Course News June 2017
Shudder the thought, but we seem to be on track for an issue a month. In April it was a lightning strike that blew out the controllers for a large part of the irrigation system. In the middle of May the deep well pump used to fill Golden Pond that feeds the whole course irrigation system failed. Needless to say, Gary wasn’t a happy camper, and if he didn’t appear to be his usual jovial self at times, there was good reason. Greens aeration became a start-stop-start affair with two days of rain interrupting the process. But Gary and his guys “got ‘er done” and the greens will return to their usual excellent condition in a few days’ time.
Feel good – play The Creek
The Cedar Creek Community Golf Scramble in conjunction with Cedar Creek Living magazine was postponed due to rain to June 17th. The field is full at date; however, in case of cancellations others will be selected from the alternates list in the order they signed up.
Time is short, but there are still a couple of days to sign up for the Double Header tournament on Saturday, June 3rd. Proceeds from the event support the Aiken Baseball Academy Showcase team and local resident Joshua Ray in his pursuit of a baseball scholarship and career. Stop by the pro shop to sign up.
Cedar Creek will host the Peak Amateur Series on Saturday and Sunday, June 10th and 11th. First known as the Cadillac Cup and then the Regions Bank Amateur Series, Peak Talent Capital Solutions of Augusta assumed corporate sponsorship in 2016 and brought Cedar Creek onto the schedule for the first time this year. The Series features 9 tournaments in the CSRA that attract the best amateur golfers with a season ending match between the top Georgia and South Carolina event finishers during the season. Come by on the 10th and 11th and watch the area’s top amateurs put their games on display.
The club will host Hook A Kid on Golf during the week of June 26-30. Mike D. and Kenny Evenson will lead the affair along with Head Kid Joe Spencer and his staff. Volunteers are needed to assist with mentoring the kids during the week. A signup sheet is on the hallway bulletin board. If you can spare a morning or two and enjoy working with the youngsters to promote their interest in the game and future play please join us!
The Men’s Golf Association is a proud sponsor of the Silver Bluff High School golf team and plays host to Coach Brad Johnson and team members for an end-of-season tournament and post-round burgers at the Cedar Creek grille. Silver Bluff’s Camden Kinard paired with MGA members Mike Lesick, Don Roettger and Andrew Wilson to capture team honors this year. Ray Naramore presented Coach Brad Johnson with the MGA’s annual donation for the team.
L to R: Coach Brad Johnson, Cameron Widener, Brandon Goings, Logan Brock, Jake Ormand, Nick Meeds, Camden Kinard & Jacob Barton
Other MGA members playing with the Silver Bluff team included Ken Brace, Bill Egge, Craig Ellis, Bill Ely, Bob Kistler, Ted Lawrence, Dick Leach, Greg Oates, Rob Rosche, Art Sotak, Dean Spiro, Phil Stack, Rich Stamm and Dean Wood.
Lost and Found: There are many lost and found items such as clubs, head covers and virtually any other thing used or worn on the course at the pro shop waiting to be claimed. If you’re missing an article, check at the pro shop. Items not soon claimed will be consigned to a charitable organization for sale.
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