Monday, September 5, 2016

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Once again I can't understand where the time goes.  It seems as though I just got done posting for the chili open, and now here I am posting for the unofficial end of summer?!  But don't fret... still plenty of great fall golf weather is ahead.  We have numerous club events still planned.  First up is the Ryder Cup this Sunday the 11th, then member guest day, Clam bake and another party tba after that.
And dare I say it...the chili closer!  Ugg..I don't even want to think about that.
Anyway....
I have been lax in my post's once again for reasons beyond my control, so lets catch up.
So as you can see by the pics....we Hosted Jeff's 9TH annual football bash on the 27th of September.
The weather was great, the turn out was awesome, the food was grand and the competition was fierce.  Jeff and the crew transformed the course into the NFL mode with his various props he has amassed over the years.  Every year he manages to come up with something new. This years added twist was a card game. Each team gets two playing cards, you earn more cards with each birdie hole you have.  Best poker hand wins!  Nice.  Rock on my friend Jeff...You are the best!!!!


So here we are Labor Day Monday, laboring once again, waiting to see your smiling faces.
Its a great day for golf. Make some time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Why not treat yourself to a day at "the Dog".
Have a good one.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Krazy Kramer Memorial

I guess I will never understand mother nature.  I can't believe we go from NO water to Way to much in a matter of a week!?  This has been a real struggle.  Poor Jeff doesn't know which way to turn, and for that matter, nor do I.  Oy!  
The weather dampened one of my favorite events this weekend, our Annual Ben Kramer Memorial Saturday and Sunday. 
I just love competing in this event.  Members of all skill levels can compete, as the scores showed.
Really there was only a 5 stroke difference through the field.  Not Bad.
But in the end it really came down to who was the better "mudder" , as we call them.
The rain held off on Saturday for us, but Sunday was another story. 
So 30 of us sucked it up and muddled through.    And guess what....none of us melted!! Go figure.
Afterward started the ubiquitous banter.  How many putts were rimmed out, "that should have dropped!".  etc...... You get it.
We chowed down on some specials, drank some libations and watched the skies clear just in time for us to head home!? Again....Oy!  What's a girl to do?
Plan for the next event...that's what!!
So that will be my other favorite.... Jeff's 9th annual NFL BASH.  
Saturday August 27th .  Jeff works very hard on this event, and it shows. 
Lots of prizes -food-drink-big break competition- and many more surprises.
It's a blast! 
Were counting on you all to participate. Our goal is 72 golfers.  Please don''t let us down.
Hope to see you soon.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Independence Day....

Hi all.  Hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July.
Here at "the Dog" we celebrated with our Annual Firecracker Open.
18 teams competed in this long standing tournament.  It's one of my favorite.
Though my partner Jon and I just couldn't get things rolling.
We started out birding the first hole, but after that the putts just wouldn't drop.  UGG!  So as you can see by the pictures posted, we didn't place.  Oh well, we'll get em next year!!
Once the round was over, we tallied the scores, awarded prizes then settled in and relived
each missed putt.  Always the same old thing "we should have been 2 more under! that
hole number (fill in the blank) should have dropped".  Yadda Yadda.
All in all a good day. The weather cooperated, the beer was cold, I made cookies,
Sloppy Joes and Meatloaf sliders.  No one went away hungry or thirsty.
Success once again.
Big thanks to all who participated.

Another Big thanks to Jeff and crew.
They really do have the course in excellent shape as usual.
But the lack of rain has left Jeff non-plus.
He's had to pick and choose when and what he can water.   This has been a huge challenge.
Hang in their my friend. If anyone can get it done, You can!
Oh the golf course dilemma.....  "Please no rain so we can have play, Oh please rain so we can keep the grass alive".  How about only raining at night? Is that too much to ask? Yikes!
What's a girl to do?
Same thing I've been doing for 18 plus years.... roll with it.

So that's all I've got for now.
Hope you can get out and enjoy your course.
We look forward to seeing you.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

I'm still here.....

After yet another long hiatus, Golfmama has had a chance to give some time to her blog.
Things have been hopping here (which is good) but I've had little time to sit down and collect my thoughts, let alone put them down on paper.  So as I look back, the last post was Memorial Day weekend.  Oy!! In between we hosted our annual skills Challenge, had a great weekend for the holiday, and hosted a few outings for the month.  All of which had great turn outs...and the weather cooperated for all.  Jeff and crew have the course in terrific shape despite the challenges mother nature throws at them.  Not an easy task, but I am blessed with the best crew any golf course can ask for.
For this I am truly grateful. You guys rock!!  Ti Amo, like family!!

So here we are more than half way through June....Yikes!!  Where does the time go?
So many projects on the list..just taking one by one.  Doing the best I can with what I've been dealt.
You...the Members...Have been the best any girl can hope for. So many kind words, blessings
and willing to pitch in where ever you can to make the "the Dog" one of the best golf clubs around.
I'm so proud and blessed to be surrounded by so many of you who believe in YOUR club.
Jeff, Dad and I appreciate you everyday!

Now we are headed into July.
Lots of events coming up. Senior Opens, The firecracker Open, PGA Bash and much more.
Watch your schedule, and check the website.
These events are planned for you the members.  We hope you will agree with us that the value of your St. Bernard membership, the consistent high quality of the golf experience, and the camaraderie of association with your fellow members will make your continued membership one of the best recreational investments you can make.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Go Indians....Go Browns....!  Triple Crown?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Skills Challenge 2016

Once again mother nature pulled a mean trick on "the Dog".  Our annual skills challenge was held this Saturday the 21st and the forecast as of Tuesday was for 70 and Sunny.  Well we ended up with 60's and drizzle.   In spite of the weather we headed for 27 holes of skills and a few thrills.
All were accomplished and we had a good day.  Lot's of food, lots of laughs, lots of beer.
What more can a girl ask for?  Maybe a box of hundred's? LOL
So it seems as though the Season is finally getting started. After a mild winter, and some nice temps in April we were thinking here we go....then the month of May has other ideas....Oy!
Oh well..what can we do?!  Just roll with it i guess.
So that's what were doing.  Next up is the US open Scramble June 5th. Hope you can participate.
So.....since I started this post last weekend,  we are already upon Memorial Day weekend.
I would like to take this time to thank all past and present Military for they sacrifice to keep
this country the best in the world.  Rock on...you are the best!!!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend filled with Friends and family, lots of BBQ or
whatever your family tradition is.  Try to sneak in a round or two and say hello to your
St. Bernard family.
See you soon
Ti Amo!!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Jakes Jamboree/Memorial

After several delays and postponements, we were finally able to host our annual tribute to our little buddy Jake.  Jake has gone on to the big dog farm in the sky to be with his buddies Michelob, Uncle Mahoney, Sydney, Sirius and several other of our 4 legged friends. He still lives in our hearts, and will always be with us in spirit at "the Dog"!   LOVE YOU BUDDY!! Mom and Dad miss you everyday!
That being said,  today is Mothers day.   Hope all you mothers out there are being pampered and loved like you should. Moms are the best and deserve the best.  Rock on moms.......
This will be the first mothers day without my mom, and I'm not sure how I feel.
I'm just trying to keep busy here at the club and wish all moms a good day.
I've prepared some food and drinks specials for moms, it looks like the weather is going to cooperate.
So here's to a good day at St. Bernard....
Wishing you a wonderful day for you and all the women in your life.
Celebrate....
Look forward to seeing you soon.





Monday, March 21, 2016

Chili Open 2016

We hosted our annual Chili Open this past Saturday the 19th.  I scheduled this event a bit early this year, because Easter weekend seems to get earlier each year.  Everything was looking good for weeks prior in the weather department. Temps were above normal for awhile, then of course the bottom falls out right before the 19th!   Uggggg  The forecast being in the 30's did kept some home instead of participating, but 27 golfers came out in search of birdies and pars, chili tasting, and of course a libation or two.  All were accomplished and the day was a success.  In the chili dept,
Jerry and Diane S.took first place for their revamped chili recipe, and Dave P. took second.
Congrats to all who partook.  It was a great start to the season.
Looking forward to the next event.   Three Club Scramble April 10th
and the First senior open April 27th.  Hope you can participate.
Wishing all a lovely Easter weekend with your family and friends.
Hope your bunny ears are large and your baskets over flow.

"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rest in Peace Betty, Wayne, John and Mildred

Friday, March 11, 2016

Trying...

I know I have been behind in my posting on this blog. So much has been going on in my life that has taken up much of my time and energy. Most of which was my mother who has passed away last week. Betty was (and still is) the most beautiful woman, Mom and friend I have ever known.
She lost her battle to Alzheimers/Dementia disease and has gone on to bigger and better things.
I don't want to take this time to morn her, but celebrate her.
She was a loving wife to my father for 55 years, the best mother anyone could ask for to myself and my brother, and a friend to many.
She lived her life in the hopes that all man kind and animal kind could find happiness and be free of any worries or pain.
Mom always tried to pass these values onto me and others.
I can only hope I live up to her expectations and continue to keep her spirit alive.
She will be forever in my heart looking down on my family and the St. Bernard Family .
Rest in peace mother.
You are the best!!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A New Year....

I received a reminder that Golfmama has been VERY late in posting on our blog!!
I do apoligize and really have no excuse, except that life just happens.
We have been here tending to the winter duties per usual, and have had the added bonus of a very mild winter that has brought out our dedicted golfers who have not stored the sticks for hibernation.
Many have been out to just say "I golfed in Nov Dec Jan and Feb so far". Myself included, are hoping the trend keeps rolling.  As I sit and post, the phoenix open is In my background noise. I am watching and hearing of up and coming new golfers, and still hearing lefty still making amazing shots, and on the leader board.  In a uncertain world of many things,  golf being one, I take comfort that someone of my age can still excel at this sport and many younger and many older can also.
This sport has helped me have faith in myself, and I take pride and joy in seeing members here enjoy the game and this golf club.          It's super bowl Sunday and we have a few out enjoying the sun in search of a birdie or two before heading for their game day destination for super foods and super libations.  Hope your squares come in and your team is victorious.    How many days till chili open?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Merry Christmas.....

Here I sit at the club posting on the day before Christmas eve.  This is not such an unusual thing as I am here often this time of year, but in this case today I actually have golf customers to wait on!
Who would have thought......60 plus degrees.  I don't know how Santa is going to get his sleigh off the ground to deliver all his Christmas Joys?!   Maybe I could rent him a golf cart?.... Oy!
Many have taken a break from the Holiday rush today to set out on the links in search of maybe a Christmas miracle hole in one, or just maybe a X-mas Birdie.  Either way smiles are abound, good cheer is flowing and the world seems just a bit brighter this Holiday season.
The lack of snow this season may have some down, but for us golfers the winter so far is a blessing all around.  Take advantage my friends.
I hope you all enjoy this time with family and friends.
Best wishes from your St. Bernard GC family.
We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December and it's 60 degrees???





Who would have thought!? Mother nature sure has a strange sense of humor.  We started the year with too much rain, then we go into trying to keep the course alive with no water!?  Poor Jeff and crew have been on a roller coaster ride trying to keep up. I'm sure you will all agree that they stepped up to the plate and made it happen.  Jeff...you ROCK and your crew are the best because of you.
While I tell you often, I think I can speak for the membership to say that you are the best!!!
So the Holidays are upon us once again and we are here doing our winter duties to put the course to bed for the winter.   In between some of the members pop in to say hello and spread some holiday cheer.  This is what makes St. Bernard G.C. a family , not just a business.
For this I am truly grateful. We look forward to seeing you not only next year, but maybe this year giving the good forecast .
Talk with you soon
My Prayers are with you all
Deb

Monday, November 23, 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING....

Hi All,
It's hard to believe we're kicking off the Holiday season. It seems like I was just planning the Chili OPEN .  I have no idea where the year went. I'm here at the club pulling out the Christmas decorations as I do every year so Jeff- Dennis-Dad -Myself and the occasional friend who might stop in for a holiday cocktail and  enjoy.  Even though we enjoy this time of year we are reminded of what is ahead of us.  The long cold winter with no hope of par or birdies dancing in our heads!!!
But don't fret....soon we will be dreaming of eagles and that long awaited hole in one to come!
So we are here preparing for the next year in the hopes of seeing your smiling faces and well wishes.
So here is what I'm grateful for.....
My Husband Michael, my son Michael
My Dad Ron , My Mom Betty
My Jeff who with out I could not have survived!!!
Jeff....what can I say...you are the heart and sole of this club......
Don't forget Jake,,,

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CHILI CLOSER...

WOW!! What a great weather day for one of the last events of the season here at "the Dog".
Go figure.  One never knows...and of course the theme of the day was " Deb...why didn't you make it 18 holes?"   Who knew....
So it is what it is.
But we enjoyed the day.
28 of us headed out on the links for a wonderful November day in search of birdies and eagles.
Only a few recorded on the scorecards, but some headed back out for another nine in search of more.
Many brought in a favorite dish to share with the others, and I made many concoctions in an effort to clean out the fridge and freezer.  No shortage of food here....
So we sat, watch and screamed at those players we call a football team in Cleveland.
On this i will  not elaborate any more in an effort to not raise my blood pressure....OY!!!!!

Anyway
The rest of the week looks fantastic around here.
We have one more Senior open this Wednesday the 4th at Noon.
This was a reschedule from the previous Wednesday due to the remnants of hurricane Patricia.
Seems like I rescheduled a lot of events this year due to several circumstances.
If I have caused and inconvenience I apologize.  Just one of those years.

Hope can sneak away this week and enjoy a great start to November.

Ti Amo.....


Monday, October 12, 2015

Pig Roast.....

Due to technical difficulty on the part of my camera, I will not be able to post the winning teams pictures as I do after each event, and Jeff is not letting me forget it...Oy!!   Every time he walks in he reminds me.....And now he's got Jerry all worked up....Yikes!!  Come on guys....not my fault.
SORRY!!  I know you still love me....
Anyway...We had a great day for golf, and perfect pig roasting weather also.
My Uncle Harry and Tommy worked their usual magic and roasted porky to perfection once again.
Linda and Jody took care of all the rest.  Fresh and Smoked Kielbasa Kraut Potato apple sauce green beans and Linda's famous pumpkin dessert.   After "pigging" out we started the raffle and enjoyed the rest of the day. I think everyone had fun.
Next up is the Clambake this Saturday the 17th.  
Jeff and crew has the course in Excellent condition once again, and the leaves are not falling that fast yet.
This is one of the best times of  the year to get out and enjoy YOUR golf course.
Try to make time to get a round in.
Hope to see you soon.......







Monday, September 21, 2015

Member Guest Day 2015

Despite the weather prediction being not conducive for a round of golf this past Saturday , we managed to get our Member/Guest day in before the clouds opened up and let down some much needed rain for the course.   56 golfers competed for the low twosome scramble.  We partook of a continental breakfast (most of which I made from scratch) Then headed out. Once in we pulled a number for a combined score of another twosome for a foursome score.
 We awarded prizes for low score two and low score four.  Also included were proximity's for long drive and pin shot.  Mr. Bob Schroeder was generous enough to donated the prizes for the mentioned.  Thanks Bob....love ya!!!
Once prizes were awarded we settled in for food and drink specials and just enjoyed meeting some new potential members. All in all a good day
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Gottta run now....Monday night ladies Banquet tonight and Im cookin'...


Look forward to seeing you all for the Pig roast and Clambake

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NFL Bash 2015

Hi all.  Hope things are going well for everyone.  Here at "the dog' we've been rockin'!
We hosted Jeff's 8th annual football bash yesterday and all went beautifully. The weather cooperated, participation was great and the course was in perfect condition.  HUGE kudos to Jeff and crew once again, you are the best!!!  Not only was the course in great condition, it was also adorned with many football themed touches that Jeff has made and collected over the years.  Each year he adds more. From the hand made football tee markers, to the Big Break contest and not to forget the giant goal post we pass through to the clubhouse.  Jeff takes pride in what he does, not only on the course, but in life. For that and many other reasons, I am proud to call him my FRIEND!!   Rock on buddy!
I was mostly in charge of the inside preparations.  I cooked and baked, decorated, and in general got last minute details taken care of.  So once we set out in search of field goals (Birdie) and TD's (eagle) we enjoyed each others company, made a few putts and waited for  Jeffs Daughter and Joshs Girlfriend to finds us with the beer cart. They did a great job!  Thanks girls.
When we were done it was time for awards and then time to tailgate. And we did!!
John Z worked his magic at the Big Grill once again, and we all sat down and enjoyed our steaks, worked on killing the keg (no problem there) and relived that last missed putt that could have won the match.  Oy!  nothing changes.....Thank goodness.
I will try to upload a video of photos from the event soon. (not as easy as it sounds), but rest assurd i'll get it done.


Hope your weekend is going well also.
Hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ben Kramer Memorial..

Sorry once again about the hiatus.  Life has kept me jumping and hasn't left me much time for this blog.   I'll try to get back on track.   Anyway,  we hosted our Annual Ben Kramer Memorial this past weekend and the weather couldn't  have been more perfect. The odds of getting two perfect days back to back for this event are usually slim to none.  But Mother nature came through for us this year. This is one of my favorite events of the year.  Mostly because it's two days, and everyone always seems to be in a great mood.  I don't know if its the adrenalin flowing awaiting to play your best round ever or the thought of beating that team that knocked you out last year!!  Yikes.  Plenty of wagering along with the usual banter keeps everyone upbeat.  After grinding out 36 holes in search of birdies and eagles, we counted scores, figured out skins and pari-mutual wagers, then settle in to relive each missed putt, arrant shot over a few libations.
So is this how I spend my weekends....Not a bad life I must say.

But life throws you a curve ball now and again and you need to deal with it.
For those of you who don't know...
Last year we had to place my mother in a facility to battle one of the many unexplainable diseases that many suffer from.  In our case...its Dementia.  I'm not sure what God's plan is,  but I'm trying to figure it out.  As of today we have brought in those angels from hospice to help make her last days more comfortable.  For this I will be truly grateful......

Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you and your families health and happiness.
I look forward to seeing you soon.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Firecracker Open 2015




I hope you all enjoyed celebrating our day of Independence this last Saturday.
The weather was perfect for picnics, backyard parties and of course golf.
We celebrated here at "the dog" with our annual Firecracker open.  We've been hosting this event for over 30 years now, and it's always a blast!  After Mike M. sang the star spangled banner accompanied by Mike V. on the bugle, the usual suspects, along with some new entries set out in search of birdies and eagles. In the end one eagle and three birdies took first place.  Even though my team didn't fare so well, we still had fun! The spirit of the day continued on with a recap of every missed putt and every stray shot.  After each round purchased, each story got bigger and better..  Go figure!
It was now time to head out and play another nine hole scramble.  Six partook in the Bud open tradition. The winners end up paying for the round.  Kinda bass akwords, but that's the deal.
That's how I spend my 4th of July.   How about you? Drop me a line and share your holiday.

I have plenty of outings coming up this month with lots to do...
but I feel like the season is almost over?!
I'm posting august events on the board in the club house....AUGUST!?   Oy!
Jeff and crew have the course in excellent condition once again.  It's been a struggle with all the rain..but they trudged through and got the job done.  You guys rock!  Keep up the good work.
Jeff....you're the BOMB!

The weather forecast looks good for awhile.
Hope you can get out and enjoy.
5-5-5 and prime timers are starting to roll in..
Time for me to get back to work.





Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Calcutta

Hi all,
yet another lag in posting for Golf Mama...Sorry.  As many of you know, much of my time as been consumed helping with family matters.  This has not left me much time to keep up on my blog.
And I must say I miss it!  But with the help of my staff. and you the members I will back on track soon.  If not for my biggest supporter Jeff, (2nd only to my husband) I'm not sure how I would be doing.   Thanks again my friend.....you are the BEST!
So we hosted our Calcutta on Sunday and managed to dodge rain drops.
We used this format often in the past and it was very popular.
It seemed to be a hit once again, and look forward to playing again.

Next up is the Annual Firecracker Open July 4th.  This event has been a tradition for
over 30 years.  Teams are formed and debated for months prior, then the banter for months after make this event one for the books.
Two person scramble, must have a minimum of 24 handicaps between the two.
Call me for more details and consider joining in the fun.

Thanks all for now....Need to get back to work.
Busy month of June at "the Dog".   Yeah!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Skills Challenge

Sorry for the hiatus...too much on my plate with not enough time in one day to digest it all! The indecisive weather has detoured many from hitting the links this early, so in turn I have been covering many shifts.  Despite the threat of rain all day this Saturday we moved forward with our 4th Annual Skills Challenge.  The first 18 holes were all 100 yards or less par 3's.  Some placements were a real challenge.....Jeff!!! and Budman! Yikes!   then the next 9 holes was a regular scramble. Both rounds resulted in ties, and as predetermined, there was a sudden death play off.  These are always a hoot, as everyone grabs a cart and follows the playoff, with plenty of jovial banter.   I even managed to play and made it to the playoff.....but then I choked!!! UGG!!!!  Oh well, at least I made it out.
I'll get my groove back soon. (I hope!).  After we paid out prizes and raffles, we settled in for the usual relive each putt missed and enjoy a few libations.   A normal weekend at "the Dog".
What more can a girl want?!   (don''t answer that!)

Jeff and crew have the course in EXCELLENT shape.
Many and many have made the same comment.  Jeff...take the compliment!!!!! you've earned it!
Now if we can just get more golfers out to appreciate it.
Many storms predicted again for tonight. Oy!
The poor Monday night ladies have been rained out for 6 weeks straight, and tonight might be 7.
Please say it's not so.....
But after tonight we have a quick cool spell.  Not sure if this is good or bad?, but it is what it is.
We are scheduled for a Senior Open this Wed the 20th. I usually make food specials for the Seniors,  so Im thinking givin the forecast, maybe chili-sloopy joes- tacos, and maybe some sort of chicken dish for those not so crazy about beef..?  
We shall see what I can come up with.
On that note....I need to get teams together for the tournament, and start cookin'.
Hope you can get out soon and enjoy YOUR course.
Have a good one........


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Showers...

I know they bring May flowers...but enough please! If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to see it...does it really fall?  As of now, the flowers are here..but only Jeff with his crew and I are able to appreciate the daffodils and tulips.  Oh well,  soon that will change. Though the weather forecast this week is not conducive for golfers, most of the leagues are gearing up to start the 2015 season.
The Monday Night Teezers have started their practice round this month, the Tuesday Tee Timers hosted their kick off luncheon this afternoon, and the Tuesday Mens league starts tonight.
Soon the Casual Tees, Kiwanis and Friday Night Couples will be ready to tee it up and get the season rolling.  Of course the Prime Timers along with the 5-5-5 and the Thursday mid afternoon guys have been out if for only just a few holes to knock off the cob webs that the long cold winter has amassed.
Many of you have commented on what a GREAT job Jeff and his crew have done so far to get your course ready for the season.  Though I have not been out to appreciate it, I'm sure this is true because we are truly blessed with the best crew any course could have.
Jeff, Dennis, Bobby, Don, Tom, Rich..You Rock!! Linda, Therese, Sarah..you are my life line.
From deep in my heart...Thank you for all you do!

So we have hosted a couple of club events so far, now its time to move on to the next.....
Starting with the next senior open. Wednesday the 29th.  Followed by Jake's 5th annul Jamboree. Saturday May 2nd.
Unfortunately Jake's Jamboree has also turned into a memorial. For those of you who did not hear...
our buddy has passed, and is now in the big golf course in heaven where geese and cats are forbidden, squirrels are prevalent to chase up trees, and butterfly's tickle his nose.
Party on my baker boy...you will forever be in my heart!

So the Tuesday guys are rolling in..or should I say being blown in with this wind...OY!
Time for me to get to work.
Hope to see you all soon.
Ti Amo.....




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter..

Good Morning to all.  Hope you're enjoying this somewhat sunny Easter morning.  I hope your baskets are full of bunny ears and assorted treats, and your holiday feasts are being prepared to be consumed by family and loved ones.
I'm here at the Club trying to clean up after a fun filled Saturday. After yet another delay..oy!  we were able to host our opening gala for the season, our Annual Chili Open. Although we had a bit snow Friday night, but it melted away in time for us to tee off at Noon.
It was a bit windy and cool, but 22 brave souls headed out in search of  pars and birdes,  and along the way maybe snatching a Easter egg or two planted by Jeff and I. The collected eggs were turned in for various rewards, most of which were a libation of some sort.
(go figure!)   Once in the clubhouse Chili was consumed, scores were posted and prizes awarded.  Then the customary banter of how many putts were "just missed" began.  Just another typical Saturday here at "the Dog!". Gotta love it.....
So now the season begins. Time for me to shake off the winter blues and get crackin!  Jeff and his crew were able to get a wee bit of a jump start on the season and have the course in great shape for this early.  Keep up the good work my friend.  You are the best!!!
Our next tournament is scheduled for this up coming weekend... Three club scramble. Hope you can make it.
Well....I need to get back to work here.  I'm not sure where the time went, but I am way behind. I just realized we have our first Senior Open this Wednesday!?  Oy!  I am a slackin'...
Have a good one all!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

R.I.P.

Jake blew into our lives in 2007 and has filled us with much joy,
he has left us on Thursday the 29th 2015 and has left us with many fond memories.
Goodbye my best friend.....LOVE YOU!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

How many days........

till the chili open?  Not that many, believe it or not. Here it is the second week in January and Jeff and I both can't figure out where the time went. I know that sounds odd, but that's how the minds of golf course workers works.  Never seems to be enough time for everything.  The holidays are a blur in my mind, now its time to start thinking about the links.  In between I would like to concentrate on some football.  OH.......IO! What a treat that was.  Just what Cleveland fans needed, a shot in the arm of some class football players!!  Athletes with courage, conviction and integrity. Pay attention NFL!!
Sundays just aren't the same without a home team to root for....oh well, dare I say next year?! Yikes!!
So I settle for football pools to give me a reason to cheer and fill the void.  In between we deal the cards, wager and exchange friendly banter.  Some louder than others....but still a nice way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon.  
Jeff, Jake and I are still here during the week taking care of what needs took care of (no shortage of that!) Oy!   The latest....the pickup truck/plow. Yep...as soon as the snow falls it decides to not start.
So as pictured, poor Jeff is out there in 12 degree weather trying to work some magic (that's what the truck needs, a magic wand).  Never a dull moment at "the dog".
Hope the new year has been kind to you all so far.
Think warm thoughts.
Get crack'in on those Chili recipes. How many days?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Go figure....

Mother nature has bestow upon us hopeful faithful golfers yet another reprieve of the dreaded winter blues. The thought of the predicted long cold winter once again had many us doubtful of hitting the links until spring. I must say the power of suggestion has it merits. As many decided to give in to the negative, many more chose the glass half full suggestion, and so far so good. We still have a long way to go till the Chili Open ..but Jeff, Jake, Myself, Dad, and the crew had decided to say Merry Christmas, see you next week....not see you next year. Today was a perfect example.  Over 30 members chose to take advantage of the 50 degree day and enjoy not only the chance to try out the new Christmas golf toys found under the tree, but spend some time with the family here we call "St. B"! It was a nice day full of holiday cheer, with plenty of leftovers being shared from family recipes year after year. The cookies were passed around, the rounds were totaled, the bets were paid, and in the end many thanks were said.
God bless us all....
See you soon..
Ti Amo!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tis the Season....

The Holidays are upon use once again. Lots to do. Shopping, baking, decorating, planning etc....Oy!
A girls work is never done!  But this time of year seems to bring out the best in most people and I really enjoy it.  Jeff, Jake, Dad and I are here tending to our usual winter duties at "the dog". In between we have put up the tree, hung the stockings with care in hopes that St. Nicholas will soon be there....or maybe a member or two will stop for some holiday fare.  
I've packaged my homemade candy, cookies and assorted goodies, loaded them in the back of the Durango, now I'm ready to make my rounds to friends and family and spread some Christmas cheer!
Count down to Christmas is here. Even though hitting the links feels like its a thing of the past, soon we will be out in search of birdies and pars, and maybe a hole in one at last!
Hope all is well...
Look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Chili Closer 2014...

After a postponement or two we finally got the Chili Closer in on Saturday.  18 brave souls headed out to not let the season end.  We just keep hoping for "one more round" ..and so far it has worked.
After playing the old nine at "the dog" we pigged out on Chili some of the members brought in, mac and cheese and Mexican I made (I call it cleaning out the fridge/freezer specials) and some other delights that  Diane S. made. (she's such a big help!)  Thanks girlfriend, YOU ROCK!  We voted on the best dish, and Timmy S. took honors for his winning Chili. (although we suspect the ballot box might have been stuffed?!) Oy!   Good job Tim...keep on cooking! 
After awards were passed out, nine went out for nine more. Yikes...I guess at that point of being cold you might as well keep going?! "one more round"!
After that a few of us hung out and played some cards while Therese cleaned up.  I lost yet again, but I'll try to make it up this afternoon. 
11 of the fivers are out on the links this chilly morning as I sit here and post.  Once their done,  some of us will hang, watch some football and pass around the bicycle Jumbos.
That's Sunday in my small corner of the world.
Hope yours is a great Sunday also.
Hope to see you soon.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Clambake 2014...

Clambakes and cool Autumn weather go hand in hand, but madone this was ridiculous. We hosted our annual Clam/Steak bake this Saturday and it was hindered by weather elements not conducive to the game of golf. Oy!  We played through sun, sleet, rain and bone chilling winds.  But everyone showed and prevailed through. Only at the "the Dog"!!  Afterward we warmed our bones with hot totties and settled in for a evening of good food, football, raffles and jovial camaraderie. 
As usual we relived each missed putt, botched second shot and what might have been.  I swear I need to get in contact with A&E and have our own St. B reality show.  I know it would be a hit!! Yikes!


So... I'm still here with Jake celebrating the Browns win (YES!) while we are hosting a fund raiser for the Girl Scout camp across the street. They have retained the pavilion to host a honey tasting along with a catered affair.  The committee in charge has gone to great lengths to make this a grand event.
Amongst many details they hosted a hay ride with actual horse drawn wagons.  The only problem was when it was time for the ride to end its run.....Old Jake decided the follow the horses up route 303 as they headed back to their destination.  Bad boy Jake! Thank goodness the young lady in charge was there to escort him back unharmed.  Thank you Abby!  A first class event all the way.


So now its time to start thinking about the next to last event at the club.
Pig roast on the 18th of October, followed by the "chili closer" on November 1st.
Hard to believe the season is coming to a close...but all good things must come to an end.
But don't dismay...we're still due an Indian summer.  Plenty of golf left in 2014.
Lots of rounds before some of you head south for warmer destinations and Bermuda greens.
Hope to see you soon.
Have a good evening.
GO BROWNS!!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I'm Back.

Sorry for the hiatus...computer crashes coupled with other break downs have left me very lax in posting on the blog.  But things are calming down a bit and I'm here on the porch waiting for the golfers to come in on this beautiful day. This nice stretch of weather has been a pleasant surprise for all.  Looks like it will continue into this week and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. The view is spectacular with the changing of the leaves.  Hope you can get out and enjoy. 


Still a couple events left on the calendar. Starting with the Clambake this Saturday  the 4th , followed by the Pig Roast Saturday the 18th.  Then the "Chili Closer" on November 1st.
Lets hope for the best on the weather.


We held our 1st Annual Ryder cup on the 13th and it was a huge success. 78 players competed in the event. USA versus Europe. Much like the Ryder Cup this weekend, the Europeans ran away with it.
But it was a good time. We held a Chinese raffle, Silent auction, had hole sponsorships and two $500.00 reverse raffle boards. All put together by a committee to help raise funds for the Club for much needed repairs.  It was nice to see how many members believe in us.  Thanks to all who participated and donated.  Big thanks to the committee.  The Benischs, Knacks, Nordhuass and Schusters. You all Rock!!!


Just a few golfers left on the course, so I'm enjoying the weather and the view from the porch.
Jake is barking at the air once again waiting patiently for Jeff to come back.  He took a  well deserved brief sabbatical and Jake is just lost without him.  Poor guy, he needs his Jeff!!!
So do I for that matter.  It's just not the same without him around. But he shall be back soon, hopefully rested and ready to take on the projects that lay ahead.   Miss ya my friend....see you soon.


That's all I got for now. Time for me to head in and start the clean up for the day. Oy!  I hate cleaning the grill!  Oh well, all in all a good day. Hope to see you soon.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NFL BASH 2014

Sunday morning at the "the Dog"!  The bacon has been cooked, the 555 are out, Therese is vacuuming and I'm about ready to fall asleep. Oy!  We had a long (but excellent) day yesterday.
Jeff's 7th annual NFL bash was a great success!! 52 golfers set out in search of field goals and touchdowns in the hopes of winning the big check at the end of the round.  In the end the Cincinnati Bengals took the top spot followed by the Green Bay Packers taking second and the New Orleans Saints placing third after a 6 hole playoff  against the Washington Red Skin  It's been awhile since we had such a exciting play off.  We had a huge gallery for the entire playoff round and the banter was plentiful.  Yikes!
We started the day with continental breakfast, had dogs on the turn and ended with a tailgate party with steaks and all the fixin's.  Oy..I'm stuffed! 
Once we ate and paid out prizes, we headed out for the "Big Break" contest.  Try to hit a golf ball through a hole the size of a football from 40 yards out and break the glass.....sound easy?  Not really.
Last year we went through 144 shots before anyone succeeded.  This year Ron S. broke it twice with in 6 shots and won the $50.00 prize.  Way to go Ron!   
We still had some beer in the keg, so we sat down and relived each missed putt and each botched shot.
I think a good time was had by all.  Now we start the clean up...again..oy!  It seemed to take us a week to put up all the décor in the clubhouse and out on the course.  Jeff is very particular about this, and showed in the end.  His special touch's don't go unnoticed. From the meticulous team logos on the golf carts, to the tee markers cut from wood to resemble footballs. 
Each year gets better and better. You rock my friend!!  Keep up the good work.


Time for me to get back to work. We have a small outing this afternoon and their starting to roll in.  Their scheduled for steaks after golf and John Z is not available today. Oh No!?  Thank goodness the Buffaloians are in town.....Marcs going to cook for me. 


Have great rest of the holiday weekend all. 
Hope to see you soon!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ben Kramer Memorial

I'm late posting once again, sorry!  So much going on I just can't seem to keep up!
Anyway...we hosted our annual two day event know as the Ben Kramer memorial this past weekend.
All went well, and the weather was perfect for both days. 8 teams competed and the competition was tough.  Lots of great shots where thrown down out there, but it all comes down to putts as we all know. And my team can attest to that....Oy!  Just couldn't get em to drop! Oh well, we had fun!


On to the next event...Jeff's 7th Annual NFL BASH!! August 30th with a 11:00 shotgun start.
Jeff and Jake have been planning and primping for months as usual. Their  like a kid's at
Christmas time.  Always wanting to make each year better than the previous.
And they succeed each year.
You ROCK my friend's!   We're all looking forward to your event.


That's all I got for now...Time to get back to work.
Will be posting again soon.
Promise!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PGA BASH 2014

Mother nature once again decided to throw me another curve ball this last weekend.
We were scheduled Saturday for our annual PGA bash, but we were pushed back due to the uncooperative weather. 40 eager golfers were set to head out in search of birdies and eagles, but after a delay many decide the conditions were not conducive for their game. I can't blame them, it's tough to start in the rain. Continue on if it starts yes, but to go out in it is something else.
So the remaining who wanted to play waited while we redrew teams and modified the format.
9 teams of 3 set out and got most of the round in with out getting wet, but it started again just as many of us had just one hole to go.....ugggg.  But we finished and prizes were awarded, libations were consumed along with goodies Golf mama made and fish and chips in paper cones just like across the pond.  The fish and chips was a source of concern for Therese....she told me after that she had a big problem serving food in a newspaper cone!? "What was I thinking" she asked.  I tried to explain that's how they do it, but she just couldn't grasp the concept.  Oy!  She got over it.


We have a couple of outing's coming up this next weekend, along with the Friday night couples Sunday special....Then one of my favorite club events of the year...
The Ben Kramer Memorial August 9th and 10th.  Two days of tough competition on the links and plenty of jovial banter with added side betting.  After the first round on Saturday we sit and relive every missed putt, short shot and lost opportunity. In between many rounds are purchased in the hopes of the other teams over consuming and their Sunday round being a little foggy. Oy! I can't tell you how many times I fell for that one. Yikes! All in all a great weekend. I can't wait.


Jeff and his crew have been overly busy again this year. Many projects were added to their many duties after the storm back in may. But one by one they are knocking them off the list and some how keeping the course in immaculate  shape. I don't know how you do it my friend,  you are the BOMB!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart......


It's time for me to put on my work boots and tackle some weeds that are over due for pulling.
Oh my aching back......
Hope to see you soon.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fantastic Fourth!!

What a great stretch of weather we're having.  Just in time for the Holiday weekend.
We hosted our annual Firecracker Open yesterday here at "The Dög" and the day was a great success!  16 teams competed and the competition was tough.  My partner and I started out strong on the front nine (5 under!), but then like a sparkler, we fizzled out on the back. 3 bogies...oops!
"can I say CHOKE?!"  Yikes!  Yep......we were bummed. Oh well, nothing a few Michelob lights won't fix.
In the end team Arko/Cabot took first place, team Kerns/Pniewski took second, and team Spence/Karras rounded up third.   A total of 3 skins were amassed with my arch nemesis Laurie taking two....oy!  Good shooting girlfriend!  Prizes were awarded, kegs were tapped, and we all relived each missed putt and each botched shot.  Sounds like a typical holiday on the porch at
St. Bernard Golf Club.   I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the day.


We have few projects going on around here (never ends) one of which is improving the pavilion area in the middle of the course. This has been on the list for some time, but now with the help of some volunteer members, we are prepping to make way for what we are calling, for now, "Jakes Dog House".  We are asking  suggestions for the name of the pavilion area.  Some are....Jakes dog pound, the pound at Jake's. 
Check things out as your turning towards 5 or 13. Let us know what you think.
We're looking forward to many events to be held there.
Bridge construction on 6 should be complete next week, and sand trap construction should start after that.   One day at a time....


So that's all I got for now.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Make time for some golf. Or even just  drop in for a libation or two, and say how do?
Look forward to seeing you soon.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rain, rain go away......

It seems to be shaping up to be "one of those years".  More rain then needed, hot and humid! 
What Spring?!  We went straight from winter to mid summer in a blink of the eye.  Oy!
But, we've managed to get in most outings and club events despite the threatening weather, including Mike Mann's "The Open" this past Saturday.  It spit on us early on around 8am, but then the clouds departed and we ended our 27 hole match in the sunshine.  Yep...27 holes, many were wiped out after, including yours truly....after all, I haven't played 18 holes since last October!  Yikes.
But I was pleasantly surprised to find I still have a swing.  Look out Laurie, my game is back!!
After the rounds were posted and winners were rewarded, we sat on the veranda, killed the keg, finished our lunch and relived the round. 
Sounds like the perfect Saturday to me.....


On to the next event.....I can't believe I'm saying this, on deck is the Firecracker Open!?  
That means it's July????   again...Oy!
This is one of my favorite events at the club.  2 person scramble, pick your own team, minimum handicap of 24 between the two.  Many teams have participated in this event for well over 15 years, and the rivalries run strong and long.  Many side bets will be placed, and jovial banter will run rampant you can bet.  Always a good time.  This is how I celebrate the 4th of July. Not so bad....?


Not much else happening here.  The rain seems to have stopped, so maybe I'll get a few golfers.
If not, I have plenty to do around here. No shortage of projects at "The Dog".
Hope to see you soon.    Have a great week!


K... Glad you finally got rid of that hitch in your get along!!! Rest well my friend.



Saturday, June 7, 2014

Better days ahead....

A nice stretch of weather here for the last couple of weeks have brought the golfers out in search of that perfect round that keeps us coming back. It was a bit slow to start, but I think like us here everyone was cleaning up after a soggy May.  It's been a challenge for Jeff and the crew to keep up on the mowing as well as fixing the damages from the storm on the 12th.
But they have the course in great shape, and will hopefully get our bridges and other issues resolved soon.  Great work guys!!  You are the best!!!
Because of  the storm we had to postpone our Skills Challenge for a couple of weeks. But we got it in and went out to find out how much skill we had!?  I found out that my skills have suffered after a long hard winter....Oy!  Oh well...what's a girl to do?  (take up bowling!) Yikes.
But we had fun anyway.  After golf we will partook of Mango/Peach smoothie specials, along with my homemade Sloppy Joe's,  homemade wings and homemade pizza.  I put a lot of love and effort into making this food, and it makes me happy to see everyone enjoy.  I hope you did.....


I've been back in the kitchen once again preparing for our Member/Guest day tomorrow.
We will hit the links at 9:00 am, scramble around and head in for drafts of Shock Top, homemade calzones, wings and Sloppy Joe's again. Prizes will be awarded and we shall sit back and enjoy the camaraderie of  St. Bernard Golf Club!


So I'm back to the kitchen to finish up the details, and will let you know how it went.
Have a good Saturday all.....Hope to see you soon!



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Finally.....

The sun is out!  Omg... what a week from hell!  I must admit I've been a bit on edge, but with due cause.  The storms that blew through Monday night have left our poor little course in disarray.
And the rain just kept coming!   I was changing the sign out front to "Welcome to St. Bernard Golf and YACHT club". Oy!  Poor Jeff and the crew.  It's going to be a rough road ahead for a while.
But rest assured they will do their best to get the course back to its usual splendor.  Meanwhile I'll be trying to deal with the red tape that goes along with this type of thing. Yikes!


Not much action this morning here?! I'm sure part of it is many people have had water issues of their own.  I've heard many stories of flooded basements and other damages to homes.
And the other shared issues are "how am I going to get my lawn mowed?". 
I guess were all in the same boat.
But,  8 of the 5-5-5 have headed out with Bob, Bill and Tony following.
Hopefully we'll  get some more golfers out this afternoon.


The weather also prevented us from hosting our annual skills challenge this weekend. Not sure when we will try again. But I'll keep you posted.  The member guest day is next on the schedule, but I'm thinking about rescheduling that also since we have much work ahead of us.
I want the course in its best condition so you can be proud to bring your guest to showcase YOUR course.  And you never know, maybe Johnny Football will make a guest appearance!
I'll keep you posted.


That's all I've got this morning. My brain is on overload and my stomach is empty.
Time to do something about both. 
Have a nice Sunday all.
Hope to see you soon.



Sunday, May 4, 2014

Jakes Jamboree.....

Our little boys day was not what we were hoping for!! Ugh!  But 33 of us headed out amidst the wind and rain drops to celebrate Jakes 4th annual tournament.  Most of the day was dry, but still the temps were not conducive for optimum swing control.  At least not for me....oy!  Oh well, we had fun anyway.  Just have a couple more libations and all is well.  After the round was over and the prizes awarded , we partook in some of the goodies Jakes' mom made (me!)  and also some food specials for the day.  All and all a good day. 


Not to many golfers out here this morning???? The little bit of rain early this morning must have scared them off.  Only 8 of the 555 and couple others are out.  Yikes.
I told Therese to stay home and sleep in, so here I sit once again wondering if any other golfers will appear at my door!?   Its a shame....because Jakes dad (jeff!) and his crew really have the course in great shape for all the cold and rain we have had.  People need to appreciate it.....
Rock on my dear friend!!!! Your the best!


So aside from all the goodies I made for Jakes event, I decided to celebrate Cinco de mayo this year and prepared taco fixin's', nacho fixin's and margaritas.....all 2 for $5.00.  I thought we could celebrate Sunday and Monday.   Both days are questionable for weather!?  Oh well!
Guess I'll be having tacos for lunch this week....Oy!


Well the 555 are rolling in... time for me to schlep some beers and hopefully cook some tacos.
Have a great Sunday all.
Hope to see you soon!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Windy Masters Weekend.....

What is with this wind?  Yes...it's been great to help dry out the course, but not so good for the game. It's like a four club wind out there...Oy! And not so good for Jeff and the crew. Just when they get all the winter debris under control.....Bam!..more twig's and limbs hit the ground. Clean up on isle 4...!
Oh well...rest assured they will get the job done.  Rock on guys...your the best!
So we hosted our annual 3 club scramble this Saturday. We headed out with only two clubs and a putter per player to challenge the course.  This takes a bit of strategy, as you need to consider hole by hole what your strengths and weakness are.  This is when you gather with your team and discuss who can help most on which holes. Sounds easy....but not always the case. In the end it makes you wonder...why do I have all these clubs in my bag that I really don't use often?  Go figure....
Hey....let's go to the Golf store and buy another new one!? Yikes. Were all guilty of it.
So the cycle goes on....This is the game of golf.


Onward to the season.  It's been a slow start again this year with the uncooperative weather, but the membership has been upbeat, and looking forward to a great year here at "the dog"!
For this I am truly grateful. You...the members are what make this club what it is.
Jeff, Dad, Jake and I thank you all!!!!


So yet another Masters tournament is finalized with Bubba sporting the coveted green jacket.
Go Bubba!  We started our own little masters pool here this year. Pick three players, and the lowest three combined scores take the pot.  It was interesting to see how all over the board people made their picks.  Most picked what we would think was the obvious....but then when we talked among ourselves...we thought,   "Wow I forgot about him!"
Stay tuned..we will post the results Monday.
See you soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chili Open 2014....

After several schedule changes we finally got the Chili Open in!!  So 24 of us started out Saturday morning in the frigid temps to start the season.  It was cold, and couple of flurries fell from the sky, but we trudged forward and finished our nine.   After, we sampled the many chili entries (thanks to all who entered!) and enjoyed the cookies and pepperoni bread I made.  I think all enjoyed!
We had a tie this year for the best Chili,  Chili #3 and Chili #6 were voted best for 2014.  Congratulations to Dave P. and Tim D.!  Well done.  


Now that the season has been officially kicked off, its time to get things rolling.
Our next event is this Saturday..oy! Here we go.....Poor Jeff, Dennis, Bobby and Jake are out running around trying to get the course in pristine conditions for all of us, and the stupid weather is not cooperating!?  Same old story...happens every year.  Right around this time....Yep! 
MASTERS WEEK!!!!  We all look forward to this week with great anticipation.  To us it symbolizes that spring is really here, and gives us great hope that our game  will be at its best this year!!
It's the kind of week that wants you to be somewhere with other fellow golfers gathered around a watering hole (preferably your club) and watch the pros swing the sticks. It's a good thing!!!
But this week also puts unrealistic ideas in our Jeffery's head.....he sees that course down south and thinks he can reproduce it here up north...although if anyone could do it, it would be our Jeff!! 
Rock on my good friend!!  You are the best!!!!


It seems like the temperature has risen a bit and brought out a few golfers this afternoon. Yeah!!!
And tomorrow looks to be even better, close to 70!?? Yes! Lets hope this is the start of something big.
Well.......time for me to sign off and go wait on customers.
Hope all is well with everyone, and we look forward to seeing you soon.



Sunday, March 30, 2014

OY VEY!

That's all I can say.....
Did not  try to make that rhyme, but I guess it does.
Oh how the weather predictions have been so far off this year!
We started out the beginning of the week with high 40's and sunny on Saturday and High 50's on Sunday. Great, Chili Open Saturday, and more play on Sunday. The next day a bit chiller on Sat but still conducive for golf, then rain and cooler on Saturday, but High 40's with sun on Sunday.....
Ok...move Chili Open to Sunday? Done! .....and here I sit watching Jeff plow away 6 inch's of snow from the parking lot! Yikes!  This is not the best way to start the year.
Oh well, Chin up Deb....we have to move on. 
We shall start by trying again this coming Saturday for the Chili. 
Looks like a card game kinda day......but first I have some Chili to freeze and figure out how to keep the  6 dozen cookies I baked fresh.  Oy!
Have a great Sunday all.
Hope to see you this week.  Looks like some warmer days ahead.... Let us pray!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Almost time.....

How many days?   19?  Can that be right?  Wow....though I have been waiting with great anticipation for the season to open, I also feel like the time has slipped away. I'm way behind in my winter projects I intended to get done and I'm feeling a bit of pressure.  This feeling comes over me each year, but Jeff and Dad always assure me things will be fine.  So far they have been correct, but I still  fret....Oy!   I have been in contact with Linda, Therese, Bernie and Sarah to set up their schedules. Jeff needs to finalize his crew, and we are looking forward to Dennis, Bobby and Don coming back.
For many years Joe Tee and John Z have been my savors in helping make our outings at St. Bernard G.C.  known as one of the best courses to host an outing.  Thank you guys!  More thanks to Jerry S, Ralph M, Bill K, Jim C, for your help (you know why, geese and paths) , Thank you Bill S for keeping Jeff's fairways to his standards...Thank you Cindy S. and the Monday night teezers,  thank you Judy W. w/ Tee Timers, thank you Lin R. w/ causal tees, thank you Cindy K. w/ Friday night couples, thank you Bill  w/ Tues men's, thank you Ralph w/seniors open, thank you Mr. Longo for Thursdays, thank you Ron H w/ the 555......
So right now I sound like I'm at an awards ceremony and what's playing is that awful music that hints to "get off the stage" !!!!! 
But I can not sign off without giving thanks to all of the members/friends who have been part of and impacted my life....for this I am truly grateful!   Ti Amo.!!.  That's Italian for I love you!
Love you in all languages, and look forward to seeing you soon.
Deb

Friday, January 31, 2014

How many days???

The count down till the "Chili Open" has started! Last time I heard we were at 60 some days?!
I'm sure you're all as anxious as we are for that day to come.  This certainly has been one of the coldest winters I can remember. How about you?  Crazy!
Jeff, Jake, Dad and I are still here getting things ready for the upcoming golf season. The frigid temps have not made things any easier I must say.  Just trying to get in the back door to open up is a challenge...dodging dropping icicles, shoveling a path to the door, let alone a path to the mail box...Oy!  Poor Jake hears me pull in and knows its time to go out...but wait  "what's she doing? come on mom I gotta go!" So I get him out, and two minutes later its.. "Let me in mom...time to eat!"..two minutes later...."let me out mom!"  It most certainly is a dogs life!  Gotta love him!!
Other surprises have kept us on our toes, water pipe bursts, vehicle freeze ups..etc.
Though precautions were taken, these things are to be expected due to the weather conditions, but nonetheless a major pain in the butt!!  But, one by one they're being taken care of. 
Thank God for Jeff!!!


All that aside, we have managed to enjoy some of the winter days by watching all the OTHER
NFL teams battle it out for the up coming super bowl while playing a few hands of cards.
Not a bad way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon I must say......and once Sunday's game is over and football is done, it's time to watch the pros hit the links, compare our swings to theirs (yikes!) and start thinking about how to shave a couple of strokes off our scores.
Two words folks....SHORT GAME!


The chill in the air has not detoured some of the membership from stopping by to say hello, have a libation or two and enjoy the view.  I know it sounds crazy, but the course is quite beautiful when fresh snow has fallen and the sun hits it just right.  It usually takes a stranger to point it out to me as all I can see is lost revenue, but our Jeff is always good for reminding me to just stop..
take it in..enjoy...it is what it is!  Thank you my friend! You're right....
(but I still prefer a green fairway over a white one!) Sorry.
Soon that infamous/notable ground tunneling creature will show his face from his hovel and determine how many more weeks of this winter we must endure. I don't mean to sound too cynical, but I think Jake could make a better prediction.  I'm going by how much hair he keeps or sheds!again.Oy!


That said...I'm going to wrap things up here and head home in search of dinner.
Keep warm thoughts everyone.
It won't be long till we see your smiling faces.
How many days????





Saturday, December 28, 2013

Who would have thought it.....

Golfing in December is nothing new to us, but given the cooler temps we have been experiencing, I didn't think it would happen this year.  But here I sit with anxious golfers out hitting the sticks and enjoying every bit of sunshine. Gotta love it....
Jeff and Jake took a stroll around the whole course this morning to check things out, and gave the thumbs up.  There's always a bit of concern about damage from the ominous weather, but things seem to be fine.  Whew.....

Unfortunately this welcomed day of reprieve from the frigid temperatures looks to be short lived.
It looks like we will ring in the new year with some cooler days. So for now, just enjoy.
Dad, Jeff, Jake and I have been in tending to the usual winter chores here. Never a lack of anything that needs tending to around here...Yikes!
But in between we have managed to celebrate the holiday season a bit. Many members have stopped in to say hello, update dues, and share some of their holiday goodies. Some even partook in a libation or two...go figure!  It's been fun. 
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with your friends and family, and lets look forward to a healthy and happy New Year for all of us.  Jeff sends salutations, and Jake says WOOF!  TI AMO!

The guys are coming off the ninth green, time for me to get moving.  Drinks need to be poured and beers need schlepped....and I'm just the right girl for the job....oy!
Enjoy the sunshine!!
Remember, the 19th hole is always open......See you soon!
p.s  How many days until the Chili Open??

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Burrrrrr....

Enough already with the arctic temps. I will admit the snow is nice for the up coming holidays, but when the temperatures are so low the chances of the white stuff dissipating in time for a late December round are slim.  Not good.  This coupled with our home town sports teams imploding has made the transition from golf season to football season a rough one. Yikes! Oh well, deal with it Deb!
The current snow fall has made Jeff and Jake happy....Jeff says "what's the difference Deb? if you have a couple of inches of snow, why not have a GOOD snow?!" Jake just runs out and rolls around in it with a mile wide smile. Oy! ...the men in my life!?  What would I do without them? 
Jake is doing much better. Although he will never be the same, he's happy, eating well, and enjoying the time he has left with us. As we are enjoying him.
I am blessed.
For some reason this year it seems like more and more people are embracing the upcoming holidays.
We've had many members drop in to say hello, and maybe enjoy a libation or two and toast the new year.  This I enjoy very much, as this is what I believe makes a golf club a golf club. Members enjoying other members, and the members at "the Dog" are the best!! 
For this I am truly grateful.
So as I tend to my usual winter time chores at the course, paper work etc...I have managed to finish my holiday baking, cooking and gift making for the season.  And now I look forward to spreading some Christmas cheer.
I hope you all can enjoy this time with your family and friends as Jeff, Jake, Dad and I are able.
Talk with you soon.
Think warm thoughts...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving.....

It's Turkey time...although it feels like Christmas time out there. Burrr...But these days it seems to be one in the same. I've always been a big believer that you don't deck the halls until after Thanksgiving,
but with Turkey day falling so late in the month, I broke down and started decorating the club house.
Jeff is a big fan of Christmas trees, so last year I brought in a small (Charlie Brown) tree from home and we hung the tinsel. This year, thanks my to sister in law Phyllis upgrading her tree, we now have a 12 ft tree! (the bigger the tree, the bigger the presents...right?!)  So I dug into my decoration closet and pulled out ornaments I have not used in years. Most of which were my Grandmas.  Most were home made, knitted-crocheted etc. Yikes! At I first I found them tacky, but then a friend pointed out, its more like retro, and I guess tacky/retro is what's in now.  Go figure...I'm a trend setter.
So this is the official St. Bernard G.C. Christmas tree.  Now if Jake doesn't decide to christen it we'll be ok...Oy! Be good baker, or you'll get coal in your stocking!    That job being done, it's time to get back to the annual winter chores here. Lot's to do...but we need to take a break and enjoy the upcoming holiday season with our friends and family.  And that includes our St. Bernard family.
If you're out and about in the area, stop in for a cup of holiday cheer.
Wishing you a wonderful turkey day.  Enjoy!!!
 
 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I'm Back....

Sorry about the hiatus folks... The quick weather change and multiple headaches that have descended upon us once again have sent me into a bit of a funk.  I've managed to get a couple of those monkeys off my back and I'm ready to come out fighting.  Jeff and his crew have been out in the elements cleaning up the last of the fall debris, and he managed to put down the last application to put the greens to bed for the winter.  This sounds easy and/or normal...but not so... Timing is everything... one thing goes wrong...equipment break down, weather change, etc...Not good!!!
But as usual our Man Jeff came through and got the job done. You are the BOMB my friend!!
Speaking of friends....our best buddy Jake has been having a hard time.
I've tried to keep this blog upbeat and positive, but I'm sure you would want to know the truth about what is going on. Although our Jaker/Baker is ailing, Jeff and I have found a combination of medications to not only keep him out of pain, but to keep him happy too. He still sits under #1 tee box, and under the crimson horse chestnut tree playing with his toys while barking at the passing geese. After that, its time for leftovers from Mama...."steak please"
Rock on Jake!!!!!
Aside from that, the snow is falling and it's time for me to start my winter time paper work, coupled with the annual cleaning up of the club house, while Jeff is down the shop doing his winter chores.
A girls/Jeffs work is never done.....OY!
Don't forget the 19th hole is still open.
Happy Turkey Day........


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pig Roast 2013...

Our annual Pig Roast hosted by my famous Uncle Harry was held this Saturday here at "the Dog".
We were scheduled to play a Scramble prior to the dinner, but once again we were frowned upon by mother nature.  We held tight for awhile thinking we might get nine holes in, but decided to try again on Sunday for the round. The forecast looked much more promising and many could come back Sunday. Those who could not were very understanding, and we picked up some players who could not make it Saturday.  In the end it all worked out.
After the decision was made to postpone the tournament, some of us got a card game together and enjoyed the aroma of Porky cooking away on the patio.....Ma done!! Almost as good as the aroma of bacon that fills the course every Sat and Sun morning here in the season. Yummy!!
When dinner time rolled around, 93 of us sat down and mangia'd  on Pork-Kielbasa-Kraut-Potatoes-Green beans-Rolls and Pumpkin squares. Thanks to Linda and Therese for all their hard work.
 Once dinner was served and cleaned up (big thanks to Diane and Jerry Schuster, Joe Tee, Tommy and many others for their help, I can't thank you enough!!) we started the raffle.  With the help of my friend Marie the winners were awarded as we cheered on our Buckeyes to yet another victory.
Not a bad Saturday.... I am blessed!

After heading home for a short rest, Therese and I were back here in the am to fill the air with that aforementioned bacon aroma waiting for the golfers ready to head out in search of birdies and eagles.
We teed off to a chilly start, but warmed up to a nice afternoon. Afterward we settled into left over specials and waited to see what our Browns had to serve us...Oy!  I'm not going there....
Aside from that....It was a good day. Again...I'm blessed.

So that was the weekend here at  St. B.
Now it's time for Jeff, Jake, Dad and I to start another week.
Weather forecast is not good...but we still have plenty to do.
Chilly closer is scheduled for this Sunday the 27th...but if weather is not cooperative, we can reschedule. We'll just have to wait and see.
Hope your week is going well.
Don't forget we are due an Indian Summer...Keep the faith.
See you soon.
***Jake Kisses***

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Clambake....

I'm not sure how, but we managed to get our round in yesterday despite mother natures efforts.
Once again the weather forecasters were slightly off with their predictions. Go figure!
We started out dry, then the skies opened up....so we took a break, had some snacks and waited for an opening. After about a half an hour things let up, and we headed back out in search of birdies and eagles.  I was a bit worried about the timing, as I had expected to serve dinner around five. We got in about 4:30 and I scrambled to award the prizes and get set up for the reverse raffle. With a little help from some friends we managed to get the job done. Thanks to all.  Maple Hts catering was right on time, and John Z manned the grill with his usual expertise and we all settled down to enjoy our Annual Clambake.
Linda and Therese made sure no one was parched, and served up dessert.  All in all a good day.
Just a few more events left in the year... One more Senior Open, Pig Roast and Chili "Closer".  Where did the year go?!

I told Therese and Bernie to take the day off , as the forecast was for rain all day...?  Big mistake on my part, or maybe not. That usually guarantees the weather will be fine.
No rain here so far.....but it sure is windy. Some of the 5-5-5 are out and a small group of the Prime Timers, along with a few others.  So of course this means Deb is cooking eggs....yikes!   Scrambled....ok, but over easy?! not so good... Oh well, I got through it.

Jeff is out with Jake working on one thing and another. They are always finding something to do...
They both need a break!!  But neither of them will listen to me...oy!  just like all the men in my life!
This is my life in Richfield, and for this I am truly grateful.

It looks like the middle and end of the next week will be rather pleasant. Hope you can stop in and see us, get in a couple of rounds and enjoy the view. 
See you soon.
Have a great Sunday!!
Go Buckeyes!!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lonely Sunday....

Sure is quiet out here at the moment. I'm sitting on the veranda waiting for the last three golfers to come in, wondering if they will beat the rain. Rather a slow day today...? not sure if the weather was a factor or maybe there still is a glimmer of hope for the Browns. I tuned in as usual, and again was disappointed. Although they didn't get beat as bad as predicted. Oy! what a thing to grasp onto!
But..that's all I got.
Yesterday was good. We held our annual NASCAR Bash, so we headed out on a crisp morning looking to gain some speed and score some points. After a few pit stops and caution flags, we threw the checkered flag and crowned the winners. Afterward we enjoyed some corn dogs, chili cheese fries and nachos. Of course a few libations were consumed, and we settled in to revisit the missed putts, stray second shots and in general "shoulda woulda coulda" banter. In addition to solving all the world problems... again..Oy! Just another typical Sunday at "the Dog". All is right in Richfield.
The Tribe has been in rain delay, so here I sit posting thinking about the week ahead.
Lots to do. Banquets, outings...etc. I sure would like to sit down and enjoy a good book right now.
But my brain is turning to fast to enjoy. Yikes!
Jeff is away enjoying some well deserved time with his family, and Jake is moping around like a lost soul.  I know Jake loves me, but Jeff is still #1.  He's #1 one in my book also. I think I'll go in and look for a snack the Jaker, and maybe a snack for myself.  Getting a bit nippy out here, could be some frost on the pumpkins soon.
Ay,caramba , say it ain't so......
Have a great evening.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Here we go......

Sunday morning at "the Dog". I rolled in at 7:00 am this morning and found golfers waiting for me!?
It was a pleasant surprise I must say, as I haven't seen such a busy morning in some time.
The consensus was everyone is excited about Browns opening day. Everyone wanted to get their rounds in then relax and watch the game. I love this time of year.  Even if the Browns have a losing season,  Jeff and I enjoy this time with the hope that they can put a few W's on the board.
It gets difficult sometimes to keep the faith as the banter has a started once again among the guys this morning...Oy!  The stuff is really flying around here. I'll just try to keep busy and wait until 1:00.
I will remain optimistic and enjoy the anticipation. How about you?

It really looks like it wants to rain out there!?  I thought they said sunny and 80? Who knows!!
Anyway, 18 days and counting until the ELK Festival!!  "what? you ask"
This is something Jeff looks forward to every year.  It's almost like Christmas to him.
A well deserved break for him, so together we are counting down the days. 
Enjoy Jeff...you've earned it.  
But first we need to prepare for the next club event.
The NASCAR bash this Saturday the 14th.   After that we have a couple of outings left this year, and numerous league awards luncheons and banquets. Yikes!
I just don't know where the year went!?
Oh well, don't fret Deb....plenty of golf weather left.  Relax and enjoy....right?

The 555 are out, Therese is cleaning up the breakfast dishes, Jake is looking for his "nummies" and Jeff is modeling a really ugly pair of golf shoes from the lost and found table. Oy!
What a crew.......and they are all mine....for this I am truly grateful.
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday Morning.
Time for me to get back to work.
See you soon.
GO BROWNS!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

NFL BASH.....

What a day!!! Jeff's 6th annual NFL Bash was held this Saturday, and we could not have asked for better weather. We met our goal of 72 golfers (a team on every hole) and we headed out in search of birdies and eagles. Each being worth points for the score.
But before starting out we enjoyed a continental breakfast with many treats prepared by myself.
Two new members to the club, Debbie and Denise (aka Vegas) came up with an idea and were kind enough to follow through.  They set up the most impressive Bloody Mary bar you have ever seen....Shrimp, asparagus, garlic stuffed olives, celery, many types of hot sauces, fresh ground sea salt and pepper..etc.....really first class all the way. Thank you girls, it was the BOMB!
So that was breakfast.  Then we went out and scrambled. On the turn we hit the Keg, grabbed some dogs and went on for more. Jeff's daughters Brie and Alex maneuvered the beer cart through out the day, and made sure no one was parched.  They did a great job.
Once we finished our competition it was time post the scores, calculate our winners and check for skins. This process takes a while sometimes, so Jeff started our version of the big break.
He constructed a target of a football player catching a pass. The football is cut out of the wood and a piece of glass is inserted.  (about the size of a real football). Each golfer was givin three golf shots to hit the target and break the glass from 15 yards away.  72 golfers x 3= 216 shots, and only two people managed to break the glass!!  What a hoot.  We tossed a few corn hole bean bags, and enjoyed the afternoon.   Next up.....,..Zupanc hits the grill. John grilled 80 steaks to perfection as usual, and we chowed down on Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes and rolls.
Do you think we had enough food?! Oy!  My skort is tight this morn.....
Jeff prepares for this event all year and it shows in all the details.  You have to been here to appreciate it...the carts decorated, the flag sticks, the goal post, the tee markers....
it really is a labor of love.  I think everybody enjoyed it, I know I did.
Jeff's daughters promised to send me the pictures they took,
and I will post a slide show as soon as I can.
Thank you again Jeff......you ROCK!!
Time for me to get back to work.
I have to start putting away all the inside decorations......Oy! (I think I over did it)
Have a great Sunday. Hope you can make time for a round or two.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

PGA Bash.....

August already?!  I mean... really?  What a crazy summer, or should I say, what summer?
The weather was not kind to us golfers this year. It seems like I sweated out all of the club events and outings. Worrying and hoping we would get them in. Oy!
But some how me managed to get through it.
Yesterday while the pros duked it out over at Firestone, we hit the links here and competed in our own world series of golf.   32 of us competed in our annual PGA Bash Saturday.
The weather was great, the competition was tough, the beer was cold, and the munchies were gobbled up by hungry golfers.  Can't ask for more than that. (but I will...go figure.)
It's beautiful here this morning, although we had yet another storm blow through here about 3 am.
Who knows where that came from!?  But the rest of the day looks to be great. Sun and 70's. Should be a good day. Hope you can get out and enjoy it.

Time for me to start preparing for the next few events here at "the dog".
First up...Ben Kramer Memorial...this is one of my favorite events.
Two days of competing with some strong players, and competitive teams.
One of which is my friend/arch enemy Laurie.  Most of you know of our long running rivalry, and have fun watching us compete and pay off bets. She's tough, and has a few "Fike" dollars stashed away in a secret envelope..Oy!
But she'll need to work hard this year to make that envelope grow.
Watch out girl.....my short game is back!!
But honestly.....Looking forward to seeing you Girlfriend. I've got the wine chilled and the guest room ready. See you next weekend.

After the Kramer, comes Jeff's 6th Annual Football Bash!! This is Jeff's baby.  All year long while out on the course working, his mind is racing,  trying to come up with yet another addition to make the event even one better each year. And he does!
He has given me a sneak preview of what he's worked up this time. He won't tell me all of it....but I know its going to be a blast!
You are truly the best my friend!! I couldn't do this without you and Jake in my life!!!
Speaking of Jake...
Time for me to go lace his "nummies" with his joint medicine, and treat him to a frosty paw after.
Then he can head outside and play with his squeaky toys Therese buys him each week (their lucky they last a week) and greet the customers with a friendly bark.  This is now his position here, as I think his goose chasing days are behind him.  Poor baby....
That's ok buddy...you've earned your keep....enjoy your retirement.

That's all I've got for now.  Enjoy your Sunday. Hope you can get out and hit a few.
See you soon.






Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Open Weekend....

It's always fun when the weekend golf tournament is televised in the morning.
We start early around here, and the coverage of tournaments is always a good way to start the early morning banter here at the club.   Yesterday was a bit slow in the am....hard to believe, but we really needed that rain.  It would have been nice if it stopped a little earlier...but,  oh well.
So we got a card game going, watched the 3rd round, and waited for it to stop.  Then out on the links.
Today looks a bit more promising, although we had a foggy start. 
This year has started out with some strange weather patterns. 
Too rainy, too hot, too this, too that. Ugh!  What's a girl to do?! 
To quote a famous philosopher I know  "when in doubt...Grout, baby!" Oy!

Only 13 of the 5-5-5 this morning, ? ...thought we would have more.
Bill and Bob are here for their weekly Sunday round, and a few more are starting to trickle in.
Soon Therese will start to make Jeff his traditional Sunday Morn breakfast, I will feed Jake his daily "nummies" laced with his morning joint medicine, and then it will be time to start waiting on golfers making the turn.
This is my weekend here at "the Dog". All is right in Richfield.

Next week looks to be a busy one.
We are hosting a couple outings this week, one of which I will be participating in.
Saturday is my friend Jill's annual outing hosted by C-town. Some members from the club participate, along with patrons of the grill, many of which I know. 
It's a fun day and I'm looking forward to it.

Lot's of Club events still to come for the year.  But August is just around the corner.!?
Soon Jeff and I will be talking football, and planning his Annual Football Bash.
Where has the time gone? That age old question.....
Anyway....
that's all I have for now.
Time for me to go downstairs and give Therese a hand.
Hope you can get out soon and enjoy the course.
We look forward to seeing your smiling faces.
Have a good one!




Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Open.....

Yesterday was the 2nd Annual "The Open" hosted by Mike Mann and our Jeff.
For the past few weeks they have continually went over the details for the tournament, and it showed.
28 members headed out for the 27 hole competition with plenty of twists and turns. It was a hot one, but everyone managed to stay hydrated with the water pop and beer provided, along with plenty of pizza and hot dogs. And of course "Cookies by Deb". Prizes were awarded, libations flowed and tales of that last putt that wouldn't drop were rehashed.
It was a good day......Thanks Mike and Jeff for a great tournament.
You're both the Bomb!!

It's another hot one out there. Not too busy this morning. Just 13 of the 5-5-5, and of course Bill and Bob are out there for their regular Sunday morning match, followed by a couple of rum and cokes.
Sounds like a good Sunday morn to me.....
Therese is in the back cutting up peppers and onions for the sausage sandwiches provided for the small group we have scheduled at 1:00 today. Jeff is cleaning and lining up the carts, Jake is on the porch soaking up the shade, and I'm here behind the computer once again.
Just another day at "the Dog".....Life is good.
I have a little break before the next events/outings start. I'm hoping to use this time to try to get some rounds in. My game has been a bit rusty as of late...the broken toe didn't help things..Oy!
I need to get my game on for the up coming Annual Firecracker Open this July 4th.
This is one of my favorite events at the club. Two person pick your own team scramble.
Some teams have been competing with the same partner for years. This long standing tradition is being carried on with some of our newer members joining in the competition.
No shortage of ribbing and banter in this event....and the after party is a hoot!
This is how I celebrate this Nations Independence. 

Time for me to sign off and get to work.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
Hope to see you soon.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

They say this weekend is the official start of summer, but why does it seem that every Memorial day weekend we end up with frost???   As I sit here posting, I'm overlooking what looks like snow on #10 fairway! Oy! I swear this valley has its own weather pattern!  
But the forecast is for sun and high 60's. Not too bad. 
Should be a good weekend.

Last week we held our 2nd annual skills challenge at the club. It was a slightly different format from last years, and did require some skills.....which everyone seemed to confess we were lacking,
but everyone seemed to enjoy the day.
Next up is our Member/Guest day, June 2nd. Bring out a friend and enjoy the day.
Jeff's working double time to get the course in tip top shape.  But what else is new?  He just keeps going and going and going....and Jake just keeps following and following and following....
then he can't get up in the morning....poor guy. They both need a day at the Spa.

Looks like the chilly start to the day has kept some of the golfers from venturing out.
Not real busy this morning, only 12 of the fivers, and of course Bob and Bill are out.
Maybe after the picnics and etc...It will be time to hit the links.  We shall see.
That's about all I've got for now. Time for me to get some work done around here.
Enjoy your Holiday. Take time to thank a veteran.
Hope to see you soon.




Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jakes Jamboree....

Yesterday was a day of celebration for our little guy Jake.  36 members headed out on the links to compete in his tournament.  The weather cooperated and the competition was tough.  The format was favorable for all levels of handicaps, and the scores showed it. Except in my case...oy! I had a rough start, but I started to redeem my game a little, then the wheels fell off again. But my team kept plugging away and picking me up.  In the end we were close but not close enough. Sorry guys....I let you down. 
Next time!! 
Jake's team of Scooby do and Snoopy came in a close 4th, but out of the running. 
Sorry buddy...Good shooting!
Afterward we partook in some of Jake's favorite things,  Grill Cheese sandwich's (American Cheese only please), Hot dogs, Pond water (vodka and grapefruit) and $1.00 drafts.  Jake also made some of his favorite cookies and provided "doogie bags" for all who participated. He's such a good boy...Gotta Love him!  And we do.
Jeff had the course in great condition as usual. The greens were fast, the fairways and rough were plush and green.  He's been working so hard (as usual again) and it shows.
Myself and the membership try to remind him of that often, and let him know how greatly he is appreciated. Thank you once again my friend!!!  Thanks to all who participated.

So here we are again this Cinco de Mayo Sunday back out on the course trying to fix those hiccups in our swings that seem to pop up now and again. Yikes!  I don't why these things happen, but its nice to know a little bit of practice might make perfect.  A girl can hope you know!!!
The guys are out (not too many this morning?) and soon they will be in to count those quarters, pay off debts and consume our specials today,  Tacos (2 for $5.00), Nachos $5.00 and Margaritas (2 for $5.00).  Ive already partook of two tacos (had to train Therese a bit ya know!) so we had to taste test....and soon it will be time to taste test those margaritas, oh boy! 
Guess I better get some of my paper work done before taking on that job....oy!
Hope you all enjoy this Sunny Sunday, don't work to hard in that yard, try and make time for a round or two.  See ya soon.