As August arrives, it’s time to turn our attention to our Women’s and Men’s Club Championships!

The Women’s Club are first up, holding their Championship on two consecutive Wednesdays, the 7th and 14th of August. Open to all female members at Hayward Golf Club, including Social members, the cost is $30 per player for food, prizes, and trophy. It’s a great event every year, and we’re looking to make it even greater!

The Men’s Club with follow with their Championship, which will take place over two days – Saturday, August 17th & Sunday, August 18th – and which will be open to all male members of Hayward Golf Club, including Social members.

On that Saturday, you can play golf with whichever other golfers you’d like. You will already be flighted, but you can build your own foursome with anybody (or have Pro Shop staff help put you into a group if you’d prefer). Tee times will run from 11:30am to 1:30pm, with dinner to follow play on Saturday evening. During dinner, we will reveal the pairings and tee times for Sunday’s second round, which will run between 9:00am and 11:00am.

We will have a Senior Division for golfers ages 62 and over with a separate Senior Club Champion. So whatever level of skill you’re at, whatever your handicap might be, or which tee box you like to play from, there will be a flight for you to be competitive in! Entry fee is $45, which includes dinner, prizes, trophy, and a $10,000 Hole-in-One shot.

Call the Pro Shop at (715) 634-2760 to sign up for either of these terrific events!

Also, here’s a quick update on our course improvement initiatives — our fundraising campaign has been successful this year, and one of the results of that money is a project to rebuild the Men’s White Tee box on Hole #13. This is expected to take three to four weeks to complete, after which we will have a new box which golfers can utilize.

Finally, we want to congratulate our Couples Club Champions, Quentin & Liz Johnson (gross) and John & Ann Smereczniak (net)!

On Friday, July 26th, our “Roll Back the Clock” Fish Fry night will be back! The price will be $13.99 – all you can eat – and the menu will include:

– Broiled or Deep-Fried Pollock
– Coleslaw
– Baked Potato or Fresh-Cut French Fries
– Breadsticks

We will also be offering two walleye options: walleye cheeks for $15.99 and walleye fillets for $23.99. Both will come with the same sides as the regular menu, but these will not be all you can eat, however. We will be serving from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in the Caddyshak Bar & Grill.

To make a reservation, call the Caddyshak Bar & Grill at (715) 634-2460.

Upcoming Golf Events
Just as a reminder, we’ve got two significant events just around the corner here at HGC…

– Couples Club Championship — Sunday, July 28th
Full details are available HERE
– Civic Club Benefit — Sunday, August 4th
Full details are available HERE

Finally, we want to thank another of our hole sponsors for their continued partnership. This week in the spotlight is Flat Creek Lodge, the sponsor of the Men’s Tee on Hole #15!

http://flatcreekhotel.com/

On Wednesday, July 31st, the Women’s League is holding a “Celebrate the Patio” guest event to acknowledge all of the contributions that the League has made to the club in recent years, including the construction of the beautiful patio space.

Here’s a brief conversation outlining some aspects of the event. If you have any questions, contact Shannon Blegen (sswenson10@msn.com) or Deb DeGrio (dmdegrio@outlook.com).

Also, we’re looking for some members to step forward and be considered for filling positions on the Hayward Civic Club Board of Directors. This year there are four open seats, along with one incumbent seeking re-election.

Keep in mind that the Board meets 10 to 11 times a year, and no board member shall miss more than three meetings yearly and no more than two meetings in a row. There is a conference call-in system for those not able to be physically present.

If you are an interested member, or know a member who might be, contact the Pro Shop for more information, or submit a short bio and resume to the Pro Shop.

An annual tradition, our Couples Club Championship will be held on Sunday, July 28th, with tee times starting at 12:00pm. Open to the membership, this is a great event for couples to have a fun round of golf together on the course. The Championship will be using the infamous Chapman alternate shot format to provide a little bit of extra excitement!

Entry per couple is $35, which includes prizes, trophies, and two drink tees which will be redeemable in the Caddyshak for one drink each.

Last year’s champs Brent & Dawn Toft (Net) and Quentin & Liz Johnson (Gross) will be looking to defend their titles!

Call the Pro Shop at (715) 634-2760 to sign up!

Introducing Coca-Cola in the Caddyshak!

The Caddyshak Bar & Grill can now announce that we have joined with Coca-Cola as our official partner! A whole range of new Coke products are now available in the bar, both on the gun and in bottled form! We hope you all enjoy the latest offerings!

We also want to continue to thank our corporate hole sponsors for their support in keeping HGC a high-quality destination. This week, we’re turning our sights on the sponsor of the Women’s tee on Hole #8, Johnson Bank.

https://www.johnsonbank.com/

Finally, we’re going to take this opportunity to recognize all those who played in the Summer Classic tournament over the weekend. It was a terrific time, and much fun was had by all! Special shout-out to the team of Devin Selnes & Spencer Selnes, who took the 1st Place spot in the 1st Flight with a three-under score of 105!

 

Here’s the complete list of winners! Congratulations!

The Hayward Civic Club Benefit Tournament to support our course improvement initiatives is drawing closer! Full details are available HERE. We would welcome all of your support in being part of this great event on August 4th, which will help Hayward Golf Club continue to deliver a high-quality golf experience in the Northwoods!

We also wanted to thank the 1969 Class of Hayward High School for choosing the Caddyshak Bar & Grill as the venue for their 50th class reunion!

If you’re planning a gathering or group get-together, the Caddyshak is ready to help you make it a great event! Menu and Hours.

Mitch Byrd, our Assistant Pro, is available for junior lessons. If you know a junior who would be interested (or are one!), text or call him at (715) 558-4726.

Finally, we’re continuing to thank our hole sponsor partners for their ongoing support. This week, we wanted to single out the sponsor of the Women’s Tee on Hole #5, Apple Awards.

https://www.appleawards.com/

Fourth of July Community Picnic

 

The Hayward Civic Club’s Fourth of July Community Picnic and Fireworks display is only two days away! Full details are available HERE. If the weather allows, it should be a fantastic evening!

The Caddyshak Bar & Grill would make a particularly excellent spot to watch the fireworks!

Summer Classic Weekend — July 13th and 14th

The Summer Classic tournament on the 14th is just about full already, but the Long Drive Contest the evening before, Saturday the 13th, is still ready to accept challengers!

Sponsored by Nelson Lumber, there will be 4 different divisions (Men ages 18-35, 36-50, 51+, and Ladies). Entry fee will be $20. The long drive competition will take place on the Men’s Black Tee on Hole #10, making for an excellent viewing area from the patio and bar. Extremely spectator-friendly!

Knockout head-to-head matches will determine finalists in each flight. Cash payout for Top 3 finishers in each division.

Call the Pro Shop at (715) 634-2760 if you have any questions or would like to sign up!

Callaway Fit Cart

New in the Pro Shop this month is a comprehensive Callaway fit cart. Any driver/shaft combination is available, offering you a chance to test a variety of configurations.

New Big Bertha and Apex irons can be built from the set, as well. The Apex iron was the only iron released in 2019 to receive a 20 out of 20 score in Golf Digest’s review, which you can read here!

Head Golf Pro Ben Kanters encourages those who are interested to schedule fitting sessions.

Couples League on July 7th / Couples Club Championship on July 28th

Our next regular Couples League outing will be on Sunday, July 7th. Tee times are available between 1pm and 2pm. The actual event competition will be 9-holes, but couples are more than welcome to continue on after 9 if they so choose. Cost is $5 per couple for prizes.  Stop in at the Pro Shop or call to sign up.

And be sure to mark your calendars for the Couples Club Championship on Sunday, July 28th! More details will follow in a couple of weeks.

Additional Events

  • Men’s Interclub at Voyager Village, July 10th
  • Men’s Interclub at Hayward Golf Club, July 24th

Call the Pro Shop if you’re interested in representing HGC at either of these.