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SHCC Junior Team Wins League Championship!

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!! 

SHCC Youth Camp and Youth League a Huge Success!

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 Member Featured in Register Guard Story About Facing Life’s Challenges

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!

http://registerguard.com/rg/business/bluechip/35614472-62/passing-the-tests-posed-by-adversity.html.csp

 

Mobile Version of SHCC Web Site is Live

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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Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Video and Highlights

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!

 

Newly Revised Cart Path Regulations

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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

 

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NCAA Duck Golf Local Champ Makes Lasting Memory for SHCC Member

Gavin-Randal
Sulman Raza Delivers Hollywood Ending-
by Randal Whipple
A second storybook ending played out the 10th green of the Eugene Country Club moments after the Oregon men clinched their first ever NCAA National Championship.  Hometown hero Sulman Raza paused to take a photograph with ten-year-old Gavin Henrikson, grandson of Randal Whipple.   While doing so, Raza reached into his pocket and presented the winning golf ball to young Gavin.  Raza had no idea just how much the gift meant to the boy.
On Memorial Day weekend–two years ago–Gavin suffered a severe injury when a heavy log crushed his leg while vacationing with his family on the Oregon coast.  The injury nearly cost Gavin his leg.  Gavin’s made great progress following three surgeries and physical therapy, but his recovery has been painfully slow.
Gavin had tired while walking over the eighteen-hole course with his grandfather.  Sudden death meant there would still be a lot more ground to cover.  Eventually, the pair found a strategic spot alongside a bunker on the 10th green where Raza would attempt his decisive putt on the third playoff hole.  They were about thirty feet away when the ball dropped and the crowd exploded.
Raza lingered on the 10th green not far from where he had sunk the championship winning birdie putt.  The right moment presented itself and Gavin asked Raza if he could have his picture taken with him. 
Gavin-Raza
Raza–now wearing his new national champion tee shirt and hat—placed his arm on Gavin’s shoulder and broadly smiled for the photograph.   He then reached into his pocket, pulling out the Titleist golf ball he’d just used to win the championship, and gifted it to Gavin.  Gavin said it was “just like winning the lottery.”  
Whipple had a sense that Raza may have made a decision he’d later regret and asked him three different times if he really wanted to part with such a personal treasure.  Each time, the new champion insisted that he wanted Gavin to have the winning ball.   
The Titleist golf ball bears a smiling Oregon Duck logo, and a blue line hand-marked by Raza to line up his putts.  It now also bears the new champion’s autograph.  It’s a keepsake and memory young golfer Gavin and his grandfather will always treasure.