MICHAEL CARMAN’S GOLF COLUMN: New league being formed at SunLand Golf & Country Club

By Michael Carman
Peninsula Daily News

THE GOLF BUG bit Mark Ostroot later in life, but it has bitten hard and won’t let go.

Ostroot, the general sales manager at Price-Ford in Port Angeles, took up the game in earnest last year, becoming a member of SunLand Golf & Country Club and a frequent player.

He has an idea for a new late spring, early summer golf league that would bring together players and team captains from different areas — like banking, golf courses, real estate, news publications, auto sales, construction, medical field as well as different geographic areas of the North Olympic Peninsula (mainly, having Jefferson County golfers visit Clallam County, on a weekly or monthly basis.)

The difference in this league lies in its flexibility, as there’s no requirement to show up every week, so long as your team has four functional team members out for the week’s round.

Here are the details: weekly Sunday morning rounds at SunLand Golf & Country Club in Sequim.

Rounds would start between 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 26.

The league would last 10 weeks and team registration would be $100.

Rounds would be $35 per person each week, with SunLand members paying $5, and reciprocal club members paying $20 (with cart, green fee and entry factored in).

Teams can have as many players as they like, but the score of four team members will count each week, and a minimum of four players must play.

Captains will be responsible for having four team members present for the round.

This should allow team members to golf as much or as little as you like.

A prize pool will be made up of the $100 registration fee and $5 from every greens fee will go into the prize pool for closest to the pin prizes each week.

Let me know if you need more details.

For more information, phone Ostroot at 360-461-7688.

SunLand demo slated

SunLand Golf & Country Club will host a Demo Day event Thursday, with representatives from Callaway Golf and Adams Golf visiting the Sequim course from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A lot of positive chatter surrounds this year’s new Callaway Razr Fit Extreme driver, so go try things out and see at SunLand.

Port Townsend Golf Club

The Port Townsend Golf Club men’s club’s Spring Fling Scramble and steak feed will be held Saturday.

Entry is $30 per player, with only $5 green fees for nonmembers.

Format is a blind draw scramble, and will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The men’s club Matchplay Championship has been moved to Saturday, May 4.

Entry fee is $30 per player, with discount green fees for nonmembers at only $12.

This is a double-elimination all-net matchplay format tournament that lasts through the summer.

For more, phone Port Townsend Golf Club at 360-385-4547.

Port Townsend women’s club

A nice crowd of 13 Port Townsend women’s club members came out for last Tuesday’s game.

The ladies are meeting for play at 10 a.m. Tuesdays throughout April, before switching to a 9:30 a.m. tee time in May.

Club members welcome all players for a “get acquainted” round this month.

In May, players should arrive by 9 a.m. to set up teams and learn the game each week.

Last Tuesday’s game was low putts, and six places were awarded for excellent green play.

Starla Audette and Linda Deal tied for first place with 14 putts in nine holes, Vicki Young placed third with 15, Marianne Ott finished fourth with 16, Katherine Buchanan was fifth with 17, and Barb Aldrich and Barb Matter tied for sixth place with 18.

Club dues are $10 a year, and the WSGA sets the GHIN rate at $28 a year.

This totals out to only $38 a year for loads of fun while making new friends and enjoying golf.

For more on the Port Townsend women’s golf club, phone Barb Aldrich at 360-385-5465.

Boys & Girls tourney

Cedars at Dungeness will host the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula’s 22nd annual golf tournament on Friday, May 10.

The four-person scramble has a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Golfers will receive a box lunch in their cart provided by Olympic Ambulance, and have a chance to win a cash prize with a hole-in-one thanks to First Federal.

Players will also receive tee prizes sponsored by 7 Cedars Casino.

The scramble is a part of the Sequim Irrigation Festival Crazy Day activities, and organizers will have a “crazy hole” in recognition of the festival.

Club kids, high school golf team members and Irrigation Festival Royalty will all turn out for the fun.

More sponsorship is provided by Ameriprise Financial — Len Lewicki and Sound Community Bank.

Entry is $100 per person, $400 per four-person team.

Tee sponsorships are available for $150.

To sign up, visit www.tinyurl.com/BGCGolf2013 or phone Janet Gray at 360-683-8095.

Peninsula Cup teams

A few of the teams that will compete for the 2013 Peninsula Cup at SkyRidge Golf Course in Sequim on Saturday, May 4 have been announced.

The defending-champion Peninsula Golf Club team will offer another stiff test with team members Mike Dupuis, Gary Thorne, Crispin Lowder, Tyler Crow, Perry Isaacson, Rick Hoover, Mike Sorenson and Greg Senf.

Thorne with a 0.7 handicap, and Dupuis with a 1.7 handicap are basically scratch golfers.

Hoover is no slouch himself, with a 3.4.

The Port Ludlow team has some low handicappers as well, including Shelton Washburn at 2.4 and John Germain at 3.6.

Discovery Bay Golf Club didn’t provide handicap numbers but their roster is made up of Todd Hulbert, Roy Sutherland, Tim Durner, Larry Germeau, Ron Germeau, Marc Hilt, Bob Hicks and Tucker Allen.

Good luck to all the teams. If I receive more team rosters, I will list them in next week’s column.


Golf columnist Michael Carman can be reached at 360-417-3527 or pdngolf@gmail.com.

Last modified: April 23. 2013 6:07PM
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