Jim Abrahamson advanced out of a pack of highly competitive, highly skilled (but over the hill) group of 45 Shadow Hills Senior Men golfers and won the prestigious 2019 Shadow Hills Senior Men’s Mason Cup on Friday September 6th. The 11th annual Shadow Hills Senior Men’s tour ended with the two day finals and a dramatic finish by Jim!
He had two excellent rounds of 76 and 74 gross for a two day total of 150 and 82 Stableford points (10 under par net) to finish 2nd place in the Finals and earn enough SHSM points to jump all the way from 8th place entering the final event to claim 1st place!
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In another amazing year of PGA Junior League competition, Shadow Hills CC took both 1st and 2nd place in league competition. Loads of fun, great competition, and genuine skill was displayed during league play and the subsequent year-end celebration.
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This Week’s News You Need To Know – 08-01-19
~ Link To August Newsletter
~ News and Dates from the Clubhouse
~ This Week’s Dining Room Specials
August Newsletter Available Online
The August Newsletter and 2 Month Calendar is available to Download.
Remember, it’s password protected- the password is the same as our locker-room code (8441)
CLOSE TO FULL- Help Us Hit the Top!
For the first time, since the recession of 2008, we are almost full according to our By-Laws(475 Golfing Memberships). In fact, if we hadn’t changed how we count legacy memberships (as 1/2 members) back in 2015, we’d already be full!
But, we aren’t…so we NEED YOUR HELP! And as a bonus, we are going to “double down” on the dues credit you earn as a referring member. A referring member earns the equivalent dues credit of the membership they bring in. All you need to do, is bring a member in to Dave for a tour, and if they join, you get TWO MONTHS of DUES CREDIT for the equivalent dues of the new member.
Watch This Space As We Reach the Top! Read More…
Another amazing year for the Shadow Hills CC Youth Camp! 70 new golfers participated, under the organization of head pro Gary Davis. Hands-on instruction came from a variety of pros, including, Brandon Hepner, Jeff Smith. Tim Zwettler, Jade Headings, Birk Nelson, Carla Glasgow and Mannie Jewel. Also great help from Alex Cox Gary’s daughter Maddy.
Special thanks to Jenny Shelton for her help with Cobra Puma Jr clothes!
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SHADOW HILLS SENIOR MEN (SHSM) Mid- Season Report: The 11th year of the Shadow Hills Senior Men’s Golf Group (SHSM) has reached the ½ point of the season. We have completed eight events and have 10 remaining events! Players have earned 44,000 SHSM points with 56,000 still available so anyone can get hot and win the prestigious 2019 Mason Cup! Our next event is the July major at Shadow Hills on Friday July 12 plus we have two July away events scheduled at Tokatee on July 22 and at Willamette Valley Country Club on July 29. The group includes 71 Shadow Hills Men golfers who are 50 years old or older. New members are welcome to join us for any event or for the rest of the season and enjoy some great fellowship and relaxed but competitive golf! Contact the golf shop or Steve Mason at 541-521-6782 for more information!
NEW PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US: Eligibility is limited to Senior Men who are Shadow Hills members born before January 1, 1970. Our fees are $10 per event or players can join for the season for the prorated fee of $70 in July. Annual membership includes the year end finals and dinner plus the SHSM point game. Annual members also receive entry priority for the away events to sign up 30 days in advance. Others may join us for any event at Shadow Hills and sign up 7 days in advance for all away events if space is available.
Christmas came early for a “full to capacity” crowd during the annual Shadow Hills Kids’s Christmas Party. A sumptuous “Breakfast for Dinner” meal was served, with a huge variety of kid activities, games and holiday cheer.
But, as usual, the highlight of the evening was a visit from Santa Claus, and the chance for the kids to let the Jolly Old Elf know what they wanted for Christmas. Each child received a special gift along with their chance on Santa’s knee!
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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.
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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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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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