Wedgewood hosted their first 2020 tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26. Thank you to all that braved the heat and competed in the annual Cat & Dog Tournament. Congratulations to the Championship winners Doug and Kristi Landsdown, West Plains with a score of 64. Championship 2nd place Derrick Shelton, Houston and Barbara Tate, Cabool and 3rd place Randy Emery, Mtn. Grove and Jody Jarrett, Cabool. A-Flight winners were Jim Moore, Houston and Jody Jarrett, Cabool; 2nd place Lee and Jackie Smith, Houston and 3rd place Jim Taylor and Michele Myers, Willow Springs. B-Flight winners were Danny Landsdown, Bucyrus and Linda Benyo, Willow Springs; 2nd place Amber and Jeremy Raney, Mountain Grove and 3rd place Doug and Donna Jones, Cabool. Closest to the pin men’s winners included hole 2/11 and 5/14 Lee Smith, Houston and hole 7/16 Ted Noirfalise, Cabool. Women’s winners were hole 2/11 Jackie Smith, Houston and holes 5/14 and 7/16 Jody Jarrett, Cabool. A big thank you to our CTP sponsors Legacy Bank and Trust, Mtn. Grove; McGownd Auto Sales, Mtn. Grove; Peoples Community Bank, Cabool and WD Logistics, Cabool.
Thank you to Ted Noirfalise for installing the fairway yardage markers. This was a big job due to the heat and dry conditions. These in-ground colored markers should survive the mowings indefinitely.
Congratulations to Jackie Smith with three birdies during a recent Monday women’s league. League times are women’s Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m.; men’s Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Cat & Dog Friday at 6 p.m. Non members can play for $5 league fees and rental carts are available. The Daily game plays at 1:30 with the exception of Mondays. Cost to non members to play in this game is $16 weekdays and $18 weekends.
Upcoming tournaments include the Cabool Education Foundation August 8; Cabool Kiwanis August 22 and the Kathy Noirfalise Memorial Lady Scramble September 12.
Congratulations to the Fourth of July Wedgewood Horserace winners. Doug Cook, Winner; Kevin Clary, Place (2nd) and Dustin Hunter, Show (3rd). Thank you to all for participating and thank you to the winners for donating to the club. Thank you to Mary Auen, Mary Beth Kaps and Donna Jones for providing lunch.
The annual Wedgewood Cat & Dog Tournament will be Saturday and Sunday July 25-26. Saturday sessions will be 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $90 per team and flights and prizes will be based on the number of entries. CTP cash prizes on holes 2, 5 and 7 for both men and women. Rental carts are available. Sign up sheets are in the proshop or call 417.926.5374 to enter the tournament. Lunch will be provided both days.
Leagues are playing as schedules and weather permit — Women’s Monday at 9:00 a.m.; Tuesday Men’s at 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Ladies at 9:00 a.m. (notice this is a change) and Friday Cat & Dog at 6:00 p.m. Daily game plays at 1:30 except Mondays.
Wedgewood proshop hours are Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon till 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. The course and driving range are open daily and will operate on the honor system all other times. For advance cart reservations call 417.254.1079.
As I continue to search for Wedgewood news from 1968, I found an interesting local newspaper article — Saturday morning, November 9, 1968, local residents got all shook up when earth tremors were felt over a 22 state area. The quake occurred shortly after 11 a.m. and lasted 5 minutes. The quake was centered in southern Illinois about 120 miles east of St. Louis and measured 5.5 on the 10 point Richter scale.
Mark your calendar for the member Horserace game July 4th at 10 a.m. Sign up in the proshop and plan to stay for food after the event.
The course is in great shape and we invite green fee golfers to visit and play at Wedgewood. Summer proshop hours are Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon till 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. All other times will be on the honor system (see instructions on the east side proshop door). Range balls are available daily and prices are posted. For advance cart reservations, please call 417.254.1079.
Leagues are playing as weather and schedules permit. Ladies Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday evening men’s 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening Ladies 6 p.m. and Cat and Dog Fridays at 6 p.m. The daily game plays at 1:30 p.m. except Mondays.
From the Wedgewood history file — June 12, 1969 Ladies Day will be held each Wednesday at 9 a.m. All ladies who are members and would like to play golf are invited to participate. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend Ladies Day. Arrangement have been made for free instructions to be given. Last week, eleven ladies met for coffee and donuts before tee time. “We have a lot of fun and encourage many more to join us.” Mrs. Clyde Matherly, Publicity Chairman. The following are from local newspaper ads also on June 12, 1969 — Munsingwear Knit Golf Shirts $5.00 and up. Metal gates 8 ft 5 panel $15.60 and 6 panel $16.95.
Next Wedgewood event will be the annual Cat & Dog Tournament Saturday and Sunday July 25-26.
Wedgewood is bringing back a fun tradition the July 4th Horserace game. Any member can participate with a start time at 10 a.m. and the entry fee is $20 per person. If enough sign up, play will be teams and alternate shot. Participants will be divided into A and B groups and teams will draw for partners. Partners can be male/female, male/male and female/female. Payback will be 50/30/20. Plan to join the fun and play or be a part of the gallery (spectators). Food will be provided after the event in the dining room. Charlie and Ted will lead the activity.
Next event will be the annual Cat & Dog Tournament July 25 and 26th.
Leagues are playing as schedules and weather permit.
Between Covid-19 and the weather it has been a slow opening at the proshop this season. The proshop hours will be Friday noon till 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. and Sundays noon till 7 p.m. (weather permitting). All other times the course will operate on the honor system.
League play will begin shortly (weather permitting). Monday morning ladies at 9:30 June 1st; Tuesday evening men’s at 6:00 May 26th; Wednesday evening ladies at 6:00 May 27th and Friday evening Cat & Dog at 6:00 May 29th. The daily game plays at 1:30 with the exception of Mondays. To maintain social distancing and practice good sanitation all players will play their own ball with the exception of the Cat and Dog league.
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Hopefully the weather cooperates for some outdoor activity.
The golf course is open daily and is in great shape other than a few wet spots. The Wedgewood proshop will be open Fridays noon till 7 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. and Sundays noon till 7 p.m. The course will operate all other times on the honor system. Prices and instructions are posted at the East proshop door.
Wedgewood welcomes new members the Kody and Kayla Johnson Family, and the Randy and Ashley Garner Family.
Happy 90th birthday to Wedgewood member Clifford Wingo (May 4th). Clifford started golfing at age 39. He is self taught and never had a lesson. He said, “This is why I do some things I do.” Clifford beats his age almost every round he plays. Today, May 10th, he shot a 76. His best Wedgewood score is 64. He has a career record of 9 hole-in-ones (8 at Wedgewood and 1 at Randal). May 18, 2019 was his last hole-in-one and in July of 2017, he had three hole-in-ones during the month. Clifford remembers playing at Wedgewood Country Club in 1970 when the fairways were fescue and dirt (hay fields). Clifford won the Wedgewood 1985 Club Championship in bracket play which means he won several rounds to advance and win the championship. He has Wedgewood trophies for senior and super senior club championships. He was playing with Marty Stigal August 1996 when Marty shot the course record of 61. Clifford keeps signed score cards and golf balls. He said “Golf is good rounds and bad rounds and that is what I like.” Clifford plays in the daily game during summers and he travels from Mansfield to Wedgewood to golf.
Due to the latest Missouri Stay In Place Order, the upcoming May 2nd tournament is cancelled. When playing, please continue to practice staying safe — social distancing; not touching flagsticks, others golf ball, racks, etc; no cart sharing unless it is a family member and sanitize your hands, clubs and carts often.
Greens are looking awesome. They have been aerated and verticut. Thank Dave and Chuck when you see them for all their hard work. Please repair divots in the fairways and ball marks on the greens. Repair yours and one more. Thank you!
Wedgewood is in need of proshop workers. If you know someone that would be interested in working for membership, let a board member know.
Thank goodness for Wedgewood during this trying time. It is wonderful to have an outdoor area to enjoy while still being able to practice safe procedures.
From the Wedgewood History Files July 25, 1968 — Beginner swim lessons for members started this week and will continue for the next two weeks. The swimming pool heater is now installed with many people enjoying the use of the pool, playground and picnic facilities. Golf and tennis lessons also started this week. The golf course work is continuing with the Bermuda grass coming in well on the tees and the greens to be finished with the planting of bentgrass at the best time in August. Families interested in joining the club are asked to see one of the board members as a few memberships are available at this time. Initiation fee $100 with annual dues $100. Stock Car Races Cabool Speedway Every Friday Night Admission $1.00 – 50 cents.
The Wedgewood golf course remains open and will operate on the green fee honor system for your friends and family members. Rates are posted at the East side proshop door. Please continue to use physical distancing as you play and practice good hygiene (leave flags in, do not touch others golf ball, do not rake bunkers, use hand sanitizer, etc). The proshop will be closed till the end of April as we follow national and local guidance.
We disappointingly are canceling the upcoming youth golf clinic for this season. Please spread the word with the youngsters. Also, the April 4th opening weekend tournament has been cancelled.
The greens are scheduled to be aerated Thursday, April 2nd.
Signs of spring are showing around the course. The spring beauties and wild violets are throughout the course. Redbuds, dogwoods and May apples are appearing in the woods. The crabapples on the course are very colorful.
Please take care of yourself and your family. Hope to see you soon at the course.
Wedgewood History Files July 18, 1968 — The open house at WWCC held Sunday afternoon was well attended and termed a success. Twenty-five guests and their families registered according to Mr and Mrs Orville Ward, caretakers. Many attended who did not register. Guests of club members using the facility must reside outside a 15-mile radius of the club. This is an FHA requirement points out the board. Playing at the State Theater The Sand Pebbles, Steve McQueen; How To Save A Marriage and Ruin Your Life, Dean Martin and The Fastest Guitar Alive, Roy Orbison. Adults 75 cents and children 35 cents.
Wedgewood proshop is scheduled to open Wednesday, April 1. Spring hours will be noon till 7 p.m. with the exception of Saturday (8 a.m. till 7 p.m.). These hours are weather permitting and the proshop will be closed Mondays. Player recommendations are not to remove the pins, do not use rakes in bunkers and practice social distancing.
The Wedgewood Opening Tournament Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. has been cancelled. Please mark your calendar for the May 2nd 1-Person Scramble and $1000 Shootout Tournament. You can register by leaving a message at the proshop at 417.926.5374 (this will provide an accurate count for planning).
Wedgewood is planning a Youth Golf Clinic on the following dates: April 18 and 25th, and May 9th and 16th. Clinic will cover driving, putting and pitching instruction. During the mini tournament golf etiquette and score keeping will be included. Instructors will be experienced area golfers. Will Hartenstein, PGA Golf Professional, will be assisting on May 9th.
Wedgewood is offering corporate memberships for the 2020 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.
Wedgewood is happy to have their returning volunteers that will man the pro shop for the 2020 season. We are in need of additional volunteers and if you are interested please leave a message at 417.254.2288.
Please note that Wedgewood dates and activities could change as the health issues continue.
Hello All: Today was a beautiful 68 degree golfing day with many taking advantage of the beautiful day at the course. Players have found golfing days throughout the winter including Christmas Day in the mid 60’s, January 9 and 15 in the low 60’s and February 2nd high of 77 and 65 on February 3rd.
Proshop is scheduled to open April 1st. Mark your calendar for the Wedgewood Opening Weekend Tournament Saturday, April 4th. Two-person 18-hole scramble and you can sign up to play by leaving a phone message at the proshop 417.926.5374.
Wedgewood Youth Golf Clinic will be held April 8 and 15, and May 9 and 16 from 9 a.m. till 10:30. If you would like to assist, please leave a message at the proshop.
Dave and Chuck are getting the course ready for spring golfing. If anyone, has time to assist with sprucing up around the clubhouse or grounds, anytime is greatly appreciated!