Okay everybody. I really hope we have the group locked in now. We are at 24 players and staying at that amount. Teams are listed below. There have been 9 players who played last year that are officially out this year and 5 who returned after some absence. There has been a roster change as well. JK was transferred back to his original team, CR/Blaine, as the changes to the overall group dictated this. He had become a good luck charm to the Out-State team, winning twice with him a part of their team. There is hope that this doesn’t come back to bite the Out-Stater’s in the ass.
We have enough lodging for everybody. Three cabins for 6 each and 2 lodge rooms that will house the other 6 guys. I still will need payment from 8 guys who have told me they are staying in the cabins I’ve booked. The amount is $177 and payment can be made anytime up until May 30th.
CR/Blaine – Kunza, Tim, Steel, Field, Mario, JK, Snoren, Gres, Furnace, O65, TK and E
Out-State – Brand, Sheetz, Karson, Stew, Luke, Melling, CJ, Spears, Witt, Drew, Hoss and Dave
It’s almost the end of March, which is important for many reasons. # 1 is that we are less than 70 days away.
On April 1st you can begin posting your scores on your handicap. Always important as people “forget” to post scores from time to time.
The week of May 15th is when Friday matches will be set for day 1 of the President’s Cup. Location and time to be determined.
May 19th the Gaming Bundle amount will be due. The amount is $110 and includes the usual stuff.
May 27-29 are important dates because that is Memorial Day weekend. As such, it’s a good time to be with your family and friends not going on the trip. Three days later you will be on the Iron Range with “limited cell service” and communication will become more difficult.
On June 1st the President’s Cup technically gets underway. The Steel/Karson round(s) will be taking place at The Wilderness at Fortune Bay. We’ll be doing a play and stay package at the Casino. Golf starting around 1pm. Potentially more golf after for those who want or need more. Those who want in on the Thursday round let Karson or Steel know. That night we will also do the Calcutta which will be facilitated by “The Commissioner of Gaming”. Location is TBD for the Calcutta.
It all officially begins on June 2nd. We’ll have to wake up early and get to the Quarry for our 8:50am tee time. It’s about a 40 minute drive from Fortune Bay. So get your asses up and on the road. We’ll start off with 2-man matches in the morning and finish up your golfing day with a 2-man scramble. We’ll get back to the cabins and set the Individual Matches for Saturday.
June 3rd will end with a team being awarded a trophy. The individual matches will be played at the Legend and will start at 10am. We’ll also get a drunken scramble mixed in that afternoon at the Legend to conclude of the President’s Cup.
Then on June 4th everybody can get up and hop in a car and head home. The drive is not the most fun but hey when do you get a chance to play 3 of the top 7 public golf courses in the state in a 3 day period with some good guys.
69 days away!!