Summer’s slowly slipping away.
Suddenly, it is “sweater time” as brisk morning air moves in, but surely warm “short sleeve” weather will continue in afternoons.
September’s Labor Day holiday reminds us it’s back to school for the youngsters, back to work for parents and for Alpine Meadows golfers, six more weeks of golf.
Two tournaments are scheduled before season’s end. The popular annual High Country Rat Race tournament is on taps this weekend with the Cats, the Rats and the Cheese battling it out for honors, and a “last hurrah” local Fall Scramble tourney Sept. 15.
Before too many hurrahs, the ladies owe an apology to Bill Beck. Somewhere in editing last week’s Tee Time column part of a sentence was omitted. The copy should have read ... “Carol Marr, tourney chairman, along with AMGC ladies give special thanks to Gail Beck’s stepson, Bill Beck, and also Gail’s brother, Tom Greenawalt for their $200 cash gift to the invitational in honor of Gail.”
The Tuesday Ladies appreciate the Beck family’s thoughtfulness. Gail loved the game of golf, and she especially cared for Alpine Meadows Golf Course upkeep.
Now, notes of Interest:
• Please welcome the following Board of Directors for the 2019 season: Mike Harshfield (returning,) Brian Rahn and Kathy Reynolds. This is a 3-year term.
• Alpine Meadows 2018 Men and Women Club Championship is Sunday, Sept. 16, all day starting at 9 a.m. at the course. Any member can play. 18-Hole Stroke Play with handicap. You must play with another player entered in Club Championship. Sign up at clubhouse through Sept. 16. Cost $10 per player ... money goes to Wallowa County golf programs.
• From the AMGC Newsletter by Judy Ables. Don’t forget about the Golf Ball Drop! Buy raffle chances at clubhouse to win a club 2019 Membership, and Unlimited Range Balls, if present. Drawing Sept. 15. More details later.
Skins Game Winners: Jerry Hook, 2 Gross skins/4 Net skins. Dale Johnson, 2 Gross/1 Net skin. Gary Marr, 1 Gross/1 Net skin. Terry Lamb, 1 Gross/2 Net skins.
Due to lack of participation, there will be no more Men’s Day games this year.
Friday Scotch Ball-8/24: Terry/Cheri Lamb, Low Gross. Bill/Judy Ables, Low Net.
Rat Race results next week.
Rochelle Danielson writes a weekly golf column for the Chieftain.