The View Point
"If I could have breakfast with that view every day, I would! The food is as good as the view - EXCELLENT! Thanks!" A. Rouse, Director of San Ramon, CA
September, 2014 Newsletter
We had to say goodbye to our First Assistant, Will Stromberg. He is now the Head Golf Professional at Lake Shastina G.C. and we will miss him dearly. Will is an excellent player and respected teacher. His nickname here was “Buster” because he resembles Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants.“Buster” would often participate in our Sunday Skins Game and usually walked away with a few gross skins. He once shot eight under par on the back nine during one of our Friday Twilight games. He had six birdies and an eagle, and only won two skins.
We plan to meet up with Will very soon when we start having regular “Home and Home Matches” with Lake Shastina. We’ll have more information on that topic in our next newsletter.
Message from the G.M.
August has been a very productive month. Our mechanic, Nick Gribkoff, has been busy replacing cart batteries and the old rough mower was replaced with a fully rebuilt Toro 3500. In addition, Gary Reiff, Director of Operations, met with some of our members to see how we could make the course better for everyone, and got some great feedback. You can expect to see positive changes over the next few months as we implement these suggestions.
We also got some good ideas on how to make membership more fun and rewarding. As a result, this month we will begin the tradition of offering a free birthday dinner entrée to every active member, any day, except holidays, during the month of their birthday. Simply provide your member number and show ID to receive your free dinner! (Thank you, Gary Woods, for the idea!)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Plan on coming out to the Practice Range on Saturday,September 13th for some fun and take a shot at smashing our old monster TV that has been in the lounge for many years. All you need is a
basket of range balls and your favorite club for 150 yards. We will set the monster out on the range for everyone to take their best shot at hitting the old TV and turning it off for good. If you are playing golf that day, or just practicing, it will be fun to see if you can hit the big screen and
listen for the crash. Be sure to come out early because space is limited on the practice tee.
We will replace the old TV in the lounge with a new giant flat screen that everyone should enjoy.
Ken Uhl picked Charl Swartzel as his partner for this years sweeps and shot an even 200 to win First Place. Second place, at 202, was Tom Boehme along with Brandt Snedeker. Third Place went to the team of Dave Turk and Henrick Stenson with a total of 204. Each MSR member who participated in the sweeps combined his net score on Saturday with the weekend total of their PGA partner, drawn blindly. We plan to have our final sweeps during the last Fed Ex Cup event of the season.
Hole In One Club
On August 6th, at Mount Shasta Resort, Kale Riccomini was playing golf with his son Kaden, and scored his first “hole-in-one” ever. He used his pitching wedge to ace the 143 yard hole #17. Kale could not wait to come into the Golf Shop and give us the news. He has been playing golf most of his life and finally hit the perfect shot.
They say his golf shot hit about ten feet beyond the hole and spun back and in the hole. What a thrill, especially with his son as the witness.
On August 2nd, Chuck Harris drove up from Winters and got a hole-in-one on hole #2. He used a nine iron for the 138 yard shot.
He actually half shanked it, the ball headed dead right, hit a tree, and tumbled down the slope, onto the green, and into the hole. That must have been a big surprise.
On August 15th, Kathleen Kolar drove up from Rancho Mirage and got her hole in one on #5. She used a five iron on the 139 yard uphill par three. Kathleen did not know the ball had gone into the hole until she arrived at the green and finally found it in the hole.
She was so excited that she screamed and caused golfers on holes #1 and #18 to miss their putts.
Play golf at Mount Shasta Resort and bring your camera.