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!