The 2-Day, 2-Person Blind Draw, Better Ball
Memorial Weekend Tournament
The month of May brings about many situations to celebrate and recognize. May Day, May the 4th Be With You, Cinco de Mayo, the Sequim Irrigation Festival, Mother's Day, Armed Services, and Memorial Day. We at SkyRidge Golf Course believe it to be very important to take a weekend to honor our fallen soldiers during our 2-Day Memorial Weekend Blind-Draw, 2-Person Better Ball Tournament. Come on down for two days of golf on Sunday, May 27th and Monday, May 28th.
Format: Start Times are 8:30am both days from tees #1 and #7 / 18 holes of stroke play from the green tees with your group. At the end of play, all the names of the participants will be put into a hat and drawn to determine the partners for each day. (You will not have the same partner for both days.) Payout is individual by Net score for the two day total.
Details: Greens Fees ~ $40.00 for both days of golf, $20.00 for the honey pot, and $10.00 for Lunch on Monday. Thus, the total regular fees are $70.00 for both days. Annual Members and Employee's fees are $30.00. Sign up in the ProShop.
Okay, so how many golfers does it take to... Just kidding. :)
After another fun successful Bayshore Tournament, the SkyRidge Employees and Volunteers set to work on aerating the greens. It wouldn't be a SkyRidge greens-punching experience without a mechanical snafu; and Murphy's Law was abundant with them. A broken belt on the puncher required four trips into Sequim on the first afternoon before the right one was found. Thus, the crew was delayed several hours. Then, our loner tractor got stuck in neutral which slowed things up on day two. But, our intrepid group at The Ridge persevered and finished the daunting task that had stretched out before them; and no one went to the hospital. Chalk that up to a win!
Not all the volunteers are pictured but here's who helped: Bill Bailey, Bud Bowling, Brian Cays, Matthew Cays, Kenny Chace, Britt Claussen, Steve Hall, Don Heinkel, Matthew Huswick, Bobby Kelly, Jim Lounsberry, "Munch", John Naples, Shane Price, and Pete Young, and along with Jeff, Jerry, and Marty Pedersen. And finally, a huge "Thank You" to Del Gott at Diamond Construction for the use of the tractor and to Tess Taylor for feeding this selfless crew.
Saturday, April 14th at 9:30am
Two-Person Scramble ~ Shot gun start ~ Green Tees
Two Divisions: Gross and Net Winners.
30% of combined handicap / Maximum 10 stroke differential / 3 drives each nine per player (6 total)
$80.00 per team: Includes Range Balls, KP's, and Lunch.
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 SRGC Member Shane Price took first net with their 60.7, followed closely by members 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 rang in a Sequim spring day and made this tourney happen. 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!
Saturday, March 24th, 2018. $70.00/person and individual play.
This includes 18 holes of Tournament Golf , Range Balls, 3 KP holes, Honey Pot, and Lunch. AND... One FREE practice round on Friday, March 23rd.
Individual Medal Play
Men Play Black Tees......................6529 yds
65+ Men Play Green Tees..............5960 yds
Women Play Silver Tees.................5737 yds
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."
The St. Patrick's Day Tournament falls on St. Paddy's Day this year! So darn your flat cap and knickers and come on out for some plucky shenanigans!
Saturday, March 17th ~ 9:30am Shotgun Start
4 - Person Scramble ~ $160.00/team ($40.00 per player) - Includes: KP Long putt on Hole #18 with our trusty wooden shillelagh, 18 holes of Golf, Range Balls, and Mulligan Stew for lunch. $40.00 optional Honey Pot / $15.00 cart seats available
The 4th Annual "Golf for Softball Tounament" will take place on Saturday, March 10th. This is a great fundraiser which supports the Sequim High School Girl's Softball Team. Money raised goes towards Equipment Purchases, Tournament Fees, and Travel Expenses.
$250 Guaranteed for 1st Place! 4 - Person Scramble.
Cost: $50.00 per person includes 18 holes, Range Balls, and Lunch. (Cart seats available for $15 per person - First come first served.) Hole-In-One Contest Sponsor - $500. Winner recieves $500. In the event of no winner, the proceeds will go to the Lady Wolves Booster Club. Sponsor a Hole for $100. Pick 1,2, 3, or More - 18 available options! Your business signage will be present at green of your choice. Mulligans and other fun workarounds available for purchase! Come on out and play some fun golf for a good cause.
27-Hole Winter Links Open
Saturday, February 17th, 2018
9:00am Shotgun Start (barring any frost)
$160 per team ~ Includes Greens Fee, Range Balls, 4 KP's, LP's, and Lunch after Play,
Optional Honey Pot ~ $80.00 / team. Power carts offered ~ $15.00 / seat.
Scoring & Format:
Green Tees only. Establish a four-person team; divide that team into (2) two-person teams for a 9-hole "Scramble"; switch partners and play nine holes of 2-person "Better Ball". Finally, switch to your final partner and play "Alternating Shot" for the last 9 holes. Each team will end up with a 54-hole score after 27 holes of golf... i.e. Each team will write down the two Scramble scores for the first nine holes, giving you an 18-hole score. Switch partners, then write down the two Better Ball scores for the second nine holes, giving you another 18-hole sore. Switching to your last partner, record both Alternanting Shot scores for the last 18-hole score. Combine these scores for your 54-Hole total. (216 is Par for 54 Holes.)
Each team must have a total Team Handicap of 24.0 or greater. Handicap will be determined by giving each 2-person team 15% of their added total for the Scramble, 25% of their full handicap for the Better Ball, and 20% of their added total for the Alternating Shot format. Example: If your team has two players that total 20 and the other group has 15, your handicap for the Scramle will be 3 & 2.3 / for the Better Ball... 5 & 3.8, and for the Alternating Shot... 4 & 3.
Mid-Winter Open 3-Person Scramble Saturday, January 13th, 2018
9:30am Shotgun Start (barring any frost)
$90 per team ~ Includes Greens Fee, Range Balls, KP's, LP's, and Lunch after Play,
Optional Honey Pot ~ $60.00 / team ($20 each). Power carts offered ~ $12.00 / seat.
Scoring & Format: Each team must have a total Team Handicap of 15 or higher. Tournament Handicap is calculated by adding the 3 handicaps together and multiplying by 20%. 4 Drives and 4 Second Shots for each Player. Gross and Net prizes. 24 team spots available.
Congratulations on your RETIREMENT, A.P.!
Allen Patton has been with SkyRidge Golf Course since approximately 2 months after it opened. He is known as a jack-of-all-trades and answers to "MacGyver". From mowing to maitenance and Soren's Café to the ProShop, Allen has done everything! Owner, Jeff Pedersen started delegating the role of Superintendent to A.P. about ten years ago and he has showed up faithfully and worked hard every day.
Allen can reminisce on the days when SkyRidge "was just a cow pasture," but now he finds himself amazed at how far the course has come and how well it's developed over the last fourteen years. And A.P. has been hugely instrumental in making that happen. He has watched a generation of golfers grow up on the course and is a dear friend to all SkyRidge members. Allen has assured us that he will be here regularly to make Monday Mochas for the team of volunteers and keep up on his golf game.
A.P., "Thank You" for all your years of service, support, skills, and love.
Reserve your spot now for our Annual Pre-Christmas Tournament! Saturday, December 16th. 9:30 AM Shotgun Start (barring any frost) There are 28, 2-Team spots available. The cost is $60 per team; this includes Greens Fees, Range Balls, and a meal after (an $84 value).
Triple 6 Format: 1st Set of 6 Holes - Scramble
2nd Set of 6 Holes - Better Ball
3rd Set of 6 Holes - Aggregate
Determination of Handicaps: 10% of total for Scramble ~
Strokes where they fall for the Better Ball and Aggregate
It was another great turn-out at SkyRidge Golf Course for the Post-Turkey Day Tournament. With a show of 15 teams there was a lot of competition.
The win goes, once again to Mr. Gary Thorne and Mr. Mark Mitrovich! The Parrish Team took 1st Low Net ~ The Lux Team from Port Townsend took 2nd Low Net ~ And Marty Pedersen's Team got 3rd Low Net. Thank you, Everyone, for making it a fun, fall day. See you next year! Gobble Gobble!
The 2017 Ridge Cup Double-Elimination Championship goes to Shane Price! Well Played, MacDaddy!
2017 Fall Scramble
Satruday, October 21st
9:30am Shotgun Start
2-Person Scramble, 18 Hole Scramble Format Play
$60.00 per team ~ $30.00 Honey Pot
$13.00 per cart seat ~ First come, first served
Includes: Green Fees, Range Balls, KP's, Team LP, and Chili/Biscuit Feed after play. Gross & Net Winners. 1st place ties will be broken by a "Sudden Death" playoff.
A BIG "thank you" to all the participants of this year's "Shootout at the Ridge." It was a great time and a fantastic turn out.
There was a tie between Cedars at Dungeness' Pro, Garret Smithson (right) and long time SkyRidge Golf Course Champion and Peninsula Golf Club Amateur, Mark Mitrovich (left).
2nd Place went to the Pro at Peninsula Golf Club, Chad Wagner.
3rd Place was taken by 2-Year Amateur, Moses Alipate.
Well done guys! Great golf, perfect fall weather, excellent food.
Player of the Year Championship ~ October 8, 2017
Low Net ~ Tim Bittner ~ Low Gross ~ Josh Koester
Congratulations to those of you who qualified for the Player of the Year Championship Tournament.
It takes place this coming Sunday October 8th, with Tee Times beginning at 8:00 am, and then every 10 minutes thereafter.
The Cost: $15.00 for Annual/Employees with cart; $25.00 for Ridge Members plus $12.00 cart; and for the rest of you, the cost is $28.00 plus a $15.00 cart seat.
Cost includes golf, 4 KP's; Range Balls & Long Putt competition and Lunch following play.
Add the extra (optional) $20.00 Honey Pot for a total.
No Handicaps! Gross Scores Only! Entry Fee - $80.00 includes golf, range balls, and dinner with a drink afterwards. Open to EVERYONE! (Pros, Assistants, Best Low Handicap Players, etc.) 11am Tee Times. $20.00 additional Honey Pot. The field is limited to the first 28 players who sign up. In the event of a tie, a “Sudden Death” round will start on Hole 18 and continue to Holes 1, 7, 8, and 9. Contact Allen Patton for registration or the SkyRidge Proshop at (360) 683-3673.