Recent Club News

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October 15, 2017 The No Battle of No Bridge II Gross Yarrows Dennis 69
Lentner Mike
Net Dougan Dave 65
Jemsek Jack
O’Brien Ken 66
Simpson Dick
Kamansky Chris 67
Hassenfratz George

Complete results:

Amherst GC Safari Photos Posted October 11, 2017

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Wildlife abounds at the Amherst Golf Club . . . despite being only minutes from civilization!

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This red-tailed hawk had too much squirrel to just fly away from approaching golfers . . .

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Spider web with a bit of dew constructed on the 1st Tee . . . with Halloween approaching of course!

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A red-tailed hawk that nests in the spruce below the 1st tee came down to get a bird’s eye view of the golf action

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The same red-tailed hawk contemplates on why the crows keep picking on him . . .

Hawk on No. 1

Hawk coming up No. 1 Fairway

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Moose crossing the 8th fairway after making a disappointing putt on the 9th green . . .

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Resident naturalist Gene Tansey helps out a fledgling and returns him to a branch where only an errant approach shot on the 7th would put the birdie in harm’s way.

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Missing the foxes in 2014, but this guy from last year had a nose for the ball.

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This is not a litter box Mr. Fox . . . don’t even think about it!

A curious doe by the 3rd green.

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Cows and deer communing together in nature . . . at dusk . . . on a summer evening . . . on and off the 3rd fairway

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Sasquach goofing around on the 8th fairway . . . again!

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Phasmatodea . . . a walking stick bug, roosting at the club house . . .

And here’s some live action video of a fox dragging a catch – a squirrel most likely – as dusk sets in at the course.

Bryan Pelchat scores an ace No. 4! Posted October 10, 2017

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Bryan Pelchat holed out on No. 4 during his round on October 8, 2017.  He used a pitching wedge to make the estimated 129 yard shot.  It was the first hole-in-one of Bryan’s career, which was witnessed by Alex Kielb, Dave Cody, and Jamieson Jones.

Congratulations Bryan!

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October 8, 2017 Octoberfest Net Cody Jon 61-64=125
2 Ball Scramble/ Renderer Winslow
2 Ball Best Ball
Frant Roger 69-76=145
Lussier Sam
October 8, 2017 2 Ball Best Ball Net Cody Jon 64
Renderer Winslow
Farnham Dave 67
Levy Barry

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Amherst Golf Club will be holding our 2017 Scramble & Annual Meeting on Saturday October 14th.

Noon: Shotgun Start – 9-hole Scramble
$15 fee for A/B/C/D scramble including BBQ lunch – a chance to meet and greet within our great membership!  Sign-up or call Pro Dave Twohig at the Pro Shop by Thursday 5 PM.  (413) 256-6894

NOTE:  You don’t have to attend the Annual Meeting if you play, and if you don’t play, we certainly want your voice at the Annual Meeting ($5 for lunch only) .  The scramble will be followed by . . .

2:30 PM.: BBQ Lunch/Annual Business Meeting
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will be reviewing the year in golf at Amherst Golf Club, financials and all.  Awards will be handed out and this year’s champions will be acknowledged. The slate for next year’s officers and board of directors will also be presented, along with our President’s message (Jack Jemsek), and the roll out of the Club’s 2017 Fall Fund Drive. A 50/50 raffle for the benefit of the 2017 Fall Fund Drive will be conducted, as well as ca$h prizes for the scramble winners!

We are a fiscally healthy golf  club . . . but with our strong membership, can always do better in promoting the the joy of playing Amherst Golf Club and the benefits of becoming a member, which include unlimited golf, league play, numerous tournaments, and taking on some of the best greens in Western Massachusetts.  We want and need to sustain this special club for all.

Gratefully yours,

AMHERST GOLF CLUB

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Amherst Golf Club will be holding our 2017 Scramble & Annual Meeting on Saturday October 14th.

Noon: Shotgun Start – 9-hole Scramble
$15 fee for A/B/C/D scramble including BBQ lunch – a chance to meet and greet within our great membership.  Sign-up or call Pro Dave Twohig at the Pro Shop by Thursday 5 PM.  (413) 256-6894

NOTE:  You don’t have to attend the Annual Meeting if you play, and if you don’t play, we certainly want your voice at the Annual Meeting ($5 for lunch only) .  The scramble will be followed by . . .

2:30 PM.: BBQ Lunch/Annual Business Meeting
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will be reviewing the year in golf at Amherst Golf Club, financials and all.  Awards will be handed out and this year’s champions will be acknowledged. The slate for next year’s officers and board of directors will also be presented, along with our President’s message (Jack Jemsek), and the roll out of the Club’s 2017 Fall Fund Drive. A 50/50 raffle for the benefit of the 2017 Fall Fund Drive will be conducted, as well as ca$h prizes for the scramble winners!

We are a fiscally healthy golf  club . . . but with our strong membership, can always do better in promoting the the joy of playing Amherst Golf Club and the benefits of becoming a member, which include unlimited golf, league play, numerous tournaments, and taking on some of the best greens in Western Massachusetts.  We want and need to sustain this special club for all.

Gratefully yours,

AMHERST GOLF CLUB

2017 Fall Fund Drive Posted October 8, 2017

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To our Membership,

As you may know, our club’s financial condition has eroded over the past 10 years, in large part because of the current golf economics and the continued challenge of maintaining a healthy and growing membership.  This past Spring, our course had a late opening to allow recovery from last year’s drought, which has impacted our revenue in 2017.  However, through the efforts of our amazing staff at Amherst Golf Club, we are only in need of a small infusion of funds at this time, unlike a number of our neighboring courses, who are in much worse financial woes.

To continue sustaining the quality of golf at Amherst Golf Club, we are requesting voluntary contributions by those that have the means to do so, in lieu of raising membership dues.  These contributions will help defray our operating costs as part of the Fall 2017 Fund Drive.   Can you contribute $50?  $100?  More?  We thank you for anything you can provide above the membership dues you have provided.

Currently, our budget only permits us to operate on a thin margin, with a minimal reserve to cover unanticipated events and needs.  To offset this situation, we have set a goal to raise $10,000 to close the 2017 Fiscal Year.  This will allow the club to cover the labor and expenses to continue to successfully maintain this great golf course of ours.  Minimum wage rates have risen, and expenses range from purchasing materials necessary to recondition our sand traps to replacing aging equipment that is vital to upkeep of the course.  Without the support of generous donors like you, these needs will likely go unmet.

As a donor, you will be recognized for your generosity on the Amherst Golf Club website and in upcoming newsletters, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.

Come to the annual meeting/BBQ with the Board of Directors on Saturday October 14, 2017, 2:30 PM (shotgun scramble at noon), to hear more about your golf club.

Gratefully yours,

AMHERST GOLF CLUB

2017 Amherst 2-Ball Open Results Posted October 2, 2017

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October 1, 2017 Amherst 2 Ball Open Gross Lentner Mike 67
Yarrows Dennis
Mertes Kim 71
Neves Jack
Kumpulanian Justin 71
Beyor Garrett
Net Hartbarger Mike 63
Renderer Winslow
Cody Jon 65
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McNiven Sandy 65
Meyers Frank
Tamsey Joe 65
Barker Brad

Complete results:

Chris Kamansky Aces No. 4! Posted September 26, 2017

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Date Name Hole Witness
September 23, 2017 Chris Kamansky 4th Hole 146yd Par 3 Bryan Pelchat
club -# 8 Iron Dennis Yarrows
3rd of Career

Chris Kamansky with Dave Twhoig:

2017 No Battle of No Bridge I Results Posted September 24, 2017

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September 24, 2017 The No Battle of No Bridge I Gross Allan Glenn 69
Morgan Jay
Lentner Mike 69
Yarrows Dennis
Net Hodgkins Don 60
DeLue Larry
Meneke Doug 60
Cleary Sean
Thomas Jim 61
Kamansky Ed

Complete results: