It is spring, isn’t it? Some days? One can hardly tell by the run of weather. And frustrating it is for Gary and his crew who are trying to guess what affect the weather may have next on course growth and maintenance. Greens aeration was delayed by a rain spell and below normal temps have hampered their recovery and growth not to mention an earlier algae issue. Other course work including mowing has now begun, but wet conditions necessitate prudence so as not to damage fairways and greens surrounds as is evident from golf cart travel in muddy areas.
Feel good – play the Creek!
Cedar Creek along with The Aiken Golf Club were proud hosts for the Carolinas High School Invitational on March 23-25. Twenty-four high school teams – 118 guys and 2 gals – with their coaches supported by hundreds of family and friends from throughout the Carolinas competed for both team and individual honors. Can they play golf? You betcha! For those who may have missed it, the excellent Aiken Standard recap is at:
Photos of the most of the Aiken, Fox Creek and South Aiken guys are also available at:
PGA professional Jeremy Steiner, general manager of the Summer Grove Golf Club in Newnan, Georgia and a South Carolina native and staunch supporter of youth golf, organized the event.
Jeremy (third from right) and his assistants along with Mike D.
Club members and others who served as volunteer spotters, rules officials and for other tasks included Dave Beveridge, Alan Conway, Mike Dodson, Bill Ely, Bill & Charlotte Fink, Jack Grados, Bill Hunkele, Jeff Kanc, Jerry Kothera, Dan Long, Ray Naramore, Bill Robinson, Art Schuenemann, Bill Setter, Art Sotak, Byron Vanier and Mike Wittkamp. Many thanks to all!
Aiken Regional Medical Centers with assistance of Kathy Cornforth, Cedar Creek resident and golfer, are sponsoring a four-person captain’s choice golf tournament at Cedar Creek on Monday, April 16th in support of the March of Dimes. A $50/person entry includes lunch at noon at the Cedar Creek grille followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorships – $100 all to the March of Dimes – are also being accepted. Entry forms are available at the club or from Kathy (803-645-2974).
The Friday night scramble will resume on April 30th. Details are posted at the pro shop or contact Andy & Chris Lesko or Bill & Carleen Setter for more information.
No April Fools’ this – Masters Week begins April 1st – let’s welcome our guests!