News from the
Minnesota Metro Chapter  
August 2019
Presented by MnMetro preferred course: Stonebrooke Golf Club
Save the Date!
4th           Sunday Golf - 9 hole
24th         Sunday Golf -18 hole
Good Luck!
Good Luck to our Chapter winners on as they compete in Sectionals Aug 17 at Wild Rock Golf Course in the Wisconsin Dells.
Pace of Play Tip

Get out of the cart as soon as you reach the next tee box and be ready to tee off.

Golf Rules!
New USGA rules have been issued as of January 2019 and a link to the full rules can be found here. If you want to brush up on your golf etiquette, we recommend
  Golf Etiquette Overview .
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Sunday Golf Events in August

9 - Hole Event
When:    Sunday, August 4th
Time:      Tee times start at 3:02 pm
Where:   Theodore Wirth Golf Course
Further information is on our websiteSign up today.

18 - Hole Event
When:    Sunday, August 25th
Time:      12:00 to 600 pm
Where:   The Summit Golf Club
                31286 Hwy 19 Blvd
                Cannon Falls, MN  55009
Cost:        Special LPGA Amateurs Pricing: $31 + tax riding,                        $21+ tax walking
Decide between Individual Stroke Play or Match Play. If you have never played Match, this is a fun way to give it a try. You will be matched against a player within your handicap level or maybe you'll decide to challenge your friend. Indicate that when you sign up.   Pay at the course but sign up on our website.

The Club recommends riding, especially the back 9 as the terrain is a difficult walk for even the most avid walker.
Championship Series A Success
There were 20 Stroke players and 5 Scramble teams that competed in our Chapter Qualifier at River Oaks Golf Course. It was a beautiful day and everyone reported having a great time.

Congratulations to the winners (Low Gross and Low Net)
Championship      1stLG  Rose Gumz
First Flight           1st  LG   Angie Christo      1st  LN  Lisa Lally
                            2nd LG Beth Rubin           2nd LN Tammy Smith-Foyt
Second Flight      1st LG  Jodie Skolnick     1st LN  Cheryl Nordby
                            2nd LG  Heather Wahl      2nd LN  Kymberly Eide
Third Flight          1st LG  Anita Nelson        1st LN  Laurel Stanket
                            2nd LG Ellen Olson          2nd LN  Carrie Rosvold
Fourth Flight        1st LG  Ann Borders
Scramble Team   1st Place: Jeri Meola, Jackie Santopietro, 
                                             A licia Barber, Pauline Whelan
                             2nd Place: Joni Meilahn, Judy Vandermolen, 
                                               Sherry Gabrielson, Sharon Hall, 
We want to  thank the Qualifier Committee who made it happen: Sharon Hall, Joni Meilahn, Judy Vandermolen and Sherry Gabrielson. Great job ladies!
A BIG thank you to Day Director, Alice Heth and the day's volunteers: Sheila Mullen, Terry Fraser, Kathy McCray, Lin Cunningham, Susan Speetzen. And to the supportive husbands who stepped up to help: Dale Speetzen and Mike Mullen.

We want to express our gratitude to Tyler Olson and the staff at River Oaks for again welcoming us and being great hosts for our event.

Look for more photos in the mid-month newsletter!
Minnesota Metro Local Championship Qualifier - Location Search Committee
Our Chapter has been fortunate to have River Oaks GC host our championship the past several years. They have generously allowed us to start on holes 1 and 10 on a weekend and the course is a great fit for our tournament criteria and play-ability for all levels of competitor.
This year, HQ eliminated the tournament fee ($50) resulting in a lower cost for participants.  The biggest change for 2020 is the elimination of Scramble competition as part of this event. (Scrambles now have their own event, The Scramble Open ) With these changes, we plan to revisit course selection with the goal of having a "rotation" of 2-3 courses (with River Oaks remaining on that list). The goal would be to have a recommendation to the board in October.
The Chapter is looking for 3 volunteers to be on the search committee. Ann Borders, Past President will chair this committee. Criteria for members:
>>    Played in the championship in the last 3 years (scramble or stroke play)
>>   Range of handicaps

>>   Willing to objectively review courses against site selection            criteria

>>   May involve 1-2 in person meetings (August-September)

If you are interested, please contact Ann at