A View from “Inside the Ropes” – Colin Inglis Insight from Playing In a Major PGA Tournament- Extended
Playing in a PGA Major tournament event, as a working club assistant pro, with a family to raise, and limited practice time, is tantamount to being a “local hero,” nightclub band, guitar player, and then being asked to share the stage in an arena concert with the Rolling Stones. Exciting, fun, and terrifying don’t begin to explain the range of emotions that even the best club golf pros would experience. But our own Assistant Golf Pro, Colin Inglis had that very opportunity, by earning a slot in the recent PGA Player’s Championship, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I have known Colin since his days in High School. To say that he is “super competitive” would be an understatement of epic proportions. So, he wasn’t pleased with his final scores, even though a huge range of very well-known, long-time tour pros also had similar scores below the cut line. Kim, Poulter, Westwood, Stenson, Johnson, Yang, Garcia, Scott, Cantaly, and Harrington, are just a handful of tour professionals who also didn’t make the cut to “play on the weekend.”
But, this article isn’t about the outcome, it’s about the experience. One that none of us SHCC member-golfers could ever imagine. What follows is a short list of experiences related to me in a casual conversation upon his return to “normal life.”
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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.
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Shadow Hills Country Club remains committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our employees and customers. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and have implemented safety precautions according to CDC guidelines.
In our efforts to deal with the current limitations being implemented on a State and National level, we are implementing the following policies for the next 30 days at Shadow Hills.
- The golf course will remain open.
- All food and beverage service will be “to go” only. SEE MENU ATTACHED
- We will provide a limited menu Wed-Sunday with hours of operation from 11 to 4.
- Club food minimums will be suspended until the third quarter of the year.
- All banquet business will be suspended until the 13th of April.
- Easter brunch at the club is cancelled.
- All committee meetings are cancelled until further notice.
- We have set up a fund that members can contribute to for the purpose of helping to financially support those hourly employees affected by the restaurant and banquet layoffs.
Our hope is to provide you with a sliver of normalcy as uncertainty continues to grow. So, if you’re looking for a stress relief, fresh air, and exercise we will be here for you!
WATCH FOR UPDATES In News You Know and ShadowHills Exra in coming weeks, as we continue to update you as conditions evolve.
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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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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!
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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.
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