Hello There SkyRidge Golfers!
This is just a friendly update regarding upcoming events at SkyRidge.
* Going into June, there will be two tournaments on Saturday, June 1st at SkyRidge Golf Course. As such, SkyRidge Golf Course and Soren's Café will be closed.
* On Saturday, June 1st, the Seahawkers Booster Club will be hosting a fundraising tournament for the Boys and Girls Club. Registration begins at 8am ~ Tee Time at 9am ~ Entry Fee is $50.00, which includes 18 Holes of Golf, Lunch, and Range Balls ~ Format is 2-Person Teams playing a Scramble ~ Contests Include: Closest to the Pin ~ Longest Drive ~ Putting Contest ~ Tickets available for sale at the SkyRidge Golf Course Pro Shop or you can call Greg Roberts (360) 797-4211.
* Later on Saturday, June 1st The Sequim Youth Basketball Organization will be having a fundraiser for their Sequim 5th Grade Select Boys Basketball Team. 'Give it up for'em' because they are going to NATIONALS!!! Registration begins at 1pm ~ Taco Bar before Play ~ Tee Time at 2pm ~ Format: Scramble ~ $200.00/4-Person Team ~ Includes: 18 Holes of Golf, KPs, and Range Balls. You can sign up in the SkyRidge Golf Course Pro Shop.
* "Almost Edmonds" will be here on Friday, May 17th, with a tee time of 12pm. They are a group of 30 strong, so it will be a decent field of play during Friday afternoon. It's quite probable the course may be closed for their private tournament. Soren's Café will be closed.
* "CED" will be here on Saturday, May 25th all day. The course is open but you will be golfing at a four-person pace behind the private tournament. There is a twenty minute gap in play from 9:15am to 9:35am and then again around 10:30am. The café will remain open, but there will be a wait from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.
* SkyRidge will be having their annual 2-Day Memorial Day Weekend Tournament on Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th. It is a Two-Person, Blind Draw, Best Ball. Please sign up in the Pro Shop. $78 for two days of 18 Holes of Golf, Range Balls, KPs, and Lunch on Monday.
Good Morning Golf Fans!
This is just a friendly message letting you know that SkyRidge Golf Course is hosting the 2019 Peninsula Cup. Port Townsend Golf Club, Peninsula Golf Club, and Sunland Golf and Country Club are visiting SkyRidge Golf Course today, Saturday, May 11th.
Each year, at the top of May, for the past ten+ years, eight golf clubs on the Olympic Peninsula get a team of 12 people together and play in the Peninsula Cup. (Cedars at Dungeness and Port Ludlow weren't able to join us this year.) The format is Individual Medal Play and the teams strive to take home the coveted Peninsula Cup for their home course.
The tourney starts at 10 a.m. and the fielf of play is approximately 50 players. If you're interested in playing at SkyRidge today, the course will be available after 2:30pm. Soren's Café is closed all day.
March 3rd ~ Better Nine (Silvers)
March 9th ~ Golf For Softball (Silvers/4-Person Scramble/Fundraiser)
March 10th ~ Player's Day (Greens)
March 16th ~ St. Paddy's Shamrock Scramble (Greens/4-Person/Tournament)
March 17th ~ Throw Out One Par 4 Each Side (Silvers)
March 23rd ~ Gut Buster (Black Tees/Individual Medal/Tournament)
March 24th ~ 2-Pin Day (Silvers/Either Pin)
March 31st ~ 2-Person Best Ball (Greens/Blind Draw)
April 7th ~ Substitute Par for One Par 5 (Silvers)
April 20th ~ Spring Opener (Greens/2-Person Scramble/Tournament)
April 14th ~ Player's Day (Greens)
April 21st ~ Odd/Even Nine (Greens/Easter)
April 28th ~ Purple Tee Day (You Post)
SkyRidge Golf Course
(Tentative) 2019 Major Tournament Schedule
(Events in Bold & Underlined are for SkyRidge Members only)
To find out how to become a member, stop in to our ProShop or call (360) 683-3673.
Month Date Tournament Format
January 12 Saturday Midwinter 3-Person Scramble Scramble (18 Holes, 4 Drives & 4 second shots)
February 2 Saturday Super Bowl LIII Shoot Out 2-Person (18 Holes, Best Ball)
February 23 Saturday Winter Links Open 4- Person (27 Holes, 3-Formats)
March 09 Saturday Softball Fundraiser Tournament 4- Person (Scramble w/Fun Stuff)
March 16 Saturday St. Patrick’s Tournament 4-person (Scramble)
March 23 Saturday Gut Buster Individual
May 11 Saturday Peninsula Cup Individual / Team Total (12 Players)
May 26 & 27 Sun/Mon Memorial Weekend Tournament 2-Day, 2-Person (Blind Draw, Best Ball)
Events This Month:
February 2nd ~ Pre-Super Bowl Shootout
February 3rd ~ Super Bowl Enchilada Feed (in Soren's Café) - 4 spots left
February 3rd ~ 2-Person Blind Draw Better Ball (Silvers)
February 11th ~ Player's Day (Greens)
February 8th through February 18th - SNOWMAGEDDON! SkyRidge is Closed :(
February 23rd ~ Winter Links Open (27 Hole, 4-Person, 3 Formats (Greens)
February 17th ~ Multiple Tees 18 Holes Birdies (Greens) Pars (Silvers) Bogies (Purples)
February 24th ~ Front (Odd) and Back (Even) Alternating 18 (Silvers)
Interested in any of these events? Stop in to the ProShop and any one of our volunteers will tell you how to get involved. Happy February, Golf Fans!
This weekend, SkyRidge Golf Course will play host to Bayshore (April 26th - April 28th). Twenty of their players are visiting our little slice of heaven for the weekend and will be having their 2-day tournament with us today, Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. The course still has room for public golfers but Soren's Café will have variable hours this week. And for that, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Ya'll have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon.
Saturday ~ Dollar a Green Day!
For a limited time only, at SkyRidge Golf Course, on Saturdays, you can golf 9 Holes for $9 OR 18 Holes for $18!
Want to add a cart to your day?
Pay $15 and you can get a Power Cart and 9 Holes of Golf OR Pay $25 for 18 Holes with a Cart!
Offer available on select Saturdays until March 2nd.
Don't have the equipment to partake in this opportunity?
We have you covered there too! There are club rental sets available in the Pro Shop.
So come on down and enjoy these mild, winter Saturdays on the only links-style golf course on the Peninsula!
***Not applicable on tournament days, so please plan accordingly.
The following dates are not available for this offer:
2/2 Pre-Super Bowl Tourney, 2/23 Winter Links Open, 3/9 Golf for Softball
Welcome to our Pre-Super Bowl Shootout!
This event is a 2-Person, Better Ball Tournament, taking place on Saturday, February 2nd.
Cost: $35.00/Person, $20.00 Honey Pot/Team, $10.00 Cart Seats. Included in the $35.00 is 18 Holes of Golf, Range Balls, Two KP's, and a Long Putt opportunity.
Gross and Net Prizes will be awarded. Stop on by the ProShop with your team. We look forward to seeing you!
Your crew at SkyRidge Golf Course would like to thank everyone who came out for our very first tournament of the year, our annual Mid-Winter, 3-Person Scramble. It was a full field of play on an absolutely stunning January day. There was a slight frost delay, but people remained energetic and the tourney kicked off at ten to 10am. The mountains were visible all day, there was no breeze, the sun was warm and players were in a chipper mood all day. Competitors returned to Soren's Café, after play, for an all you can eat Taco Bar, beverages, and brownies and awaited the results.
Low Gross (59): Mark Ajax, Doug Lux, and Chris Lux ~ (Port Townsend Golf Club Members)
1st Net (57.6): Peter Young (SkyRidge Golf Course [SRGC] Volunteer & Member), Dusty Henry, Mike
Payton (Cedars at Dungeness Member)
2nd Net (59.0): John Bunting (Alderbrook Golf Club Member), Joe Dominczyk (Gold Mountain Golf Club
Member), and Larry Eoff (Gold Mountain Golf Club Member)
3rd Net (59.8): Jerry Pedersen (SRGC Member), Shane Price (SRGC Member), Lance Gardner
Our next tournament is going to be our first annual Pre-Superbowl Shootout with a Best Ball format. More details will follow. Come check us out.
Mid-Winter Open ~ 3-Person Scramble
Saturday, January 12th
9:30 A.M. Shotgun Start (barring any frost)
Format: 3 Drives & 3 Second Shots. 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%
Cost: $100 Per Team, $20 per person Honey Pot, $12.00 Power Cart Seats. Includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, KPs, LPs, and Lunch.
Winner's Circle ~ 2018
Winners of the Pre-Christmas Tourney
Gross: Herman Murillo (member) & Lance Gardner
Net: Gary Thorne & Mark Mitrovich
Winners of the Post Turkey Day Tourney
Gross: Mark Lux & Chris Lux (Port Townsend Golf Club Member)
Net: Danny Romero & Mike Payton
Winners of the "Battle at 'The Ridge'"
Tourney Net: Jeremy Oliver & Derek Moore (120 pts) [by a 1 hole playoff]
Day 1 Net: 1st Don Purser & Mark Hash (59), 2nd Derek Moore & Jeremy Oliver (61),
3rd Jade Tisdale & Jake Lippold (61), 4th Jer Pedersen & Ken Chace (61)
Day 2 Net: 1st Jeremy Oliver & Derek Moore (59), 2nd Jer Pedersen & Ken Chace (59),
3rd Jim Lounsberry & Brian Cays (62), 4th Pete Young & Herman Murillo (63)
Winners of the 2-Person Fall Scramble
Gross: Mark Mitrovitch & Gary Thorne
Net: 1st ~ Jerry Pedersen & Ken Chace III; 2nd ~ Mike Tipton & Josh Koester;
3rd ~ Allan Patton & Herman Murillo
Winner of the Player's Championship
Winners of the 3-Person Summer Scramble
Gross: Gary Thorne, Mark Mitrovitch, Adam Carignan
Net: 1st ~ Doug Lux, Brian Lux, Mark Ajax; 2nd ~ Kenny Chace, Jerry Pedersen, Shane Price,
3rd ~ Bobby Kelly, Don Heinkel, Mike Penna
Winners of the 15th Annual, 2-Day, Club Championship
Gross: Josh Koester (Member)
Net: Jerry Pedersen (Member)
Winners of the Clallam Links Open Tournament
Men's (0-14) ~ Black Tees
Gross: Josh Koester (SRGC Member)
1st Net: Bobby Kelly (SRGC Member)
Men's (15 & Up) ~ Green Tees:
Gross: Rich Burlingame (SRGC Driving Range Member)
1st Net: Herman Murillo (SRGC Member)
Net: Marine Hirschfeld
Winners of the Stars & Stripes 27 Hole Tournament
Gross: Shane Price (Member) & Carl Taylor (Volunteer/Member)
1st Net: Jerry Pedersen & Kenny Chace III
2nd Net: Jeff Pedersen (Owner) & Richard Fisher (Member)
3rd Net: Dave Gebhardt & Chris Edmonds (Visitors)
Winners of the 15th Anniversary Tournament
Gross: Gary Thorne & Mark Mitrovich
Net: 1st ~ Jerry Pedersen & Kenny Chace; 2nd ~ Mike Penna & Bob Madsen; 3rd ~ Jeremy Oliver & Britt Claussen
Winners of the Memorial Day Tournament
Net: 1st ~ Ken Chace, 2nd ~ Jeff Pedersen, 3rd ~ Matthew Cays, 4th ~ Tim Bittner, 5th ~ Rich Burlingame, 6th ~ Don Bridges
Winners of the 2018 Spring Opener
Gross: Gary Thorne & Mark Mitrovich
Net: 1st ~ Jeff Pedersen & Shane Price; 2nd ~ Jerry Pedersen & Kenny Chace III; 3rd ~ Danny Romero & Mark Hash
Winners of THE GUTBUSTER
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 "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 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 Mid-Winter Scramble:
GROSS: Kui Solomon, Mark Mitrovitch, Gary Thorne
NET: Herman Murillo (SRGC member), Chris Edmonds, Dave Gebhardt
SkyRidge Golf Course
The Pre-Christmas Triple Six Tournament
December 15th ~ 9:30am Shotgun Start (barring any frost)
Format: All Green Tees ~ 2-Person Teams ~ Handicaps Determined: 10% of total for Scramble, then stokes where they fall for Better Ball and Aggregate.
1st Six -> Scramble
2nd Six -> Better Ball
3rd Six -> Aggregate
Cost: $80.00 per Team ~ $10.00 Cart Seats & $15.00 Honey Pot (per person).
Price includes 18 Holes of Golf, Range Balls, LPs, KPs, and Lunch after play!
Come join the friendly, fun-loving group at SkyRidge Golf Course for our final tournament of the year.
"Happy Holidays to You and Yours," from your SkyRidge & Soren's Café Team.
Post Turkey Day Tourney
2-Person Scramble & Better Ball
Friday, November 23rd, 2018
Format: Front Nine ~ Scramble ~ Minimum of 3 drives per player. Back Nine ~ Better Ball ~ Take 3 gross scores from each partner. Men play from the Green Tees, Woman play from the Purple Tees. Combined handicap for Scramble ~ 15% of Total 60% of 9 hole lower handicap for Better Ball (Player 1). 40% of 9 hole higher handicap for Better Ball (Player 2)
Cost: $80.00 per Team / $20.00 Honey Pot per Team
Gross and Net, KPs, LPs Prizes and Lunch after Play
Cart Seats available for $15.00 per seat. First come, first served.
Battle at The Ridge
2-Day, 2-Person Best Ball Tournament
Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th
9:30 am Shotgun start both days.
$100.00 for Both Days of Golf: Includes Green Fees, Lunch for both days, & Prizes
$10.00 per cart seat (each day)
Free Practice Round Included (after payment is received)
Individual net prizes will be awarded each day and then three (overall) net team score prizes will be given out at the end of the tournament. Long Putt competition and 2 KP's each day will also be awarded.
In celebration of our Veterans.
Land of the free, because of the brave.
2018 Fall Scramble
October 20th ~ 9:30am Shotgun Start ~ 2-Person Scramble, 18 Hole Scramble Format Play ~ $60.00 / Team ... $30.00 Honey Pot / Team (Gross and Net Winners will be awarded) 1st Place ties will be broken by sudden death playoff for either division. GHIN handicap or not, old or yound, good or bad, Come on Down!
Entries include: Green Fees, Range Balls, KP's, Team LP and Lunch after play.
Please join us to remember and honor the life of Shelly Claussen. The Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, September 15th from 1pm to 4pm at SkyRidge Golf Course. It is a potluck, so please bring a dish, but Soren's Café will provided sandwiches. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, people offer donations to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.
Come help us celebrate the last days of summer at our annual
3-Person Summer Scramble
September 8th, 2018 / 9:30 A.M. Shotgut Start
$90 per Team ($30/Player) / Lunch After Play (included)
Honey Pot $20.00/Player (additional) / Format ~ 2 Drives & 2 Second Shots for each Player / Gross and Net Prizes
Team KPs & Team LPs awarded as well
SkyRidge Golf Course and Soren's Café will play host to Joe Campen's Celebration of Life on the afternoon of Sunday, August 19th. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/peninsuladailynews/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-lewis-campen&pid=189723467
As such, our hours may be adjusted to accomodate this special event. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to honor this wonderful man and long-term, loyal patron of SkyRidge.
Celebration of Life
August 4th, 2018 at SkyRidge Golf Course
An excerpt written by our Dad concerning his funeral arrangement...
"I hope, and pray that it will be a time of rejoicing, and not a time of sorrow. Rejoice in knowing that I've gone to a better place and that I'm with the Lord, with your mother, grandmother, and friends. All I ask, and pray, is that our separation will only be temporary and that you make absolutely sure that you eventually join us."
SkyRidge Golf Course Presents
The Clallam Links "Open"
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Join us for Individual Medal Play on the only "Links Style" Golf Course on the Olympic Peninsula.
Play starts after the "Open" is finished. Lunch is at 12pm ~ Mulligan Stew and Fixin's
Mini Shotgun begins at 1pm on Holes #1 & #7.
Men's Amateur (0 - 14) ~ Black Tees: Gross/Net Two Pins
Men's Amateur (15 & Up) ~ Green Tees: Gross/Net Two Pins
Women's Amateur ~ Silver Tees: Net Only Two Pins
Cost: $55.00 ($20.00 for 18 Holes of Golf, $25.00 for Honey Pot, $10.00 for Lunch & Prizes
[KP's & Longest Putt]. Range Balls are included.) Power cart seats are $15.00 per person. First come, first served.
$1,000 Payout based on Full Amateur Field
First 40 paid players signed up are in. Make up you own fourseom or we will put you with one.
2018 Stars and Stipes Scoring
2-person BB g. BB n. Scram g. Hcp. Scram n. Alt g. Hcp. Alt n Gross Net
Price Team 32 28 34 2.7 31.3 35 3.6 31.4 101 90.7
Chace Team 35 29 34 2.7 31.3 35 3.6 31.4 104 91.7
Pedersen Team 35 30 32 2.6 29.4 37 3.4 33.6 104 93.0
Gebhardt Team 40 32 34 4.8 29.2 40 6.4 33.6 114 94.8
Young Team 52 30 37 6.0 31.0 42 8.0 34.0 131 95.0
Mitrovich Team 33 33 33 0.0 33.0 36 0.0 36.0 102 102.0
Cays Team 43 35 36 4.5 31.5 42 6.0 36.0 121 102.5
Murillo Team 40 32 36 4.4 31.6 47 5.8 41.2 123 104.8
Bowling Team 46 33 41 7.4 33.6 46 9.8 36.2 133 102.8
Bittner Team 47 35 36 5.6 30.4 46 7.4 38.6 129 104.0
Parrish Team 42 36 35 3.6 31.4 43 4.8 38.2 120 105.6
Thorne Team 45 33 43 6.9 36.1 48 9.2 38.8 136 107.9
Tipton Team 43 38 37 4.5 32.5 46 6.0 40.0 126 110.5
Stars and Stripes Golf Tournament
Saturday, July 7th ~ 9am Shotgun Start ~ 2 Person... 27 Holes... 3 Formats
Formats & Tees
1st Nine... Better Ball... Front Nine (9th)... Green
2nd Nine... Scramble... Back Nine (18th)... Green
3rd Nine... Alternate Shot... Back Nine (18th)... Silver
Start and Stay on the same nine holes, then switch formats to the next nine. The cost per team is $90.00, which includes 27 Holes of Golf, Range Balls, KP's, Longest Putt, and Lunch after play. There is an optional $20.00 Honey Pot per person as well. Power Cart seats will be available for $15.00 per person.
SkyRidge Golf Course is 15 Years Old!
Come on out to celebrate our 15th year at the SkyRidge Anniversary Golf Tournament!
2-Person Modified Chapman ~ Saturday, June 16th ~ Shotgun Start 9:00 AM
$80 per team ~ 18 holes of golf, range balls, KP's, LP, Tee prize, and a possible Horse Race after lunch. $30 Optional Honey Pot.
Format ~ Each player hits a tee shot, then you'll hit each other's ball for the second shot. From there, it becomes an alternate shot game, using the better of the two 2nd shots. The player whose second shot was not used will hit the third shot. Continue alternating until the ball is holed. The team handicap will be comprised of 50% of the lower handicap and 30% of the higher handicap.
Gross and Net winners will be awarded. Come on out and have a great time! We are so excited to share this milestone with the community. Thank you for all your support over the years. Let's make the next 15 years even more awesome!
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.
SkyRidge Member, Rich Burlingame shot a Hole-In-One on Friday, May 4th!
He was on hole #10 using a Callaway Steelhead Pitching Wedge to hit a Srixon ball.
Neither he nor his golfing buddy, Dan Abbott, were aware that the ball had gone in the hole approximately 115 yards away. SkyRidge Volunteer, Bill Bailey informed them because he saw it happen as he was maitenancing the bunkers!
Congratulations, Rich! Well done! And May the Fourth Be With You! ;)
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, 2017. 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
Friday, November 24th, 2017
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.