Niners’ October Playday Results

Jim Wegman, Publicity

A hearty “Welcome Back” to all our winter golfers. And a big Niners welcome to new members Joe D’Amore and Steve Moody, and returning member Bruce McCorkle.

We hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. The board and committee members of the Niners want to wish each of you a Happy Holiday season filled with joy and light and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Golf Expo: The IronOaks Golf Expo took place on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Oakwood range. The golfers turned out, and the sales were brisk with golfers spending their hard-won chits. There are still some great items and bargains at the shop, and all those chits should be spent by Dec. 31.

We have returned to a shotgun start at 9 a.m. with two players per cart as of Nov. 4. Keep current with the schedule, times, games, and conditions by periodically checking our website.

Overseeding: The grounds crew members, led by our superintendent Ross Buckendahl, have worked very hard to provide healthy courses and playable conditions for our golfers. We can help keep the courses in good shape by observing the Three “Rs”: Repair the ball marks on the greens, yours and any others close by; Replace and Sand the fairway divots; Rake the bunkers and leave the rakes perpendicular to the bunker sides. That’s course etiquette and shows respect for the course, the game of golf, and your fellow golfers.

Winners:10/7/21 Best Balls 1 Gross 1 Net Palms. 1st Bill Pender, Mike Osborn, Pete Stein, Bill Bartoo; 2nd (3-way tie) Bob Pender, Mike Stewart, Jim Janowski, Jim Johnson; Lee Boudreaux, Bill Whitely, David Mork, Murray Luther; and Paul Feeney, Al Metz, John Gaudioso, Peter Gerdik; KPs #4 Bob Deken, Bill Pender, #7 Bob Deken

It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of a longtime league member and original “Sinker,” Don Zimmer, on Oct. 19. Don was a jovial golfer, enjoying the game and the company of his fellow golfers. Our deepest condolences are offered to his wife Rose and members of the Zimmer family.

For the past 24 years, the Niners have had members who have stepped up to do all the tasks that keep the league going. The current board will reach their constitutional limit for service and will vacate their positions at the end of 2022. If you have thought of serving on the board and working to make the Niners the type of league that retains old members and welcomes new ones, now is the time to let us know. We also need game managers to keep the weekly games schedule and create the pairings each week. Game managers are essential to the league’s smooth operation. Without volunteers, the league cannot operate.