Bank, ReMax Farm and Home (Mike and Julie Thompson), River Rock Redi-Mix, Subway — Mtn Grove, Wher Ford and RV Mtn. Grove and WDT — Western Dairy Transport, LLC.
Wedgewood members helped John Cook, Charter Member, celebrate his WW golden birthday, June 26th (John will be moving up and playing from the gold tees). John shared with attendees that charter members paid dues in 1968 but the course did not open until 69. In the beginning, WW was a private club so only members and guests of members could participate. John remembers there was lots of picking rocks; players carried buckets and picked rocks as they golfed. Wedgewood’s peak membership was during the late 80’s with 110-120 members.
Women’s League winners June 26th were Mary Auen and Mary Beth Kaps. Mary Beth also had CTP on hole 7. June 28th Women’s League was a tie between the team of Margie and Melanie Cook and the team of Mary Auen, Mary Beth Kaps and Freda Proctor. Margie had CTP on holes 5 and 7.
Men’s League June 27 CTP winners were Frank Proctor, hole 2; Kenny Fleetwood, hole 5 and Dr. Steve Hawkins, hole 7. Skin winners include Dennis Branstetter, hole 1; John Cook, hole 2; Trent Jones, hole 3 and Kenny Fleetwood, hole 4. Congratulations to Kenny Fleetwood, 1st place and Trent Jones, 2nd place.
On a rainy 4th of July morning members trimmed trees and stacked brush to assist with mowing under the trees. Kelly Lowe, new board member, mowed 5 1/2 hours on July 3rd and returned on the 4th to mow near the club house and assisted with tree trimming along with Jerry Dennis, Dustin Hunter and Ted Noirfalise. We can’t thank these guys enough for all their help.
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Gary Player, Professional Golfer
Congratulations to the winners of the Wedgewood 2-Person Scramble held Saturday, June 24th. Championship Flight Tune-Shelton, 1st Place; Blackwell-Emery, 2nd Place and Linton-Procter, 3rd Place. A-Flight winners include T Jones-Gray, 1st Place; Hoesketra-Jackson, 2nd Place and Linton-Harker, 3rd Place. B-Flight winners were Noirfalise-Fleetwood, 1st Place; Friend-Harker, 2nd Place and D Jones-Fleetwood, 3rd Place. Hole prize winners include Eric Bennett, longest drive on hole 1 sponsored by Steve Hawkins, WW Board President; Danny Landsdown, straightest drive hole 4 sponsored by Doug Jones, WW Board Member and Leroy Trone, closest to the curve hole 8 sponsored by Ted Noirfalise and Jody Jarrett, WW Board Members.
A special thank you to our Wedgewood course information sign sponsors — Cabool Drug and Dime, Cabool Medical Clinic, Cabool Lease, Inc., Cabool Tires Inc., Dr. Jim Perry, O.D., El Imperial Mexican Resturant, Elite Aire, LLC., Jack McGowan Motors, L&R Industries, Pryor Family Dental LLC., Landmark Bank and Stilley Electric LLC.
Women’s League Monday, June 19 enjoyed a lovely golfing morning–temperatures in the 70’s, slightly overcast, beautiful and interesting fluffy cloud sky. The ladies have been enjoying lunch out after the game. Feel free to join us Mondays at 9:30 A.M.
Men’s League results for Tuesday, June 20th include CTP Jim Perry, hole 2; Doug Jones, hole 5 and Trent Jones, hole 7. Skin winners were Shelby Gray, hole5; Doug Jones, hole 6; John Cook, hole 8 and Dr. Steve Hawkins, hole 9. Doug Jones was the 1st place winner and Frank Proctor was 2nd place.
Congratulations to Margie and Melanie Cook 1st place team in Wednesday evening women’s league. Margie and Melanie are on a roll (winners 3 weeks in a row)! Donna Jones had CTP on holes 2 and 5, and Margie Cook had CTP on hole 7.
Friday Cat & Dog winners were A-Flight Margie and John Cook and B Flight Freda and Frank Proctor. Women’s CTP was Margie Cook and the men’s CTP will be a carryover. The Wedgewood grounds is a beautiful setting with another gorgeous Friday evening sunset — the pine trees against the setting sun looked like a painting.
A family of skunks is residing at Wedgewood. They were on 9 green Wednesday evening and traveling south across the driving range Friday evening. Hope they don’t visit anyone’s cart shed.
“A bad attitude is worse than a bad golf swing.” Payne Stewart, Springfield, MO Pro Golfer, 1957-1999
May my swing be straight and the ball fly far. May my round be blessed with no worse than par. — An Irish Golf Prayer
May the course be with you. gigglegolf.com
Plan to play in the Wedgewood 2-Person 18-Hole Scramble this Saturday, June 24th. Tee times are 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and the cost is $45 per person which includes lunch ($90 per team). Senior tees for 60-, 70- and 80-year olds. Carts are available for rent. Flights will be determined by number of participants with a guaranteed 60% cash payout. Cash sponsor prizes will include longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the curve. Sign up in the pro shop or call 417.926.5374.
Lori Hyde is the Wedgewood volunteer of the week. She is using her exceptional experience and knowledge of pool care at the Wedgewood swimming pool and it shows. The pool looks great! Lori has worked for her parents at Larry’s Pool and Supply since 1987. During the school year, she is a librarian at Mtn Grove High School and the MGHS head softball coach. Lori plans to play in the women’s league as her coaching and umpiring schedules allow.
Men’s League results for June 6 include CTP Monte Housley, hole 2 and Frank Proctor, hole 7. Skin winners were Trent Jones, hole 1 and Doug Jones, hole 6. Congratulations to Frank Proctor 1st place, and Trent Jones and Monte Housley tied for 2nd place.
Monday women’s league June 12th winners were 1st place team Alicia Biffle, Donna Jones and Freda Proctor. Freda had CTP on hole 2 and Donna had CTP on hole 7.
Kenny Fleetwood cleaned up during Men’s League June 13th winning 1st place, CTP on hole 5 and winning skins on holes 5 and 8. Way to go Kenny! Chase Jones won 2nd place. Doug Jones won CTP on hole 2 and Duane Duke won CTP on hole 7. Trent Jones won a skin on hole 1.
Wednesday women’s league June 14th results include 1st place Margie and Melanie Cook. Melanie is amazing to me because she plays her entire game with irons. Melanie had CTP and a MOP (my own par) on hole 5.
Cat & Dog results for June 16th include A Flight Jody Jarrett and Jordain Noirfalise, 1st place and Donna and Doug Jones, 2nd place. B Flight Pam Griffin and Kevin Clark, 1st place and Freda and Frank Proctor, 2nd place. CTP winners were Jordain Noirfalise, hole 2 and Donna Jones, hole 5.
Evening golfers at Wedgewood are enjoying some beautiful sunsets.
Brian Fleetwood, Wedgewood member, built and donated an on-course restroom facility. Materials were donated by Scott and Sandy Fleetwood of Cooper Lumber Co. Ava, MO. Doug Jones assisted with assembling the facility on site.
This week is the 117th playing of the U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open is considered one of the outstanding worldwide golf events and play will begin Thursday, June 15th and conclude Sunday, June 18. This event will be broadcast on FOX.
Congratulations to the winners of Wednesday evening women’s league — Margie and Melanie Cook. CTP winners were Margie Cook, hole 5 and Donna Jones, hole 7. Hole 2 will be a carry over. Monday morning women’s league and the Friday C&D league had light attendance this week and participants played for fun. Tuesday men’s league results were unavailable at press time.
To sign up for the upcoming Wedgewood 18-Hole 2-Person Scramble Tournament to be held June 24th visit the pro shop or call 417.926.5374. Tee times are available for both sessions — 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
Hope everyone has a great Father’s Day weekend!
The mock orange bush has been beautiful this spring but the pretty white flowers are fading. This huge bush is located near hole 4 green and gets its name because the flowers look and smell like orange blossoms. A killdeer is nesting on the ground near the Wedgewood drive. If you get near the nest, the pair begin luring you away by shrilling loudly and acting injured by faking a broken wing.
Check out the Wedgewood review and photos at mogolftour.com The Missouri Golf Tour website has been updated and gives reviews of local courses.
Men’s League results for May 30th include CTP winner Frank Proctor on hole 5. Skin winners were Shelby Gray, hole 1; Dusty Schober, hole 2; John Cook, hole 6 and Doug Jones, hole 9. Chase Jones and Frank Proctor tied for 1st place.
Wednesday Women’s league first-place winners were Jody Jarrett and Donna Jones, and second-place winners were Margie and Melanie Cook. Mary Kaps had CTP on holes 2 and 7, and Jody Jarrett had CTP on Hole 5. During Monday Women’s League Mary Auen had a MOB (my own birdie) on Hole 7 and Mary Kaps had CTP on Hole 2.
Friday Cat & Dog winners were 1st place John and Margie Cook and 2nd place was Kevin Clark and Pam Griffin. Doug Jones had CTP on hole 5 and the women’s CTP will carryover.
Plan to play in the Wedgewood 18-Hole 2-Person Scramble June 24. Tee times available at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Senior tees for 60, 70 and 80 year olds. The cost is $45 per person ($90 per team) and includes lunch. Play more than once with a different partner. Flights and prizes will be determined by the number of participants but guaranteed 60% cash payout. Carts are available for rent and mulligans will be available. Cash sponsor prizes for longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the curve. Sign up in the pro shop or call 417.926.5374.
Tiffany Brill, Wedgewood member, is planning a Wedgewood junior golf league. Sessions should start in a couple weeks. Watch the Wedgewood Happenings for details.
Wedgewood is fortunate to have Christopher Lane, a college student, to open the proship on Mondays through summer. Thank you, Christopher, we are happy to have your assistance. Alicia Biffle is a new Wedgewood proshop volunteer. She is learning the game of golf and plans to join the women’s leagues. Alicia is retired and is a substitute teacher. Her hobbies include caring for her mammoth donkeys and cats. We are so appreciative of all our proshop volunteers and they are doing a great job. They are all versatile — assisting customers, picking up range balls, cleaning the grounds and facilities, and so on.
Men’s League results for May 23rd includes CTP (closest to the pin) winners Trent Jones, Hole 5 and Dennis Branstetter, Hole 7. Skin winners were Trent Jones, Holes 2 and 5 and Brian Fleetwood, Hole 3. Brian Fleetwood and Chase Jones tied for 1st place. Men’s League plays Tuesdays at 6 PM.
Friday Cat & Dog results include CTP winners Freda Proctor and Doug Jones on hole 7. First place winners were Donna and Doug Jones; 3rd place Marcy and Brian Fleetwood and 5th place Freda and Frank Proctor. This league plays Friday evenings at 6 PM.
Monday Women’s League winners were Donna Jones and Mary Beth Kaps, and 2nd place winners were Freda Proctor and Mary Auen. Women’s League plays Mondays at 9:30 AM and Wednesdays at 6 PM. Please feel free to play in any of the leagues and non-members can play for $5 league fee.
Memorial weekend was a busy holiday at Wedgewood. Sunday Eighteen played in the big game and many additional members took advantage of the beautiful day to enjoy a round of golf. The swimming pool had swimmers everyday through the weekend and we even had some tailgaters cooking out Sunday.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2-Person 18-Hole Wedgewood Tournament to be held June Saturday, June 24. For additional information or to sign up, call the proshop at 417.926.5374.
Happy Memorial Day! The Wedgewood pool is cleaned and should be ready for swimmers for the holiday weekend. Thank you Brian and Marcy Fleetwood, Jody Jarrett and Doug Jones for cleaning and readying the pool to open for the 2017 season. Thank you, Gale, Proshop Manger, for painting and giving the outdoor furniture a refreshing look.
The Wedgewood 2-Person 18-Hole Scramble Tournament is June 24 and the 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble and Cash Shoot Out Game is rescheduled for July 8. The 2017 spring weather is not always cooperating for golfing. Women’s League was cancelled Wednesday evening the 17th for wind — wind speeds up to 30 mph and gusts near 40 mph. Friday Cat & Dog was called after a few holes due to approaching severe weather. The storms have taken a toll on trees at Wedgewood from lightning damage two weeks ago to blowing over a very tall tree on Hole 2 this week and also taking out the beautiful Bradford pear Kenneth Tate memorial tree.
Men’s League results for May 9 includes CTP (closest to the pin) winners Brian Fleetwood, Hole 2; Dusty Schober, Hole 7 and Kevin Clark, Hole 7. Skin winners include Trent Jones, Hole 4; Dusty Schober, Hole 5 and Doug Jones, Hole 7. Congratulations to Kevin Clark and Dusty Schober who tied for first-place. League results for May 16th includes CTP winners John Cook, Hole 2 and Trent Jones, Holes 5 and 7. The lone skin winner was Jeremy Raney on Hole 3. Congratulations to Doug Jones, 1st place and Chase Jones, 2nd place.
Due to recent weather conditions, the Wedgewood 1-person 18-hole scramble and $1000 shootout game has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 8th. Wedgewood board members choose this date after reviewing the area tournament schedule.
Wedgewood leagues are in full swing this week. Ladies play Mondays at 9:30 AM and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM; mens league plays Tuesday at 6:00 PM and the Cat & Dog plays Fridays at 6:00 PM. Let your family and friends know that non members can play for $5 league fees. You are also welcome to join the daily big game at 1:00 PM (green fees apply for non members).
Women’s league results for Wednesday, May 10th includes 1st place Jody Jarrett (a team of one) and a tie for second place Mary Auen and Mary Kaps, and Donna Jones and Freda Proctor. Freda Proctor had CTP (closest to the pin) on hole 2. Holes 5 and 7 will be a carry over for Wednesday, May 17th. Other league results were unavailable before press time.
Wedgewood has carts available for rent and range balls for sale. Snacks are available for purchase and Wedgewood accepts debit and credit payments for transactions. The pro shop is open daily except Mondays.
Have you seen the tree struck by lightning near #9 green?
Saturday, May 6th is the Wedgewood 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble Tournament and $1000 Cash Shoot Out Game. There are still slots in both the 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM sessions. The shoot out game will follow the completion of the tournament. Senior tees are available for ages 60, 70 and 80. The tournament entry fee is $45 per player and includes lunch. Rental carts are available. To sign up visit the proshop or call 417.926.5374.
A big thank you to our Cash Shoot Out sponsors — CHC Home Center, Cabool Lease Inc., Community First, Cabool Dairy Queen, Crowley’s Home Works, Landmark Bank, Legacy Bank and Trust, Missouri Gun CO, LLC, Peoples Community Bank, ReMax Farm and Home (Mike and Julie Thompson), River Rock Redi-Mix, Subway — Mtn Grove, Wher Ford and RV Mtn. Grove and WDT — Western Dairy Transport, LLC.
Scott Elliott, Grounds Superintendent, has completed aerating the greens which was a big task this year due to all the rain. Zoysia in the fairways has also been aerated. The grounds look good and due to the rain the grass is plentiful. Some mornings and evenings have been cool for golfing maybe a mild blackberry winter but no freezing temperatures.
Monday, May 8th will begin the Wedgewood league season and nonmembers can play for $5 league fees. Monday Women’s League at 9:30 AM; Tuesday Evening Men’s at 6:00 PM; Wednesday Evening Women’s at 6:00 PM and Friday Cat & Dog at 6:00 PM. Wedgewood has four new carts leased for the season plus the old fleet of carts. Range balls are available (member discounts) if you would like to use the driving range. Snacks are available for purchase and Wedgewood accepts debit and credit payments for transactions. Currently the proshop is open daily except Mondays.
A new volunteer this season is Caboolian Karla (Hannah) Clark). Karla retired two years ago and is looking to stay in touch with people. Karla isn’t planning to golf but said she isn’t opposed to learning golf. She is looking forward to using the swimming pool. Karla is enjoying seeing familiar faces, visiting with old acquaintances and looking forward to meeting all the members.