by Carolyn Townsend
Shadow Hills women gathered for our Annual Meeting & Awards Lunch on Wednesday, November 7th. We met the 2018 Women’s Board of Directors, elected the 2019 Officers, and recognized all of this year’s award winners.
Over 50 different awards were presented. Congratulations to all of the award winners!
It is a rare thing when someone quietly, though persistently works in their own way to create change in their world. So often “those who serve,” are motivated by personal gain, or to fulfill some personal agenda. So it is very rare indeed, that a person who has worked tirelessly and selflessly for decades, should be singled out as “The Best” at something, for the simple reason that they work so hard not to call attention to their actions, or brush praise away with a “Happy to do it!” smile.
However, on October 22nd at the OGA annual meeting, recognition was due and given to our own Steve Mason, with his receipt of the “Member of the Year” award. How special is this award? The numbers speak for themselves, as the The OGA represents 170 clubs and 41,000 members.
I wrote about Steve in an article on ShadowHillsExtra.com more than three years ago. And since then, Steve has continued to be “the hub” for an amazing list of club-enhancing actions that have become part of the fabric of Shadow Hills.
He has served on the Membership Committee, is currently co-chair of the Handicap Committee, and is notoriously the “Ticket Guy” for almost any Pac-12 event, providing great deals on all sorts of sports and concert events “in his spare time.”
But, most of us know Steve as “The Commish” of the ever-popular and amazingly fun, Shadow Hills Senior Men’s group. This “Fed-Ex Tour” style of events, with accumulated points being awarded to a leaderboard, ultimately results in the awarding of the “Mason Cup” for the overall winner. However, adding to this, is a huge array of social events, golf weekends, annual trips, and a wide range of community-building fun, that are all made possible by Steve’s generosity of time, and creative spirit.
Board Election Slate of Candidates Announced
Watch your mailbox (snail mail) for the slate of candidates and ballots for this year’s SHCC Board Elections. This is your chance to help shape the future of the club, so please vote! For results and more
club information, plan on attending the Annual Meeting on Oct. 11th.
The 2019 Candidates are Barry Bokn, Ross Bottem, Phil Burns, Brian Eaker, John Jensen, Kenny Martin, and Lori Reynolds.
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It is rare that Oregon Golfers have to play through elements as thick as those enveloping the two days of play for this year’s Shadow Hills Women’s Invitational. Between almost record heat, and a pervasive cloak of smoke from regional forest fires, the participants and winners truly earned the right to celebrate a long 36 holes!
In the end, a previous champion, and some new faces prevailed to take home honors.
Overall Gross Champion was Leilani Norman.
Net Championship honors went to Lori Reynolds.
Super Senior Gross winner Nettie Morrison.
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In it’s 54th year, the tournament has grown to be one of the preeminent invitational tournaments in the Northwest. This year, the weather was hot, but the competition was even hotter, as just a single stroke separated many of the winners from the runner-ups, with more than $30,000 in prizes and entry gifts being offered.
Trent Thompson and Ryan Schaefer captured the overall Gross Championship with Ryan Larsen and Ed Flores claiming the Net Championship.
The course was in pristine shape, with good roll on the fairways, and fast greens for both days of competition.
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24 Teams, including 12 from each A and B divisions competed once again for the honor of claiming the Men’s League Championship.
In the end, the two winning teams won by margins of a point and a half, and two points respectively. with a cluster of teams finishing in the top half. But both winning teams only lost a single match, and remained tied or in sole possession of the lead, from start to finish.
As always, the real winners were the members who participated, as a great sense of competition with camaraderie was had by all.
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It has been another amazing year for youth golf at Shadow Hills Country Club!
The SHCC Youth Camp had a record number of participants at 102 young golfers with a wide range of ages and experience. The three day camp ran from July 16th – 18th, with every player working on a variety of skills and shots, and playing a “round” on a course set up in the driving range.
Every Participant was awarded their choice of stuffed animal head covers, and from all reports there was loads of improvement at all levels of golfers.
The family atmosphere was evident, with a huge “gallery” of parents and friends gathering to watch the fun. Shadow Hills CC truly lived up to it’s motto of a “Family Resort, Just Minutes from Home,” as a whole new generation of excited golfers was launched.
The final day culminated in a huge pool party (the pool combined with record heat has never been so full) that was the perfect end for intense but fun instruction, while making loads of new friends.
Our Shadow Hills Junior PGA Team had another undefeated year, with a record of 5-0 and the district championship crown. Coached by former PGA tour professional Pat Fitzsimons and our own assistant pro, Brandon Hepner, this amazing group of young men and young ladies showed that they have the right stuff to look forward to great competitive golf in their futures!
The team member roster included five district All Stars:
- Jack Anderson
- Caden Etchison. All star
- Connor Gibson. All star
- Kari Holmes
- Madison Holmes. All star
- Charlie Malpass
- Tyler Mikel. All star
- Blake Mikel
- Sydney Nelson
- Jake Pruitt
- Jackson Rossow
- Wesley Smith. All star
- Jayden Tate
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A weekend of great weather, with a full field of co-ed competitors, made for another great year for the annual Me and My Shadow Tournament at Shadow Hills Country Club.
There were some familiar faces on the leaderboard, as well as some surprising new names in the money.
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Breaking 80 is a feat that less than 5% of all golfers accomplish, according to USGA statistics. According to those same statistics, the percentage of golfers who “shoot their age” is a mere .0000089%, or less than 9 per million.
However, there is a way to “trick the stats” if you are trying to shoot your age, and that is to live long enough to be outside of the sub-80 realm, remain healthy, and play a lot of golf. That description pretty much fits our own Ted Brandt to a tee!
On May 30th, Ted turned 90 years old, and celebrated with friends and family with an evening of libation and fun. Ted was joined by a number of his Shadow Hills Senior Tour friends, where there was more than one story of Ted’s golf prowess, and close calls with disaster being told.
A Shadow Hills member, since 1980, along with his wife Arlyn, Ted has been a familiar face on the course and at social gathers for almost 40 years. As the former owner of Eugene Tile and Marble for more than 55 years, you can find Ted’s handiwork in countless Eugene locations including several Eugene hospitals, State, Federal and City buildings, and shopping malls.
But has he shot his age?
The Women’s Board Activity Chairs were introduced at the Spring Kick Off on Wednesday, April 12th. They include:
Connie Green, 18-Hole League – Member Since 1993, Sue Zollner, 9-Hole League – Member Since 2014, Sue Zollner, 9-Hole League – Member Since 2014, Lori Reynolds, Twilight League – Member Since 2002, Amy Bennett, Social/Special Events – Member Since 2014, Leilani Norman, Women’s Invitational – Member Since 2008, Pam Brills, Women’s Invitational – Member Since 2009, Susie Leo, Valley League – Member Since 1995, Carolyn Townsend, OWGA – Member Since 2002
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WOMEN’S SPRING KICK-OFF
Shadow Hills Women’s Club Annual Spring Kickoff is April 11. We invite social and golf members to participate. Check in will be from 8:30-9:00 in the banquet room. From 9-10 enjoy breakfast, a short meeting and golf clinic followed by a 9-hole scramble at 10:30. The cost for breakfast is $14+gratuity. Sign up in the locker room or on Fore-Tees.
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Women’s Golf Leagues Forming
Women’s 9-Hole and 18-Hole league play begins in April, and Twilight starts in May:
9 Hole – Tuesday April 11 9 AM
18 Hole – Wednesday April 18 8:30 AM
Twilight – Monday May 14 6 PM
Enrollment forms are available in the office, women’s locker room, and online by clicking on the link below. Cost is $40 per league and will be billed to your account – no more handling checks and cash. So fill out your form, drop off in the office or mail to the club Attn: Women’s Club Treasurer. And join the fun!
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One of the most active, fun, and diverse offerings at Shadow Hills, continues to be the Shadow Hills Senior Men’s Tour, created and run by “the Commish,” Steve Mason.
Each year, a large group of Shadow Hills Senior (50+ or those who will turn 50 this year) Men, participate in a “Fed-Ex Tour” style of events, with accumulated points being awarded to a leaderboard, which ultimately results in the awarding of the “Mason Cup” for the overall winner.
By Ron Willis – Men’s Handicap Chair
Golf Season (Score Posting) 2018:
I would like to take this time as we usher in the 2018 posting season; to re-introduce your Handicap Committee. The committee members are; Marilyn France (Women’s Handicap Chair), Carol O’Keefe (co-Chair), Ron Willis (men’s Handicap Chair), Steve Mason and Ron Crasilneck (co-Chairs).
It is the responsibility of the Handicap Committee to ensure the integrity and accuracy of all the handicaps of those golfers at Shadow Hills who play competitive golf. Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System; each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round and that player will post every acceptable round (nine or 18 holes) for peer review. By accomplishing these USGA objectives, our competitive play and events will be equitable and more enjoyable for all who play. In advance, we would like to thank you for your anticipated cooperation and support.
It is also the responsibility of the Handicap Committee to make available and post the Club’s Handicap Policies and Procedures. Our 2018 Handicap Policies and Procedures can be found on the bulletin board over the posting computer. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding handicaps or score posting. You may also email us at: email@example.com. All sensitive information received will be kept confidential.
Amazing February weather came to play, along with several women from Shadow Hills, during their annual Bandon Dunes trip. This is just one of the many ways that Shadow Hills continues to offer a wide range of golf experiences for for our members!
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With 2018 came the announcement of the new SHCC Women’s Club board of directors!
with the number of events, golf leagues, and ongoing activities, Shadow Hills is lucky to have women who are willing to step up and do more!
Congrats to all!
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Women’s Club Holiday & Charity Luncheon
Sue GraVette, Chair
Once again the Holiday luncheon on December 6th was a huge success. From the wonderful food, excellent service, many volunteers and entertainment to the rewards for our beneficiary, ShelterCare, the staff and 109 members and guests out did themselves.
This year’s Children’s Christmas Party was a resounding success, with a record number of children and family coming out for a meal of “breakfast for dinner,” and a visit from “the Jolly Old Elf” himself!
As has become a tradition, we took pics of the kids with Santa, and the smiles tells the full story! Happiness all around from kids of all ages!
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The Year-End Finale – Sue GraVette, President
The Women’s Club ended the season with the election of 2018 officers, award presentations, and a fabulous lunch on Wednesday, November 1. The 2017 board was introduced and thanked for their part in making 2017 a great year. Women’s club executive officers for next year are Suzi Creech, President, Carolyn Townsend, President-Elect, Nancy Pollard, Secretary and Cheri Courtnage, Treasurer.
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Our Team 2 did won Greater Eugene PGA Junior League championship for 2017.
Players in the picture are from left; Jayden Tate, Blake and Tyler Mikel and Max Hunter. Of course Brandon Hepner and myself are there as well. There were five other members of team 2 not pictured; Brock Nelson, Kendall Smith, Olivia Thompson, Kai Holmes and Madison Holmes.
Four of our kids, Tyler Mikel, Brock Nelson, Cal Potter and Carter Schmidt were selected to the All Star team which will move to Trysting Tree on August 6th for matches against teams from central Oregon and Bandon by the Sea.
A season ending banquet was held at RiverRidge on Saturday July 29th to award certificates and toast a great season!
Pat Fitzsimons SHCC Junior League and All Star team captain
GREAT JOB TO ALL!! Our team “represented” Shadow Hills magnificently!!
July 17th -19th, Shadow Hills was the “epicenter of the future of golf” with another huge turnout for the Youth Camp! Almost 80 of the finest future golfers turned out for the three day camp, that featured instruction, competition and loads of fun!
In addition, the PGA Golf League, which features more than 30 SHCC youth golfers, is concluding their competitive season, with a list of SHCC players being selected as “All Stars.”
This from our resident teaching pro, Pat Fitzsimons:
The PGA Junior Golf League regular season came to a close Saturday July 22nd after an eight week schedule. Shadow Hills presented 31 golfers forming three teams and each team played 7 matches against Eugene CC., RiverRidge, and Laurelwood as well as each other. Shadow Hills team 2 tied for the League championship with a 6-1 won- lost record.
A ten player all star team now moves into regional competition on August 6th in Corvallis at Trystying Tree. Shadow Hills will field four All Stars of the team; Cal Potter from team 1, Brock Nelson and Tyler Mikel from team 2 and Carter Schmidt from team 3 were chosen to represent the Greater Eugene League. Congratulations to all our young golfers. Much improvement and maturity was gained by all.
An awards barbecue will close out the regular season this Saturday July 29th at RiverRidge.
As the big member tournaments begin to round off the golf season at Shadow Hills, there is time to seek a tune-up for the Men’s and Women’s Invitationals before football, fall and cooler weather prevail. It has been a very pleasant experience in the company of a truly great staff at this fine country club and I thank all for making it so!
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This year’s Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Shadow Hills Country club broke our record for attendance! More than 500 happy Easter celebrants made this one of the most memorable events in our history!
Chef Diana and her crew prepared an amazing meal, and the staff (and Bunny) made this a flawless, fun event, that was blessed with clear skies (after a very wet week!).
Watch the video for some of the fun, food, and festivities!
One of the most destructive forces on our course is in fact “man made.” No, we are not talking about the effects of humans on global warming, and the resulting La Nina super-wet weather. We are talking about irresponsible golf cart use, which can leave parts of our course deeply scarred for weeks, if not months.
Working with the golf committee, head professional and golf course superintendent, a new cart path rule has been drafted, and will become effective immediately. A “Modified 90 Degree Rule” has been added to our current standard 90 Degree Rule to take advantage of our firm fairways, while helping to protect less stable rough areas. One of the most important aspects of the new rule is to enter the fairway across the driest rough area available, and then staying on the fairway until your ball is on or near the green. You will then exit the fairway across the driest available rough area.
It is important to remember that using a golf cart anywhere on our facility is a privilege, and that our course is one of our most important assets. For this reason, common sense and courtesy are to be used at all times while operating carts.
Continue Reading to see the New Regulations and a Graphic Chart Explaining the Changes
In what has turned out to be the most popular golf/social event for 2018, the Luau had more than 240 participants this year! The best part of the Crazy 8 scramble format, is that it brings together loads of couples who may not play together regularly, for an evening of fun, loose competition, and unforeseen results!
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