Season-ending 5-Person Yellow Ball Scramble is October 13th

Make sure to get signed up for our last tournament of the year, the 5-Person Yellow Ball Scramble. It will be held on Saturday, October 13th, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $10 per player for members, $20 per player for non-members.

In this format, four players on the team play a scramble, one player on the team plays the yellow ball. You combine the scramble score with the yellow ball score on each hole for the team score. For instance, if the scramble makes a four on the hole and the yellow ball score is a five on the hole, the team score for that hole is a 9.

Teams establish a rotation that they will maintain throughout the round. For example, on hole #1 if Players A, B, C & D are the scramble team and Player E is playing the yellow ball, then on hole #2, Players B, C, D & E are the scramble team and Player A is playing the yellow ball. The rotation remains the same throughout play, so teams will want to do a little ‘strategizing’ before their round starts.

Every player will be provided with one yellow ball, and a yellow ball must be used by the designated individual on each hole.

The format is a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to wrap up the season. The field size will be limited to 12 teams, so don’t wait too long to sign up. Carts will be $12 per person, and there will be a limit of three carts per group. We’ve got plenty of carts, so no need to reserve them ahead of time. Call the pro shop at 207-827-4779 to reserve your spot!

Lanigan, Leland, Kauppila and Kauppila Win Annual Rotary Tournament

19 teams competed for prizes, flag events and more than $3,200 in raffle prizes in the annual Old Town Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament at Hidden Meadows Golf Course this past Saturday.

The team of Chris Kauppila, Wes Kauppila, Dillon Leland and Ed Lanigan too first place honors with a 13-under-par 58. Matt Shannon, Jevon Owens, Don Powers and Ed Ripley finished second with 61. Buzz Simpson, Peter Stewart, Jason Bennet and Brian Heard came in third place with 61. Continue reading

It’s a Frosty Morning at Hidden Meadows

Phone rings…..

Joe: Good morning, it’s a great day at Hidden Meadows Golf Course, Joe speaking.

Brett: Hey Joe, wondering if we can get out this morning. We’ve got four players and need carts.

Joe: Well, unfortunately we’ve got a little bit of frost this morning. It’s going to be about 7:15-7:30 before we can get out on the course.

Brett: Joe, that’s the worst “F”-word that I’ve ever heard!

It’s getting to be that time of the year everyone. We’ll make sure to post on FaceBook and on our website whenever we have a frost delay.

Play Free Golf in September and October

How would you like to play some free golf this fall? How about if you could play free golf for all of September and all of October? Well that’s EXACTLY the deal we are offering beginning today.

Join Hidden Meadows Golf Course now for 2019 and we’ll include the rest of this year for free. We have annual rates starting as low as $175 per year (high school). Seniors 62-older are $375 per year, adults 62-younger are $475 per year.

We’ve already punched and sanded our greens, so our fall conditions will be excellent. Come check us out. We’ve got a great place to enjoy playing golf.

Kauppila Defends Crown; Fernandez and St. Peter Win Championships

Chris Kauppila defended his Hidden Meadows club championship crown over the weekend with rounds of 78 and 74. His 152 total was seven shots clear of Lucas Shorette and Bill Fernandez, who tied for second place with 159.

Fernandez won the senior division, shooting 79 and 80 for his 159 total, while Kristy St. Peter won the women’s division toured the course with rounds of 96 and 91. Terry Grant was the senior division runner-up with 173 (90-83) while Michele Kauppila took second place honors in the women’s division with 198 (100-98). Continue reading

We are aerating the greens today

Just a reminder to everyone, we are punching the greens today. The course is open but most of the greens will be closed until later this afternoon, and the flags will be set out in front of the greens. For today only, it’s $10 for all you can play, $5 per person for carts.

We are still having our Monday Night Scramble tonight. The draw is at 5:05, starting time 5:15. It’s our annual Par 3 challenge. Every hole will be set up as a par 3. Brad has come up with some fun and interesting tee shots for everyone.

Getting Dialed In On Our New 4th Green

The other day I was hitting some shots to our new #4 green, which is currently under construction. It plays 211 yards from the back tee and is slightly down hill, so I figured 4-iron ought to be about right.

On my first shot “Mr. Snappy” showed up (Mariners fans, remember the old Randy Johnson ‘Mr. Snappy’ commercials back in the mid-90’s when the M’s were relevant?). Good thing there wasn’t anyone on the white tees on #5. Then I hit a couple to the right, a couple more to the left, and as I was running out of golf balls, I finally flushed a couple.

When I got up to the green, my ‘flushed’ shots would have been in the cavernous bunker that will be protecting this ‘Redan’ style hole. As I was sitting there thinking ‘you’ve got to be kidding me,’ it reminded me of a golf joke I heard back when I was in college. Continue reading