Wedgewood leagues began play this week. Please join us when you can and invite your friends and family. Non members can play for $5 green fees. Forty-four degrees Monday morning the 13th cancelled the Women’s League. Wednesday evening the ladies played Bingo, Bongo, Bango with Margie Cook the winner and Jeanette Hale and Jackie Smith tied for second place. Tuesday, May 14 men’s league results were closest-to-the pin winners Jeremy Raney, hole 2; Kevin Clary, hole 5 and John Cook, hole 7. Skin winners included Jeremy Raney, hole 2; Doug Jones, hole 5; Jeremy Hannaford, hole 7; John Cook, hole 8 and Shelby Gray, hole 9. Congratulations to John Cook, 1st place and Jim Perry, 2nd place. Cat & Dog league will play Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Find a partner and join the fun.
Everyone is invited to participate in the June 15th Cabool Education Foundation/Cabool Alumni 18-hole 2-Person Scramble event at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $45 per person which includes lunch and rental carts are available. Senior tees for 60, 70 and 80 years. Cash flight prizes will be based on the number of entries and CTP hole prizes will be $50 each. A drawing at the completion of the tournament for a Liberty Centurion 18-Gun Safe donated by R&S Rare Coins, Cabool, for participating golfers and “hole” sponsors. Tournament money will benefit Cabool Education Foundation and Cabool Alumni scholarships. For additional information contact Kirby Holmes at 618.910.1851 or Sari Wright at 417.388.7299. To sign up visit the pro shop or call 417.926.5374.
Thank you to all the members that have been volunteering with mowing and weedeating — Brent Cain, Kevin Clary, Dave Davis, Doug Jones and Ted Noirfalise.
Wedgewood will be open Memorial Day Monday the 27th (weather permitting).
The Wedgewood greens are freshly aerated which means a little sandy. Thank you Doug Jones and Dave Davis for completing this task. Saturday several members worked on the course mowing and weedeating — Kevin Clary, Jeremy Hannaford, and Doug Jones. Chuck Vance, a new helper, also assisted with mowing and Charlie Blackwell assisted with the greens project Saturday.
Thank you to the volunteers that assisted with the youth golf clinic during April and thank you to the parents for supporting this program. The youth golfers played a mini 3-hole tournament Saturday, the 27th and had a hot dog lunch after play. Each participant received a youth and adult 9-hole green fee to be used this season.
Saturday, May 4th, is the 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble Tournament and $1000 Shoot Out game. Slots are available for both morning and afternoon tee times and to sign up visit the proshop or call 417.926.5374.
Plan to join us for league play which will begin the week of May 13th. The beginner ladies will play Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Men’s league will play Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday ladies league will play at 6:00 p.m. Cat & Dog will play Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Non members can play for $5 league fees.
Wedgewood History Files — May 1, 1969 Wedgewood Golf Course Opening Set — A work day has been planned for Saturday between 1-6:30 p.m. but members may come anytime. Workers are encouraged to bring rakes, containers for picking up rocks, knives to help weed the greens, wheelbarrows and other tools for helping spruce up the grounds. Following the “working” plans are being made for a hamburger fry, refreshments, and bingo in the evening. The golf cart shed is completed and will house 32 carts. Work is proceeding on the shower and dressing rooms for the heated pool. Plans call for restroom facilities and shelter house to be constructed by the 6th tee. The board anticipates full opening to golfers outside the 15-mile membership radius who pay green fees and for use of golf carts around May 17.
The Wedgewood 18-Hole 1-Person Scramble and $1000 Cash Shoot Out is scheduled for May 4 with tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please sign up in 3-person teams and choose your starting hole by visiting the proshop or calling 417.926.5374. Cost is $45 per person and includes lunch. Carts are available for rent. Senior tees for over 60, 70 and 80. The Shoot Out game will be held following the tournament.
Easter weekend was beautiful golfing weather and nineteen played in the daily game Saturday afternoon. A mini tournament is planned for Saturday, April 27 during the youth clinic and an early lunch and awards will follow play.
The course will be closed Friday, April 26 for aeration of the greens and helpers are welcome to assist with the work. Thank you, Doug Cook, for donating the Wedgewood hats and thank you, Tony Glenn, for donating a set of youth clubs. A big thank you to members Dave Davis and Kevin Clary for volunteer mowing at the course. We have so many great folks at the club that are always willing to help out so I hope I am not leaving anyone out.
Wedgewood History Files — April 3, 1969 — Dues at WWCC are due effective April 1. A teen party will be held from 8 until 12 p.m. Saturday. High school and college age members and their guests may attend. The Grass Patch, a band from Springfield will play. The party will be chaperoned by mothers and refreshments will be served. The April family night is Saturday, April 19. Stag nights are April 10 and 24. Movies showing at the State Theater at Cabool are “Paper Lion” starring Alan Alda and the Detroit Loins and “A Lovely Way To Die” starring Kirk Douglas. — Cabool Enterprise
Twenty- two youth participated in the Ozarks YMCA golf clinic held at Wedgewood Saturday, April 4. Young golfers practiced drills on the driving range and on the putting green. A big thank you to the instructors Charlie Blackwell, John Mark Hale, Jody Jarrett, Doug Jones, Linda Le Baron, Richard Nelson, Jerry Moore and BJ Proctor. Additional clinics are scheduled for April 13, 20 and 27th.
The 2019 Wedgewood Cart Path Fundraiser Tournament played Sunday afternoon April 7th. After a reschedule date and much ado about the weather April 7th turned out to be a lovely golfing day. Championship Flight winners included first place Trent Jones and Shelby Gray and second place Carl Tune and Jeremy Haynes. A-Flight winners included first place Jody Jarrett and Jordan Noirfalise and second place Tony Courtney and Roger Moon. CTP winners were hole 2 John Cook; hole 5 Trent Jones and hole 7 Michele Myers. Thank you to all that participated in the tournament, purchased silent auction items and gave donations.
Wedgewood History Files — April 25, 1968 Work on the clubhouse and swimming pool is expected to be completed in two weeks. The well was drilled to 975 feet. A 16MM projector has been secured for the club. A color TV and a set of golf clubs will be given away at the official opening in July. March 27, 1969 Golf Course to open May 1 at Wedgewood. Roland Ward is the caretaker of the course and he has 12 years experience in golf course work. From the Cabool Enterprise — Men and High School Boys Haircuts $1.50 Boys Under High School $1.25 (effective April 1).
Men are playing Tuesday evenings anytime after 5:00 as weather permits. Please join if you can. Leagues will begin in May. The Daily game plays at 1:00 p.m. except Mondays.
Spring has sprung at Wedgewood — zoysia grass is beginning to show some green; spring beauties are in bloom and the flowering crabapples are blooming.
Wedgewood is looking for volunteers. If you’re interested, please leave a message at the proshop — 417.926.5374. April hours are Tuesday through Friday noon till 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Due to chilly, wet conditions last weekend the Wedgewood Cart Path Fundraiser Tournament and Silent Auction is rescheduled for Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. To sign up to play visit the proshop or leave a message at 417.926.5374. To view some of the silent auction items visit Wedgewood Country Club Happenings Facebook page.
The Cabool High School Golf Team hosted a meet at Wedgewood Thursday, March 28 with six local schools participating. We wish these young golfers a great 2019 season!
A Youth Golf Clinic will be held at Wedgewood Saturday mornings during April from 9 a.m. till 10 a.m. The first session is April 6th and for more information, contact the Ozarks Family YMCA at Mtn Grove or Cabool.
Wedgewood is offering corporate memberships for 2019 and the new family membership discount is available for $525. Children under 12 can play for free after 5:00 p.m. under the supervision of a member or an adult paid green fee. The daily game plays at 1:00 p.m.
Wedgewood proshop April hours will be Tuesday through Friday noon till 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. If you would like to make weekday morning cart reservations, please call a day or two in advance. Wedgewood has range balls available for the driving range and snacks available for purchase. Wedgewood accepts debit and credit transactions.
Happy Spring everyone! Wedgewood is 50 years old and throughout the 2019 season I plan to share some history from Wedgewood’s first year — 1968. In April of 1968, 600 seedlings were planted including pine, sycamore, and poplar trees. In January 2019, Wedgewood experienced an ice storm and then in February heavy winds and I think all 600 trees had damage. Our theme this spring at Wedgewood is “pick up sticks”.
Please join us Sunday, March 31 at 1 p.m. for the Cart Path Fundraiser Tournament. This tournament is a two-person 18-hole scramble with cash flight prizes (flights based on the number of entries). CTP prizes will be awarded and a silent auction will be held from noon till after the tournament. Items include St Louis Cardinal tickets; Ledgestone, Pointe Royale, and West Plain Country Club golf certificates; one-ounce silver coin; famous chocolate cake; gift baskets and more. To sign up please leave a message at the proshop at 417.926.5374 and the cost is $90 per team. Peoples Community Bank is providing burgers after the tournament.
Wedgewood will host a youth golf clinic organized through the Ozarks Family YMCA for both Cabool and Mtn Grove participants. The first clinic will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6. April 25, 1968, “A golf clinic will be offered at the Cabool High School gym with Tom Mahoney as the instructor. Films, movies and indoor practice will be included. As the class progresses, practice will be moved to WWCC.”
Wedgewood is offering corporate memberships for the 2019 season and the new member family discount is available. Children under 12 can play for free after 5:00 p.m. under the supervision of a member or an adult paid green fee.
Wedgewood is happy to have several volunteers that will man the proshop for the 2019 season. We are in need of additional volunteers and if you are interested please call 417.962.2288. The Wedgewood Proshop will open for the season Tuesday, April 2nd.
A big thank you to the members that attended the annual Wedgewood meeting Saturday, October 20th. Thanks to everyone who donated silent auctions items, for bidding on the items and for buying items. The $325 from the auction will go toward the #8 cartpath project. New board members include Jeremy Hannaford, Steve Hawkins, Doug Jones and Jeremy Raney. Winners of the putting contest were first place Martin Kaps and Doug Jones and consolation Mary Auen and Amber Raney.
Wednesday women’s league October 17 enjoyed temperatures in the 60’s and a stunning sunset. The Monday and Wednesday women’s leagues plan to continue play as weather permits. The 2018 Men’s League and Cat & Dog games will end this week due to the time change. The daily big game will continue to play as weather permits and will start around noon. Ted Noirfalsie said to “show up” or for game information to call him at 417.254.3121.
Scott requests that golfers avoid driving carts in the fairway during the winter. This will help minimize winter kill of the bermuda. If you haven’t visited Wedgewood for a while, volunteers have been sprucing up the grounds. Please stop by and take a look at the improvements.
The temperatures are cooler but feels great with the sunshine. A lot of leaves are changing color at Wedgewood come out and enjoy the beauty with a round of golf at Wedgewood.
The proshop will be open through the end of October then the club will operate on the honor system for green fees. Please use the mail slot on the pro shop door.
The annual fall member meeting and board elections will be held Saturday, October 20 in the clubhouse.
A big thank you to our 2018 proshop volunteers — Mary Auen, Alicia Biffle, Bob and Charlotte Cameron, Karla Clark, Jeanette Hale, John Mark Hale, Ron Lemon, Fred Preciado and Cathy Stapp.
Thank you to our league organizers — Mary Beth Kaps, Julie Lenardson and Jeremy Raney. Also our C&D helpers Julie and Dick Lenardson and Frank and Freda Proctor.
The proshop, clubhouse and restrooms will close November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019. An on-course facility is located near #6 tee box. The course will be open daily and will operate on the honor system. A greens fee drop box is located on the east side of the building with prices displayed and money envelopes are provided in the mailbox.
Kevin Clary was on fire during the September 18 Men’s League. Kevin won first place and CTPs on 2, 5 and 7. He won skins on 3, 4 and 7. David Walker finished in second place.
Congratulations to Levi West, 1st place on September 25th. Ray Allen had CTP on holes 2 and 7, and Kevin Clary had CTP on hole 5. Kevin had skins on holes 3 and 6 and Levi had a skin on hole 8.
Plans are to continue league play until the time change but starting times are being bumped up in hopes of finishing before dark.
The annual fall members meeting will be held Saturday, October 20 at the clubhouse. The fall membership special is available and for more information call the proshop at 417.926.4378.
Golfers are taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather. Come visit Wedgewood and enjoy a round of golf.
Men’s League results for September 11 include CTP winners Gary Maggard, hole 2; Trent Jones, hole 5 and Levi West, hole 7. The lone skin winner was Levi West on hole 7. Congratulations to Kevin Clary, lst place and Trent Jones, 2nd place.
The Wedgewood daily Big Game plays at 1 p.m. except Mondays. The evening league times have been bumped up to 5:30 p.m. in hopes of finishing before dark (Men’s Tuesdays, Ladies Wednesdays and C&D Fridays). Plans are being made to have a short fall night golf league possibly in late October and November.
The Marshfield Cat & Dog tournament held at the Whispering Oaks golf course has been rescheduled for October 14 at 1 p.m. Several Mtn Grove, Cabool and Willow golfers make this an annual event.
The annual Wedgewood fall member meeting will be held in October. The meeting date will be announced as soon as the date is finalized.