Let’s have a little fun here.
Forget the politics, the stock market and anything else that boggles your mind. Take some time out of your busy schedule and play a little golf at Alpine Meadows. Relax. Drive, chip and putt the morning or afternoon away. You’ll feel rejuvenated.
If you’re one of the lucky ones to have already played this spring, you know how lovely the course is. The same willows everyone cusses when the wind blows are in full bud.
Sunlight coming through the transparent tree branches creates a serene beauty along Trout Creek and the 9-hole course. Take a moment out of your game to breathe it in.
The greens crew, consisting of Greg Oveson, Mac Huff and Triston Beck, has been working steady since early April getting the course ready for play. With volunteer help, they’ve been able to keep fairways, rough and tee boxes mowed to golfers’ satisfaction.
Also, the clubhouse looks spiffy. Cheryl Kooch and Julie Sears put in lots of time, effort and energy to get pro shop and café/bar ready for opening day. Thanks to the gals who helped in the housecleaning.
Although the ladies held their first meeting of the year last week (first morning meeting) with President Ernestine Kilgore, they’ve been busy since April with golf course projects. Nancy Huff undertook a hefty project in refinishing the tee box signs.
With the help of six gals they sanded, stained, painted and varnished (60 hours collectively) 16 signs. Also, Judy Ables and Nancy Huff did some spring cleaning on the No. 1 tee box flower beds, and the two of them have been working with Mysha Oveson, web administrator, in linking Alpine Meadows with restaurants, motels and B&B’s in the county. Check out golfalpinemeadows.com
As Cheryl Kooch reiterated at the ladies meeting, “Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We wouldn’t have a golf course without those who offer their services so readily.”
Open Skins began play May 2. The game is open to men and women with a $10 entry.
Know your golf etiquette. Ask for a pamphlet at clubhouse with a list of game rules.
Thanks to Sitting Bull Enterprises for volunteering their dump trailer to haul off tree debris.
Rochelle Danielson writes a weekly golf column for the Chieftain.