Course News August 2016
The back nine renovation is coming along as well as can be expected in spite of the elements. The brutal heat requires Gary give careful attention to irrigation particularly on the new greens. Preparation of the new tees and installation of base material has been completed with laser-leveling scheduled to begin on August 1st followed by sodding. Newly designed green tees will appear on #11, #12, #13, #15, #17 and #18. A new concrete cart path for re-routing of cart traffic has been completed near the red tee at #12 and another is being installed at #11. Bunker work will follow in due course.
#11 Cart Path
Pssst ……have you noticed how well the front nine is being maintained including repair of the 1st and 7th greens? Is there an “Attaboy!” out there for Gary and his crew?
“Rebuild it and they will come”
The Cedar Creek and The Aiken Golf Club Mixed Four-Ball Tournament – the first of its kind – will be held on August 20th. The event will be played as two couples per team with two low net scores recorded for each team – one score from each couple. This tournament will surely bring out the best in couples play.
Looking ahead – and mark your calendars – the Crystal Cup is scheduled for September 15th and 16th with the pairings party on Thursday evening (the 15th) and competition on Friday. Always a great event with the Redcoats squaring off against the Bluejackets and huge bragging rights at stake.
Speaking of great events, the Aiken City Amateur Golf Championship will be held September 9-11. The City Am draws over 100 every year with golfers competing in regular, senior, super senior and women’s divisions. Practice rounds may be played on Friday, the 9th, with an evening putting challenge at the James M. McNair, Sr. memorial putting course hosted by and food provided courtesy of Mellow Mushroom. The tournament comprises two rounds of medal play on Saturday and Sunday with players flighted following Saturday’s round. Snacks, Sunday lunch and prizes galore are included. Brochures with full details and registration form are available at the Pro Shop and at:
Have you been to the Grille lately? Besides the regular excellent fare every Wednesday evening is Italian Night. With a chef whose name is DelSignore can it be anything but good?
The Aiken Golf Club senior and super senior champions were crowned during July. Bill Beck defended his senior championship title with a two-day total of 145. John Ebenroth claimed the super senior title with 148. Jim Costigan posted the low net for the seniors with a 130, and Dan Gable took the super senior low net at 133.