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Newsletter 2016 > July 2016
July 2016

Jul 3, 2016

The dog days of summer are upon us here at Black Rock Creek and we would urge all golfers to use extreme caution dealing with the high heat. Do not hesitate to use sunscreen and most importantly, keep yourself hydrated as the temperatures increase.

   July will be a busy month. Our small in-house 4th of July Couples Tournament will kick the month off with a 9 a.m. shot-gun start and participants are invited to bring their favorite dishes as we will have a pot luck snack table featuring many of our couples’ favorite finger food items. Also, we will have our BRC’s Couples Tournament. It will take place on July 16th and 17th. The Chapman event will have a Shotgun start both days. Entries must be received by July 13th and if you would like more information about the event, contact our Pro Shop.

   Black Rock Creek and Cherry Hill Golf Course will partner to present a Junior Golf Camp on July 11th through July 15th. Black Rock will host the event and it will feature three age groups, 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18. For more information, call Black Rock Creek at 509.837.5340 or Cherry Hill Golf Course at 509.854.1800. Cost is $75.

   It is not too early to talk about our ‘Banana Belt Tournament’ to be held August 27th and 28th this year. At the helm of our most popular golf tourney of the year will be a new bright face. Former Mustang golfer, Zoe Wilson has taken on this huge job. If Zoe ask for help from you, please do not hesitate to step forward. To contact Chairperson Zoe Wilson, call 1.509.832.0447 or e-mail her at

   The new water fountain is in and operational on the pond between the 14th and 15th hole. This long awaited project was made possible by the Women’s Club and Men’s Club and some private donations. Thank you to all involved in this project. No word on yet on when the suggestion box will be set out concerning tree removal.

   Final June numbers from Max’s Group shows Doug Schreiber at the top of the pile. His plus number of 16.36 easily out distanced Bob Hicks’ 11.64 and Don Johnson’s 11.28. Mr. Wickham was far back with a meager 3.20.

   Our flag retirement ceremony featuring the Yakama Warriors was conducted on June 14th. Nearly 25 tattered American Flags were retired with over 25 people in attendance to watch this special event. What made the service even more special was the flyover of three large transport planes heading to Spokane’s Fairchild Air Force Base during the presentation of the Air Force service hymn.

   Finally, with the retirement of Greg Visser and Rae Ann Goins from the Board of Directors at Black Rock, Jose Contreras and Rick Mitoff have been appointed to fill the terms of both Visser and Goins.