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Tee Time: Touraments on tap for July

Rochelle Danielson writes a weekly golf column for the Chieftain.

Published on July 3, 2018 8:54AM

If you hear jingles in Joseph, don’t be confused. It isn’t Christmas. It’s July, the month of Chief Joseph Days where cowboys, in boots and spurs, begin to kick up their heels in early preparation for the later scheduled weekend event.

It isn’t just Joseph cowboys who feel CJD’s thunder. Most everybody in the county loves a parade and such, but what makes folks really do summersaults is the fact that it’s summer, and with July weather normally on its best behavior, there are so many fun things to do leading up to rodeo time.

If you are a golfer, Alpine Meadows offers three fun tournaments this month: the AMGC Invite July 14-15 (only if there are at least 40 entries,) the First Enterprise/Joseph Lions Club Golf Tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22 and the Shriner’s Tourney Friday, July 27. Call the clubhouse for more information.

Here’s a little info regarding the Lion’s Club Tournament, and it’s something to get excited about.

“The Lion’s Club is preparing to resurrect the once popular Elks Club golf tourney, a giant fundraising staple in the community,” said Charlie Kissinger, a Lion’s member. “We want to use the same format and hold it the same weekend. It seems like a good project for us to get behind and do some good. Proceeds will go to the Chief Joseph Summer Camp.”

Other than tournament play, the golf course is open to the public all days except Monday, July 16, when the Eastside Seniors play host to 60 to 80 golfers in two tee times.

Talk about Sunday Fun Day! Alpine Meadows has its most recent hole-in-one prestigious winner. Congratulations to Bill Ables.

Men’s Day Winners for June 28: Blind Partners –– Gary Marr/Chuck Haines, low gross. Dick Anderson/Dean Duquette, low net. Skins Game –– Dale Johnson, 3 gross skins/3 net. Marvin Gibbs, 2 gross/2 net. Ashley Prince, 2 net. Jerry Hook, 1 net.

Friday Night Scotch Ball: Bill/Judy Ables, Low Gross. Terry/Cheri Lamb, Low Net.

“Take time to smell the roses.” Apparently one gentleman golfer took the time to notice the flowers and plants at the clubhouse along the No. 1 Tee box. His anonymous donation of $50 toward the cost is greatly appreciated.

Rochelle Danielson writes a weekly golf column for the Chieftain.


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