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.
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!
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.