Garford Scramble Payout Announced; Varney’s To Provide Hole-In-One Car

Here’s an update on the Garford Scramble, which is being held at Hidden Meadows Golf Course on Saturday, August 5th.

•First place payout is $400, followed by $320 for second place and $240 for third place. That is based on a 12 team field. If the tournament fills to 18 teams, two more pay spots will be added. All payouts will be in golf course credit at Hidden Meadows, and can be used for green fees, carts, food, range balls, lessons or merchandise.

•Varney’s is providing a brand new car for the first hole-in-one on hole #8. I don’t have the details yet on what kind of car it is, but hey, a new car is a new car. We’ll follow-up as we have more information. Continue reading

Nice Round George!

George Thibodeau fired an 86 yesterday at Hidden Meadows Golf Course from the senior tees, the white/gold combination. You might wonder what the big deal is about that.

In golf, there are a couple of milestones. Making a hole-in-one, making a double-eagle (a 2 on a par 5 or hole-in-one on a par 4), and shooting better than your age on a regulation length course.

George turned 91 last month, so shooting an 86 is impressive. But for George, it’s pretty much an every round occurrence. He carries a 20 handicap, and regularly shoots 84-90. Also, unless he’s playing in a tournament, he walks the course.

I’m sure George will be a little bit embarrassed when he finds out that I am publishing this, as he would be the last person to ever tell anyone. But in my book it’s a pretty big deal, and I think it’s great.

Congratulations George. My hat is off to you. Nice round!

Hidden Meadows Match Play, First Round Results

Hidden Meadows Golf Course Match Play, first round results:

Chris Kauppila def Kathy LaFontaine, 19th hole
David Saucier dev George Thibodeau, 4 & 3
Greg Bosse def Randy Bernard, 3 & 2
Don Steeves def Jay Emerson, 7 & 6
Lucas Winter def Wes Kauppila, 2 up
Mike LaFontaine def Ed Lucas, 1 up
Terry Grant def Chuck Neely, 5 & 4
Jim Bosse def Jim Evans, 8 & 7

2nd Round Matches, 1st Flight:
Kauppila vs Saucier
Bosse vs Steeves
Winter vs LaFontaine
Grant vs Bosse

2nd Round Matches, 2nd Flight:
LaFontaine vs Thibodeau
Bernard vs Emerson
Kauppila vs Lucas
Neely vs Evans

The Garford Scramble is Saturday, August 5th At Hidden Meadows GC

We are taking sign-ups for the 4th Annual Garford Golf Scramble. It’s being held on Saturday, August 5th. The entry fee is $60 per person and includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes.

This is a fundraiser to help bring the original Engine 1 back to Old Town. Firefighter Rob Gallant is working on bringing all of this together. Please contact him at 207-217-3947 to enter a team or sponsor a hole.

1st Round Pairings for the Hidden Meadows Match Play Tournament

Here are the pairings for the First Round of the Hidden Meadows Match Play tournament. Call the pro shop at 827-4779 for the contact information for your opponent. The first round must be completed on or before Sunday, July 23rd:

Match #1: Chris Kauppila vs Kathy LaFontaine
Match #2: David Saucier vs George Thibodeau
Match #3: Randy Bernard vs Greg Bosse
Match #4: Jay Emerson vs Don Steeves
Match #5: Wes Kauppila vs Lucas Winter
Match #6: Mike LaFontaine vs Ed Lucas
Match #7: Chuck Neely vs Terry Grant
Match #8: Jim Evans vs Jim Bosse

20 Years! Come Celebrate With Us August 15th

Friday, August 15th, 1997 was a big day in the history of West Old Town. It was the first day Hidden Meadows Golf Course was open for play. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of course opening, we are going to have a great big party.

Plans are underway for an all day event, which include a 9- and 18-hole competition, closest-to-the pin prizes, and lots more. Green fee and cart prices will be rolled back to what they were on opening day, and we’ll wrap things up with a bar-b-que that evening.

So make sure to set aside some time that day to come and celebrate with us. It will be a great day for golf at Hidden Meadows Golf Course.

Still Room For Teams in the Old Town Rec Center Scramble on July 22nd

The Old Town/Orono Hockey Boosters tournament is full this weekend. If you didn’t get in, but you are wanting to play in a tournament, there are a couple of spots remaining in the Old Town Rec Center Scramble on Saturday, July 22nd at Hidden Meadows Golf Course.

The entry fee is $240 per team ($60 per person) and includes green fees, tournament entry, cart, range balls, lunch and flag events. The starting time is 8 a.m.

There are a lot of great prizes, including a 2017 Honda Civic LX for a hole-in-one on #8 (restrictions apply). Additionally there will be a 50/50, chipping and putting contests, and a lot of great prizes. First place is $480, second place is $420, third place is $360, fourth place is $300, and fifth place is $240. This is based on a full field.

All proceeds go towards Old Town Recreation Center youth programs. To register your team, please call 207-827-3961.