Fathers’ Day Scramble to Benefit Special Olympics
We are putting on our 3rd annual Father’s Day 9 Hole Scramble on June 20th to support our Moscow Rebel Tiger Special Olympics team. Since this is a family day, we will limit teams to 5 or 6 (if you have a big family, you might consider making 2 teams).
Father’s Day is fast approaching, so make sure to sign up soon (poster at clubhouse)! We will do a shot gun start at 9 am. Cost is $20 per person. You can also purchase a $20 string (8’) for your team to strategically use to eliminate strokes. If you are not able to play but would like to support Special Olympics, there will be a donation can (75% goes local and 25% goes to state).
- Must take at least 1 drive per person
- Fathers ONLY will receive 1 mulligan per hole
- Closet to the TIE and Long Putt prizes
- Oldest Father and Newest Father prizes
- Winning team will receive prize
(keeping putts in case of a tie breakers)
- All Fathers receive 1 FREE DRINK
that MUST BE USED DAY OF SCRAMBLE
Thank you and we hope you come out to celebrate our father’s and support our Idaho Special Olympians!
Kyle Nelson Family
Triplets — 1950
In the late 1940s “triplets” became part of the golf course culture.
Two groups of three holes were placed half a cup width from the fringe and from theadjacent cup(s) at two distant parts of the putting green. Participants would putt from one grouping to the other. At completion of the hole, each competitor paid any competitor who holed a putt in less strokes than them the value of the hole where they had holed out. If I were to take three putts to hole out I would pay any competitor who finished with a two the value of the hole where their ball had ended up. Hole values were a nickel for the leftmost hole, a dime for the rightmost and $0.15 for the center cup. A one putt doubled the value of the hole. If two players holed out in the same number of strokes but in different holes, the player in the lesser valued hole paid the difference to the player in the higher valued hole.
Stymies were always in play. If a ball blocked your line — you dealt with it. If you moved a ball through contact with you ball, the contacted ball remained in its new position be that in the hole or down three concret steps to the old pumphouse that was located just east of the current putting green.
In the early 1950s lights were installed at the east and west ends of the current lower putting green and the putting green itself was expanded to the south extending to approximately the current location of the memorial plaque near the residence.
It wasn’t uncommon to have a dozen plus players putting triplets into the late evening hours, particularly after Tuesday and Thursday twilight leagues.
The Moscow Elks Lodge was recently the recipient of two winners of the Elks National Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship Award in the amount of $4000. A total of 350 awards were issued this year throughout the United States and the Moscow Lodge was the recipient of two of them.
Jaye Collier is the granddaughter of Elks member Gary Kendall of Potlatch, Idaho. Jaye lives in Newburgh, Indiana with her parents Keith and Leanne and will be graduating with Honors from Castle High School and attending Oklahoma State University.
Kirstin Wambeke, daughter of Connie and Travis Wambeke is graduating from Logos High School and plans on attending Grand Canyon University. Growing up in Moscow, Kirstin has attended various Elk’s functions over the years and appreciates the education opportunities the Elks provide with the Legacy Scholarship.
Rich Gayler, Chair, Board of Directors
Moscow Elks Lodge #249 has seen $32,000 awarded in Elks Scholarships to students representing our lodge in the last 8 years through Legacy Grants and the Mosst Valuable Student Scholarship Program.
Whew, what a fun, entertaining month! I am very excited for a busy June. Men’s and Women’s leagues are both going full bore. I have been trying to have food available on the buffet line when leagues have been finishing up. Some feedback and different ideas
would be very helpful.
On top of graduation parties and steak and salmon every Friday we have a few tournaments coming up.
June 11th we will be having the Board of Realtors tournament! June 20th we will be having the Special Olympics tournament!
Mondays have been slow, hopefully the weather will eventually get more golfers out but until then I would like to attempt a trivia night on Monday June 14th. We will hand out prizes for winners and have food and beverages available. if it’s a good time and brings a little crowd we will continue trivia every other Monday.
Thanks, members, for being so awesome! Cheers —
I inserted the “Our Mission” statement to help remind all of us what the Elks organization is all about. We are a golf course; we are a social club and we are a community gathering place at
times. I really believe we still must remember the words “Charity, Justice and Brotherly Love”. These words exemplify what Elkdom is really all about. Remember that we are the oldest Lodge in the State of Idaho, and in the over 100 years we have existed, we have put over $2,400,000 back into our local communities. A lot of this comes from grants we receive from Grand Lodge. Do you remember the Legend of Charity? The closing lines read “This legend teaches us that Charity is the greatest of all the virtues; and that it should ever rule us in our hearts and in our lives, leading us to speak no unkind word, to harbor no evil thought, to bear no malice, to support no wrong; but to nurture, love and protect; to condone, forgive and forget”. Let us not forget Brotherly Love. This needs to be exemplified even within our own Lodge. Just because a person disagrees with an opinion does not mean they cannot respond with Grace and Love. If we all think before we speak—communicate in a clear and concise manner that is not offensive but still gets your message out. If we can just remember to listen to what we are being told without being offended then I believe we would all be better communicators.
Have a great June!
Wayne Krauss, Secretary, PER
Mission Statement — Elks National Foundation — Helping Elks Build Stronger Communities
The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities. Like all Elks, the Foundation values the belief that charity is the greatest of all virtues and that by sharing and giving, we have the power to replace sorrow and despair with hope and confidence. Donations to the Foundation help us fund programs that match our cornerstone values of knowledge, integrity and community
Winners of the Course Improvement Scramble
- 1st — Kevin & Jerry — 25 — $50 gift certificate
- T2nd — Erik & Burdette — 28 — $30 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $120
- T2nd — Joe & Chris — 28 — $30 gift certificate
- 4th — Colin & Bill — 30 — $20 gift certificate
- 1st — Bill & Kathy — 35 — $30 gift certificate
- 2nd — Pedersons — 26 — $20 gift certificate
- Kristi & Brian — 1 skin — $30
- 1st — Nelsons — 31 — $25 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $30
- 2nd — Macks — 32 — $15 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $30
Thanks to Skyler & Valerie for the taco bar and your typical congeniality and professionalism,
“Lady Elks” enjoy some games of bingo while their husbands attend a lodge meeting in Septembeer of 1950.
The Elks limited membership to men only in those days as did almost all private fraternal organizations.
Women now have active roles in the lodge as full members, involved in all facets of our lodge operation from committee work to the board of directors. Four of our last nine exalted rulers have been women. Lodges, just as individuals, grow and mature over the years. Thanks to our women members, no longer relegated to the bingo game, for helping us grow stronger as we “mature”.
It’s that time of the year again to get our Club Championship and Exalted Ruler’s Cup events under way. These are both match play tournament bracket style tournaments. All matches are to be 18 holes of match play, however competitors are free to “mutually agree” to modify the competition (e.g. shortening match to 9 holes, matching cards during league play etc.)
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE GHIN THROUGH OUR CLUB. (Contact us if we have made an error)
To be eligible for the Club Championship you must be a member in good standing and have an active GHIN. The top 24 handicaps will be seeded accordingly and these matches will be played GROSS match play format (no handicap). Click here for more information on the Club Championship.
ALL members in good standing and with an active GHIN will be entered into competition for the Exalted Ruler’s Cup which is a NET match play format. Click here for for more information on the Exalted Ruler’s Cup.
Things to know:
- You may opt out of 1 or both of these competitions by emailing Bill Myers before the end of the day on 5/27 with subject line of “opt out matchplay” to email@example.com. Kathy has passed on the responses from the ladies that were at the ladies’ league meeting last night so if you have opted out through her, we already have record of it.
- Brackets will be drawn up and released on 5/28.
- The top 24 competitors chosen to compete for the Club Championship will be selected based on established handicap beginning of the day 5/27.
- If you have an active GHIN at a different club or do not see your name on this list and believe you have an active GHIN please contact Bill @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- You must be a member in good standing as of 5/26 to be eligible for either event
Completion dates for each round of these events are :
- 1st Round: June 13th
- 2nd Round: June 27th
- 3rd Round: July 11th
- 4th Round: August 1st
- 5th Round: August 15th
Please email me with any questions
Bill Myers — Golf Committeee Chair
See you out on the course!
Bar/Dining Specials of the Week
- Spicy Chicken Sandwich: $7, choice of sides
Happy Hour Monday — Friday
3:00 till 6:00
members and accompanied guests
Golf Course Opening Day — 1950
Golf Course opening day for the 1950 season saw lots of golfers getting into the new season, setting up league teams, preparing for competitions to come and just having a good time with good friends.
According to the accounts of the day, no one had more fun than this group, comprised of Oregon State basketball coach Ralph Coleman, Idaho football coach Dixie Howell, Washington State baseball and football coach Buck Bailey and Detroit Tiger’s scout Bernie DeViveros.
Another group that morning consisted of three of the original members of the old Moscow Golf Club when it was built, and had been playing the course, the present Elks course, since its inception. They are from left to right, Frank Kennard, Walt (Mac) McFadyen, Jim Wilderman and Basil Drew. McFadyen was the “newcomer” only moving here after WWII and starting his plumbing shop now owned by McCoy’s.
First Friday Steak & Salmon Night — Fun, Family & Friends + Great Food
Great family fun, friends, and wonderful food, enjoyed at our lodge, made our first Friday steak and salmon night a success and we can’t wait for the late spring and summer weather to settle in.
Skyler and staff did a great job, getting rave reviews from those who atended.