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April 2016

Mar 26, 2016

Black Rock Creek Golf Course
March 2016

The 2016 golf season is here and we expect it to be another exciting season of golf for our members and guest. There is something new this year! We will be posting a newsletter on our website. Dave Wilson has done an outstanding job of setting up our website. Please take the time to subscribe to our newsletter so you can get an electronic copy of the newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, visit our website at and click on Newsletter tab, then enter your email address in the Subscribe box. Our website also contains information on upcoming tournaments, course specials, past tournament results, as well as lists of our Board of Directors and Staff at Black Rock Creek.
If you have a story or would like to see something in this newsletter, please contact Troy Monholland.

Tournaments and Clubs:
Officially, our season kicked off with the Black Rock Creek Men’s Club opening day event, which was a ‘Las Vegas Scramble’ held on Sunday, March 6th. The team of Jason Eberle, Jeremy Stegeman, Gary Lambdin and Ken Herber took top honors. Full results can be found on our website under Tournament results. Spring also means high school golf is here. The Grandview Boys Invite was hosted by Black Rock Creek on Monday, March 21st. Ninety (90) high school golfers representing twenty (20) schools from Washington and Oregon competed in this annual event and we were treated to some outstanding golf. While East Valley took top honors, the team from Sunnyside Christian under Coach Grant Smith and Nathan Espinoza did remarkably well finishing in 5th place. Leading the team was Daniel Fitzgerald who shot an 81 with teammate Johnny Heffron shooting an 87. Special thanks goes out to our dedicated members who spend the day spotting for the event. Your efforts did not go unnoticed. Parents and coaches expressed gratitude to each of you. Thank you.
The Prosser Men’s Club begins on Monday, March 28th and will be made up of two sessions; March 28 – June 27and July 11 – October 10. For more information, contact Leo Kirk or Keith Sattler.
Max’s Group welcomes all players to come out and play every Monday and Thursday mornings. Currently, we have a shot-gun start at 9 am but as the season progresses, start time will move to an earlier time. Our weekends also feature the Gangsome. This highly competitive competition features the Stableford scoring system and we often have players from around the Valley participating in this contest. Not to be forgotten, our Ladies play every Tuesday morning at 9 am.

Mid-Columbia Seniors:   
The Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Association is set to kick off the 2016 season on April 19th. The schedule features seventeen events this year with Sun Willows the site of the season opener. Featured courses this year will be the Rope Rider course at Suncadia, the always popular Wildhorse Resort and Apple Tree are just a few of the sites the tour will visit. BRC’s representative for the tour will be Terry Ostrander. For more information on registration and the complete schedule for the year, check out our website under Senior Tour or contact the Pro Shop.   
Black Rock Creek History:
Our unofficial historian Chuck Mattocks would like to pass on a little bit of Black Rock Creek history. Originally the course was known as Lower Valley Golf Club. In June of 1946, 168 acres was purchased for the golf course for $9,775 dollars. In February, 1947, yearly dues were set at $24 a year. In September of 1950, the first Banana Belt was organized as a Pro-Am. Effie Young was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors in 1959. In October of 1993, construction of a new nine began at a cost of $650,000. Grand Opening for 18 holes took place on May 6th, 1995.
Quote of the Month:
“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course.” – Hank Aaron

Need equipment for your golf outing? Our Pro Shop can fill most golfer’s needs and can also special order items you might want. The Pro Shop would like to remind everyone to please make advanced tee times by calling them at (509) 837-5340.