The 2016 tournament schedule is out. Click on the tournaments tab under member’s corner to see upcoming events for 2016.
We are changing over to our winter hours to coincide with Daylight Savings Time on November 1st. Mark your calendars for the Cafe to close at 8:00pm Tues through Sat and 5:00pm on Sundays. The Pro Shop hours will be from dawn until dusk.
This weekend we held the re-vamped club championship with over 100 participants in 8 divisions. This great turnout resulted in some fantastic golf, below are our winners along with photos off all the champions.
Ryan Russell: Men’s Champion
Girlen McClanahan: Ladies Champion
Tim Fitzpatrick: Senior Champion
Landon Bass: Junior Champion
John Morrison: Super-Senior Champion
Will Morrison: Junior Champion (12-14)
Carter Chronister: Junior Champion (9-11)
Peyton Burbridge: Junior Champion (6-8)
Mike White: Men’s Net Champion
Pat Jackson: Ladies Net Champion
John Wagaman/Rick Wood: Senior Net Co-Champions
FHCC Junior golfer Carter Chronister has had quite a summer participating in the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championships. He started off by winning the local qualifier at Twin Oaks CC in Springfield with a total of 77 points. This qualified him for the sub-regional event on August 6th at Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City. Carter put together another impressive performance, placing 2nd with a total of 101 points. By placing 2nd, Carter has now qualified for the Regional Championships on September 12th at the historic Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. The winner of the Regional event on 9/12 will advance to the DCP Championships, held at Augusta National on April 3rd, 2016 prior to The Masters.
During the competition, each golfer makes three shots at each driving, chipping, and putting station. The drives are scored by distance and must stay in a 40-yard wide fairway. The chips are 10 to 15 yards and are scored by distance from the hole. Finally putts are attempted from 6′, 15′, and 30′. The points from each station are totaled to determine the winner.
This is a obviously a great accomplishment for Carter. If you see him on the range practicing, wish him good luck!
I haven’t played in any events this year up until now. I had a few health issues that caused me to be out for a while but I am finally back to full health. I just got back from the Midwest Section PGA Professional Championship that was held in Topeka at Firekeeper Golf Course. It was a 54 hole event with 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. The top 4 from this event qualify for the PGA Professional National Championship that I got to play in last year. I shot rounds of 74-70-70 to finish -2 for the tournament. That was good for a tie for third place. I am officially in the PGA Professional National Championship next June at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. It was a long, hot week in Topeka with plenty of up and down holes for me. I had a great finish that last day that pushed me through. I went birdie, par, birdie, birdie on my last four holes to finish -2. Looking forward to getting my second opportunity to play in this great event. It will be held on June 26-29, 2016. Golf Channel will have live coverage again also. Click here to see more info on the event.
Brian Bennett, PGA Director of Golf
Here are the picks for the Masters Pool 2015. There will be payouts for low round each day as well as first, second, and third. Good luck to everyone.
PGA Junior League Golf comes to Fremont Hills Country Club in 2015.
The remodel is complete! Please join us this Thursday and/or Friday to celebrate our new look. We will be offering a surf and turf dinner feature for $16 per person. Regular menu service will be available as well. Reservations are encouraged.