Randy Agler

Pro Shop Manager

Par for the Course

Greetings from the Pro Shop

Finally! The weather has turned around and we are back on the golf course!

We kicked off the year with our Opening Day Scramble on Saturday, May 12. We had 28 golfers participate and the tournament was won by the team of Kevin Merkle, Randy Agler, Thad Eikenbary, and Tom Bebout with a score of 60. Second place, with a score of 61, went to Bill Purmort, Jim Loughrie, Arnie Miller, and Don Farmer. The remaining teams all shot 63’s, a testament to how competitive the day was. Willie Williams and Jack Brand won the skills events. Congratulations to all!

May 15 was the first day of our Tuesday Night Men’s League. This year, we have added two more teams bringing the total to 26 teams or 52 golfers who will play a 15-week schedule ending on August 28. Although the league is full, we can always use subs. If you are interested in subbing, please call or stop by the Pro Shop.

The first day of the Willow Bend Junior Golf program was on Thursday, May 24. This year, we welcomed 46 Junior Golfers ranging in age from 9 to 16. Based on our experience and response from last year, we made the decision to keep the number to a more manageable group which will enable us to spend more time with one-on-one instruction.

Upcoming events in June include the Alternate Shot Tournament on June 9th and the Member/Guest Tournament on the 23rd. We look forward to seeing you!

It is hard to believe that one year ago, on May 25, 2017, the Willow Bend Pro Shop was flooded with 34 inches of water throughout the entire lower level. The extensive renovation was finally completed a couple of weeks ago when 26 pieces of new patio furniture arrived. If you have not made it downstairs, please stop by and take a look at all the new furniture, lockers, and of course the patio furniture. Everything looks great! I want to personally thank Craig Bracken and his staff, for the tremendous job they did getting us a temporary location last summer and for getting us back in the Pro Shop in such a timely manner. Thanks guys!

A very angry golfer, I won’t mention any names, was on his way to carding a round of 150. He turned to his caddy and said, “You must be the worst caddy in the world.”

That would be too much of a coincidence, sir’, answered the caddy in a quiet voice.