We honored Veteran’s Day for a whole week by allowing all military veterans to play free here at Mount Shasta Resort.The response was terrific and the weather was good as well.
Bonnie Davis, Cathy Middendorf, and Griff Bloodhart all donated wartime memorabilia to help us create a nice display to honor our veterans. We appreciate the thoughtful support.
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December, 2013 Newsletter
“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” is the traditional greeting and we really mean it. We had lots of good memories of 2013 and a few sad ones as well. We lost Bill Crowley who battled cancer for several years and we hope to hold a tournament in his memory sometime in July 2014.
Golf in November was spectacular. We had our usual frost delays in the morning, but the afternoons were sunny with very little wind. By the way, here’s a tip from the Pro on how to play when the ground is frozen hard. We witnessed lots of strategies on how to tee it up on the rock hard tees. We saw golfers with hammers, screw drivers, bloody marys’, ice picks, and drills trying to create a hole in which to place their tee. In our opinion, their efforts were not necessary.
First of all, you don’t need a tee. Simply place the ball on the frozen turf and go at it with your #3 metal or a hybrid. The fairways are also hard and fast, so you’ll get plenty of roll. On approach shots to the green, play a bump and run shot and hope you get a favorable bounce. Flying the ball to the green will usually result in your ball bounding over the green and ending up who knows where. We do see ball marks on the greens, but we won’t be able to repair them until next April.
Inventory Clearance Sale
Everything in the Pro Shop is now available at a 30% discount. We will be open every day from 8am to 5pm and we still have some great items that must go. Don’t wait till next year, or you will miss out. Special orders for Christmas should be placed ASAP.
2013 Turkey Shoot
We held our annual “Turkey Shoot” Scramble on Saturday, November 23rd and the turn out was excellent. The four player scramble was both fun and challenging.
Low gross honors went to the team of Dave Trevisan, Gary Woods, John Gut, and Guy Crispi. They shot a smooth, ten under par 60.
Low net went to the team of Scott Waite, Kellen Waite, Tom Waite, and Louie Sbarbaro. They netted a nice 57 with their team handicap of 4.
We also included a team scramble skins game.
Scott Waite’s team played well enough to win four skins.
Charles Corrales and his team of Rick Poore, Bud Kubowitz, and Steve Tyhurst came away with three skins.
David Turk, Dave Trevisan, and Chuck Camozzi each had a team with two skins.
Dan Long’s team managed only one skin, but two other teams were shut out.
Every player who participated in the tournament received a nice Butterball turkey to take home for Thanksgiving.
Hole In One Club
Guy Crispi won a couple of skins when he aced hole #5 here at MSR on November 3rd. He used his trusty #6 iron to ace the 154 yard par three and celebrated up in the lounge with all the usual skins game suspects. Guy is a very popular member here at MSR and is well known for his John Daly type golf swing. He is a solid 12 handicap and shot a smooth 77 back in August. He usually only plays on weekends, so we know he can bring that handicap down by getting out just a little more frequently. He really is a good Guy.
David Turk is one of our newest members and was happy to ace hole #7 on November 22nd. He used his #8 iron on the 123 yard par three and couldn’t wait to run into the Pro Shop and share the good news. The first ace is always very special and unforgettable.
Golf Tips From the Pro
Cold air is heavy, therefore it creates more resistance to the flight of the ball. Cold, heavier winds naturally encourage golfers to swing harder, which will create more errors.
When you're out there playing in this colder weather, protect your head, feet and hands. Try to keep your golf balls warm as well. Taking care of your equipment and yourself will make playing the game more enjoyable during this period of colder weather.
And, if you play golf in the snow, use a “snow ball”. They don’t go anywhere, but it’s fun to watch them explode.
Play golf at Mount Shasta Resort and bring your camera.