The annual Sugarbush Racing Club golf tournament returned last week, on July 7th, after its 1-year COVID absence. This year’s golfing and dining were enjoyed at the Northfield Country Club, and you didn’t need to be a player, or even a Race Club member, to be a part of the fun.
Though the advance forecast was concerning, umbrellas were never necessary, with only a few sporadic light drizzles adding to the tension of the competition! One group apparently enjoyed it so much that their round extended nearly an hour after all others! Many of Sugarbush’s finest, experienced, athletes participated, and are already looking forward to their next opportunities to gather.
Northfield Country Club’s facilities and hospitality were on full and positive display throughout the late-afternoon and evening’s activities. Refreshing beverages were enjoyed prior to (and throughout) a tasty and fulfilling dinner of Caesar salad, lasagna, garlic bread, and topped off with creme brûlée…with ample still available for that aforementioned leisurely foursome!
Both team and individual prizes were awarded. With a 1-under par round through the challenging nine hole scramble format, gift certificates were presented to the team of (putter and chipper extraordinaire) Jon Lussier, Jim Donkersloot, Gordon Hoare, and Mark Saks. Prize certificates were also awarded to Kimberly Taylor for Women’s Longest Drive (no male hit the fairway on the designated hole so no award!); and to Deborah Koch for Women’s Closest to the Pin (once again, no male hit the green!). Though no prizes were received, Dave Goldstein and Chet Monroe surely deserve recognition for their efforts organizing the event!
Photos from the event can be viewed at https://sugarbushracingclub.com/2021/07/2021-golf-outing-at-northfield-country-club/