New officers elected to WLGC board
New Officers Elected to Board
Congratulations to Eric May, Shawn Tucker and Sarah Fitzgerald as they were elected to three-year terms for the Whitefish Lake Golf Club Board of Directors. The current board, staff and members all appreciate the tremendous job outgoing board members, Rick Billuni, Dow Powell and Jessica Tucker have done over the past three years. While they did not win during this election cycle we really value the interest in serving by Karen Hill, Dr. Ron Miller, Dennis McConnell, Ken Dortch and Scott Ringer. As a totally volunteer board that oversees the operations at WLGC we all appreciate their great oversight and management skills brought to the table.
Play for the Season
The total number of rounds played at Whitefish Lake Golf Club was down slightly in 2020 as we got off to a slow start due to COVID and having the Canadian border closed. Members played 70% of the total rounds this year, which has been an upward trend the past few seasons. Revenue from green fees was down close to 30% compared to our 2020 budget projections. Even with green fee rounds off 30% the rounds played were only off about 10%, so our members enjoyed a good golf season with lots of golf. Over-all memberships showed a significant increase in 2020 as golf proved to be safe activity during the pandemic.
The Whitefish High School golf teams played their state tournament this past week at the Butte Country Club and took home some great honors. The boys ran away with the team title by over 30 shots, while Cameron Kahle won a playoff with team mate Billy Smith to become the first boy from Whitefish to repeat as the state champion medalist.
Both Marcus Kilman and Johnny Nix had great showings and became All State as well with top 10 finishes.
The girls finished in fourth place just one shot out of third, but they rallied tremendously on day two of the tournament. Kendall Reed carded her first ever 88 in competitive play on her last day of high school golf. Good Job Bulldogs.
Chip like you Putt
If you’re having trouble getting you chips shots close to the hole, try using an 8 iron and hitting the short chips like you would with a putter. Consider that the ball will fly about 40% of the way and roll out the rest. Use your regular putting stroke and let the club hit the ball up in the air. If you stand close to the ball it will insure a more straight back and through stroke.