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Newsletter 2016 > May 2016
May 2016

Apr 28, 2016

It didn’t take long for Black Rock Creek to log its first Hole in One of this new 2016 golf season. During a Weekend Gangsome event on April 9th, Prosser’s Dave Wilson aced the par 3, 9th hole. Dave nailed a 5 iron into the cup from 165 yards. The ace was witnessed by playing partners Rick Mitoff and Keith Sattler. Congratulations Dave! This ace puts Wilson in the running for all or part of the Men’s Club $250 Hole in One award at the end of the season. Last season, BRC saw three aces recorded.
Outstanding weather has our greens healing very well after their annual aeriation last month by our grounds crew. Superintendent Benito Benitez has our course looking good for this early in the season. Benitez would also like to take the time to thank everyone who turned out for BRC’s Work Day. Over thirty members and golfers from our local high schools helped spruce up our course. Yardage markers were repainted, several trees were removed on the left side of 11, foliage between the cart sheds was cleared, cast iron benches were touched up, dead branches and debris was removed from under the arborvitae between 2 and 17 and the driving range was picked for range balls. Thank you all for your support in making our golf course something special!

The month of May kicks off with BRC hosting the annual ‘Home and Home’ contest with Goldendale and Toppenish on Sunday, the first of May. It is a shotgun start beginning at 8am. In the coming months, we will play at Mt. Adams and the last event will be held at the Goldendale course. The cost for all three contests is just $45 and folks, three rounds of golf with old friends and 3 steak dinners for just $45 is just too good of a deal to pass up. It is not too late to sign up in the Pro Shop.

The Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Association will be hosting three events this month. On Tuesday, May 3rd, the tour heads to Toppenish for a 9 am start. On Wednesday, May 11th, the tour rolls into Sun Tides out of Yakima. Tee off is scheduled for 8:30 am. The last event for May is scheduled on the 18th at Horn Rapids in the Tri-Cities. Start time is 9 am. These MCSGA events cost $50 and includes cart and lunch. You can sign up in the Pro Shop or contact Terry Ostrander. After the season opener in Sun Willows last month, BRC sits in 9th position out of 15 courses participating this year. For a more detailed accounting of individual scores and the full schedule, please go to the MCSGA’s website.

The Bill Christie Golf Tournament is coming up on May 21st and May 22nd. This 2-Man Best Ball Tournament is sponsored by Hogue Ranches and Tom Denchel Ford of Prosser will sponsor the Hole in One contest. To sign up for this prestigious tournament, call Scott Galbraith at 509.837.5340. If you need a partner to play with, pull out your cell phone and call an old friend who is a member at another course as the Bill Christie was once thought of as a member-guest event. It will also allow you to share a weekend with an old friend and most importantly, to showcase our beautiful course.

‘Chuck Sez’ at one time in the late 60’s or early 70’s, he was privileged to witness what he like to call a perfect round on the old course. Frank Ware, a 7 handicap and was paired with Al Haskins, a 20 handicap playing against Chuck and Glen Horner. With a little money on the line, Chuck and Glen witnessed Frank hit all greens in regulation and two putted every green. Chuck and Glen wasted no time in paying up.

Prosser Men’s Club began the 2016 season on March 28th. They are playing every Monday, teeing off at 3:45 and have an average of 40 members each week.

Just a reminder that the Friday Night Couples are teeing off every Friday at 5 pm. Come on out and bring a date.

Here is wishing Eli Gonzales and Roger Lysell speedy recoveries.

Quote of the Month: “A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing” Payne Stewart