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?
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.
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!
CLICK MORE to see pics from youth camp!
SHCC’s own Randal and Cindy Whipple were featured in an article in the “Blue Chip” section of the Register Guard. Some of you may know Randal’s backstory as a child actor, including a short stint on a network TV series. But, many may not know the long, and varied path that he and his wife Cindy traveled to reach to become one of the top Real Estate sales teams in the nation.
Finding your golf game challenging? This is a great story in perseverance!
With more than 75% of all adults users accessing information about our club through their “padular devices” and cell phones, it was time to create and launch a “Mobile Version” of our basic web site information. The goal was to create a site that gave an annotated version of the massive amount of information on our full site (which has more than 90 pages of content), to help those interested in finding out more about Shadow Hills, as well as members looking for a quick link to ForeTees, ShadowHillsExtra, Member Content, or our social media, with just a “screen tap away.”
Now, when you go to http://www.shadowhillscc.org on your mobile device, you will be re-directed to the new mobile version of the site.
Click Below for description and Nav Tips!
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!