Volume 13, 2016
Our lodge and golf course had a great summer, but it is coming to an end. The State Convention created some excitement and helped the lodge financially, all the sole survivor show downs gave us a number of thrills and new champions, we supported ALS and cancer research with a couple of successful tournaments, and the 7-iron and Gamble Scramble tournaments exceeded our expectations. Our golf leagues brought out a steady stream of golfers throughout the summer. The end of August our leagues will be done and our members will realize summer is almost over and it is time to go back to work or school.
Keeping the lodge and golf course busy for the fall months is critical to having a successful year. We do have a number of events planned for the fall, but it is important to have our members using the facility on a regular basis. We are trying to create an atmosphere at the lodge that will give our members a reason to come out and use the facility. Now is the time to create a number of events for the fall and winter months. We have a few events already planned that should be fun. We are planning on continuing our weekly Friday steak or seafood night. We would like to have a family pasta or burger night a couple times a month. We will have our annual wine tasting evening again in October. The golf season doesn’t end until the first of November, so there has been talk about creating a weekly “game” for golfers with different formats. Some have suggested card games, Bunco tournaments or bingo nights throughout the month. And of course there is always Monday and Thursday night football.
Please call the office (208-882-2577) and share your ideas about what you would like to see on our calendar for the fall and winter months. If this is successful, we would be able to stay open all winter instead of closing the middle of November through the middle of March. It’s up to you!!
Enough Elk droppings for today,
A HUGE thank you for making 2016 Rally for the Cure a success! We were able to raise $1,600 for the Rally for the Cure, $1,000 Hole Sponsorship went to Susan G. Komen, and the raffles brought in $655 for the local Light A Candle program, for a GRAND TOTAL of $3,255. Some of the contest winners were: Longest Drive Men – Matthew Martin, Longest Drive Women – Debbie Howe, KP Men – Kaelen Baird 12’9”, KP
Women – Terri Dollar 15’8”, Longest Putt Men – Damon Russel 21’3”, Longest Putt Women – Mary Manderscheid 5’6”, the team that won (actually played & paid twice with a score of 31 each time) Jack Jones, Carol Jones, Steve Baxter and Jim Barrett. Special guest speakers were our very own Brenda Griffin and Heidi Heath. Special thanks to Chelsea. Again thanks toeveryone for their positive support!
Annette Smith & Mary Nelson
Wednesday Night League Standings 7/6/16
Dimpled Balls 28
Jordan Jumpers 21.5
The Sisters 21
Farm Gals 19
Double Trouble 18
M & M’s 17.5
Low Gross Mary McDonald 43
Low Net Team McDonald/Baird 30.5
Mary Nelson on #1
Jo Lynd on # 7
Closest to the Pin Erin Baird 6 inches
Long Putt Annette Smith 2’ 11”
Least # of Putts Mary Nelson 13
Thank you to all the volunteers & sponsors who made the annual 4th of July celebration possible. In particular, thanks to Kathy Christian for chairing the sub-committee for the 4th of July holiday celebrations.
Thank you to the 9 hole sponsors and 5 tee sponsors whose donations defrayed expenses and provided funds to go to golf course funding needs.
- green sponsors
Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associates — Bill Morscheck
Best Western University Inn
Howard Hughes Appliance, TV & Sleep Shop
The Corner Club
Walker & Pattinson, Attorneys at Law
Palouse Commercial Real Estate
Latah County Title Company
- tee sponsors
Walker & Pattinson, Attorneys at Law
Spence Hardware & Supply
Precision Engraving, Gifts & Awards
The Corner Club
And a special thanks to these folks who donated their time to make the weekend work. If you had a chance to attend, and enjoyed the activities, let them know how much we appreciate their hard work.
Dave Anderson — Shirley Anderson — Randy Cannon — Ed Christian — Shawn Jordan — Lon Labine — Jo Lind — Shelley Anderson — Brad Anderson — Janey Wineinger — Senica Cannon — Ken Jordan — Barb Jordan — Karen Christian — Bill Lambert — Gail Krauss — Wayne Krauss — Jerry Curtis — Trent Brown — Mary Nelson —
Volume 12, 2016
I know the BULLetin is an information piece for our members and I normally would not use it to promote a person or event. In this case I am making an exception as it pertains to one of our members. Mike Sprenger’s family and friends are putting together an auction and golf tournament to raise funds to help fight ALS. Team Sprenger and Team Gleason are putting on a 9-hole, 4 person Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 16th. This will be a split day tournament with morning and afternoon shotgun starts. It should be a fun event for non-golfers as well as our die hard golfers. With the tournament being a 9-hole event, it is more about the auction and a fun day of supporting friends.
Some of the folks from last year’s event
Here are some details for the day: Tee times for the morning (9am to 11:30am) and the afternoon (1:30pm to 4pm). Lunch is being provided for all participants, (11:30am to 1pm) and non-golfers are encouraged to purchase lunch. There will be a live auction throughout the day, and a live band playing from 11:00am until the party is over. A $200 team payment will be required at check in. Build your own teams for the tournament or if you don’t have a set team come anyway and we’ll help you figure it out. There will be games, music and “beverages” on the course for your entertainment. You can register at Team Sprenger.
I think it is important to support a fellow Elk in a battle he is so valiantly fighting. Also, because the Elk Lodge only has 6 golf carts we are asking members to loan out their golf carts if possible. There will be a signup sheet in the bar area soon. Your help and support will be appreciated more than you know.
Enough Elk droppings for today,
Wednesday League Standings — 6/28/16
Dimpled Balls 22.5
Jordan Jumpers 17.5
The Sisters 16.5
Farm Gals 14.5
Double Trouble 12
M & M’s 12
Low Gross Mary McDonald 47
Low Net Team Dimpled Balls 33
Chip ins Karson Jensen on #2
Accuracy Drive Meghan Raney
Closest to the Pin Kelly Gilder 17’ 2”
Long Putt Mitzi Houska 8’ 2”
1. Taylor Anderson — winner Women’s Sole Survivor 2012, 2014 & 2015; winner Jr. Sole Survivor 2007, 2008 & 2009
2. Shelley Anderson
3. Sharon Kimberling — winnner Women’s Sole Survivor 2011 b
4. Kristin Strong
5. Kelly Gilder
6. Karson Jensen
7. Mitzi Houska
8. Kathy Christian
9. Marcela Pattinson
#1 – Chuck Labine — Sole Survivor winner 1988 & 1989 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2015
#2 — Dave Baird — Sole Survivor winner 2010
#3 – Joe Vasquez — Sole Survivor winner 2011
#4– Ken Jordan — Sole Survivor winner 1976, 1981, 1984 & 2014 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2010 & 2012
#5 – Jack Jones
#6 — Kenny Jones
#7 – Bill Saylor
#8 — Joe McGurkin — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2013
#9 — Mike Keating
#10 — Pete Lish
#1 – Kevin Peterson – Sole Survivor winner 2015
#2 — Nick Jensen — Sole Survivor winner 2008
#3 — Dave Baird — Sole Survivor winner 2010
#4 — Nate Strong —
#5 – Chuck Labine — Sole Survivor winner 1988 & 1989 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2015
#6 – Joe Vasquez — Sole Survivor winner 2011 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2016
#7 — Travis Lambert —
#8 — Bill Myers —
#9 — Sean Dorigo — Sole Survivor winner 2012
#10 – Ken Jordan — Sole Survivor winner 1976, 1981, 1984 & 2014 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2010 & 2012)
1st low gross — Nick Jensen — $146.25
2nd low gross — Dave Baird — $97.50
Tie 3rd low gross — Chuck Labine — $25.00
Tie 3rd low gross — Nate Strong — $25.00
1st low net – Jack Jones – $146.25
2nd low net – Travis Lambert — 97.50
Tie 3rd low net – Chuck Labine — $25.00
Tie 3rd low net – Steve Baxter — $25.00
1st low gross – Bill Myers — $123.75
2nd low gross – Mike Keating — $82.50
3rd low gross — Pete Lish — $41.25
Tie 1st low net – Bill Saylor — $82.50
Tie 1st low net – Dan Hordemann — $82.5
Tie 1st low net — Marv Bieker — $82.50
1st low gross — Shelley Anderson — $45.00
Shotgun Start at 10:00 AM
1 – Nick Jensen, Joe Vasquez, Dave Baird
2 – Nate Strong, Travis Lambert, Ken Jordan
3 – Sean Dorigo, Chuck Labine, Jim Barrett
4 – Kenny Jones, Jack Jones, Joe McGurkin, Steve Baxter
6 – Bill Saylor, Shelley Anderson, Marv Bieker
7 – Bill Myers, Mike Keating, Brad Anderson
8 – Dan Hordemann, Pete Lish, Bill Lambert
9 – Shawn Jordan, Doug Lind, Bill Morscheck
Wednesday League Standings — 6/22/16
Dimpled Balls 16
Jordan Jumpers 12
The Sisters 12
Farm Gals 8.5
Double Trouble 8
M & M’s 7
Low Gross Sharon Kimberling & Shelley Anderson 50
Low Net Team Dimpled Balls & Double Trouble 37
Mary McDonald on #2
Terri Dollar on #6
Accuracy Drive Mary Manderscheid
Closest to the Pin Shelley Anderson 19’ 1”
Long Putt Mary McDonald 17’ 4”
The 54th annual Moscow Elks’ Invitational Tournament
will be held June 25th and 26th.
This is an invitational, and you are welcome to invite anyone you wish to compete in the tournament. In addition, we are sending invitations to all Elks’ Lodges in North Idaho to pass on to their members.
Saturday’s play will be in groups of your own choosing. You must play with another tournament competitor and need to make your own tee times. Play must be completed and score cards received in the clubhouse no later than 7:00 PM to facilitate pairings for Sunday’s play.
Sunday’s play will be in flights determined by Saturday’s play and pairings will be made by the tournament committee. Sunday’s play will be a shotgun start at 10:00 AM.
Breakfast will be available between 8:00 and 10:00 on Sunday and the bar & grill will be available during and after play.
Entry fee is $45 for pass holders / $90 for non-pass holders (reduced green fees are included in the non-pass holder rate).
Flights will be determined by Saturday gross scores with approximately 16 per flight. Payoffs per flight, based on 16 players, would be $180 each for low gross and low net, $120 for 2nd in each category, and $60 for 3rd. Prizes may be redeemed through the lodge bar & grill, golf supplies at the course, or through Dave’s Golf in Colton.
This is also the qualifying event for the annual 4th of July Sole Survivor (67th annual) and the Sr. Sole Survivor on July 3rd. There will be an additional $10 fee for players wishing to qualify for the 4th of July Sole Survivor or the Sr. Sole Survivor on the 3rd ($10 for each event).
- Last Year’s Sole Survivor winner is automatically qualified for this year’s event.
- Three spots are reserved for the three lowest gross finishers from the invitational who have paid the qualification fee, and are not otherwise qualified.
- Remaining spots will be filled by the lowest scores of those attempting to qualify who are Elks members (any lodge) and pay their $10 qualifying fee before the invitational.
Sr. Sole Survivor qualification is limited to Elks #249 members only.
- Last Year’s Sr. Sole Survivor winner is automatically qualified for this year’s event.
- Remaining spots will be filled by the lowest scores of those attempting to qualify who are Elks #249 members, pay their $10 qualifying fee before the invitational, and are at least 50 years of age.
Wednesday League Standings — 6/15/16
Dimpled Balls 8.5
Jordan Jumpers 7
The Sisters 5.5
M & M’s 4.5
Farm Gals 3.5
Double Trouble 1.5
Low Gross Sharon Kimberling 47
Low Net Team Dimpled Balls 33
Mary McDonald on #6
Dana Hull on #4
Accuracy Drive Kelly Gilder
Closest to Pin Debbie Howe 21′ 2″
Long Putt Shelley Anderson 18′ 9″
Jr. Lessons are currently being held at the course in conjunction with the Moscow Parks and Recreation Department.
36 kids are currently receiving instruction from our Golf Course Manager, Trent Brown, and volunteers from the lodge. They are divided into 3 age appropriate groups and join us at the course Tuesday mornings for the session they are in.
Playing time is available for the kids in accordance with their proficiency and at the end of the lesson sequence they are able to compete in the lodge’s Jr. Sole Survivor competition.
Friday night steak & couples’ golf is back
Golf will be in an alternate shot format with men off the odd tees and women off the even. Turn in your scores and we will keep a season record and award prizes at completion of the season and at intervals throughout the season.
- Members holding a season golf pass pay $20 a couple for two steak dinners.
- Members not holding a season golf pass pay $30 a couple for nine-holes of alternate shot golf and two steak dinners.
- Guests playing with a member can pay $30 a couple for nine-holes of alternate shot golf and two steak dinners.
This is a great way to introduce non-member friends to our facilities as well as an opportunity for golfing spouses to bring their typically non-golfing partner to the course in a relaxed environment.
I can hardly believe it is time for the June newsletter. For me, students have alr
eady left home for the summer, golf league started, and both my kids have just finished another soccer season. Which means summer is here and it is a great time to come out to the Lodge for gorgeous sunsets out on the deck, sip your favorite beverage, meet friends, play golf, or all of the above.
I want to recognize Chelsey for doing such a great job turning around the Bar and Dining experience into something positive that we can all enjoy. I also want to recognize Trent for quickly picking up the superintendent responsibilities to make sure league started on time.
Brad and Shelley Anderson have done a great job of creating a members’ lounge within the Lodge, just in time for summer convention, that will create a space where members can share fellowship on those cold evenings when the weather keeps us inside.
Finally, keep looking at the Lodge calendar for upcoming events. We plan to have a Fathers’ Day special where you can treat Dad to lunch and golf, or just lunch if Dad isn’t into golf.
Corey Ray, Exalted Ruler