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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 hhtp://ladiesinvitational.blogspot.com.

Chicks with Sticks

The question lately is, “Are we going to rained out again?” The day, May 12, didn’t look too promising at 9AM. There was no real storm expected between the hours of 11AM and 3PM, but the chance of rain all day was good. What to do! What to do! The Chicks with Sticks are tough, though. They have faced hardships before, and by golly, they would do it again!

The Chicks played at Heatherhurst on the Crag course this week. The game was low-putts for the team, slightly modified to include a putt reduction by one for each player on the team that hit the fairway with her drive. Par threes were the exception, no benefit for hitting the green with your drive. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Not exactly. There are a few of us that find hitting the fairway sort of Ho-Hum. The challenge is the second shot. After all, anyone can hit off the fairway! “Real” golfers like to bang around in the rough!

Trouble started right away. Rain! The first three groups finished 18 holes. All the rest had to abort. The last group was able to finish hole #15, so the tournament was modified to end there.

Team # 1, Nancy Martin, Joan Kupp, Linda LeBreux and Chris Shumate (blind draw), only had 70 putts for the 15 holes. Wow! That is 4.6666 putts for the team per hole and 1.15 putts per person. Pretty good playing! Some of the comments about the play were amazing.

Chris Shumate, for example, said quite simply, “I hit every fairway on my drive.” Mary Runfeldt said, “I kept having these one-putts and I always hit the fairway with my drive. So a lot of times I would have 0 putts on a hole.” Ho-Hum!

Team # 2, Pam McCarthy, Mary Runfeldt, Melinda Henneberg, and Kathleen Purdee (blind draw), followed the first team quite closely with 71 putts. Third place went to Chris Shumate, Chris Nagy, Barb Alexander, and Sophie Nahod with 75 putts.

Birdies were made by Melinda Henneberg, Kay Davis, Connie Fusco, Dale Renton, Chris Shumate, Sophie Nahod, Joan Kupp, and Linda LeBreux. Jeani Miller made a chip-in/birdie. Jullie Moore made two birdies and one chip-in. Pam McCarthy made one chip-in. Last of the prizes (but certainly not the least) is closest to the pin. Kudos go to Melinda Henneberg for coming the closest on hole #12.

FFG Tee Setters 

Imagine being parked ten feet from a sprinkler head when it suddenly comes to life.  That is what happened to one foursome when the ladies played Stonehenge GC on May 6th.  It was more than just another spring shower!

The winners: LOW GROSS:  Nancy Harper 85, Renee Guenther 89, Carol Soucie 97.  LOW NET:  Fran Hopp 70, Hazel Robinson 72, Marty King 75. CLOSEST TO PIN:  Marty King #3 and Jo Ann Faulds #11. GROSS SKINS:  Renee Guenther #4, #6,and #17.  Nancy Harper #7 and #13.  Janet Taylor #9.

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.

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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.

Mark Your Calendar….August 13 and 14 for Fairfield Glade Member/ Member 

Ladies and Gentlemen— Secure your partners early and plan on a fun filled week-end, August 13 and 14.  This 2 day tournament celebrating it’s 32nd  year is a men’s and women’s “2-person Best Ball” event held at Heathhurst Golf Club.

This event is limited to 340 players.

Flights are determined prior to play. Payout will be to teams who score within the first 5 places, for both gross and net in each flight. There will be 4 flights; Red tee (women) Green *(women) White tee (men) Gold tee (men). The 2 day overall Member-Member Champions will be determined in each flight.

*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.

Once the application is available the deadline for Green tee players will be June 15 which will give the committee an opportunity to plan accordingly.

Enjoy 2 days of golf playing on the Brae and Crag courses.

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

Plan now for this great golfing event on August 13 and 14.

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.

We have golfers with single digit handicaps and those with the maximum.  Everyone is welcome!

The Tuesday Night Couples league begins Tuesday, May 3 and continues thru the end of September.  We play nine holes each Tuesday (weather permitting), with a shotgun start at 4 P.M. at Dorchester Country Club , then all gather to enjoy dinner and/or drinks,  at different venues around FFG and pass out prizes.

Sign up is on a weekly basis, at Dorchester or by e-mail so you won’t  be tied down if you have other plans.  We are a fun loving group and encourage you to join us.

For information please contact any of the following:

Pat and Dom Janusky,  456-4985 –   [email protected]

Dave & Maralee Rivard, 484-0895  –  [email protected]

Tim & Glory Sullivan, 456-4478  –  [email protected]

FCA Scramble

Upper Cumberland  Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting a Golf Scramble on Saturday June 25 at Dorchester Golf Course in Fairfield Glade.

Registration starts at Noon with a 1 P.M. shotgun start. The cost per player is $100, which includes golf with cart, a Lefty’s BBQ dinner afterwards, a goody bag, great team and individual prizes, and support for our local FCA huddles.

Forms are available at all  Fairfield Glade golf courses. You can also enter your team by calling Deana at 931-372-2123 or by emailing her at:  [email protected]