Greetings from Lake Kezar Country Club,
Well the Summer has passed me by again. My intentions were to write a monthly blog this year but maybe next year. I may have been spending too much of my spare time chasing a little white ball. Impossible!
It certainly has been a great year for golf. Once we got by all the rain in May and June the grass flourished and the golfers came out of hiding. Our membership continues to grow and I am very pleased about that. As a club, we are stronger than ever in all areas of our business.
After 25 years of running the Fryeburg Rec Golf Tournament, I handed the reigns to Vince Osgood. He did an amazing job last weekend. We had over 250 golfers and raised much needed funds for the Recreation Department. I was fortunate to be able to just socialize with all the many great people that support this great event every year. They couldn’t say enough about what great shape the course was in and praised Mike Lewis for all his hard work to get it where it is today. Amen!
As most of you know, we lost a great friend last month, Mr. James Hadlock. He was a friend, employee and an ever present “fixture” at our course. He knew more about the game of golf, the health of turf and the playability of a golf course than anyone I have ever met. He was the silent overseer of all good things at LKCC. No one could sit in the screen porch corner chair, after a round of golf and heckle the passing foot traffic like Jim. He was loved and respected by everyone that got to know him!
I am in the process of setting up a significant scholarship at Fryeburg Academy. This scholarship will be awarded every Spring to a graduating Senior and will be named “The James Hadlock Memorial Scholarship”. I will be working out the guidelines with Jim’s family. Jim graduated from FA in 1962 and by all accounts was an amazing athlete. This scholarship will be funded by an Annual Golf Tournament in June at LKCC. My sincere gratitude to all that came to the “Golfing For Jimmy” fundraiser this Summer. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. Jim RIP.
The Fall season is many people’s favorite time of year. The weather is great, the humidity is low and the foliage is breathtaking. We have about a month and a half of golf left in our part of the world. Don’t pass up an opportunity to get out and play. Life is too short…enjoy it while you can!
Yours in Golf,