From the Bunkers for July 24, 2019

HOULTON, Maine — It turned out to be a wonderful weekend for a good game of golf. Many players took advantage of the warm temps on Saturday.

On Sunday, it was a different start to the day as fewer golfers challenged the rain drops. The weather took a turn just in time for the Golf for Life/Member Scramble. A total of 46 players showed up to brave the elements, but the weather cleared and all had a great time.

All groups were very competitive. Congratulations to the team of Alphonso Musho, Walt Gilpin, Nancy and Mac Randall and Dave Grant at six-under par. Second place went to Tammy and Doug Griffin, Lori and Kemp Irish and Bob Shaw at -2. Third place was the team of Fred and Ann Rairdon, and Bruce and Shadow Gorrill. After game snacks and munchies were prepared by Chef Bill and Nancy and were enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to all the participants.

Junior Golf continues on Monday, so please look out for them on the course. The Men’s Twilight was once again turned upside down with this week’s matches. The team of Bob Gray and Jerry York lead the field.

The Ladies Association on Tuesday played a game of fewest putts. After the game, a delicious light meal was served. If you’re interested in playing with the ladies, call the proshop to signup. It’s a great chance to meet new people in the club and have a little fun at the same time.

The County Open is the next tournament. Saturday, Aug. 10 will be the 18- hole stroke play event at Houlton. In the evening will be the Gala Dinner at Houlton. It will be catered by The Lakeside Restaurant. Sunday will be an eighteen hole four person scramble played at Vajowa in Island Falls. You can can Lori Weston at the Health Services Foundation at 521-2147 for more information and to signup. Let’s make this a big field for the 30th annual event. The Club Championship will be contested on the weekend of Aug. 17 and 18. This is a handicap flighted tournament that is open to all members. This is a chance for all to play and how they sit with the other members. The Babe Caron Memorial Tournament will be played over Labor Day weekend.

The Lakeside Restaurant has started their summer menu creations. Call Nancy at 694-9494 to make your reservations. The ambiance is wonderful and the food is even better.

Our course is in great shape. The greens are rolling true and fast and the fairways and roughs are being well maintained. Come on out and play a round and enjoy our beautiful golf course. The weather is to be comfortable this week, so I hope to see you on the course.

Houlton Community Golf Course is located on 6 Country Club Drive in New Limerick. For more information on the course call 532-2662, email or visit their website

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