April Club News; Opening Date April 18th!

April 15, 2024
Warm wishes from the pro shop as we return to the course for our 100th Anniversary year! Here is some news you will want to know.

Early Season Tee Times
The course will be open for play, weather permitting, on Thursday, April 18th.

Tee times* will be available starting at the following times/dates. You can book tee times on-line starting immediately:

Dates*                                   Mon-Fri         Sat               Sun

Apr 18 – May 3**                 8:00 am         7:30am         8:00 am

May 4 – May 10                    7:30 am         7:00 am        7:30 am

May 11 – until fall                7:00 am         6:30am         7:00 am

* Prebooked tee-times will begin Thurs, May 2, but will be adjusted for spring opening times until Sat, May 11.
**Course closed Saturday morning April 20 for the Work Bee. Tee times will resume at 1 pm.

Work Bee — Help Wanted! Volunteer 8 a.m. to noon!
Come out on Saturday, April 20 to help the staff and the grounds crew touch up the course.  Bring rakes, chainsaws, a water bottle and your work gloves. Workers will get preferred tee times over the noon hour before the course opens for play at 1 p.m.

Bye Bye Mr. Ed!
One big change in the shop, sadly, is the departure of Ed Ferrari, who has been our rock on weekday mornings for many years. Ed and his wife have relocated. They’ve sold their house in Barre and bought a new home near Blacksburg, VA, where Ed hopes to work at another golf course. (It looks like you all must have treated him well!) Ed will be greatly missed, especially by the early morning golfers!

Sign Up in the Pro Shop
Grab your partner and sign up for the Maurice Kelley Tournament May 18 and 19, and men’s and women’s leagues starting in late May. Men’s league will be held on Tuesday evening. Ladies will play on Wednesdays.

You own it!
When we welcomed Joe Dingledine as the new pro last spring the club also changed the way sales of golf equipment, clothing and accessories are handled at CCB. Beginning last season, you the members own the golf shop, meaning that the profits from shop sales contribute to the financial stability of the club. So whether you need new irons, golf balls or a new glove, think of your pro shop. Special orders are always
available on request.

New Member Policy
CCB offers an attractive introductory rate for any golfer who was not a member in either of the last two years. As well, current members who recruit a new member receive a $100 credit in the pro shop. If you know of a friend who’s thinking of joining, please reach out to him or her. If they join, you get a bonus.

100th Anniversary
A number of things are planned to celebrate the 100th Anniversary, including a special logo on merchandise, a special raffle and a big party on June 29. Watch for ways to celebrate and get involved.

Volunteers Needed Again
Again this year the club has a couple of major competitions that will require volunteers. The Vermont State Women’s Golf Association Senior Championship is planned for July 8-10, and Vermont Golf Association’s Men’s Mid Am takes place August 8-11. Please consider volunteering as a spotter or scorer. For more information or to sign up, contact Joe-the-Pro or Joe-not-the-Pro !


We hope you have a great year and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

The Officers, Board and Staff of the Country Club of Barre