The annual Wedgewood Cat & Dog Tournament will be held Saturday, July 31 at 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM and Sunday, August 1 at 1:00 PM. Flights and prizes will be based on number of entries. Cash prizes both men and women will be awarded on six holes. Cost is $45 per person and includes lunch. Play all tee times by changing a partner. Rental carts are available and mulligans can be purchased. Sign up sheets in the proshop or you can register by email at email@example.com.
A big thank you to Wedgewood members Jerry Dennis, Ted Noirfalise and John Cook for working on the course grounds transplanting grasses. These guys have endured some hot, humid temperatures during their volunteer time.
On July 7th, the Wednesday Ladies League group traveled to the Mtn. View Municipal Course and enjoyed a round of 18 holes. The course par is 72 and the team of Jackie Smith and Donna Jones won with a score of 70 with five birdies. The ladies had a relaxing lunch at the beautiful Viandel Vineyard.
Wedgewood leagues are playing as schedules permit — Ladies Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 AM; Men’s Tuesdays at 6 PM and Cat & Dog Fridays at 6 PM. Non members can play for $5 and rental carts are available. The Daily game plays at 1:30 PM with the exception of Mondays and normal green fee charges apply.
Wedgewood members Kevin Clary and Doug and Donna Jones recently visited the French Lick Resort in Indiana and enjoyed the beautiful Hoosier National Forest scenery. The threesome played the challenging hilltop Pete Dye Course which features an 8,100 yard course and 40-mile panoramic views. This course has hosted numerous professional events in recent years. The Donald Ross Course built in 1917 and rated the #2 public course in Indiana was also a challenging course with elevated greens and 80 flat bottom, deep, gnarly faced bunkers. In 1924, Walter Hagen won the PGA Championship at this course. The group also played the 9-hole Valley Links historic course built in 1907 by course designer Tom Bendelow.
Golfers from Ava, Cabool, Eminence, Houston, Mammoth Springs, Mtn. Grove, Norwood, Rogersville, Seymour, St Louis and Thayer endured cool, windy, damp conditions to participate in the Wedgewood Best Ball Tournament Saturday, May 29th. Championship winners were Jeff and Richard Williams with a score of 64; 2nd place Derrick Shelton and Roger Tune and 3rd place Dustin Hunter and Kelly Lowe. A-Flight winners were 1st place Carter Courtney and Evan Williams, 2nd place Doug Jones and Jerry Harris and 3rd place Mike Martin and Terry Ewing. CTP winners hole 2/11 Richard Williams 6′ 10″; hole 5/14 Randy Emery 7′ 10 3/4″ and hole 7/16 Brent Cain 5′ 11″. Thank you to the CTP sponsors Dr Steve and Joan Hawkins; Randy and Jody Jarrett and Doug and Donna Jones.
Wedgewood would also like to recognize the 2021 sign sponsors — Cabool Home Center, Cabool Lease, Cabool Tires Inc., Community First Bank, Dr. David and Debbie Barbe, Dr. Jim Perry Family Vision Center, Dr. Steve and Joan Hawkins, Bill Clifton Edward Jones Investments, El Imperial Mexican Restaurant, Hawkins Home and Lawn, Jack McGownd Auto Sales, Jason Macpherson Law Center LLC, L&R Industries Inc., Legacy Bank and Trust, Peoples Community Bank, River Rock Redi-Mix LLC., ReMax Farm & Home, Town and Country Bank, and WDT LLC.
Leagues have been cancelled numerous times this season due to weather conditions. Mary Beth Kaps was the winner of the Monday ladies Bingo Bango Bongo game May 24th with a score of 7. Donna Jones was 2nd place with a score of 9 and Sharon Alder 3rd place with a score of 11. CTP winners were holes 2 and 5 Mary Beth and hole 7 Donna Jones.
We invite green fee golfers to visit and play at Wedgewood. Summer proshop hours are Wednesday through 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 and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.; Tuesday evening men’s 6 p.m. and Cat and Dog Fridays at 6 p.m. The daily game plays at 1:30 p.m. except Mondays.
Monday morning Ladies league enjoyed lunch out after their first 2021 session. They were excited to dine out as a group for the first time since 2019. CTP winners included Mary Beth Kaps, hole 2; Jeanette Hale, hole 5 and Sharon Alder, hole 7. The team of Alicia Biffle, Donna Jones and Jeanette Hale won the game.
Leagues are in session as weather and schedules permit. Ladies play at 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Men play at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and the Cat & Dog play Fridays at 6 p.m. The daily game plays at 1:00 every day with the exception of Mondays.
Wedgewood will hold it’s first 2021 event the Best Ball Tournament Saturday, May 29 with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $90 per team and mulligans are available for purchase. Prizes will be based on flights and CTP prizes on 2, 5 and 7 will be provided by sponsors. Rental carts are available and lunch will be included. The definition of best ball is two players play their own ball to complete the hole and only record the best score of the two.
The Wedgewood swimming pool will open soon and we are expecting a normal year of outdoor activities so guests will be able to attend with a member at $3 each.
Wedgewood leagues begin this week. Ladies will play Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10 AM and as the weather warms will start earlier. Men’s league will play Tuesdays at 6 PM and Cat & Dog will play Fridays at 6 PM. The daily game plays at 1 PM with the exception of Mondays.
The proshop is open Wednesday through Friday noon till 7 PM; Saturdays 8 AM till 7 PM and Sundays noon till 7 PM. These hours are weather permitting. All other times will operate on the honor system and instructions and prices are posted at the proshop door. Range balls are available for purchase daily with the exception of Sundays after 6 PM. Wedgewood is offering corporate memberships and the new member family membership is available. Children under 12 play free after 5 PM with a member or an adult paid green fee.
Wedgewood is happy to have the returning proshop volunteers and welcomes new volunteers Bob Moser and Bill Fisher. If anyone is interested in volunteering for membership, please see a board member or leave a message at 417.926.5374.
Mark your calendar for the first Wedgewood event — 2-Person Best Ball Tournament, May 29th with tee times at 8 AM and 1:30 PM. Play both sessions with a different partner. Lunch will be provided and rental carts are available. Cost is $90 per team and mulligans will be available for purchase. A sign up sheet is at the proshop or leave a message at 417.926.5374. You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring time is one of my favorite times at Wedgewood with all the beautiful color. In the woods surrounding the course, the dogwoods, redbuds and May apples flourish. On the course, the greens of the grasses are pretty and the fairways are starting to turn green. Around the course, the spring beauties, wild violets and flowering crabapples are lovely.
The course is open daily and the proshop is open Wednesday through Sunday noon till 7 and Saturday 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. All other times will operate on the honor system and rates and instructions are posted at the eastside proshop door.
We are looking forward to a normal season at Wedgewood but ask golfers to continue to use safe procedures while golfing — practice social distancing; sanitize often; wear a mask if needed; etc.
Wedgewood is offering the new member family discount and corporate memberships for the 2021 season. For additional information, call the proshop at 417.926.5374. We are happy to have our returning volunteer staff and a couple new faces this season. Come visit Wedgewood soon!
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: nationalcalendarday.com
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.
Congratulations to Tod Rose, West Plains, the Wedgewood 2020 Club Champion shooting a 135 playing 36 holes (9 under par). Randy Emery, Mtn. Grove, is the senior champion with a score of 148.
Bev Hicks and Michele Myers, Willow Springs, were the Championship Flight winners in the Kathy Noirfalise Memorial Lady Scramble held Saturday, September 12 at Wedgewood Country Club. A- Flight winners were Linda Benyo, Willow Springs, and Linda LeBaron, Mtn. Grove. Linda Benyo also won CTP on 2/11 with 12′ 6″. Michele Myers won straightest drive on hole 4/13. Jody Jarrett, Cabool, won CTP on hole 5/15 with 8’8″ and Jackie Smith, Houston, won CTP on 7/16 with 10’2″. Donna Jones, Cabool, won longest putt on hole 9/18 with 5’9″. Brenda (Boyce) Priester, St. Louis, and Vicki (Woods) Bady, Vienna, won sportsmanship award donated by Ted Noirfalise. A big thank you to the hole sponsors Amy Moore, ANPAC Insurance; Sarah Honeycutt, Cabool Lease; Michele’s U-Lock U-Store, Willow Springs; Donna and Doug Jones, Cabool; and Jody and Randy Jarrett, Cabool. Texas County Health Department provided hand sanitizer and Justin Shelby, State Farm Insurance Houston and West Plains, provided sunscreen, chap stick and golf tees for the players. Lunch was provided by Mary Auen, Jody Jarrett, Donna Jones and Michele Myers.
Fall membership special is now available which provides full family membership through March 31, 2022 for $525. For more information call the proshop at 417.926.5374.
The course is green and beautiful and the weather is great golfing temperatures. The proshop is open Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon till 6 and Saturday 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. For advance cart reservations call 417.254.1079.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Kathy Noirfalise 2-Lady Scramble September 12, 2020. Start time is 9 a.m. and cost is $80 a team. Rental carts are available. Flights will be based on number of entries and cash hole prizes will be provided by sponsors. A silent auction is being planned. The Noirfalise family will provide on-course games during the tournament. Lunch and tournament results will follow play. To register contact Michele at 417.252.9444 or Donna at 417.254.1079.
Congratulations to Jim Perry the winner in men’s league August 18. Skin winners were Richard Nelson, hole 1; and Jim Perry holes 3 and 9. Closest to the pins winners were Jim Perry, hole 2 and Jeremy Hannaford, hole 5.
Cat & Dog league winners Friday the 21st were Bob and Jackie Nevels. Men’s league and the Friday Cat & Dog league are starting at 5:45 to finish play before dark.
During women’s league August 10 the bingo, bango, bongo winners were 1st place Mary Beth Kaps; 2nd place Sharon Adler and 3rd place Mary Auen. Monday the 17th the Wedgewood team of Mary Beth Kaps and Donna Jones won over the Randal team of Sharon Adler and Linda Young. Jones had CTP on holes 2 and 5 and Kaps hole 7. August 24th the team of Sharon Adler and Mary Beth Kaps won 1st place. Sharon had CTP on holes 2 and 5 and Donna, hole 7. The women’s league plays Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Hope everyone is finding time to get outdoors and enjoy the end of summer weather.
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.