Par or Better Golf Club, Inc. Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
When: September 24, 2016
Where: Grand Marias Golf Course, 5802 Lake Dr. East St. Louis, IL 62203
Time: 8:00AM – Shot Gun Start
Entry Fee: $85.00 per player/ $340 Per Team
Early Registration: $80 per player/$320 per team
(Early registration deadline: August 24th)
Payment: Check should be made payable to :
Par or Better Golf Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 21518
St. Louis, MO 63132
Attn: Gil Lee, President Par or Better
Contacts: Gil Lee (314) 603-4936
This golf tournament is being held to provide scholarship dollars to those students seeking a higher
On Saturday, May 31st, the first round of the 2014 Presidents’ Cup was played at Grand Marais Golf Course. Team Springfield, the 2013 winner, took an early lead over Team Lindsey. After four matches the score is 10 points vs. 2 points. With two more rounds to be played, there are still many points to be earned.
This coming Saturday, May 17th, we will have a club meeting immediately after our round of golf (approximately 1:15 p.m.) The meeting will be held in the outdoor pavilion at Grand Marais Golf Course.
Last Saturday, we had 10 members out at Grand Marais. Jim Pinkston shot 78 !
This weekend we have the usual 10:00 a.m. tee time. The weather is suppose to cool off, but maybe we will still have some who want to play.
The following weekend, we have a club meeting on Saturday, March 29th, at 8:30 a.m., at Grand Marais. Weather permitting, we will play a modified shamble starting at 10:00 a.m. Rules will be explained to those participating.
The weather continues to swing back and forth. Beautiful yesterday, back to cold today. But it is supposed to be better on Saturday with a high of 60 degrees!
As I understand it, Grand Marais officially reopens Saturday. We have our usual tee time of 10:00 a.m. Don’t be late! Get there and be ready to start at 9:45 a.m.
A thank you to Lawrence Netterville. He has updated our website. If you haven’t visited it in a while, check us out at http://www.parorbetter.org/ .
I am postponing the next meeting until March 29th, 8:30 a.m. We will also play a sort of Shamble that day. More details later.
At that meeting, I will present requirements for competing in the Two-Man Scramble and the Club Championship. The requirements will be a specific number of rounds and a consistent tee choice for those with the forward option. We will also have to discuss the Scratch Championship.
Membership dues are $200 again this year. You may pay it all at once or make installments. The total must be paid by May 15th.
Our handicap season officially started on March 1st. So hang on to all of the scorecards and turn them in to Ron Cross!
This weekend, March 8 & 9, we are at Grand Marais, 10 a.m. tee time. However, in case you haven’t heard, this weekend is the change to Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to set you clocks forward one hour on Sunday.
I have a prior commitment and won’t be there this weekend.
At our last meeting, the members voted to collect $3.00 each round to be placed in the Scholarship Fund. This is in place of the Trophy Fund. If you participate in the Skins pot, you contribute $10.00 total. Any rabbit money not won, goes to the Scholarship Fund. So, whoever takes up the money this weekend, begin collecting either $10 or $3 from members. Guests can get in the Skins game for $7, but we will gladly accept their donation to the Scholarship Fund if they are feeling charitable.
I have attached the proposed Schedule of Events presented at the last meeting. Please look it over and think of other courses or other games you would like to play.
Our next club meeting is in two weeks on Saturday, March 22nd. I hope to have a breakfast set up at Grand Marais for 8:00 a.m. Watch for further information.
I don’t know if the members who went to Florida are back yet. Maybe we will hear about the trip from one or more of them.
Lawrence met with Pin High again. Looks like the Junior Tournament will stay in August.
I heard from Jim Pinkston and Charlie Johnson this past weekend. They were looking for someone to play golf with. (I, unfortunately had a prior commitment). Apparently Joe Bayne showed up at Grand Marais on Saturday. I hope they got a round in.
Speaking of Grand Marais – Charlie told me he ran into Mychal, the pro at GM, at the Golf Expo. The word is GM will reopen both the course and restaurant on March 15th. Mychal, Willie, and Bobby Tidwell will be involved.
The current forecast for this coming weekend (March 1 & 2) is for a chance of snow. Hang on. Spring is coming!
Next club meeting is on March 22nd, 8:30 a.m., at Grand Marais.
Weather permitting, we will play a Shamble on March 29th. On your line, you choose the best tee shot. Everyone plays their own ball from there. Individual play at half you half of your handicap strokes (although you may choose to share winnings with you line).