Reminder!  Sign up for the Maurice Kelly! Registration closes THIS SUNDAY, May 12th at 6:00pm.

If want to play but you’re still looking for a partner, let us know and we will try to pair you up with someone else looking to play!

2024 Maurice Kelly Golf Tournament: Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th
Sponsored by: Good Measure Pub and Brewery

Entry – $150 Per Team
Carts not included in entry (please reserve in advance)
27 holes on Saturday, 18 holes on Sunday.

Entry includes a BBQ on Saturday by Fairways & Greens.
Breakfast sandwiches will be available for purchase.

Sign up by phone, in person at the Pro Shop, or by email at proshop@ccofbarre.com

Sign up quickly as sign ups close Sunday, May 12th at 6:00 pm!
More information, format, etc. 


News from the Pro Shop
May 5,2024


When the Sun Shines

When the sun comes out the course lights up. The weather has cooperated quite a bit this spring and it’s been a busy year already at the Country Club of Barre.

To help us ensure that everyone has a good experience, please arrive at least 20 minutes before your tee time and don’t forget to check in at the Pro Shop. We’re asking all players to let us know you’ve arrived.

Schedule Back to Normal

Weather permitting, we’re back to summertime hours beginning on Saturday, May 11. Tee times begin at 7 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. On busy weekend mornings watch your email for news of frost delays.

Sign Up in the Pro Shop – Men and Women

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. Maruice Kelley signup closes as 6 p.m. May 12. Tuesday Men’s league starts on May 28. Ladies will play on Wednesdays beginning on May 29.

Junior League Starting May 29

New this year for the youngsters, we’re looking for 12 junior members to play in a junior league on Wednesday evenings.  Play will begin with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun. There is no charge for the league, but all players must have their own set of golf clubs and some idea of how to get around the golf course on their own.

Mizuno Fitting May 11

The Mizuno rep will conduct the first fitting of the year on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Sign up for a slot in the Pro Shop.

New Cart Procedure

Along with our new fleet of carts we have a new procedure.  Each cart is parked in its own spot.  The key numbers match the cart, and we rotate through the entire fleet systematically.

You will need to come into the Pro Shop to get your key, and please be sure that the key and cart match.  For your convenience, the carts are parked in numeric order.  Thanks to all the members for getting used to the new procedure.

Check Out the New Merch!

Shirts, clubs, golf balls, rain gear, shoes, range finders and much more are rolling in the door every day this time of year.  Also look for the new merchandise bearing our special 100th Anniversary logo.

We’re the biggest retailer of golf equipment and supplies for many miles around and our members own the golf shop, meaning that any profits resulting from sales in the pro shop accrue to the club.  Tell your friends they can skip the ride to Burlington or Lebanon and find everything they need right here.  As long as UPS and FedEx can navigate the construction zones, we’ll keep it coming! Our prices can’t be beat!

New Member Policy

So far we have more than 30 brand new members this year and more coming in daily.  Help the club and help yourself by saying hello, and maybe find a new player for your group!

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. If you qualify tell one of the Joe’s in the Pro Shop and  we will issue you a gift card, compliments of CCB.

Throw in the Towel!

If you’re throwing away your old towels, throw them our way!  We’re in dire need of some old towels to use in the bag room. These don’t need to be your finest linens. We need towels for the BAG ROOM!  Just drop them off.

…And your recycled golf balls

Do you have a bucket in the garage that collects all the used golf balls you find on the course?  Clean out the garage and bring the used golf balls to the bag room.  We can use them on the range. Thank you very much.

Joe the Pro and staff of the Pro Shop and Bag Room

Country Club of Vermont 100th Anniversary logo

Win a free membership or $500 cash, or one of many prizes listed below!
As part of the 100th Anniversary celebration, we are holding a raffle with prizes donated by area businesses and members. The raffle will take place on the evening of 6/29 during the 100th anniversary celebration. Proceeds will benefit course improvements.

More prizes will be added to the list below as additional donations come in between now and June 29. Much appreciation to these businesses for their support!

Tickets are on sale in the pro shop for $20 each or 6 for $100. You may also purchase tickets  on Venmo, making your payment to: @CountryClub-Barre  To avoid paying a fee to Venmo, mark your purchase as a donation. See the flyer

RAFFLE PRIZES:
  1. Richard J Wobby Jewelers…G-Shock Sports Watch
  2. Fairways & Greens…gift certificates
  3. Pro-shop…golf bag/misc golf items
  4. Nelson’s Hardware…Slate Fire Pit
  5. Campo Di Vino…gift certificate
  6. Cornerstone Pub…gift certificates
  7. Kwasnik Dental…tbd
  8. Stagecoach Hollow Maple….(2) 1/2 gallons syrup
  9. Meltdown…(2) $25 gift certificates
  10. Wilkins Harley Davidson…Wounded Warrior items
  11. Marshall Tire… $100 pro shop gift card
  12. Greens Fees from various area clubs
And more to come…..

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 !

Finally…

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

Country Club of Vermont 100th Anniversary logo

Dear Members and Friends,

We are thrilled to announce that the Country Club of Barre is celebrating its 100th year anniversary! This incredible milestone is a testament to the enduring legacy and cherished memories shared by generations of our community. To mark this momentous occasion, we are organizing a spectacular anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 29th. As part of our anniversary celebration, we are hosting a fundraising raffle to support numerous course improvements. We kindly invite local businesses to join us in commemorating this milestone by donating items for our raffle. Your contribution will not only help make our celebration unforgettable but will also contribute to the betterment of our community.

If you would like to contribute to our raffle or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cathy Systo at ccsysto@gmail.com or 802-249-1799. Your generosity will be recognized and appreciated by all who attend our celebration.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to celebrating 100 years of excellence with you!

Warm regards,

Cathy Systo
Board member
Country Club of Barre

CCB Bids a Fond Farewell to Jim (Doc) Garand

We lost a great one when Doc Garand passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023. A longtime member of CCB as well as Northfield Country Club, Doc was universally loved and treasured as a great friend, golfing buddy, mentor, and storyteller. On the course he was a master of the short game. After the round, you could always find him at the 19th hole, where he commanded the deck and led the banter to the delight of anyone within earshot.

We will forever remember his spirit, his humor, and his companionship.

Doc’s obituary may be found at https://memorials.vtfuneralhomes.com/james-garand/5236361/index.php#details

There will be a Celebration of Life at CCB this Thursday, July 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. where people will be encouraged to share stories and memories of Doc. This follows a service to be held at Saint Monica’s Catholic Church in Barre, VT at 12:30 p.m.

The Member Guest Tournament has been rescheduled to July 29th and July 30th.

Please contact the Pro Shop as soon as possible to let them know if you team will still be playing or not by email to oneputt@myfairpoint.net or by calling 476-7658.  A free practice round is included for each guest to be used prior to the weekend, please schedule tee times with the Pro Shop. There will no longer be a skins game on Friday.

ORDER OF PLAY: Shotgun start at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 29.

Tee times Sunday starting at 7:30 am

More information

We’re moving into June here at the Country Club of Barre and settling into the summer routine.

Bill Evans and the course management team have upgraded bunkers, cleared downed trees and sodded new senior and ladies’ tees on several holes. The grounds crew is working hard to put the club’s best foot forward for the Vermont Amateur Championship July 4-6. We’ll need volunteers to spot for golfers and keep things organized, so please consider helping the club over the 4th of July week.

In the pro shop, Head Golf Professional Joe Dingledine has unpacked and settled in. Joe has scheduled golf club fittings with Ping from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on June 8 and with Mizuno from noon to 4 p.m. on June 14.

Men’s League begins May 30 with a 5:15 p.m. shotgun start. Golfers can sign up as an A-B-C-D team or individually in the pro shop. The league is limited to 40 players, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.

On the women’s side the Ladies League kicks off on June 7. League activities are being managed by Patty Baroudi and Dee Lamberton.  Sign up with Patty and Dee and pay the $20 entry fee.

Pete Richards has the bag room and cart operation organized and running, and we’re fortunate to have some great workers (and outstanding athletes) from local schools working in the bag room.  Please try to help us retain our valued staff by tipping for club cleaning and other assistance when appropriate!

By the time you read this the first big member event of the season will be in the rear-view mirror. The popular Maurice Kelley was held May 20 and 21 with a full field of seven teams. The first nine-and-dine of the year was played on May 19. The first two outside tournaments, the Central Vermont Chamber Challenge was played on May 12 under beautiful weather, and the Vermont Senior Golf Association played in frigid temperatures on May 17.

The pro shop is well stocked and ready to supply you with gloves, tees, golf balls, clothing, hats, golf bags and more. Check out our Ping, Taylor Made, Callaway and Mizuno demos, and schedule a lesson with Joe the Pro.

See you at the club very soon!

CCB Pro Joe Dingledine

CCB Pro Joe Dingledine

The 2023 golf season is underway at Country Club of Barre, and the board of directors is very pleased to welcome back Joe Dingledine as its new PGA Professional, 29 years after he first served as Barre’s Assistant Golf Professional beginning in 1994. Since 2016 Joe has been the PGA Teaching Professional at Montague Golf Club in Randolph. Before that, he was the Head Golf Professional at Northfield Country Club for nine years. Joe is a Certified US Kids Golf Instructor and his proficiency in golf instruction, tournament operations, and Pro Shop management will be strong assets as he takes on his new role at CCB.

“I am excited to return to the Country Club of Barre, where I have many friends and great memories from my work here 22 years ago,” Dingledine said. “Bill Evans and his crew have really improved the course over the years, and we’re excited to host the Vermont State Amateur Championship in early July.”

Opening day at the Country Club of Barre was Thursday, April 20. Course Superintendent Bill Evans and his crew have created several new tee boxes, improved drainage and rebuilt bunkers over the last few years. Recently named one of the top five courses in Vermont by Golf Magazine, in 2023 CCB will host the Vermont Amateur Championship July 4-6.

CCB is open to the public, and players can book tee times by calling the Pro Shop at 802-476-7658 or booking online through our website. Daily rates, course details, and membership information, including promotional rates for new members, are available on the website. After your round plan to stop by at Fairways & Greens to sample the new menu, enjoy liquid refreshments, and renew friendships.

Rob Spring and Bob Pope tee off on opening day

Rob Spring and Bob Pope were the first players to tee off on opening day.

The Spring 2022 newsletter has been published and can be seen here. Inside you’ll find an update from the Pro Shop and information regarding upcoming projects at the club!