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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
Renderer Winslow
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:

Fall Membership Special Posted September 19, 2017

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The Fall Membership Drive is in full swing, and is an opportunity to get potential new members enlightened to the benefits of being a member at Amherst Golf Club.  The Fall Membership deal:

Single Member $300

Family Membership $400

The fall membership fee will also be applied as a discount toward the standard 2018 membership dues.  What a value!  Call Pro Dave Twohig at 256-6894 for details.

2017 Amherst Cup Results Posted September 18, 2017

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The Amherst Cup was yielded by Amherst Golf Club to Hickory Ridge Golf Club on September 17th.  The Amherst team fell into a deep hole playing at Hickory Ridge on Saturday the 16th, and were down 17.5 to 9.5.  However, a 17 to 10 rally by the Amherst team on their home course fell short of taking the cup.  Bryan Pelchat assisted in taking the most points for Amherst, taking 2.5 points in his singles match on Saturday, and then with partner Jim Thomas taking 2 of 3 points in their foursome match on Saturday.  Dennis Yarrows and Mike Lentner both took 3 points in their singles matches on Sunday.

September 17, 2017 Amherst Cup Gross Hickory Ridge GC 27.5
(at Amherst) (Hickory wins Cup)
Amherst GC 26.5

Complete Results:

Saturday at Hickory Ridge

Sunday at Amherst

Women’s Over 50 Results Posted September 12, 2017

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September 10, 2017 Women’s Over 50 Net Gowdey Jean 35
Daniels Ginny 36
Appleby Marie 38
Kieser Ann 38
Christopherson Claire 39

Complete Results:

2017 Hadley Open Results Posted September 11, 2017

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September 10, 2017 Hadley Open
Individual Stroke Play Gross Pelchat Bryan 76
Net Kelley Pat 69
September 10, 2017 Hadley Open
2 Ball Best Ball Gross Rogers Andy 70
White Bruce
Edwards Jeff 70
Marion Curt
Lussier Sam 71
Lussier Adam
Dowd Bill 71
Dowd Colin
 Net Pelchat Bryan 62
Kielb Alex
Keedy Blake 62
Hartbarger Mike
Hodgkins Don 63
DeLue Larry
Worthley Brad 64
Hartbarger Mike
Frant Roger 64
Lussier Sam

Complete Results:

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