It’s that time of year again for the cart path scramble. It’s on August 19th this year instead of in September. Had a lot of people miss the tournament because of the date the last two years. So I’m trying a new date to see how well it works out.
Again it’s a 4 person scramble, with a cost of $30 a person. Shotgun start is at 9 am. Hope to see you all out there for a good time!
We are well into August and hopefully the heat wave is behind us. We have a number of events coming up that I would like to share with you.
Cart Path Tournament: Golfers can still sign up for the 4 person scramble scheduled for this Saturday, August 19th. This is a fun tournament that helps fund improvements to our golf course. There is a sign-up sheet in the bar area of the lodge or you can call the lodge office and let them know you want to play.
This year we are adding an Oktoberfest type meal for lunch – which includes a micro beer.
7-iron Tournament: This fun tournament has moved to Saturday, September 16th. Tom Scott is putting this tournament together again this year. Sign-up sheet should be posted in the lodge soon.
Fall Golf League: We are putting together a semi-competitive league for this fall. The plan is to have the league run from the first of September until the middle of October. It will be a two person scramble format and played on your own “any time” over each Saturday or Sunday. It will be handicapped play and we will figure out your handicap if you do not have one. Just play and turn your card into the bar. The cost will be $5.00 per couple, with prizes posted the following week. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the bar area next week. Remember, this is a two person scramble with any combination of players; ex: man/woman, father/daughter, grandmother/grandson, etc.
My favorite event of the year, our annual wine tasting party is planned for Saturday, November 4th. Be sure to put this event on your calendar as there is only room for 25 couples. Details will be coming out very soon.
Enough Elk droppings for today,
Final results of Ladies season.
- Farm Gals Annette Smith & Mary Nelson
2nd Place Team
- Tee Totalers Paula Farley & Carole Jones
3rd Place Team
- M & M’s Mary Manderscheid & Mitzi Houska
Results of Ringer Tournament
- 1st Place Jo Lynd -29
- 2nd Place Terri Dollar -28
- 3rd Place Dana Hull -27
Winner of end of season Tombstone Tournament
for full results go to the ladies’ league page on site
(ladies league results)
Every once in a while reminders need to be made. This one pertains to a Family Golf Pass. This pass includes the Elks member, spouse and immediate family under the age of 21. Young grandchildren of the pass holder may also be included. This pass does not include any family member over the age of 20 other than the member and the members spouse.
Please remember that EVERYONE must sign in!
Thank you for your cooperation
WOW! A gigantic thank you for everyone that came out and supported the 2017 Rally for the Cure and Light A Candle fund raiser on August 4th. Although we were small in numbers with only 32 golfers (72 last year) we raised close to the same amount! $1,710 was raised for Rally for the Cure (hole sponsors and team fees) and $1,290 was raised for Light a Candle (Raffle and Bingo prize, $100 from Gritman) for a grand total of $3,000! This would be impossible without your support and merchandise/hole sponsors. Thank you, thank you!
Our guest speaker, Kim Malm from Gritman Volunteer Services with the Light A Candle, gave an overview of the program. Basically, it provides resources and services to improve quality of life and ease some of the pressures that comes with facing cancer which Heidi Heath graciously confirmed. The Gamble Scramble volunteered to donate some funds raised from their tournament to the Light A Candle as well! Next year our tournament will solely support the Light A Candle program. There are several reasons, but the main reason is that funds raised will go to make a difference in our local community.
Our contest winners were: Women long putt – Barb Heimgartner 9’ 10”, Men long putt – Ryan Holden 42’1”. Women K.P. – Kelly Gilder 14’ 7”, Men K.P. – Will Gillespie 7’ 11”. Women long drive – MaryLou Taylor, Men long drive – Rick Hull.
The winning team was from Inland Cellular shot a 29 were: Dominic Holden (chief greens reader), Ryan Holden, Will Gillespie and Tony Mastro. Our new addition, the “Bingo Prize” which brought in $500 and was valued at $76, consisting of South Dakota Red Ass Rhubarb wine, jam and wine freeze displayed in golf art, was our very own S.D. gal…Mary Manderscheid with the lucky L-4 square!
We have suggestions and ideas for next year to make it an even better event…so hopefully we will see you in a year! Enjoy a few of the pictures from the Rally. And once more, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We are so blessed to have such generous members and sponsors that support and enrich the lives of others all while having a fun time!!!
Annette Smith and Mary Nelson
Thanks to our Sponsors —
Happy August!!! It feels like I was just writing my bit for the newsletter and asking if we would ever see the sun. Now, as I write this, I am camping next to a lake with 100 degrees temperature and wondering why summer is going by so fast. August is a busy month with golf tournaments, including our yearly Cart Path event.
We received another 2k grant to help support our community. Half the funds will support our community by contributing to the construction of a physical education track for the Moscow School District. The other half will assist the Paint the Palouse program. This is where local groups sponsor University of Idaho Housing students to paint three to four houses in our community for those Veterans, elderly, or those with disabilities who cannot afford or who cannot physically do so themselves. If you are interested in learning more and how you can participate, please let me know.
In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer!
Elks Care, Elks Share!
As you can see from the accompanying article, we just initiated 6 new members. That is great news and further more we still have 9 more candidates in the process of membership. Once these folks have been initiated, we will have added 21 new members in just 4 months. That is fantastic news and I hope we can continue with this pattern. Unfortunately we have 32 members that have not renewed their membership. This is not abnormal for this time in our Lodge year, however it always concerns me. It is my hope that our new members will bring in friends and family but that does not excuse the rest of us from also continuing to look for new members.
I encourage members to come to Lodge meetings. You can see from the calendar that we have only one meeting in August, the 23rd. We then go back to meetings the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. As a reminder, we have a Pot of Gold drawing at each meeting and that amount is up to $500 now. Larry Labolle, Chuck Baysinger, Todd Martin, Kevin Owen, Jon Kimberling, and a number of others have had their numbers drawn but were not present— so no winner. We also have the Queen of Hearts which is up to $550.00. Each meeting the member with the winning ticket gets to turn over a card. We are better than half way through the deck, so the odds are getting better. My ticket was drawn last meeting and I picked the 6 of clubs, so that is one less card to turn over. Last time the Queen was turned over, we were down to only two cards, so you never know when she will show up. It pays to come to Lodge!!
July Golf Course Events!
We are well into the summer golf events. Our golf leagues are in mid-season and doing well. I am sure everyone’s handicaps are going down as they sharpen their games and the course is getting in better shape every day. The 4th of July Sole Survivor showdowns were a huge success, with good crowds attending all the events.
We have a number of outstanding events coming up in July. This Saturday, July 15th, we have our big ALS golf tournament and auction. The tournament plans on having two 9-hole sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Everyone will be having lunch in the lodge between 11:30am and 1:30pm. This event supports ALS and is put on by our local member, Mike Sprenger’s; family and friends. The event starts at 9:00am and goes all day. If you want to golf on Saturday, I suggest you wait until after 6:00pm to come out to the course.
The 7-Iron tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 22. I don’t have much information at this time, but I do know they are still planning on having the tournament. Sign-up sheets should be posted very soon.
The biggest golfing event of the summer is our Gamble Scramble fun day on Saturday, July 29th. The team has been working hard putting together all the details necessary to make this event a great success again. There is still time to sign up your team, but the event is filling up fast. There is a poster in the lodge with all the details of the tournament and a sign-up sheet.
Enough Elk droppings for today,
Tuesday Men’s League Standings as of 6/27/17
Bogey Boys 5
- Jerry Curtis
- Wayne Krauss
- Mike Keating
- Doug Lind
- Kevin Peterson
- Bill Saylor
Howard Hughes 4
- Jerry Curtis
- Bill Saylor
- Kevin Peterson
- Elmer Hingston
- Mike Keating
- Doug Lind
Jones Repair___ 2.5
- Jim Barrett
- Jack Jones
- Steve Baxter
- Mike Curtis
- Ralph Koster
- Pete Lish
Leachman Logging 2.5
- Casey Leachman
- Justin Ross
- Jim Weatherford
- Bart Shurmacher
- Greg Bassler
Atlas ___________ 1
KACI __ 1
Joe’s Team _ _0
Nelson Brothers__ _0
for full results go to the Tuesday League page on site
2017 Inland Empire Elks’ Challenge Golf Tournament
August 26th & 27th —
Moscow Elks Lodge #249, will be holding an invitational event for 4 person teams of Elks and/or spouses the end of August. We are inviting any Elks lodge to participate and are sending invitations to all lodges within a half day’s drive. The event will begin Saturday August 26th with teams playing at a time of their choice allowing teams from a distance to travel in the morning and have an afternoon tee time, if they wish. Sunday’s play will be in the morning giving folks the opportunity to drive home that afternoon, although we would love to have you stick around for a few days.
We have limited RV hookups (water and electric) at a nominal fee, and plenty of room for dry camping near the clubhouse.
We will provide dinner Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning as part of your fee of $65 per person, along with 2 rounds of golf, tee prizes, and a traveling trophy to the winning team. Lunch Saturday and Sunday will be available at bar/dining in the clubhouse.
We are proud of our course, a 9-hole Francis James’ layout, (think Walla Walla Country Club, Seattle Country Club, Jackson Park, Peace Portal etc.) built in the 1920’s and still following the original routing. We are an honest par 70 (rated 71 from the tips) test, designed to challenge good players and be playable for the rest.
The course has been rounding into fine shape the last few years with some excellent work from our greens staff. We hope you can share it with us.
This is not a fundraiser for us, nor a high value competition for you. It is planned as a social occasion, with some quality golf built in, allowing members of lodges throughout the area to spend some time with other Elks.
Please contact me with any questions. Entry forms are available on this site, along with additional information about our lodge and golf course
Ken Jordan, Elks #249 Golf Committee Chair
Click below for entry form for Inland Empire Elks Challenge
2017 IEEC entry form
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, and to Brad Anderson & Randy Cannon for acting as “commissioners” of our competitions.
Thank you to the 9 hole sponsors and 4 tee sponsors whose donations defrayed expenses and provided funds to go to golf course funding needs.
Latah County Title Company
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 — Ed Christian — Shawn Jordan — Jo Lind — Shelley Anderson — Senica Cannon — Barb Jordan — Jill Diamond — Bryden Brown — Brett Brown — Hailey Brown — Jim Barrett — Brooke Swanson (Brooke was a 2016 National Elks’ Legacy Award winner and her participation was part of her commitment to volunteerism through the award)
2017 Rally for the Cure
Moscow Elks Golf Course
Save the Date: Friday, August 4th
4 Person 9 hole scramble: $20/person.* There will be $20 bingo, $1 raffle tickets, $5 team mulligans and $5 team throw/toss available for purchase. Prizes for longest putt, KPs and longest drive (men & women). Grand prize for the winning team (any ties will be determined by dice “roll off” — dice rolled for hole and lowest score wins)
Come out and play when you can! Start any time after 9:00 am.
Steak dinner will be available to purchase any time after 5:30 pm.
Presentation of Awards at 8:00 pm (don’t have to be present to win.)
Elks Golf Course (208) 882-3015