NEW SNOW DUSTS the ground around the 18th hole at Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury on Tuesday, Nov. 3 — Election Day. Although temps sank to 28 degrees that day, a reprise of 60s and sun visited Addison County in the following days extending the 2020 golf season.
Photo by Karl Lindholm
I was hoping to get my pals together for one last round of golf before we shut it down for the winter.
Monday night last week, Election Eve, was cold with snow on the way, and, sure enough, the next morning, we were greeted with three inches of heavy snow.
I felt some slim hope as warm weather was predicted for the weekend. I checked the tee times page at the website of our local course (Ralph Myhre) and found no times listed for Saturday and Sunday. I figured the course must have closed for the year on Nov. 1, a reasonable end date, most years.
I called the golf shop nonetheless, expecting a...
MIDDLEBURY — Christian Ostberg and Marilyn O’Keefe won in the championship flights of the 2020 Ralph Myhre Golf Course Match Play Championship. The tournament was contested in mid-August and results were reported this week.
Ostberg defeated Hogan Beazley in the decisive match on the Championship Flight, and O’Keefe bested Eva Mastalos in the Women’s Flight final.
In the Men’s Flight final, Kyle Goodman defeated Steve Goodman, and in the Senior Men’s Flight Doug Biklen topped Donald Dayton.
In more recent action Ralph Myhre hosted its Alternate Shot Open on Oct. 3 and 4.
The winners in the...
MIDDLEBURY — With cooperative weather, Ralph Myhre Golf Course’s regular weekly outings for its members were still going strong last week.
In the Wednesday Scramble on Sept. 23 the team of Bert Phinney, Ric Wheeler, Josh Newton and Dale White prevailed.
On Sept. 24 the foursome of Paul Politano, Chris Prickitt, Richard Hodgson and Nick Causton came out on top in Bill Davidson Thursday Men’s Golf, with the group of Tom McGinn, James Hadeka, Don Dayton and Steve Maier taking second. Prickitt earned the day’s best low net score.
On Sept. 25 in the Friday Mixer first place went to the foursome...
MIDDLEBURY — Regular weekly friendly competition is still going strong at Ralph Myhre Golf Course as the weather cools down.
In the Sept. 16 Wednesday Scramble the foursome of Bert Phinney, Ric Wheeler, Josh Newton and Dale White prevailed.
On Sept. 17, the team of Donald Dayton, Doug Biklen and Pete Damone won in Bill Davidson Thursday Men’s Golf, with the quartet of Matthew Biette, Joe Bartlett, Richard Hodgson and James Hadeka settling for second, even though Hadeka shot the day’s best low net score.
On Sept. 18, the foursome of Julia Emilo, Bryon Emilo, Katie Andrews and Ben Andrews...
MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course members had a good day on Sept. 8 at a Vermont Women’s Golf Association tournament at the Burlington Country Club.
Sue Dula was First Place Net winner in Flight Three, and also in that same flight Eva Mastalos and Eileen Sims tied for the third best gross score. Also, in Flight Five Giselle Lafleche tied for the fifth-best gross score.
In regular weekly play at Ralph Myhre, the foursome of Bob Peters, Wade Provencher Ben Andrews and Dave Andrews won the Sept. 9 Wednesday Scramble.
In Sept. 10 Bill Davidson Thursday Men’s Golf the quartet of Paul Politano...
MIDDLEBURY — Cooperative weather allowed Ralph Myhre Golf Course to host its full slate of regular weekly outings last week.
In the Wednesday Scramble on Sept. 2, the foursome of Bert Phinney, Ric Wheeler, Mike Adams and Dale White prevailed, with the team of Jesse Wing, Wade Provencher, Ben Andrews and Dave Andrews the runner-up.
In Bill Davidson Thursday Men’s Golf on Sept. 3, the quartet of Jim Johnston, Robert Kirkpatrick, Donald Dayton and Marsdin Van Order earned first place, and Steve Maier, Tom Maxwell, Jeff Stetson and Pete Damone took second place. Jim Hadeka shot the day’s best...
MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course this past weekend hosted the annual Mid-Amateur Vermont Women’s Golf Association Tournament for competitors 30 and older.
Rebecca Montgelas of Ekwanok Country Club fired a two-round total of 161 to prevail, holding onto her first-round lead and gaining an additional stroke in round two to win the 2020 title by three strokes over Carson Laderoute (164) of Burlington Country Club.
Heather Niquette of Vermont National Country Club battled for third with Holly Reynolds of Copley Country Club, and they ended in a tie at 166. The top Ralph Myhre finisher was...
MIDDLEBURY — Christian Ostberg and Katie Ritter won the men’s and women’s club titles this past weekend at Ralph Myhre Golf Course.
Ostberg breezed to a win by shooting 140 over the two days, with Dale White and Kirk Goodman tying for second at 159.
Ritter edged Mary Stetson, 187-188, to become the Women’s Flight Gross Winner. Stetson was the Women’s Flight Net Winner.
Back on the men’s side, Robert Kirkpatrick was the Senior Flight Gross Winner, and Robert Keiner was the Senior Flight Net Winner.
Eric Bergland was the First Flight Gross Winner, defeating Kyle Goodman on a tiebreaker.
MIDDLEBURY — In regular weekly competitions at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury last week, the team of Jesse Wing, Wade Provencher, Ben Andrews and Dave Andrews tied for first place with the quartet of Bert Phinney, Ric Wheeler, Josh Newton and Dale White in the Wednesday Scramble.
In Bill Davidson Thursday Men’s Golf, the foursome of Mike Adams, Neil Mackey, Doug Biklen and George Ramsayer came out on top, with the quartet of Fred Belanger, John Davis, Robert Kirkpartick and Chris Prickitt taking second. Pete Damone, Tim Etchells, John Davis and Dayton Wakefield were third.
MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course members were busy in statewide competitions last week, including at a Vermont Junior Stroke Play tournament held on their home course on July 31.
In that event two golfers with the Middlebury club earned second-place finishes, Lucas Politano in the boys’ 10-to-14-year-old competition, and Mia Politano in the girls’ 16-to-18 tournament.
On July 28 a number of Ralph Myhre members competed in a Vermont State Women’s Golf Association tournament at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club.
Erika Politano tied for second-place gross in the top flight, and Mia...