For example, on the fifth hole all shots had to be played with a five iron including putts, and the eighth hole, always a difficult green on which to putt, had the hole placement on the most difficult location.
Wawenock Country Club General Manager, Paul Richmond, who applied his devilish creativity to each hole, said that the most entertaining of all was hole number seven. On that hole the bunker in front and to the right of the green was filled with water about six inches deep. If a team hit in to this bunker and played out of it, that team was permitted to subtract ten strokes from its score. Each team decided that ten strokes was sufficient incentive to get feet and clothes sopping wet.
Lynn Steele made a fine shot out of the water enabling her three member team including husband, Ken, to avoid getting wet. Once on the green there were multiple plates, one of which was covering the hole. Each team had to putt to each plate to finally discover where the hole was located.
The winning team was that of Chris Feltis, Kyle Feltis, Stephanie Russell and Kelsey Leeman with a net score of 21.
The course maintenance team of Paul Richmond, Greg Delot, Art Poland and Ryan Carter actually had a net of 18, but were declared ineligible to win because of their knowledge of the course set up.
Traci Beier won the long drive contest on the first hole with an old, persimmon wood. Her drive was considerably longer than the best man’s drive.
Sharleen Feltis put on a large and excellent buffet with all of the revenue going to the Club’s current capital fundraising campaign. Thanks to Sharleen and Dale Feltis for this support. The tournament and dinner were great fun for all of the players and spouses, and all of the “cry babies” went home happy.
Season Ending Notes
Paul says that Oct. 31 will be the final day for the Pro Shop to be open. The course will be open as long as possible into the fall, possibly into mid-November. Putting on frost covered greens will not be permitted, but, if the flag sticks are upright, the greens may be played. There will be an “honor box” on the first tee for non-members to pay a nominal green fee of $10 for a day of golf.
Presidents Cup Progress
Sources say Kyle Feltis’ love life brought about another postponement of the final match of this tournament. Kyle announced his engagement to a lovely young lady this past weekend.
We wish them the very best and await the announcement of the big day. We are hopeful that this tournament will have a winner in 2009. Kyle’s opponent, Sam Graves, is patiently “waiting in the wings.”