Glade Golf News

FFG Tee Setters 

The ladies played Stonehenge GC last Friday afternoon in hot and humid conditions. Some golfers love the warm conditions and shoot low, while others not so much!

The winners: LOW GROSS: Brenda Davis 82, Jean Kraft 83, Marty Wennermark 89, JoAnn Faulds 90, Renee Guenther 93. LOW NET: Betsy Hale 70, Nancy Harper, 71, Chris Nagy 71, Sandi Barth 74, Hazel Robinson 76, Janet Taylor 76. CLOSEST TO PINS:  JoAnn Faulds #5, Barbara Flanagan #14. GROSS SKINS:  Jean Kraft #12, Brenda Davis #13, Barbara Flanagan #14, Betsy Hale #18.

Chicks with Sticks

There is less than a week to go before summer officially arrives. So why has it been so hot?

On the way home from Heatherhurstat 1:30 the outside temperature measured 88 degrees.

If it is 88 degrees in late June, what can we expect in July and August.  Oh, who cares?

As long as the rangers keep coming around the golf course with ice and water, the Chicks with Sticks will keep playing.

Today the course was the Crag and as usual at the Crag, the Chicks play a different game. Boy was this game different!

Of course the team captain has to record the gross score for everyone in the GHIN system to keep all the “little peepers’” handicaps up to date. But the game for Thursday, June 16, had nothing to do with gross score.

The game rules went something like this: 1) Each person gets one point if their drive lands in the fairway on a par 4 or 5 and one point for landing on the par 3 greens; 2) Each person gets 1 point if the number of putts for a hole is 2 or less; and 3) Each person gets another point if their net score on a hole is par or less. The team score is the sum of all the individual scores. Geeees!

If you don’t have enough to think about, such as your swing (set up, stance, left arm straight on the back swing, follow-through, etc.) or your course tactics (iron or wood, lay-up or go for it, putter or chipper, etc.), then let’s make the rules of the game hard to remember or complicated to keep everyone involved.

Well, honestly after the first couple of holes, the art of scoring was mastered and all was well until the usual addition problems at the end of the round. In fact, the game had a big positive side. Teammates were actually encouraging each other to do good things, driving in the fairway and keeping putts down. That is pretty basic!

So how did everyone do? Connie Fusco, Nancy Martin, Pam McCarthy, and Sue Orris (blind draw) came in 1st with a whopping score of 172.

Connie Fusco’s 3 birdies and Pam McCarthy’s 1 birdie and 1 chip-in helped a lot. Nice going, Ladies!

2nd place went to Susan Spencer, Elaine Pipino, Jo Faulds, and Sophie Nahod(blind draw) with a score of 170.

The not-too-shabby 3rd place team with 160 points included Liz Cartwright, Kay Davis, Mary Runfeldt, and Joan Kupp (blind draw). Considering that a “perfect” score for a team of four is only 216, everyone should be congratulated for a job well done!

Back to the birdies and other prizes of the day…. Liz Cartwright, Jo Faulds, Beth Jones, Sohie Nahod, Jeani Miller, and Francie McMackin each had one birdie. OBTW Francie’s birdie was also a chip-in. Melinda got closest to the pin on hole #12 and to everyone’s glee made her birdie putt! Keep up the good work, Ladies!

Women’s tourney set

The 2016 Fairfield Glade Women’s Invitational will be held July 9 –  10. Go to www.fairfieldglade.cc for Application.

Don’t miss out!       Registration Ends Soon

House of Hope, Cumberland County School’s Family Resources and the Imagination Library are the winners! The 43rd Invitational Tournament benefits these worthy charities which will be held at Heatherhurst Golf Club. Play will be on the Brae and Crag courses July 9 and 10.

The Fairfield Glade Ladies 18 Hole League sponsors this weekend tournament.  Ladies from across the state of Tennessee plus many from surrounding states participate in this 2 day event. The tournament weekend starts with a Friday evening reception, plus breakfast items and lunch will be provided each day of the event.

Play is limited to the first  224 who sign up. More than $11,000 was donated to our three charities within Cumberland County. House of Hope, provides services for drug endangered, abused, and at risk children. Imagination Library provides a new age appropriate hardcover book every month to children up to age 5.

The 43rd Invitational is open to female golfers of all skill levels, flighted by handicap giving every player a chance to win one of many prizes.

All golfers must have a current and verifiable USGA handicap index from an authorized golf club, with a minimum of 7 rounds played in 2016 and posted to their internet record by June 29. Entry fee of $125.00 includes green fees (2 days) carts, Friday reception plus 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches.

For application, format, requirements, courses and reception information go to the website www.fairfieldglade.cc or www.ladiesinvitational.blogspot.com.

Member- Member set

There are still a limited amount of spots open for the Fairfield Glade Member/Member Tournament on August 13- 15.

The application and details for the 32nd Fairfield Glade Member/Member are now available at www.fairfieldglade.cc  Secure your partner and get your application in early. This fun filled event is sold out every year.

Enjoy 2 days of  1 best ball golf on the Brae and Crag courses.

A pre- tournament reception will be held on Friday evening (August 12), continental breakfast and lunch both days, gift bag, prize money plus shirt or a dozen golf balls are included.

The 2016 M/M event at Heatherhurst Golf Club will have more than 340 players—3 flights- White, Red, Gold and Green*. The limit is 170 teams so don’t delay.

The Member/Member is open to golfers of all skill levels, flighted by handicap giving every team a chance to win a prize.

All golfers must submit a current and verifiable USGA handicap index from an authorized golf club, and must be a member in good standing.of the Fairfield Glade Community  Club.

Handicap indexes submitted, with posted scoring history will be reviewed by the men and women of the Glade handicap committee.

Details on www.fairfieldglade.cc  (Select golf then calendar for application) Plan now!

*A green tee flight has been added this year providing 18 teams are signed up. If a full flight of 36 players is not achieved, members will have the option to play in the red tee flight.

Deadline for Green tee players will be June 15 which will give the committee an opportunity to plan accordingly.

Couples Invitational

Applications for the 2016 Couples Invitational are now being taken.

Forms are available online or at any of the Fairfield Glade Golf Shops. If you have any questions, contact Jeremy Jones at Heatherhurst 484- 3799.

Single golfers needed

Mixed group (men & women) plays golf every Saturday morning from April until October at one of Fairfield courses.

Please call Judy at 931- 267- 2612 if interesed.

 Tuesday night league

If you enjoy the social aspect of golf  –   love playing fun and challenging games, and, want to meet and make new friends, then we are the golf league for you.

The Tuesday Night Couples league begins Tuesday, May 3 and continues thru the end of September.

Sign up is on a weekly basis, at Dorchester.