Currie Park Men's Club is a group of golfers playing golf as often as possible for enjoyment and for the competition. Currie Park Golf Course 3535 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53222 Phone: (414) 453-7030
Well, the 2014 golf season is off and running for the Currie
Men’s Club. Or after the weather we had for our initial weekend of events,
perhaps I should say “we’re blowing in the wind”.
With temperatures barely above 50 degrees and winds blowing
20-40 mph this weekend, we had an excellent turnout for the conditions.
Saturday at The Bog we had 28 members & 8 guests participate in the
Member/Guest outing, and Sunday at Washington County we had 25 intrepid souls
that tackled the conditions for our first competitive event.
Making their Currie club debuts as new members were Jesse
Alba, Tom Beatty, Chris Brock, Quentin Hart-Slater and Tim Rave. Other new
members that I’d like to welcome, but who’ve not yet made their initial club
appearance are Tim Hoy and Jim Sauceda. I’d also like to welcome back to the
club, after a brief 1 season absence, Jerry Loche and Mike O’Neil (Mike celebrated
his return with a smooth 72 at Washington County in very challenging conditions).
Looking forward at our next event at Whispering Springs, I’d
like to make everyone aware of a change in format for this outing. Rather than
playing a Net Partners format, we’ve opted to instead have the competition be
individual medal play (net). After receiving feedback from a number of members
we’ve decided that when we do hold a Net Partner format we will provide
everyone with the opportunity to select their own partners. Most likely we will
conduct the Net Partner event at either Currie (June 14th) or
Hartford (June 21st).
Additionally I wanted to share an update on the Match Play
format. Typically this event has been held in 4 flights (single elimination).
However, in consideration of our membership size (looks like 54 members), we’ve
been considering going to 8-man flights and double elimination. The reason for
considering the change is to avoid the need for having (10) 1st-round
byes, and trying to determine who would benefit from those byes in each flight.
If we did go to the smaller flights we’d only have (2) 1st-round
byes needed. There are drawbacks to the smaller flights, and so we are
continuing to consider our options over the next week. If you’d like to comment
on this topic, please do so via e-mail to Brian Pederson, Jeff Camosy, and
Lastly, I’d like to congratulate Jeff Camosy for his role in
a successful kick-off to the 2014 season. This is Jeff’s first go-around as
Tournament Director/ Vice President, and from everything that I observed (as
well as comments from participants this weekend) our scoring process and
pairings both went very smoothly.
Aside from hoping for warmer, calmer weather, that’s all
I’ve got for now. See everyone on the links next weekend.
Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th at Whitnall Park Golf Course
Tournament is open to all MCPLA Members. Senior status is age 55 on or before May 17th. Mid-Am status is age 25-54 on or before May 17. Non MCPLA members can enter by paying and additional $10 entry fee.
Number of flights will be determined by the number of entries received. Net scores will be used only. Handicaps as of May 1st will be used. Play will be within flights both days with NO repairing for Sunday’s round.
ENTRY: $85 (includes prize fund)
$95 Non-MCPLA Member
$25 Season Pass Holders
Two more weeks for the 4/26 event at the Bog and
4/27 event at Washington County and three more weeks for the 5/4 event at
Whispering Springs. The walking and riding fees, first tee time and event
formats for all three have been noted on the respective registration pages.
Please visit the schedule tab of our website http://www.currieparkmensclub.com/p/schedule.html to
register for these events.
·The 4/26 event at the Bog is a member/guest
event and you will have an opportunity to register guests during the
registration process from this point forward. If you have already registered
yourself and would still like to register a guest then please send me the name
of your guest and I’ll get them registered for you.
·You will register for all other events as an
individual and pairings will be made shortly preceding the event.
·The deadline for registering for all these non-TOC
related Currie events will be the Monday morning (9am) preceding each event so
we have time to communicate any necessary tee time changes to the respective