More tourney dates set at WLGC
The annual Whitefish Lake Golf Club member’s club championship is on track for Aug. 8-9, with registrations now being taken online. Please go to our website, golfwhitefish.com, to register for the tournament. As always the tournament will be flighted by various categories with men, women, seniors, juniors and super seniors. For additional questions please call the Golf Shop at 862-5960.
The always-popular Bulldog Open scramble tournament is set for Sunday, July 26, with a new format dictated by the COFID-19 issues. Teams will again consist of four players with flights for various groups of teams. Since Shotgun starts are not acceptable under the Back to Golf recommendations, play will be by tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. To avoid large group gatherings we have lunches for players to pick up on the turn or on the course. This fun event is a fundraiser for junior golf and the WHS boys and girls golf teams. With tee times the pace of play should be faster than some previous years. Sign up with your team online to support junior golf and have a fun day with your friends.
The Whitefish Ladies Invitational is scheduled for Monday, July 20, with tee times being used this year to follow the guidelines for no shotgun starts to avoid large gatherings. This popular event, organized by the local women’s group, and spearheaded by Jeanette Chaney is one of the best organized invitational tournaments in the area. For more information contact the Golf Shop at 862-5960.
Fourth of July Tournament
The WLGC courses will be closed for non-tournament play while the tournament is being played and after the daily rounds on Thursday and Friday to allow our staff to maintain the course for the next day. The tournament features a nearly full field of players with around 180 participants expected. As noted earlier in this column there will not be a DERBY this year, again to avoid large groups. All prizes won will be presented as the play concludes without the traditional awards ceremony.
While there are no rakes in the bunkers players are asked to use their feet to best smooth the area used. Please enter and exit the bunkers away from the steepest slopes as the foot traffic makes it very difficult for the crew to maintain. When rakes are allowed again we expect ALL players to rake away their foot prints out of respect for the course and other players. Hitting good bunker shots are best accomplished by putting nearly 80% of your weight on your front foot to ensure a downward stroke that blasts the ball out of the sand.