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.
Congratulations to the team of Keeling/Jones winners of the night golf event Friday, November 11. Howe/Jarrett placed second and D Jones/D Jones placed third. The next Wedgewood night golf event will be Friday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. Non members can play for $5. league fees. We are also planning to play Friday, November 25th if there is interest. Come join us for an evening of night golf (weather permitting).
Fall leaves are falling fast but it is beautiful golfing weather — perfect temperatures, nice sunshine but a little breezy some days. Question: How long should you spend clearing leaves from a green to hit a putt? Anwer: You may take as long as you need provided you don’t unduly delay play. Please be mindful of the group behind you. Golf Digest , Nov 2016
Wedgewood hosted a twilight golf event Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. The sunset was beautiful and the temperature was low 70’s and upper 60’s making for a fantasitc evening of golf. John and Margie Cook won 1st place; Kevin Clary and Jody Jarrett placed 2nd and Adam Howe and Todd Ferguson placed 3rd. The next evening golf event will be Friday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. Come join us for a fun, relaxing game of glo golf.
The clubhouse will close for the season Monday, October 31 but the course will continue to be open daily and will operate on the honor system for green fees. Green fee golfers are asked to use the mail slot at the proshop door.
Scott requests golf carts be kept off the Bermuda fairways to help prevent winter kill and thanks in advance to all that respect the request. Preparation for the 2017 season will begin now. You can submit your ideas and suggestions at www.wedgewoodcc.com.
I hope you have lots of great golfing days throughout the fall, winter and spring.
The annual Fall Wedgewood members meeting was held Saturday, October 22nd. Financial statements were shared with members and incumbent board members were reinstated for another 3-year term. Saturday evening was good weather for golfing and the winners of the putting contest were first place, Adam and Allison Howe; second place, Jim Jackson and Martin Kaps; and consolation place, Marcy Fleetwood and Jody Jarrett. The winners of the glo-golf game included first place Jeremy and Amber Raney and second place Jody Jarrett and Jerry Moore. Thank you Cabool Subway and Mtn. Grove McDonalds for providing coupon prizes.
Members enjoyed the night golf and plan another twilight event Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. Non-members can play for $5 per team. If you have a night golf ball please bring it but members will have glo balls to share.
The fall membership special is in effect and for additional information call the pro shop at 417.926.5374. The proshop, clubhouse and restrooms will close for the season Monday, October 31 and will reopen April 1st, 2017.
Come out and enjoy a game of night golf this Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 will be the annual fall Wedgewood members meeting at 6:00 p.m. Activities include a putting contest, dinner, business meeting, election of board members and glo-golf game.
Another beautiful week of fall golfing weather and the grounds continue to be green and pretty. I hope everyone can enjoy the course before the grass goes dormant and the leaves cover the ground. The nut trees at Wedgewood are loaded this year the walnuts are gigantic, the pecans are bountiful, acorns and hickory nuts but the most interesting is the chestnut tree on Hole 6. The fruit or meat of the chestnut is inside a prickly, spiny burr that splits open before or after falling from the tree. Inside this burr is a hard outer shell then an inner skin and next the fruit or meat — from the holiday song “chestnuts roasting on an open fire”. Scott Elliott, Grounds Superintendent, estimates the chestnut tree to be around 30 years old. Would any members like to share information about the wonderful, old trees at Wedgewood?
The new member fall special includes full family membership through April 1st 2018. Golf is an outdoor sport the whole family can enjoy. For additional information, call the proshop at 926.5374. Some leagues are continuing to play for fun but are starting evening play earlier due to the shorter days and the big game continues to play daily at 1:00 p.m. except Mondays. Come to Wedgewood and join the fun!