Aside from their love of and dedication to the game of golf, the thirty participants of SkyRidge's SPRING OPENER had one more thing in common; on Friday night, they were all thinking the same thing... Is it ever going to stop raining?! Some prayed, some cursed, and some even pouted. And it was, perhaps, this collective effort of energy flooding the cosmos that finally brought about a pause to the rains.
Golfers arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as the day started out with a bright, warm sun and blue skies. Fifteen teams of two competed. Net scores were based off 30% of the two-some's combined handicaps. Gary Thorne and Mark Mitrovich won by a landslide 7 strokes, shooting a gross & net score of 60! That is 12 under Par! Owner Jeff Pedersen and member Shane Price took first net with their 60.7, followed closely by Jerry Pedersen and Kenny Chace with their 60.9. Newcomers Danny Romero and Mark Hash brought it home for the third net and final payout with their 64.4. Well done, Guys! And a big "Thanks" to Don Purser and Kenny Chace for introducing these guys to SkyRidge and Soren's Café. But these great scores weren't the only events of note... Bob Kelly sank a 50' putt, clinching the long putt award from Josh Koester at the very end of the day. Sorry Josh, but Well Done, Bobby!
The golfers found themselves being coaxed in by the unmistakable scent of BBQ burgers on the charbroil grill. Tess prepared her amazing, homemade red potato and macaroni salads, and put out all the trimmings for BBQ burgers and dogs. Then our good friend, Lance, volunteered to barbecue burgers and dogs for the golfers. Nothing quite makes people feel like spring and summer are on their way like a BBQ on the back patio with good friends.
The sky danced grey and blue all day long, but the weather held until 3:45pm. By then, everyone had eaten, scores had been tallied, and awards disseminated. It was a fun, energized gathering of friendly athletes. A diamond-in-the-rough kind-of-a day.
Thank you to everyone who made it happen and we hope to see more of you this season.
Well, the opinions are in... The GutBuster was hard! This last Saturday's game (3/24/2018) was played from the Black Tees to the most challenging pin placements. 19 golfers turned out for the tournament and it was won by Ken Chace with an 82 gross. Ages 30 to 85 were represented and everyone played from the "tips"! Well done! It was a chilly day, but the sun shined the whole time. Many players were heard saying the back nine was hard this year. "Hole #6 had the 'Clown's Mouth Effect'. Every time I chipped the ball up to the pin, the ball would crest the mound and roll almost all the way to the water." ~ Mike Tipton (member)
Despite it being a hard fought, long yardage game, for all participants, the golfers made good time on the course. The first tee time was 9am and the first people off the greens got in at 2pm. Everyone was in fine spirits as they filed into the clubhouse after play, where the classic GutBuster meal awaited them ~ 6oz sirloin, shrimp, twice-baked, loaded potatoes, mushroom au jus, Ceasar salad, and potato dinner rolls. The compliments abound for cook, Tess Taylor!
On behalf of the SkyRidge Golf Course staff and volunteers, "Thank You" to everyone who came out to prep the course for the tourney and another Big GutBuster "Thank You" to the golfers who participated in the tourney. It was a fun day of golf, guys!
This year's St. Paddy's Day Tourney was a lot of fun. It was well-attended by a skillful and eclectic blend of golfers from an assortment of golf clubs on the Olympic Peninsula. We had golfers from not only SkyRidge, but Cedars at Dungeness, Peninsula Golf Club, and Port Townsend Golf Club; and the competition was fierce! The Thorne & Mitrovich team took the win with a scramble score of 59, or 13 under par! Great Job, Guys! The group was comprised of Mark Mitrovich, Gary and Russ Thorne, and Adam Carignan. But this win came by a mere 2 strokes! Jerry Pedersen, Kenny Chace, Shane Price, and Josh Koester, all SkyRidge Golf Course Members, golfed a 61 Gross and a 56.2 Net, earning them 3rd Net. A group of ladies took 1st Net with a score of 55.8! Well done, Kathy Langston, Bobbie Piety, Marine Hirschfeld, and Emily Cook. And as ever, it's always great when our friends from Port Townsend participate in the tournaments. Chris, Doug, and Brian Lux, as well as Mark Ajax hail from Port Townsend Golf Club, and Mark Lux came from the other side of the pond for moral support. They took 2nd Net as well as the Long Putt win on hole 18 with the infamous "Shillelagh." With a knotty wooden stick, Doug Lux made a putt from 52'4" away. "I saw the guy in front of me hit it and make it about a third of the way. I swung like it was a hockey stick. There were witnesses."
Soren's Café Hours & Menu to change April 1, 2018
Monday 8am - 2pm (subject to change)
Tuesday 8am - 2pm
Wednesday 8am - 2pm
Thursday 8am - 2pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm
Hours of Café operation are variable dependent on Tournaments, Special Events, and/or Seahawks games.
Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Sign up in the ProShop (7015 Old Olympic Hwy) or over the phone at (360) 683-FORE (3673).
Having trouble getting a foursome together? Call us and we'll work to partner you with one of our members.
We're always glad to have new golfers on our course and we have a great group of members who are very welcoming.
Win a tourney and your name will remain in the winners box for the entire year!
Winners of THE GUTBUSTER ~ 2018
GROSS: Kenny Chace III - 82 (SRGC Member & Volunteer), Jeff Pedersen - 86 (SRGC Owner)
NET: 1st Robb Reese - 73 (SRGC Member), 2nd Shane Price - 75 (SRGC Member), 3rd Derek Moore
Winners of the 2018 St. Paddy's Day Tourney:
GROSS: Mark Mitrovich, Gary Thorne, Russ Thorne, Adam Carignan (Peninsula Golf Club Member)
NET: Kathy Langston (SRGC Volunteer & Member), Marine Hirschfeld (SRGC Range Pass Holder), Emily Cook, Bobbie Piety
(Cedars @ Dunegeness Member)
Winners of the 2018 "Golf for Softball" Tournament/Fundraiser:
TIE for GROSS: Kyle Priest, Jeremy Copeland, Tony Walker and
Gary Thorne, Mark Mitrovich, Kathy Thorne, Laurie Mitrovich
NET: Chad Wagner (Peninsula Golf Club Pro), Jake Lotzgesell, Adam Carignan, Alex Atwell
Winners of the 2018 SkyRidge 27-Hole Winter Links Open:
GROSS: Jeff Pedersen (SRGC Owner), Brian Cays (SRGC member), Richard Fisher (SRGC member), and
Nick Warren (PGA Apprentice)
NET: Jerry Pedersen (SRGC member), Kenny Chace III (SRGC member), Shane Price (SRGC member), and
Josh Koester (SRGC member)
Winners of the 2018 SkyRidge Mid-Winter Scramble:
GROSS: Kui Solomon, Mark Mitrovitch, Gary Thorne
NET: Herman Murillo (SRGC member), Chris Edmonds, Dave Gebhardt
Welcome to SkyRidge Golf Course, the family owned and operated golf course off of Old Olympic Highway.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned athlete, you are welcome to enjoy all the amenities our public course offers, every day of the year. SkyRidge Golf Course has a driving range, putting & chipping greens, proshop, carts to rent, and access to a PGA-certified pro for lessons.
This summer, SkyRidge Golf Course celebrated its 14th year; and all year long members and visitors alike have said it's our best year yet. This land has a rich history. First settled by Soren Pedersen after he emigrated to the United States from Denmark, he developed an 80 acre dairy farm. The land has since been passed on to his children, Jeff, Martin, and Annie, who, with the help of friends, family, community members, Sequim Pioneers, and volunteers throughout the years, changed the topography of this slice of the Dungeness Valley into a links-style golf course.
We are a 10-hole golf course that doubles as an 18-hole course, the back nine being played from a separate set of tees. A 10-hole course?, you may be asking yourself. Yes! When playing 9 holes, you can either end your game on Hole #9 or use the finishing hole, also known as Hole #18. We boast wide open fairways, challenging holes with water hazards, and a breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountain Range,