Greetings Fellow Golfers,
The course has been open since April 20 and is in great shape! The weather has been very chilly and the north wind has certainly made the course play longer, especially as you head in number six. Our Ladies’ events will start up following the Opening Scramble on May 28, 2016. Our Executive met on May 5, 2016 to discuss the activities for the season. We would like to encourage all members to participate and enjoy the golf season at Hampton Golf Course.
Here are some important dates to note in your calendars:
Saturday, May 28 Brunch, Spring Meeting and Opening Scramble – 9:30 AM Start
Please sign up in the ladies locker room to register for the Brunch and Golf Scramble. The opening General Meeting will be held as soon as everyone has had their brunch. A social time and prize presentation will follow the golf event. This is a fun event with no required number of drives for participants.
Please sign up for the meal and scramble by Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Monday, May 30 Monday Madness – 10:00 AM Start
A sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in the Ladies Locker Room. Please sign up before noon on Friday to be assigned to the draw for golf on Monday. The cost is $5.00 per week.
Convenors for Monday Madness are Dianne Brown, Barb Riley, Linda Kent and Joan Shillington. Monday Madness is now a mixed event for any interested men who would like to participate.
Please sign up for the first Monday Madness by Friday, May 27, 2016.
Wednesday, June 1 Ladies Day AM* – 9:00AM Start
A sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in the Ladies Locker Room and you are asked to sign up before noon on Sundays to register for the golf on Wednesday. The cost is $2.00 to play ($1 for prizes and $1 for chip ins). The prizes are awarded for gross and net scores. The last Wednesday of the month will feature a fun game such as blind partners or putts or other suggestions. Members may also bring a guest (non-member) to the last Wednesday event, the cost is $25.00 and they may also enter the chip in and fun game activity for $2.00. We need convenors for each week of the season, please see Donna Hawco or Jan Bower if you would like to help.
Please sign up for the first Ladies Day by Sunday, May 29, 2016.
Tuesday, June 7 Ladies PGA Event – 4:00 Start
Tuesday, June 21 Summer Solstice Fun Event- 5:00 Start
Match Play Summer Event- Schedule matches
Wednesday, July 20 Joan Mott Invitational -1:00 PM Shotgun Start
Sat. / Sun. August 13& 14 Ladies’ Club Championship – 10:00 Start each day*
Saturday, September 10 Ladies’ Triple Six – 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
Sunday, October 2 Ladies’ Closing and Annual Meeting -Time to be determined
There are other events in the planning stages and I will send out further information when the dates are confirmed.
At the fall meeting in September our executive was determined as follows:
President Janet Miller – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Dianne Brown – email@example.com
Treasurer Carolyn Snow – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Barb Riley – email@example.com
Match Captain Donna Hawco – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Match Captain Jan Bower – email@example.com
If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, please contact a member of your executive. Throughout the season, I will be sending out Email updates and news from the golf course. If you have updated your contact address, please let Craig Mills and me know your new address. If you know of someone who doesn’t have an email address, please share this information with that person. Please check the ladies locker room bulletin board and the bulletin board outside the pro shop for news.
We would like to have Craig Mills and Shawn Miller share information on posting scores and how to book tee times. Please let us know if you are interested in having more information any other golf related topics. If you need to contact the pro shop the number is 832-3407. Staff in the shop are Ben LeBlanc, John Gribbons, and Matt Plue. The starters are Stephanie Wong, Bryce and Cameron Miller. Thank you for your attention to this update and I look forward to seeing everyone enjoying the game of golf for the 2016 season.
News from the Ladies
It started in 1989 as a golf tournament, (National Club Team Championship, ) with a little bit of fund raising on the side. After a couple of years it evolved into a National Fund raising event “Golf for the Cure”, and the ladies division at the club have been on board from the very beginning. On several occasions, Hampton led the way nationally with the most money raised annually. In excess of $100,000 was donated to breast cancer research. In October 2013, the ladies decided to shift their focus to a local cause and St Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Breast Health Trust Fund has been the recipient of over $11,000 to date. This trust fund offers financial support to local women going through breast cancer treatments. It takes an incredible amount of work with fundraising events ranging from Newfoundland kitchen parties to book sales. There is never a lack of support from this incredible group of ladies. Their hard work and dedication has made all this possible. As well, thank you to the Hampton Golf Club and the senior men’s division for their support.