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Aug 2, 2016
August’s arrival means one thing folks, it is time for our 60th Annual Banana Belt Tournament. This fun-filled event will be held on the 27th and 28th of August. It will feature some of the best golfers here and around Central Washington as they battle for cash and prizes. The Stroke Play Tournament will be a flighted event with Gross and Net payouts and features a Horse Race starting at 5 pm on the 26th of August. After a steak dinner on Saturday following opening day play, you will be able to participate in the always fun Calcutta. More information can be found under the Banana Belt section of our webpage or contact our Pro Shop. If you or your business have donated to this tourney or wish to donate, please contact Banana Belt Chairperson Zoe Wilson at (509) 832-0447 or e-mail her at email@example.com. She could use all the support we can give her as she tackles this difficult job. Thank you Zoe!
Looking back at July, our 4th of July Couples Tournament, Troy and Carol Monholland took the Gross title with Dick and Sue Poteet taking the Net title. Runner-ups were Dave and Zoe Wilson finishing 2nd Gross with John and Rose Fleming nailing down 2nd Net.
Our two day Couples Tournament held on the 16th and 17th of July saw Mike and Jennifer Putnam winning Gross honors over Troy and Carol Monholland with Dave and Zoe Wilson capturing Low Net honors over Greg and Connie Gustafson. It is also worth noting that Louie Alcala aced the 9th hole for his second hole-in-one in as many years in this tournament. Last year Louie aced our 17th hole.
Max’s Group saw their founder and namesake, Max Wickham coming out on top for the month with a plus 10.72 barely edging Doug Veach’s 10.28. This group welcomes all BRC golfers to come out and join them every Monday and Thursday starting at 8:30 on those mornings but you are urged to get to the course early as the old boys usually break out a little early.
BRC’s Club Championship is now over and congratulations to all of our 2016 winners. The Championship Division title went to Andrew Schutt. Other flight winners are Scott Andrews, Jim Gauley, Joel Pulido, Max Wickham and Dennis Pleasant.
The debate whether to remove the end tree on hole 14 will be decided this month. The suggestion box has been brought out and all members are urged to vote up or down on this course improvement. The box will remain out for the month of August. All ballots must be turned in with a signature of the member casting a vote.
Looking down the road, the Ryder Cup is looming on the horizon. Organizer Sean Tudor has announced an increase in the numbers of players from each course and he will be scheduling a meeting later in the season. This popular competition with our friends at Mt. Adams at the end of last year was intense and exciting and we need to bring the Cup home!
Finally, keep Jim Leighty and Rick Mitoff in your thoughts and prayers as they battle serious illnesses.