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.
Join us at Wedgewood May 6th for the 18-Hole 1-Person Scramble and $1000 Shoot Out Game. Tee times are available at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM and 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. You can choose your starting hole by signing up in the proshop or by calling 417.926.5374.
League play will begin the week of May 8 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.
Wedgewood would like to welcome the volunteer proshop team of Bob and Charlotte Cameron. Bob has been golfing since 1960 when the Big 3 players were Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. Bob and Charlotte were charter members of Wedgewood from 1967 till 1995 and joined again from 99-05. Bob assisted with spreading chat on the driveway and cart paths while Wedgewood was being developed. He also traveled to Jefferson City with Dr. Joe Spears to obtain the original Wedgewood loan — Federal Recreational Government Loan at 3% interest. Bob was the original Wedgewood volunteer bookkeeper for membership. Bob has gone full circle at Wedgewood because he is back at 80 years young as a volunteer once again. Bob and Charlotte are looking forward to seeing the old timers and meeting the new golfers.
Some nature happenings the next couple weeks include Canadian goslings and wood ducks hatching; skunks and raccoons begin to bear young; June bugs should begin to appear and watch for lightening bugs on warm evenings. A big tulip poplar tree on hole 6 is ready to bloom which is a favorite tree of Wedgewood member Mary Beth Kaps and she is looking forward to the beautiful flowers.
See you at Wedgewood!
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Wedgewood 1-Person 18-Hole Scramble Tournament and $1000 Shoot Out Game May 6 with tee times at 8:30 and 1:30. The Shoot Out game will follow the completion of the tournament. Sign up in the pro shop or call 417.926.5374.
Wedgewood is looking for a couple more volunteers to work in the pro shop. Wedgewood welcomes the Proctor’s as volunteers. Frank has played golf since he was young and got Freda interested in golfing when he needed a Cat & Dog partner. With encouragement from Freda’s uncles and aunts she learned the wonderful game — golf. They have been Wedgewood members for the past 8 years along with their son so they have enjoyed watching the grandchildren swim and also playing golf. As new volunteers at the pro shop, they enjoy meeting and seeing everyone. The Proctor’s want to play like pros but instead enjoy the day hunting the ball.
Wedgewood is offering corporate memberships for the 2017 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 and adult paid green fee. As always you are invited to play in the daily big game at 1:00 p.m.
I hope everyone is getting outside and enjoying the beautiful spring weather. The dogwoods and columbine are flowering, and the May apples are plentiful around the course. Oak and hickory trees are blooming and producing a lot of pollen. The wild turkeys are gobbling and the whip-poor-wills should begin to call. More birds should be returning to our area including chimney swifts, indigo buntings and dickcissels. I know some of the members have been fishing and enjoying white bass.
The Wedgewood Proshop opened Saturday, April 1st. The proshop will be operated by members and volunteers and Gale Wright will lead the group. Gale has proshop experience and recently moved to the area from Savannah, MO. Please stop by and say hello to the volunteers. The proshop schedule is being finalized and should be open every day except Mondays. If anyone is interested in volunteering in the proshop, please leave a message at 417.962.5374. Snacks are available for purchase and Wedgewood accepts credit and debit payments for transactions.
Rainy and windy weather cancelled the CHS golf tournament Thursday, March 30. The course is looking good and the new grass areas are greening. The flowering crabapples and redbuds are in bloom. Holes 2 and 5 have lots of wildflowers including wild violets and spring beauties. May apples are growing in the woods around the course which according to my mother means it is time for morel mushrooms. Cardinals and robins are plentiful at Wedgewood and during April other birds will arrive including wrens (which like to nest in the cart sheds), hummingbirds and baltimore orioles. Watch for large birds migrating through Missouri — ospreys and white pelicans.
A big thank you to the volunteers that assisted with the grounds and clubhouse cleanup on March 28th. Mike Austin, Kevin Clary, Brian and Marcy Fleetwood, Steve Hawkins, Doug, Donna and Chase Jones, Jody Jarrett, Mary Beth Kaps, Jim Perry, Frank and Freda Proctor, Jeremy Raney and Jim Reaves. Also Mike “Sparky” Medwid assisted earlier in the week.
Wedgewood is offering new membership discounts and corporate memberships. For additional information, call the proshop at 417.926.5374. Children under 12 can play for free with an adult member or paid green fee player after 5 p.m.
Mark your calendar for the first Wedgewood tournament to be held Saturday, May 6th. It is a one-person scramble and a $1000 shoot out game following the completion of the tournament.