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.
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.