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Buster Goes Low


  His real name is Will Stromberg, First Assistant Pro at Mount Shasta Resort. His nickname is Buster because he resembles Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. His golf game is awesome. We had a men’s club, nine hole skins game on Friday, May 30th and Buster went low.
He managed six birdies and an eagle to card an eight under par 27 and only won two skins. Will carries a zero handicap, which means he usually shoots even par or less. Will is also one of only a few players who can reach hole #4 in two strokes. That’s right, 573 yards in two strokes.
 
Will is very humble about his golf skills and could not be a nicer guy just to hang out with. We are lucky to have him here at MSR.
 

 

 

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"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


July, 2014 Newsletter  

 
 June was a perfect month for golf here at MSR and we saw a lot of new faces! Most of those new faces were new members, due to our recent membership drive.
 
We held our U.S. Open Sweeps on June 14th and 15th and we had great participation. Kale Riccomini (69), paired with Brendon Todd (138), to tie for first place with Scott Waite (63) and Daniel Berger (144). The 207 total was three shots better than third place winner, Audra Gibson. Audra (66) and Bill Haas (144) had a total of 210. Each member who played in this event picked a PGA partner for the weekend. The member’s net score on Saturday was combined with their PGA partner’s weekend total for the final score. Tony Davis (68) was partners with J.B. Holmes (143), for a total of 211 and soul possession on 4th place.
 
The British Open Sweeps will happen July 19th. Be sure to call the Golf Shop and reserve a tee time for that day. Entry fee is $20.00 and you should  show up early before all the good picks are gone.
 
On July 13th, parking will be limited to the street as our parking lot will have 150 classic cars joining us for our Mt. Shasta Resort Rod Run. Make sure to make an early tee time,  so you can come join the fun afterwards. We will have a BBQ lunch, live music,  raffle prizes and trophies for our winning cars! You won’t want to miss out on this Sunday afternoon.
 
We also have the Bill Crowley Memorial coming up on Friday, July 11. This will be a 9am shotgun start with a two Person Scramble format. Get a partner and call the Golf Shop for more details. This will be a member/guest event followed by a nice luncheon. The entry fee is $50.00 per player.
 
Our Match Play Championship will also begin in July. Be sure to sign up no later than the 16th. The matches are set to begin July 19th, and will be completed on August 31st. Mark your calendar for this one. Contact Will in the pro shop for more information at 530 –926-3052.
 
 

 

Steve Mapes Wins the Raffle

 We sold over 450 raffle tickets to cover the cost of the Bridgestone Staff Bag and Steve Mapes was the lucky winner.
 
Steve purchased over 20 tickets himself and the drawing was held at 12 noon on Father’s Day. Steve will most likely display this beautiful golf bag in his trophy room. Steve usually plays in our weekend skins game and does well with his 27 handicap.
 

 


 
 

Did You Know

 A recent study found the average golfer walks about 900 miles a year (looking for his ball).
Another study found golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.
That means, on average, golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon. 
 

 

Karen Harris "Beat the Pro"

 It was just a friendly game of “Ace’s Only” on the practice green one Monday morning and Karen Harris showed the Pro how it’s done. Karen made four “aces” that morning and the old Pro could muster only one. Karen won a bag tag that says, “I beat the Pro at Mount Shasta Resort.” She proudly hung the bag tag on her golf bag. Karen has been a member here at MSR since 1999 and was even on the Golf Shop Staff at one time. Karen carries a 27 handicap and works very hard on her short game. There is certainly nothing wrong with her putting.
 
 


Don't Be That Guy
 

  
He takes three divots in the fairway during his practice swings, and then tops the ball. And he forgets to fill the divots with divot mix provided on every golf cart.
He takes divots on the tee box with his driver during practice swings. Then, he tops the ball.
He hits his tee shot into the practice range off #1 tee and then takes a “mulligan”. Then, he drives his cart into the middle of the range searching for his ball.
 


Junior Golf


 Will Stromberg demonstrates a good chipping technique as Lizzy Manley, Linnea Dolf, Elise Dolf,
Mason O’Sullivan, Dylan Krause, Ian Russ, Zack Staszel, and Noah Manley observe.
 
Our two week golf lesson clinic was set up by the Mount Shasta Parks and Recreation Department. We had over 20 juniors learning the golf swing as well as rules and etiquette. A duplicate program was held at Lake Shastina Golf Course as well.
 
The golf clinics included instruction in putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, full swing mechanics with short irons, mid-irons, fairway woods, and of course, the driver. On July 7th, we plan to have a skills challenge from 10am to 12 noon. If you would like to see these junior golfers in action, be sure to attend this annual treat.
 We also have some scramble tournaments scheduled during the month of July. Lake Shastina will host the first event on July 9th. McCloud G.C. will host the second event on July 14. The third event will be held at Weed G.C. on July 16th. The final tournament will be held here at Mount Shasta Resort on July 21st. Each tournament begins at 1pm and the final tournament will be followed by a BBQ for all the junior golfers. 




 


 

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