Welcome to the Norwich Clubhouse News
On this page you will find articles about coming events, event recaps, and links to results pages, club projects, current events and general club news.
The golf season is off and running at the NGC. The first few tournaments have been played and the spring aeration of the greens has been completed. The annual aeration is something that no golfer looks forward to but it is necessary for the health and condition of the greens. This year mother nature cooperated and it has rained twice since the procedure which will speed up the healing process and we can look forward to playing on them very soon. This years tournament season has once again seen all of our usual annual events booking and several more events have been added to the schedule. The NGC books more annual events than our nearby competitors for a number of reasons which reflects the service and attitude of the facility staff. Nice going everyone! The NGCA Member’s Club has quite a number of events for you to participate in again this year. Next up is the May ABCD on the 20th. The sign up for this fun event which includes a picnic cookout is only $15 per player and sign up concludes this Wednesday, May 16th at 5 pm. Please stop by and sign up before it is too late to get in! Coming right up is the 2 player team event on May 26th where you play in your own groups and choose your own partner on your own tee times. Sign up will take place on the first tee.
The Women’s and Men’s President Cup Tournament will commence play on May 7th. To view or print the men’s brackets please CLICK HERE. UPDATE: First round play has been completed and there were some difficult matches played, some of them in the rain! Keep track of your favorites on the club’s “golf genius” site or downstairs in the clubhouse on the members bulletin board.
You may have noticed that the canvas cover to the cart maintenance facility below the clubhouse has been removed. This aged cover was installed in 2003 and our sun & winter weather has taken its toll until the material finally gave up and tore in the wind this winter. It has served its purpose over the years but the view from the 3rd fairways was not very nice so the Golf Authority authorized its removal. A new replacement cover will be installed before the end of the year. The new cover will be a little darker in color to aid with snow melt so the weight of the snow doesn’t create a repeat performance of the sagging cover. The old cover lasted 15 years and with the advancement in materials and weather proofing we should be able to extend the lifespan of the cover.
On Monday, May 7th, the golf course will be having an 8:30 am shotgun start for all members wishing to play due to an afternoon tournament. NFA high school is hosting the “Wildcat Invitational” golf tournament where high school golf team members from the entire conference have been invited to participate. This event will be individual stroke play and the boys will be ready to play. There were some great scores last year so we should expect a repeat performance again this year. NFA Golf Coach William Howard will be sure to play his best team against all of the field. These young golfers are the future of the sport and this event gives them a chance to show what they have learned to everyone. The entire field will be walking as they play according to conference rules. Spectators are welcome however there will be no riding carts permitted for this event.
Our course Superintendent, Bruce Morse, hosted the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents (CAGCS) spring meeting and golf tournament to our facility on Monday, April 30th. The tournament format was 2 player teams playing a “shamble”. The course was set up tough and was groomed nicely. Bruce received many compliments from his peers for his preparation of the facility. The “CaddyShack Restaurant” provided the food and beverages for the event. To view the tournament results please CLICK HERE.
The NGCA Members Club hosted the season opening ABCD event today, Sunday, April 22nd. We had 17 foursomes take on the Red – White – Blue Tee format playing a 4 player scramble. Larry Carver prepared the event using the club’s “Golf Genius” tournament software using the computer to create the 17 teams which also gave the starting hole locations and after entering all of the scores we had the final results including the skins game run by the proshop. Great Job! You may see the final event and the entire field scores HERE.
The NGC is offering our annual Junior Golf Clinic in July. This year the format has been changed from once per week to be Monday to Thursday, July 16th to the 19th. The clinic will take place from 8am to 10 am for 4 days. The ages to qualify to attend the junior clinic are age 7 to 13. The minimum age will be enforced to help build a better learning environment for all of our students.
The 29th annual Daniel Boucher Memorial golf tournament will be held on June 14th 2018. The Boucher Memorial Scholarships have helped many deserving students in furthering their educations over the past 29 years. They are now accepting new applicants for the scholarship awards for 2018. All applications must be post marked no later than May 1st, 2018. You may view and download the scholarship application HERE.
The Norwich Golf Course Association annual Scholarship is now available for the children & grandchildren of NGCA Members to apply for consideration. The deadline for your application is no later than May 18th, 2018. If you would like to apply please download or print your application and return it as soon as possible. You may view and download the scholarship application HERE.
Mike’s Golf Shop is fully stocked and ready to fill your Spring 2018 golf equipment needs whether you need supplies to get ready for your first on course adventures or to fill your golf bag with the latest & greatest equipment to assist you in making this golf season one to remember! Mike has filled all available space in the golf shop with all new displays and products for all of the customers to find just what they are looking for from major manufacturers such as TaylorMade, Titleist, Ping and Callaway as well as top of the line clothing & footwear all offered at the best prices! Stop by and check out all of the displays.
The NGC will open for the 2018 golf season on “Good Friday” March 30th at 7am. We are accepting tee times for the Easter holiday weekend now. Please phone in your tee time request or stop by and say hello. This week the pro shop is open from 9am to 3pm until Friday. When normal shop hours will resume for the rest of the season we will be open from 7am to 6 pm.
Head Professional Mike Svab is hosting the upcoming TaylorMade Demo Day on Saturday, April 21st at Malerba’s Driving Range from 10am to 2pm. TaylorMade factory representatives will be on site to custom fit you utilizing the latest launch monitor technology from Track Man. This is the same equipment that they fit the tour professional with. If you would like to take advantage of this FREE SERVICE, please follow this link and sign up HERE.