"Where River Landing Men meet to share a laugh, a beer, and some golf."
Edition 64, September 18, 2024
The RLMGA Newsletter
Things You NEED to Know
Thursday Tee Times
(on modified River Course)
ZALAR, DENNIS (4)
DELLA ROSSA, FRANK
HOUFF, THOMAS (4)
WELLER, D. WAYNE (4)
COE, GARY (4)
ZUPKO, ED Tuesday
JOHNSON, J. FLOYD
WICHMANN, WILLIAM (4)
John Mercer: "I haven't had this much for on the course forever."
After an absence from playing John Mercer has gotten his clubs out, blown off the dust, and has them back on the course. The result: Score 100 2 Birdies Several Pars, some with the benefit of 2 strokes. For example, he brought # 15 to its knees barely missing a birdie put. So his team (Dave Gray and Paul Izzo) had very few roadblocks to a neat -16. Thanks John!
John is one of several players that found the course today after being out for awhile. Really was great to see Art Raymond back out today. John Jaco played as did Charlie Cogan and Kenny Wallace.
Hey guys...The MGA is the place to be. We play. We have fun. We stay afterwards for an MGA Special in the dining room this Thursday and next Tuesday we are having a dog and brew on the patio of the clubhouse after golf. Do you know of a member that has not played for awhile? Do you have a neighbor that is not a member yet? Invite them back out...dare you.
Notes from Tuesday.......John Mercer, Ken Wallace, Charlie Cogan, Art Raymond, John Jaco and Tim Friedman all returned after time out....for some a few weeks, others much longer.
A Member asked to remind everyone:
If you are a walker playing with riders you should be the FIRST to putt out and the FIRST to leave the green.
Let your Riding Partners stay to replace the flag and get on your way to the next green.
Riders...please encourage your walking partner to move on to the next green. Say, "I'll get the flag while you go to the next green."
And...if you see your group is slow please step aside welcome group behind you to Play Thru
We have all noticed a lot of sand on the greens.
Well...there is a good reason:
Steve says with all of water lately it has been necessary to keep fungus from forming on the greens.
Yeah...think we would prefer the sand!
MGA Board Minutes now posted from September 10
Tom Green Eagles...TWICE!!!
Now...if Tom were writing this headline it would be different. It may be something like this:
Floyd Johnson witnesses an EAGLE!!!
Ok..so the fact is this: Tom did indeed EAGLE # 7 on the River on Thursday. Good tee shot, great 2nd shot. Fact #2: He Eagled #13 River on Friday. Good tee shot. Good 3 wood to green and 25 foot put.
End of story right? Not when it involves Tom. What he remembers is playing with Floyd on Thursday and Floyd looking for the ball behind green on # 7 and Tom saying..."Floyd I think it is.....here!"
Tom says Floyd, to him, was as excited about his Eagle as he was. So when I told him I wanted to write it for the newsletter he said, "Floyd was the story!" Guess you kind of expect that when a story involves two great individuals.
Tom went on to say he had not had an eagle in a year...now two consecutive days. Tom is another example of a very good golfer enjoying the friendships offered in the MGA .
Mark Your Calendars
Hot Dog and Beer Tuesdays
Tuesday, Sept 23
Tuesday, October 21
MGA Dog and Beer
2014 Tournament Upcoming Schedule
May 10 Old Goats/Young Bucks
Spring Classic: June 14
July 19 Summer Classic
August 23: Battle of the Sexes:
November 1 North - South
October 11 Village Cup
November 15 MGA Challenge
Do you have what it takes to earn Your STAR???
These guys KNOW what it takes!!
Mike Orlowski Mark Hopkins Connie Teetz Tom GreenBenny Pulzone Mike Vandiver John Mercer
Mr. Trivial (Tom Wilders) Dice West Paul Izzo Bob Obenour Skip Romanet Jim Frater Tony Conte Gregg Alexander Ted Dumas Tom Allen Greg Seybold Dennis Zalar Jim Bodine
Caution: May cause laughter
During my physical, my doctor asked me about my daily activity level, and so I described a typical day this way:
"Well, yesterday afternoon, I waded along the edge of a lake, drank eight beers, escaped from wild dogs in the heavy brush, marched up and down several rocky hills, stood in a patch of poison ivy, jumped away from an aggressive rattlesnake and took four "leaks" behind big trees."
Inspired by the story, the doctor said, "You must be one hell of an outdoors man!"