Season Opener 2021 – Winghaven CC

MVGCSA Season Opener 2021!!

What a pleasure it was FINALLY getting back together after a long 17 months of no MV events nor meetings. Brent Rockwell, Superintendent and Jeff Stickford, Assistant Superintendent were very hospitable hosts and had the course in great shape to kick off MV's return to the links.

There was a full field of 76 players teeing it up for this Opener with several new members joining in on the fun. Being a little rusty after a long "off season", I neglected to announce these new additions to the ranks the day of the event so please allow me to do so now. Please join me in welcoming Kevin Doyle - Supt Oak Brook, Joe Aholt - Ass't Supt Wolf Hollow, Dave Guinn Jr. - Ass't Supt Berry Hill, Kyle Moses - Supt Tower Tee, Alex Jacobs and Brendan Dubach - Co-owners Turf Tasker, Tom McDaniel - Ass't Supt CC of St Albans and Glenn Kraemer - Sales Mgr GR Robinson Seed. Welcome gentlemen and thanks for joining us on the links and the Association!

With Covid precautions still at the forefront, the Committee decided to minimize extended gatherings so elected to forego the post golf awards following play. With a new twist, these awards will now be announced right here!

On this "kinda" windy day at Winghaven, the 2-player scramble scores ranged from a high of 103 to a low of 68.

2 flights with $450 paid to each flight:

In the 1st flight: (18 teams)

Winners with a 67 - Mark Moriarty and Dave Guinn Jr. - $125 each

Second Place (tie)  with 68's - Jeff Olsen and Kyle Moses    Chad Fetter and Steve Luebbers - $50 each

In the 2nd flight: (20 teams)

Winners (tie) with 79's - Jeff Keeven and Chris Canby     Corey Gettemeier and David Hanson - $112.50 each

Closest to the pin: "snipers"

#4 - Dave Guinn Jr. - 6'2"

#8 - John Briggs - 12'8"

#12 - Dave Guinn Jr. - 9'4"

#15 - Jeff Stickford - 8'4"

Congrats deadeyes! $50 each

Skins: $5 per player included in entry fee - 76 @ $5 = $380

A total of 5 skins were out! All lone birdies!

#2 Par 5 - Brent Rockwell and Kyle Sheppard

#4 Par 3 - Mark Moriarty and Dave Guinn Jr.

#8 Par 3 - Chad Fetter and Steve Luebbers

#17 Par 4 - (yep they did it again) Fetter and Luebbers

#18 Par 4 - Collin Kenny and Matt Johnson (they work for Brent - must've been practicing that birdie all week!)

Congrats bird hunters! $76 per skin $38 per player

All prize $ will be arriving soon at a USPS mail box near you!

And last but certainly not least, a BIG THANK YOU to the sponsors of this years Opener 2021!!!


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