Jim Wegman, Publicity
The weather is cooling off and the leaves are changing in many parts of the country. The pace of life here in IronOaks is beginning to move faster as we leave the summer heat behind. So, let’s all welcome back our winter golfers.
10/03. Fewest Putts – Sonoran: Flight A: Bruce McCorkle, Dennis Fisher, Ed Allen and Lou Blass, Flight B: Chuck Legorreta, Len Dolins, Bob Deken and William Becker; Sinkers: Bernie Boston; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: Len Dolins No. 8.
10/30. Net Score – Lakes: Flight A: Ron Betti, Jerry Richards, Bill Slattery and Chuck Legorreta, Flight B: Tom Thibodeau, Len Dolins, Mike Stewart and Dennis Clark; Sinkers: Dean Crocker; Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 2 Tom Thibodeau, No. 6 Bruce McCorkle
Overseeding Project: The three Oakwood Golf Courses were closed for the annual over seeding project and there was no Niners golf played on October 10, October 17 or October 24. Some of our members used the time to travel and some to practice. Some of the guys played a few rounds at Ironwood and got in some exercise as well. Remember, the rule is cart path only at Oakwood for about 21 days after overseeding depending upon weather and course conditions. The same rule applies to all our courses after overseeding, so remember to stretch those hamstrings and loosen up before your next round.
The Three R’s: Our golf courses are looking really good these days, especially the Palms. The ground crews, under the direction of Superintendant Charles Keys, are doing their part to make IronOaks golf a fun and challenging experience. We have a well organized and managed Adopt-A-Hole program under new Chairman John Masog. If you are interested in joining the A-A-H program contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, we have to give the guys a helping hand by practicing the three R’s. Repair the ball marks on the greens; replace and sand the divots in the fairways; and rake the bunkers and leave the rakes perpendicular along the bunker sides. That’s course etiquette and shows respect for the game of golf and your fellow golfers.
Members with yardage devices will be happy to hear that all the flag sticks are now equipped with new top mounted prism units. Now that the IronOaks courses are open, look for the new broken tee caddies on the tee boxes. These colorful, cone shaped receptacles are there to help keep the tee boxes clean. So pitch in with those broken tees. “Tee it Up and Clean it Up”.
The 2014 IronOaks Golf Expo was held on the Oakwood range on Wednesday, October 29. I want to extend a special thank you to two of our members who volunteered their time and efforts at the Golf Expo. Bill Johnson and Bill Bartoo came out and assisted with various tasks and helped to make the Expo a success. We appreciate your work, guys.
The Executive Board and Chairmen of the Niners wish you and your families a very Happy Holidays.