Meadowmeer October Newsletter

Memorial Cup Tournament – Our next big Tournament will be the annual Memorial Cup Tournament. Saturday October 13th. This is an eighteen-hole Ryder Cup style competition which is a lot of fun. It starts with an 8:30 AM shotgun start. The cost is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. This fee includes prizes plus a fantastic Oktoberfest Lunch with Troy and Uli.  Everyone is welcome!

Emails – Make sure to send us a note if you want to be on our email list. We also are requesting phone numbers from members. Send your info to – dtunkkari@gmail.com.

 “The Meadowmeer Story” a book being written by local author – Dave Kragen is writing a book about the history of MGCC. Anyone interested to contribute pictures/stories, please contact Steve Kersten (stephenkersten@gmail.com).

Pro’s Tip –  Fall has arrived and the weather has been cool. However, the golf course here at Meadowmeer is in fantastic shape. Fall / Winter golf can be a lot of fun and a great way to get outside during the cooler months. The key to making winter golf enjoyable is to make sure you have the proper gear to keep you warm and dry. Just like going skiing, good quality gear will make your day much more enjoyable. Nice rain pants, waterproof jacket, waterproof bucket hat, and rain gloves can really help when you happen to get caught in a shower. Waterproof shoes are also a must. I have ordered a nice selection of rain gear due to arrive around the end of the month. Stop by and get set up to play more golf this winter!

Winter HoursGrill & Pro Shop – Starting October 15thth, the grill will be operating with a limited menu on Monday and Tuesdays. Snacks plus beer and wine will still be available. The Grill will be open for lunch Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The golf shop will be open from 8:00 AM to dusk Sunday through Friday and 7:00 AM to dusk on Saturdays.

Board of Directors Election and Cost of Living Adjustment vote –

President – Taylor Welch

Vice President – Mark O’Leary

Secretary – Michelle Van Derrick

Trustee – Teri Gangi – Helder

Cost of Living Adjustment – Passed by 58% margin

Chef Troy Murell has announced that he is leaving Meadowmeer to pursue another attractive opportunity. Please take a moment to thank him for his excellent food, service, and his contributions to our club when you see him at our Oktoberfest event on the 13th.

August Newsletter

Meadowmeer August Newsletter

Tiny Tots – This Junior golf program is designed for the little kids ages 4-8 years old. This is a great way to get youngsters excited about golf. Plastic clubs and balls followed up with some ice cream. 3:00 – 4:15 PM. $10 per child. Saturday August 11th, & August 18th. Call the golf shop to sign up.

Member-Member Tournament – Saturday August 18th is the Member-Member. It is a new two-person event with some fun competitions. The entry fee will be $25 per person – Members Only! The format will be a two-person best ball on the front nine and a modified scotch ball on the back nine. There will be a closest to the pin competitions, long drive competition, and a putting contest following play. There will be a lot of prizes and a ton of fun to be had. Gross and net prizes by divisions. The tee times will start at 7:00 AM. Be ready for a few surprises! Drop me a note or sign up in the golf shop!

August Pro Shop Sale – We are blowing out our remaining golf shoes. Come by and save big $$$$. We also will be having a sale on Callaway wedges and putter. Put one in your bag and receive a free fifteen-minute putting or chipping lesson!

Meadowmeer looking good – Thanks goes out to Leslie Cox and Kent Salo! Leslie and Kent famous for filling in divots with sand. We recently bought another sand bottle station so we now have one by the first tee and another on hole number five. Leslie also sponsored some planter pots for the back deck so we can grow some herbs. The herbs are doing great so chef Troy can take advantage. Kent had been taking time filling some holes in the cart paths with cement so we can all enjoy a smoother ride. We appreciate the course stewardship and hope all members will follow their lead and keep taking care of the golf course.

“The Meadowmeer Story” a book being written by local author

Dave Kragen is writing a book about the history of MGCC.    The book will include pictures, research on the history of Meadowmeer, and interviews with some of the “old-timers”

-anyone interested to contribute pictures/stories, please contact Steve Kersten (stephenkersten@gmail.com).  Donations to support the expenses

of publishing, please go to:  GoFundMe.com/p/fn7z – the proceeds of this book will be divided between MGCC and Helpline house.  All donations big/small will be accepted!

 

 

 

Pro’s Tip – Short game, short game, and more short game! Being able to turn three shots into two shots is the key to shooting lower scores. No matter how poorly you strike the ball, you can save a bunch of strokes being able to chip, pitch, and putt well. Everyone loves to go to the driving range and smack the driver, but at least one third of your practice should be done right around the practice greens. You don’t have to practice for hours to improve. Just show up five minutes early for your tee time and hit a few chips and putts. Your scorecard will reflect your efforts!

Picture of the month. Hole #3 at Meadowmeer courtesy of Ed Berschinski – A pretty view for sure. This hole offers everything – water, trees, sand, and bit of fairway! Come and enjoy our great summer weather and give hole #3 you best shot. Keep the pics coming. A free hat for Ed!

June Newsletter

Meadowmeer June Newsletter

Wine Tasting – Wednesday June 13th   4:30 – 6:30 PM Meadowmeer will host a Rose Tasting featuring four hand selected wines from Vintage Wine Bar @ Harbor Square Wine Shop. These roses will show the best of the world’s rose! Along with the tasting will be a fine selection of cheeses, meats, and pate. $10 per person at the door.

Wine Dinner – Saturday June 30th   6:00 PM Meadowmeer will host a fantastic wine dinner featuring hand selected wines Italian wines from Vintage Wine Bar @ Harbor Square Wine Shop. These wines will be paired with a delicious Italian dinner from Chef Troy. The dinner is limited to twenty-five people and we expect to fill up fast. Please call the golf shop to sign up.

Meadowmeer Couples Tournament July 14th & 15th This annual tournament is always a fun weekend full of good golf, food, and fun. You can find an entry form on the web site or call the golf shop and we can email an entry.

Junior Golf Camps – Our June Junior Camp is sold out. We still have room in our July Camp – July 9th – 11th and our August Camp 6th – 8th.

Tiny Tots – This Junior golf program is designed for the little kids ages 4-8 years old. This is a great way to get youngsters excited about golf. Plastic clubs and balls followed up with some ice cream. 3:00 – 4:15 PM. $10 per child. Saturday June 30th, July 7th, & July 14th. More dates coming in August. Call the golf shop to sign up.

Fourth of July Parade – Once again we will have an entry into the Bainbridge Island Fourth of July Parade. Come out with the kids and help decorate our golf carts or march in the Parade. This is a fun way to promote Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club and the Meadowmeer community. Call the golf shop for details.

Meadowmeer Classic Results! – The 28th annual classic was a great tournament. The two-day event produced some fine moments. Winning low gross in the first division was Casey Dunn and AJ Hunter. Low Net went to Ric Moore and Marcus Kitley. The second division produce a tie for low gross – Lisa Harper and David Cox tied with Ty Traub and Brad Burns. Low net honors went to Curt Raber and Steve Kersten. Congratulations to all the winners!

Father’s Day Sale – Don’t forget about dad this Father’s Day. We have a great sale on Men’s Logo apparel and Skechers Golf Shoes. The Skechers shoes are the most comfortable golf shoes (or any shoes) I have every worn. The shoes and shirts are 20% off until Father’s Day.

Pro’s Tip – Warm up before you play! I often encourage my students to develop a good warm up routine. While here at Meadowmeer we lack a driving range, you can take a few swings into the net or even just warm up with some practice swings. Loose muscles will work better and help prevent injury. Just as important as swinging the club is taking the time to use the practice putting green. Make sure to arrive a few minutes early for your tee time and hit a few putts and chips. This will help you develop some feel for the speed of the greens. I also want to make sure I hit a few really nice chips and putts that will boost my confidence. I don’t really try to work on technique rather just try to find some tempo and rhythm to my stroke. Warm up and play better!

“The Meadowmeer Story” a book being written by local author Dave Kragen about the history of MGCC.    The book will include pictures, research on the history of Meadowmeer, and interviews with some of the “old-timers”-anyone interested to contribute pictures/stories, please contact Steve Kersten (stephenkersten@gmail.com).  Donations to support the expenses of publishing, please go to:  GoFundMe.com/p/fn7z – the proceeds of this book will be divided between MGCC and Helpline house.  All donations big/small will be accepted!

Hole #7 at Meadowmeer. Send me your best picture of the golf course. The winning photo will appear in next month’s newsletter and receive a logo golf hat or visor! Send your entry to dtunkkari@gmail.com.

Weekly Course Closures

Tuesday………….. Ladies Day until 11:00 AM

Wednesday ………Men’s Day until 11:00 AM

Wednesday Evening Ladies League – Tee Times 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Thursday Night Men’s League – Tee Times 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Members Only Saturday & Sunday until 11:00 AM

Cinco de Mayo a Hit!

We had a great weekend for golf. In particular, the weather was fantastic. Our first annual Cinco De Mayo tournament was a huge success. We had a full field of fifty six golfers and even had to turn away a few interested golfers. The greens crew had the golf course in great shape. Chef Troy and his staff did an excellent job with the food. The homemade tamales were to die for. Of course the “World Famous Meadwomeer Margarita” was a popular beverage of choice. As always, congratulations to the winners. The Masters Tournament has the green jacket presented to the winners and the Meadowmeer has the Cinco De Mayo winners put on the “Champions Serape and Sombrero! Thanks to Marion McLain and Chris Larsen for the beautiful flowers as center pieces – great job Ladies!

Net Champs!

Gross Champs!

 

Wine Dinner

Saturday May 19th – Wine Dinner “A Taste of France.” A four course meal prepared by Chef Troy and four perfectly paired french wines. 6:00 PM! $50 person. Space is limited and we will sell out!

Call the clubhouse to reserve your table: (206) 842-2218.

April Newsletter

Meadowmeer G & CC April Newsletter

Spring is here! 9th tee box at Meadowmeer. Think about playing more golf.

 

Major Meadowmeer Golf Tournaments for 2018!

Meadowmeer Classic – June 2nd & 3rd

Meadowmeer Couples Tourney – July 14th & 15th

Meadowmeer Ladies Summer Sizzler – August 4th

Entry forms for the Tournaments are on the web site as well as posted around the Club House. Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to participate in these events this year. We are stepping up the action so don’t miss out on the fun.

 

Junior Golf Camps & Junior Golf Team.  We will have three Junior golf camps scheduled for this summer – June 25th, 26th, & 27th –  July 9th, 10th, & 11th – August 6th, 7th, & 8th. Each of the camps are three days in duration and are designed for boys and girls ages seven through twelve years old.

We also have a Junior Golf Team that will have more advanced instruction for junior golfers between the ages of nine to thirteen years old. Give your favorite junior a head start learning a game that will last them a lifetime. Check the Meadowmeer website for more information on our Junior Golf opportunities!

Ladies Tuesday Golf League. All Ladies are invited to participate in our Tuesday Ladies Golf League. You don’t have to be a member of the golf club, just join the Ladies club and you are in. We have great specials on green fees and a fun competition every week. The league is open to golfers of all abilities. The Ladies love to have a good time out on the golf course and then enjoy lunch following play. The season begins on Tuesday April 3rd with a Ladies Mixer Scramble – 9:00 AM shotgun start. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Ladies Wednesday Evening League. Season opening meeting Wednesday April 11th. 5:30 PM in the grill. We will have complimentary appetizers and wine specials available. If the weather is nice, we will have tee times available between 3:00 – 3:30 with a small competition – green fees specials as well. Last year we averaged between twenty and twenty-five ladies each Wednesday evening for our new league. We tee off between 2:40 and 4:00 PM. Casual, fun golf with food and beverages on the deck following play.  Everyone is welcome regardless of their ability.

Men’s Wednesday competition. Our Wednesday Men’s Competition is a small but enthusiastic group. We tend get a group of eight to sixteen players that come out and participate each Wednesday. Players tee off between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. Come out and join the fun. Each week is a different competition with a $5 entry fee.  David will help you find a game. We have players of all abilities.

Thursday Night Men’s League – League play starts April 12th with a scramble event.  We average between eighty and one hundred golfers who tee off between 2:00 and 5:40 PM. The nine-hole league is fun, competitive, and a great way to sneak in some golf in the middle of the week. Participants must be a member of the Men’s Club and have a current handicap. We have several teams looking for more members to play. Send David a note if you are interested.

Saturday Morning Competition – April 7th Masters Competition. Pick your favorite partner on Saturday morning and combine his score with your net score. I always consider the Masters the start of the golf season. I will are able to enjoy a good tournament.

Cinco De Mayo Tournament – Saturday May 5th we will have a special Cinco De Mayo tournament. The format will be a two-person scramble. Men, Ladies, or sixed teams are welcome. The $35 entry fee per person for members, $50 for non-members. Entry includes green fees, competition, lunch, and two drink tickets including the “World Famous” Meadowmeer Margarita Bar. Special competitions on the golf course and a lot of ways to win. The Tournament is open to the public but a current USGA GHIN handicap is required to play. We expect the tournament to fill up quickly so be sure to sign up soon. Call David in the golf shop to sign up your team – 206-842-2218. It will be a huge party with the famous Mexican Hat Dance competition to follow golf!

Spring membership promotion – We have a great Spring membership promotion. New members can save big dollars. The crew has the golf course in great shape and now is the time to get out and play. Please call David or send him an email for more information. You can also find information on the web site. Join now – fees go up starting May 1st.

Chipping on the practice putting green – Golfers can now chip on the putting green located next to the first tee. This is being done on a trial basis. Chipping is limited to low shots and preferably a minimal number of attempts to preserve the condition of the grass surrounding the practice putting green. We also ask that golfers chip away from the parking lot and give priority to other golfers who might be putting. We hope this is an opportunity for all golfers to practice a few chips prior to playing the course. Extended practice should be conducted at the practice area north of the club house.

Aerification Schedule – Weather permitting, the greens crew plans on Aerifiying the greens on April 16th & 17th.  Please call the golf shop for more information.

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If you didn’t get this Newsletter via email, you are missing out. Send us your email address at meadowmeergolf@gmail.com we will add you to our distribution list so you don’t miss out on all of the exciting events happening at Meadowmeer this golf season.

Member Work Party. Join us for an opportunity to spruce up the golf course prior to the golf season. Saturday April 7th 3:00 – 5:30 PM. Weeding, planting, and cleaning around the club house and golf course. Pizza and salad provided following the work party. Sign up in the golf shop!

Pro’s Tip – Make sure to plan your practice. Rather then head to the range just to hit golf balls. Arrive there with a plan. Perhaps you can work on your balance.

“The Meadowmeer Story” a book being written by local author

Dave Kragen about the history of MGCC.    The book will include pictures, research on the history of Meadowmeer, and interviews with some of the “old-timers”

-anyone interested to contribute pictures/stories, please contact Steve Kersten (stephenkersten@gmail.com).  Donations to support the expenses

of publishing, please go to:  GoFundMe.com/p/fn7z – the proceeds of this book will be divided between MGCC and Helpline house.  All donations big/small will be accepted!

 

 

March Madness at Meadowmeer

Come play the Meadow (aka Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club). Come play on any weekday in March and pay $20 for all the golf you can play. Golf carts are $10 per person. The course is in nice shape and you will have a great time! While you are here enjoy the Meadowmeer Grill. Chef Troy works up a couple of great lunch special each Thursday and Friday. Meadowmeer also has the best Hamburger on the Island – Hands down!

March Newsletter

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Pro’s Tips

Spring weather is on the way. Warm sunshine and blue skies are in our future. There is nothing finer that feeling that warm sunshine on your shoulders as you galivant down the fairway after a well struck tee shot. To ensure you are galivanting down the fairway and not in the rough or trees, I suggest a little spring training to get your golf game in shape. Become disciplined with your approach to the game and you will enjoy the results! It is simple as A, B, C!

  1. Have a weekly game where you have a standard golf group and game. Create an email list with ten of your favorite golfing buddies. Tell them you are going to play every Thursday morning rain or shine at 9:00. Buy some rain gear so if the weather is poor you can still stay comfortable and have fun. Have a standard golf game to create some competition and friendly rivalry.

 

  1. Practice at least once a week. Have a practice day where you not only hit golf balls but also work on your short game. In the time it takes to play nine holes, you can get a lot of quality practice time in. Make your practice fun. Create a game where you keep score. Take an easy chip shot and tell yourself that you are not leaving until you hole out a shot. Count how many times you must hit a chip until you hole it. This will help you create a positive mind set. Instead of trying to get a chip close to the hole, you will be trying to make it. Once you start aiming small you will start missing small.

 

  1. Have fun! Laugh at your bad shots and cheer for your good ones! Play the game with a great attitude. We are all extremely lucky to have the opportunity to chase a ball around a beautiful golf course – cheers!

 

March 6th – Ladies Group Kickoff Meeting. The Ladies Club plays golf every Tuesday morning though the golf season. We have a different competition each week and the Ladies have a wide range of abilities. It doesn’t matter if you are a very experienced golfer or just beginning, this group is welcoming and fun to play with. Just call the golf shop for more information. League play begins on the first Tuesday in April.

March 15th – Thursday Night Men’s League Captain Meeting. 6:32 PM at the Club House. The Thursday Night Men’s League is a bunch of fun. We average around 100 golfers each Thursday from April Through September. We always have teams that are looking for more teammates. The field plays nine holes and tees off between 2:00 and 5:30 PM. Come join the fun!

 

2018   Meadowmeer G & CC Event &Tournament Schedule

  

March 6th – Ladies Club kickoff party

March 15th – Thursday Night League Captains Meeting

April 3rd –    Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf Opening Day

April 11th – Wednesday Evening Ladies League Meeting

April 12th – Thursday Night League Opening Day

April 18th – Ladies Wednesday Evening Golf League Opening Day

 

 

Lunch Specials the Week of Feb 26th

One lunch special all week: Check out the “Impossible Burger” YouTube below. Special is a plant-based burger with sweet potato fries for 14$. Too good to be true? Come in and find out!

Click here to see a YouTube video on how this tasty burger is made.


An additional Lunch Special for Thursday and Friday:

Grilled pears and chicken salad served on mixed greens with a berry vinaigrette 12$

The Meadowmeer Grill is open:

  • Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Saturday/Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

If you’d like to be notified of each week’s special, please email the Pro Shop.

February Newsletter

Meadowmeer G & CC February Newsletter

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In addition to new flags for the flagsticks, we have installed reflectors on top of each flagstick. This will allow golfers to more easily shoot the flagstick with a rangefinder. Please be careful setting the flagstick down as to protect the reflectors. We also have a shorter flagstick on hole number three. Because it is a blind approach shot, make sure the green is clear and the golfers are out of range before you hit your approach shot.

Pro’s Tips

The calendar has flipped to February. I always feel like when we get to February, we have turned the corner. November, December, and January (the three toughest months for golfers around here) are in the rear view mirror. The anticipation of spring will increase the urge for every golfer to pick up their golf clubs and head to the golf course. This year I hope we have what I like to call the “fake spring”. The fake spring is two weeks in February where the sun shines and everyone feels like spring has arrived. The birds start chipping and the golfers really start getting really itchy to tee it up.

While a small minority of diehard golfers have been playing all winter, the average golfer is a little more of the fair weather sort. They need warmer weather to get them to the first tee. These folks have not touched a golf club for months. Excited to just be out playing, their first round of golf is often a good one. They have low expectations and just are happy to be out playing the game. This feeling changes quickly. After a good or even average round, they expect to play better. They try harder, grip the club tighter, and alas, play poorly. Why is it when we don’t care, the game is easier? Golf is a very mental game. Just like swing habits, mental habits get formed over time. Some good and some bad.

Pat Perez is a PGA golf professional. Playing golf on the PGA tour for almost twenty years, Pat had a typical year in 2016. He finished the year ranked 118th in the world. In 2017 at age 41 he had his best year ever and finished the year ranked 19th in the world. When interviewed at a recent tournament, the announcer asked him the obvious, what changed? Why did you have such a great year? Pat said “I quit caring”. He then followed up with “I quit caring about the bad shots I hit”. He started playing in the present and quit worrying about his score. This type of mental approach sounds easy but it is very difficult.

Every golfer worries about their score and the results of every shot they are about to attempt. We all know the score matters. The key to a better mental approach is focusing more on the process and less on the results. Focus on making a great swing rather than worrying about any negative results. We all have heard someone say “I hate this hole, I always find the water”.  What they should be saying is, “I am going to make a great swing and I am going to visualize hitting a great shot that finishes close to the pin”. However, just like improving your putting stroke, improving your mental game takes practice. With a better mental approach I know you will enjoy your golf more.

 

2018 Meadowmeer G & CC Event &Tournament Schedule   

 

   Plan your schedule mark your calendars. Please call the golf shop with any questions. Get involved and have more fun! Look for more information on time and locations coming soon.

 

March 6th – Ladies Club kickoff party

March 15th – Thursday Night League Captains Meeting

April 3rd –    Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf Opening Day

April 11th – Wednesday Evening Ladies League Meeting

April 12th – Thursday Night League Opening Day

April 18th – Ladies Wed. Evening Golf League Opening Day

June 2nd & 3rd – The “Classic” Two Person Tournament

July 14th & 15th – Meadowmeer Couples Tournament

August 4th – Summer Sizzler Ladies Tourney

August 18th – Men’s Member – Guest Tournament

September 1st – Couples Labor Day Tourney

October 13th – Memorial Cup & Oktoberfest Celebration