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
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
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
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.