Free Junior Golf Lessons on Saturday, October 21st

Since summer seems to want to continue on for awhile, we’re going to have a free junior golf class on Saturday, October 21st. The class will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and we’ll spend time on the driving range and putting green. We have clubs available for those that need them.

This is open for boys and girls, ages 7-18. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call the pro shop to register, 207-827-4779. Let’s have a great turn out!

FootJoy Windshirts Are Here and On Sale!

Just in for fall. FootJoy Windshirts. Short sleeve and long sleeve, sizes small through XXL. Assorted colors. Regular price $88. On sale starting at $59.99 for the short sleeve, $69.99 for the long sleeve. Perfect for fall golfing!

FootJoy Windshirts, short sleeve and long sleeve, assorted colors.

Bernie Had Quite The Golf Ball Collection

To say that Bernie Lucas loved playing golf might rank as one of the biggest understatements of all time. He was introduced to the game when he was around 16 years old, and from that time on, he was hooked.

About 27 years ago, Bernie began collecting logo’d golf balls. A logo’d golf ball is a regular golf ball that has the logo or name of a golf course or company imprinted on it, and is typically used for marketing or given out as a momento. It’s a lot of fun collecting golf balls with the various logo’s, and Bernie certainly had a lot of fun, accumulating more than 4,000 balls through the time this article was written five years ago.

Here’s a link to a story that appeared in the Penobscot Times about his collection back in 2012:

BernieLucasGolfBallArticle

Sadly, Bernie passed away earlier this week. In honor of Bernie and his passion for golf, Bernie’s golf ball collection will be on permanent display for everyone to enjoy at Hidden Meadows Golf Course, beginning sometime next spring.

Bernie, we’re sure going to miss you, and I promise, we’ll never forget you.

Bernie Lucas

Longtime Hidden Meadows Member Bernie Lucas Passes Away

We received some sad news this morning that longtime Hidden Meadows member, Bernie Lucas, passed away last night.

Bernie, along with his brother Ken (Choppy) and best friend Rand Trembley, were a fixture here at the course, playing three or four days a week. In his younger days, he played off a three handicap and up until he started having some back issues, could still get around the course in the low 40’s for nine holes.

Rand Trembley, Bernie Lucas and Choppy Lucas

Bernie worked at Hidden Meadows for several years during the mid-2000’s when his family owned the course. He’d go around the course fixing ball marks, replacing divots, sanding tees….all things that most golfers would never notice or appreciate unless it wasn’t done. He took great pride in the course, and would always make sure to compliment our grounds crew on the nice job they were doing. Continue reading

3rd Annual ASA Girls SoftBall Held at Hidden Meadows GC

The ASA Girls Softball organization had their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Hidden Meadows GC on Sunday. 20 teams participated in the fundraiser, which is used to fund an annual scholarship and to support the organization.

The team of Dakota Madden, Dillon Leland, Austin Soucy and Bryce Richards tied for the low round of the day with the team of Greg Burby, Donnie Gross, Steve Henigan and John Higgins. Both teams shot 61, with Madden’s team taking the top spot after the tie-breaker countback.

Bob Leighton, Mike Legasse, Dave Brewer and Ken White finished 3rd with 63, followed by Brian Day, Matt Day, Brian Tewhey and Adam Pollack, who also shot 63. Peter Fournier, Adam Fournier, Brent Fournier and Corey Fournier shot 64 to finish in 5th place.

A big thank you to Bob Leighton and his team of at least 15 volunteers that brought this tournament together. Great job everyone!

Final results Continue reading

Kauppila Brothers Win Annual Big Cup Scramble

Wes Kauppila and Chris Kauppila were the winners of the 5th Annual Big Cup Scramble on Saturday. They toured the course in 61 strokes, breaking the previous tournament record by two shots.

John Daisey and Jamie Levitt came in second place with 64, Ralph Backman, Sr. and Ralph Backman, Jr. finished in third place with 65. Ray and Stacey Hussey shot 66 for fourth place, while the teams of Dillon Leland and Hazen Dauphinee tied for fifth place with Brett Stuart and Joe Stuart, shooting 68.

We had a total of 35 teams play in the annual event, where we use the 8-inch cups and let our green superintendent get creative with the hole placements. Apparently he made things a bit too easy this year. I’ll make sure to remind him about that for next year’s tournament.

Final results:

1st, Wes Kauppila & Chris Kauppila 61; 2nd, John Daisey & Jamie Levitt 64; 3rd, Ralph Backman, Sr., & Ralph Backman, Jr. 65; 4th, Ray Hussey & Stacey Hussey 66; T5th, Dillon Leland & Hazen Dauphinee, Brett Stuart & Joe Stuart, 68.

T7th, Jody Lyford & Bob Lyford, Bill Fernandez & Thad Dwyer, 69; 9th, Lucas Shorette & Austin Soucy, 70; T10th, David Saucier & David Thibodeau, Bee Levasseur & Brenda Levasseur, Matt Libby & Garrett Libby, 71.

Pins:

#4, Fred Ouellette, 24’4″
#8, Bob Cust, 9’8″
#13, Bee LeVasseur, 14’11”
#17, Joe Severance, 6’3″

Season-Ending Yellow Ball Scramble Set For October 15th

Make sure to get signed up for our last tournament of the year, the 5-Person Yellow Ball Scramble. It will be held on Sunday, October 15th, 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, 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!