Congratulations to our 2020 Couples Club Champions!

Josh & Breanne Hanson (Gross)


Tom Orszulak & Brenda Landgrebe (Net)

Thanks to all the couples who participated in the event on this past Sunday!  And thanks to Jim Roth and Tana Isaacson for running the Couples League this season!

Also, congratulations to our Ladies’ and Men’s Interclub teams, who each won the year in their respective contests!

The Ladies played against Spooner in two events, and brought home the trophy! Huge thanks to the following for their contributions to the victory!

• Gabby Tremblay
• Cheryl Treland
• Marlene Tremblay
• Shirley Redmond
• Karen Giese
• Betz Latsch
• Lori DeJoode
• Cindy Ross
• Cindy Bijold
• Cynthia Storm
• Pat Martin

The Men played against Voyager Village, Turtleback, and Spooner over the course of four events before taking hold of the trophy for the year! Here’s the combined roster that helped make it happen!

• Ben Kanters
• Mike Cooper
• Steve Nichols
• Pete Rich
• Darryll Andersen
• Rob Frenchick
• Ron Siemers
• Doug Muchow
• Mitch Byrd
• Jeff Hubbard
• Hans Rasmussen
• Chris Palas
• Doug Degler
• John Place
• Ron Mullins
• Dan Harris
• David Kasper
• Quentin Johnson
• Tom Sobczak
• Pat Meyer

Finally, just a reminder that our annual Fall Membership Promotion begins on September 1st. If you were not a member this season, but are considering it for next year, you can get member golf privileges this September and October by purchasing your 2021 membership now!

Full details can be found HERE.

The HGC clubhouse will be taking extra precautions these next several days after a part-time staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Effective as of 1pm today, we are operating contact-free at the Pro Shop and Caddyshak, with all indoor facilities closed (with the exception of the bathrooms, which will still be accessible).

As we await further test results from other employees — who are being tested out of an abundance of caution, as exposure to the positive staff member has been limited over the last two weeks — hopefully by the end of this week, we will be functioning much as we did in the spring, asking for members and guests to check-in with the Pro Shop by phone (or by stopping at the Pro Shop window), and also to conduct any monetary transactions over the phone as much as possible, as well.

To make this process as quick and efficient as possible, we offer the ability for members and guests to put a credit card on file with us, or to establish an AR account. If there are any questions regarding how all this works, contact us by phone at (715) 634-2760, or via email (proshop@haywardgolf.com).

During the indoor closure, the interior clubhouse areas will be extensively cleaned. Also, the Caddyshak Bar & Grill will offer service exclusively outside on our patio area.

We ask that customers and members work with us and be patient during this time as we operate under some very unusual circumstances. We fully expect the quality of the product on the golf course itself to remain very high!

We’re committed to making sure that Hayward Golf Club is a safe place for guests, members, and staff, and this remains our top priority. We will continue to keep everyone up-to-speed as the situation develops.

Lastly, the Hayward Civic Club’s Annual Meeting will still be taking place tonight, outside on the Caddyshak patio, and intended to be very brief. A vote on new By-Laws will be taking place, as well as the finalizing of the Board of Directors election.

As we have for the past several years, we’re once again offering our Fall Membership Promotion. It works like this: beginning September 1st, if a person – who has not been a member for the 2020 summer season – pays for a 2021 membership, they will be extended membership privileges for the remainder of the 2020 fall season.

This is a great opportunity for new prospective members to get a jump on next year and also take advantage of membership play in the fall.

If you have been considering taking the plunge and becoming a member, this is almost too good a chance to pass up! Current members, if you know of any friends or neighbors who might be interested in joining the community, pass along this information!

Visit HERE to see all of our membership rates and options. Call or stop in the Pro Shop to sign up!

On Sunday, September 20th, we will be holding our annual Joe Kuta Senior Tournament. Open to golfers (member and non-member alike) age 50 and older, and flighted by handicap, “The Kuta” is a terrific event and one of the highlights of our season each year!

Entry is $30 for members (which includes food at the turn and prizes) and $50 for guests (which includes green fee, food at the turn, and prizes), with an optional skins game. Tee times are available from 9:00am through 11:00am.

To sign up or get more information, stop in the Pro Shop or give us a call at (715) 634-2760.

Also, we want to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of our Women’s and Men’s Club Championships!

Women’s Club Championship

Championship Flight
• Michele Fleszar

1st Flight
• Pat Patko

Men’s Club Championship

Championship Flight
• Nik VanVonderen

1st Flight
• Matt McKittrick

Senior Champion (1st Flight)
• Tom Sobczak

Senior 2nd Flight
• Ross Stauffer

Senior 3rd Flight
• Jay Johns

Senior 4th Flight
• Ray Fleszar

Senior Gold Flight
• Bob Book

The Hayward Civic Club Annual Meeting on Monday, August 24th (held at 7:00pm outdoors on the Caddyshak patio, weather permitting) will involve the election to fill spots on the current board, with 1 open seat and 2 incumbents running for re-election. Members are encouraged to attend, and this is particularly important this year because new By-Laws will be voted on, and the attendance of approximately 32 members is required for a quorum.

Agenda for the Meeting

– Update from President Konat

– Board Election

– Voice vote on the By-Laws

Below is the list of candidates with biographies. Members, if you are not capable of attending the annual meeting on the 24th, you can cast a ballot by stopping in at the Pro Shop.

Candidates

Steve Nichols — Bio HERE

Jerry Elbert — Bio HERE

Pete Rich — Bio HERE

Members and Guests of Hayward Golf Club,

The Board of Directors and Staff would like to make everyone aware that an employee of the grounds crew has tested positive for COVID-19.  This individual has not been working with the grounds crew for the last 11 days.

The course is requiring all of the grounds crew staff to be tested, and those grounds employees that worked closely with the individual are self-quarantining until receiving test results.

At this point, we feel good about the procedures we have in place to keep workers home if not feeling well, as well as to follow CDC guidelines for how to handle such situations.  Pro Shop and Caddyshak staff are wearing masks while indoors, and we continue to ask that all members and guests do the same while inside the clubhouse.

This is obviously an unusual circumstance for everyone, and we will do our best to continue to be as transparent and forthcoming as we possibly can.

We’re putting out one final push for any members who might be interested in running for our Board of Directors. This year there is 1 open seat, along with 2 incumbents seeking re-election. 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.

The deadline to apply as a candidate is this Friday morning, August 14th. If you are an interested member, or know a member who might be, contact the Pro Shop, or submit a short bio and resume to the Pro Shop.

Two Upcoming Event Reminders

The 1st Annual Women’s Solheim Challenge event on Monday, August 24th, still has openings for two additional two-woman teams, and one single player. See complete details below — fill out the form if you’re interested and turn it in at the Pro Shop!

Also, a reminder that the rescheduled Couples Club Championship is on Sunday, August 23rd, with tee times between 12pm – 1pm.

Five slots for couples remain available. This is always a fun and casual competition, and we’re crossing our fingers for some beautiful weather! Contact the Pro Shop if you’re interested in joining this event!

The Pro Shop is also beginning a sale on selected demo clubs from Titleist, Callaway, and TaylorMade. Contact Golf Pro Ben Kanters for additional details.

Finally, we again want to thank everybody who contributed to making our Hayward Civic Club Benefit a fantastic day of golf. Here’s a brief video of some of the day’s highlights!

Hayward Civic Club Benefit Results

Despite some questionable weather early on, the Civic Club Benefit turned into a beautiful afternoon of golf. Approximately $9000 was raised, so we thank everybody who played and who volunteered their time to make it a great day!

Congratulations to Bryan Ettestad (winner of a 2021 Membership), Cheryl Treland (winner of the 50-50 raffle, who graciously donated it back to the Club), and Chris Pallas (winner of the putting contest), as well as the top three golf teams:

1st Place Team — 65
Ross Stauffer
Gregg Lundberg
Sue Swanson

2nd Place Team — 66, winning a scorecard playoff
Ben Kanters
Cheryl Treland
Al Wunsch

3rd Place Team — 66
Fred Farris
Tom Sobczak
Lori DeJoode

Men’s and Women’s Club Championships Reminder

A reminder that the Women’s and Men’s Club Championships still have slots open! Both tournaments will take place on Saturday, August 15th, and Sunday, August 16th. Full details can be found HERE.

Sign-up in the Pro Shop if you are interested!

Specials This Week in the Caddyshak Bar & Grill

Tuesday, August 4th
• 3 Tacos with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese $8.00
• Southwest Chicken Soup

Wednesday, August 5th
• Chicken Dumpling Soup and 1/2 Turkey Sandwich $9.00

We’re making excellent progress on the installation of our new double-row irrigation system. Here’s a brief video highlighting the work that has been done so far! This system will provide for an even higher standard of the excellent conditions you’ve come to expect from Hayward Golf Club.

Board of Directors Openings

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 is 1 open seat, along with 2 incumbents 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, or submit a short bio and resume to the Pro Shop. We are looking for candidates to apply by Friday, August 14th, in advance of the Annual Meeting on Monday, August 24th.

Brief Statement About HGC’s Mask Policy

Finally, in accordance with the masking order by Wisconsin’s governor, Hayward Golf Club is now requesting that guests and members wear masks while inside the Pro Shop and the clubhouse whenever possible (masks not required while seated for eating and drinking).

The Caddyshak’s outdoor patio will continue to be a great option for enjoying a meal, snack, or drink!