Members

 

Board of Directors

Carl Tubbesing, President

Jim Gallagher, First Vice President

Kathy Maskell, Second Vice President

Rosemary Merchant, Secretary

Fred Martindale, Treasurer

Nora Bisharat

Corky Clarke

Ted Curtis

Joan Dayton

Schuyler Grant

James Hood

Theresa Kaufman

Amanda Layng

Barbara Marshall

Lynne Priest

Mike Ross

Tee Taggart

David Whiston

 


Committees

Archives

Greens

Audit

Handicap

House

Membership

Nominating

Risk Management

Rules and Golf

Tournament

Lobster Bake

Family BBQ

Ad Hoc Endowment

Ad Hoc Finance

Ad Hoc Marketing

Ad Hoc Website

 

Linda Grant

Wink Houghton

Schuyler Grant, Lynne Priest, John Rent

Schuyler Grant

Mike Ross

Jim Gallagher

Jim Hood

Bob Buxbaum

John Merchant

John Rent

Ted and Laurie Curtis, Mike and Jan Ross

Corky and Carla Clarke, Jim and Elise Hood

John Layng

John Rent

David Wilson

Carl Tubbesing

 

 


Women's Committee

The Women’s Committee coordinates the activities of the club’s women golfers and supports various key projects, primarily centered on refurbishment and maintenance of the clubhouse.  The focus of its fundraising efforts is the annual August bake sale.

Annual Meeting

The Women's Committee elected officers for 2017-18 at its annual meeting on Monday, August 28.  Amanda Layng will serve as Chair; Sally Crapser will be Vice Chair; and Jackie Cross will take over as Secretary/Treasurer.

Chair

Vice Chair

Secretary/Treasurer

Communications

House

Scrambles

Bake Sale

Tournaments

Monday Golf

Southern Maine Women's Golf Association

Sandi Whiston

Amanda Layng

Sally Crapser

Sue Bogle

Donna Clark

Sharon Rent and Elise Hood

Sally Crapser

Joan Dayton and Barbara Marshall

Anne Gallagher and Linda Grant

Lynne Priest

Clinics and Lessons

Sean Barrett, golf professional at Falmouth Country Club, is returning this season to offer clinics and private lessons.  Two dates are currently confirmed--Monday, July 17 and Monday, July 31.  There is a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse..  Clinics will be for up to six people at a time,  Cost will be $20 per hour per person.  Each clinic will focus on a particular aspect of the game--for example, chipping, putting, tee shots, fairway shots and playing a few holes with the pro.  Private lessons will be available at $60 per hour.  Sign up at the Clubhouse or by phone at (207) 846-9478.

Junior Golf

Great News!! Brian Bickford, golf professional at Val Halla golf club and head coach of the Greely High School golf team, has agreed to assist with the Great Chebeague Golf Club's Junior Clinics through the rest of the summer.  Brian has a long history with junior golf in Maine and was one of the chief organizers of the popular Junior Golf Jamboree held on our course in June.  Brian will teach on alternate Thursdays, starting July 20.  Other dates are August 3, August 17 and August 31.  The clinics will be held at their usual time of 3:15.  All clinic sessions are open to children of members and non-members alike. 

Also conducting the clinics this year are Joan Dayton, Jackie Cross and John Merchant.  Tom Adams, who devoted many years to teaching and inspiring young Chebeague golfers, is not able to return as a Junior Clinic instructor.  The club is abidingly grateful to Tom and will miss him greatly. 

Member News

Men's Day

Every Thursday, June 15 through September.  Play begins at 8:30 a.m., so please sign-up by 8:15 a.m..

The so-called Ladies Invitational was held on Thursday, August 31.  The Men's Day regulars invited women club members to join them to celebrate acquisition of two gas grills and to encourage men and women golfers to participate in some of the club's alternate shot cups.  Participants had so much fun that this inaugural event promises to become an annual end-of-the-summer fixture on the club's schedule.  

First place went to Ted and Laurie Curtis; second to Fred Martindale and Greg Malkonian; and third to Sarah and Jim Van Fleet.  Laurie Curtis donated her winnings for being closest to the pin to the Women's Committee treasury.  

Junior Jamboree

The first-ever Maine Junior Golf Jamboree, held on Saturday, June 24 and sponsored by Junior Golf of Maine, was a huge success. Forty junior golfers and fifty family members from southern Maine participated in this fun event.  Two Chebeague juniors--Quinn Federle and Philip Traina--were in foursomes that took top prizes in two divisions. The weather was glorious, the course got rave reviews and our member volunteers were in top form.  A golf day to remember on Great Chebeague Island!

Women's Day

Every Monday, June 19 through September.  Play begins at 9:00 a.m., so please sign-up by 8:45 a.m.

Jackie Cross was the victor in the game held on August 15.  Amanda Layng came in second and Barbara Marshall won the closest to the pin competition.   

Hole-y Cow! Four Aces in Eleven Days

It took until September for a hole-in-one to be recorded on our course this year--and then there were four in eleven days--all on the club's signature 7th Hole, all with the cup on the lower level, the spot that offers the best chance of a hole-in-one on the course.   

Kathy Maskell, club Vice President, scored the latest one on Tuesday, September 12.  It was her first ever.  Kathy was playing with her father, the venerated Chuck Hilly.  

 

Three days earlier, Mike Dyer of South Portland thrilled to watch his nine iron send his ball to the 7th green cup. Mike was part of an outing to the club organized by Pete Rauscher of Port Harbor Marine.

The first of the four occurred on Friday evening, September 1 and was achieved by Bob "Birdie Bob" Scheele of Sunapee, New Hampshire.  

Club member and past Men's Champion Corky Clarke scored the second in dramatic fashion during the club's annual Labor Day Swatfest.  Jim Van Fleet had already won the Men's Swatfest competition.  Clarke and Bob Buxbaum went to the 7th tee to play-off for second place.  With a gallery of Swatfest aficionados looking on, Clarke's high arcing tee shot landed well above the pin, hesitated for a nano-second, then funneled into the cup.  Buxbaum was next up and, astoundingly, his ball, landing on a similar spot, took the same tantalizing journey toward the hole, only to brush the pin and continue past the cup.  He made the come-backer to finish third.