What’s Happening at Northport

Board President, Sue Gordon (shown above with grandson, Emrick), provided an update to the membership at the end of July:

What’s Happening at “Northport”

Our Olympian

Curtis and his Mother, Carol, with his gold medal.

Travis Curtis represented New England once again in the US National Special Olympics Games held in Orlando, Florida last month.   He won the gold medal for his division for the 3rd time.  Congratulations Travis!

Junior News 

Photo Credit: Village Soup

There is a recent article in Village Soup about James Ritter, which can be read online at    https://waldo.villagesoup.com/2022/07/20/tee-to-green-hard-work-pays-sweet-dividends-for-ritter/  James has competed in several New England Junior PGA tournaments, qualified for the State Class B High School individual championships for three years, and is a two-time Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference All Conference Selection.  Well done, James and best wishes for the rest of the season!

New crew     

Winston (Win) Thomas and Caden Nickerson (son of Kevin) are welcome additions to the grounds crew and are helping to keep the course in wonderful condition.                                                                      

Thank you to volunteers Rick Cronin for mowing, and Kevin Connolly for raking bunkers, on a regular weekly basis.    

Irrigation challenges

Our super Superintendent, Robb and the crew have been successfully finding and repairing irrigation system leaks all season.  The latest and grandest of them all was recently discovered in the #8 ditch.  After 3 exhausting and frustrating attempts at a fix, Alan Blood and Kevin Nickerson were called to the rescue.  With the assistance of numerous helpers, the problem was resolved.


Rebuilt tees

The forward tee on #5 and the 18th tee have been rebuilt, resodded, and are now in play.  The crew along with volunteers Rick Cronin, Jeff Dutch, and Jeff Shula did a great job and the tees look green and lush.  Please help to keep them green by remembering to fill your divots. 

Wash pad

A recent addition near the end of the maintenance building is a paved wash pad.  This allows the mowers, etc. to be hosed down without creating a muddy area on #4, and easier clean-up of the grass residue.  Thank you to David Riley and Discount Asphalt Paving for their work on the project.

Mulching mounds

The mounds along #1 fairway have been refreshed with loads and loads of mulch.   Thank you to Keith Parker for volunteering to take on the task and to Caden for assisting.  

Member Directory                                                                                                                                             

Many of our members have missed the member directory that was a part of our old website.  After hours and hours of preparation, an updated directory is now available on our new website.  Thank you to Sharon DeHayes and Veronica Westbo for sifting through all of the info and presenting it so neat for us (note from Sharon – all credit goes to Veronica for creating the new member directory!).  

Pro praise

John has recently returned from competing in the New England PGA Senior Championship in Woodstock, Vermont.  Finishing in 5th place with a fine score of +1, he qualifies to play in the 2022 Senior PGA Professional Championship to be held in New Mexico in mid-October.                                Bravo, John!   

We will all be rooting for you, with fingers crossed that we may be able to watch the exciting play on TV.

Enjoy your time on the course!                                                                                                                    


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