What’s Happening at Northport?

Our Board President, Sue Gordon, recently penned a Newsletter, describing many of the happenings at NGC. Here is what Sue had to say:

Project Update:

The maintenance shed project is progressing nicely.  Concrete work is scheduled for this week, and steel should arrive next month.  The storage bunker area has been paved and the concrete blocks to finish it off will be put into position in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your generous contributions that are making this building project possible!

Snack Bar:

Sandwiches have returned to the menu, and a new Friday Grill will begin this week serving hamburgers and hot dogs from 11:30 – 1:30 on Fridays.  Enjoy a bite to eat on the porch, with your beverage of choice, and the spectacular view of our beautiful course.

Silent Auction:  

Bidding is open on the wide variety of quality auction items displayed in the banquet room.  Bidders will find unique gift ideas for themselves, family or friends.  Winners will be announced after the tournament on July 10th

All proceeds benefit the Maintenance Building Fund.

Caddy for the Shack July 10th at 1 pm :

After making it through last golf season with all of its Covid restrictions, the Women’s Committee came up with an entertaining tournament open to all levels and ages of golfers – male, female, members and non-members, individual play, no team required.  Sign up with a friend, your child, or your grandchild.  All holes will be par 3s, with challenges such hitting your drive while seated or blindfolded; putting with a left-handed putter or a different type of ball.   The plan is to have an enjoyable, amusing, and fun 9 holes of golf.  The day’s activities also include a putting contest, a lively chipping contest, and a barbeque.  All proceeds benefit the Maintenance Building Fund.

Silent Auction – Place Your Bids!

As part of the Caddy for the Shack golf tournament on July 10th, the NGC Women’s group is sponsoring a silent auction. There are a number of beautiful, and some tasty, items available. You can also bid on some special items to add to your golfing experiences this summer. These are set up in the banquet room at the Pro Shop. Please stop by and place a bid. All proceeds go to the fund for the new maintenance barn.

You also still have time to purchase your raffle tickets for the beautiful quilt made by the Ladies of NGC. The winner of the quilt and matching pillows will be chosen at the end of August.

And, there are spots available for the July 10th Caddy for the Shack tournament. This is a fun tournament, and you don’t want to miss this event!

Proceeds from the tournament, silent auction, and quilt raffle all go to the new maintenance barn fund. This is a significant improvement project for the club, and the support from our members has been tremendous. Thank you!

NGC Junior Golf Camp is Coming!

We are happy to announce the return of Junior Golf Camp this summer. The camp starts on Saturday, June 12th. See more information in the attached flyer, and the letter from Robb Herron. Call the Pro Shop to sign up, as space is limited. Please note that all junior golfers are requested to show up at 10am on the first day. We are excited to welcome the Junior Golfers to Northport Golf Club!!!

Announcing the Roger Lothrop Member Guest Tournament

Sign ups are now available at the Pro Shop for the Roger Lothrop One Day Member Guest Tournament. The deadline for signing up is 5:00 PM on Friday, June 11th – OR until 32 Teams have signed up. Sign up soon to guarantee your spot. The tournament is open to men and women. Also note if you want to reserve a cart.

Check out the Slide Show for photos from previous Roger Lothrop Member Guest Tournaments at Northport Golf Club.

NGC Member Member Championship

The 2021 Member Member tournament was held on Sunday, May 23rd. There was a full field for the 8am shotgun start. The weather did not disappoint; it was sunny and warm for most of the day. Wind and rain showed up at the very end, but only a few intrepid souls took a soaking 😂

To see more photos from Sunday, scroll through the slide show below:

Many thanks to Terry Whitney for organizing the event, and to Robb and Paula Herron, and all of the staff who helped with the behind the scenes work. And, of course, thanks to our grounds crew for the awesome condition of the course. We want to send a special shout out to our Grill Masters, Frank and Tony Field. They made sure no one went home hungry.

The big winners of the day for the men were Bob Delio & Harvey Peterson. They shot a net 64 to take the Men’s Overall Championship. Shooting net 65, Keith Parker & Scott Bartlett tied for 2nd with John McCay & Peter Doran. Just one stroke back, the team of Rick Cronin & Jeff Shula were 4th with net 66.

The full rundown of results can also be found on the 2021 Results Page.

Tied for 5th place at 67 were Terry Whitney & Phil Bowen, Jeff Dutch & Mike Wallace, and Tim Riley & Don Pendergast. Coming in at 68, a three way tie for 8th place: Steve Sanford & Joe Holmes, Alan Blood & Chad Otis, and Preston Ward & Peter Hodgkins (Whew – that is a lot of winning!!!).

1st Flight Closest to the Pin awards went to Kevin Nickerson, Mark Wallace, Jake Thompson & Terry Whitney. 2nd Flight Pins went to Jim Desmarteau, Jim Boulier and Jim Boulier again!

Leading the Women’s field was the team of Sue Hodgkins & Roxie Whitney with a net 69 (those matching green jackets may have given them the edge). Sheila Marriner and Pat Wood took second with a net 72, and third place went to Leslie Eaton & Lisa Desmarteau with a net 73. Lisa Desmarteau and Sharon DeHayes scored closest to the pin wins.

Congratulations to our winners, and we hope everyone enjoyed the day.

Travis Curtis to Represent Maine

We are excited to report the news about club member Travis Curtis. Travis found out earlier today that he will be one of two Special Olympics Golfers who will represent the State of Maine in the National Special Olympics Games that will take place in July 2022. Travis will travel to Orlando to compete in the event.

Travis is the reigning Maine State Special Olympics golf champion and has been for 12 consecutive years (no competition was held in 2020 due to the pandemic).

The Special Olympics Golf Championships are held every four years at different locations around the United States. In 2018, shortly after Travis joined the Northport Golf Club, he played in the 2018 Special Olympics Golf Championship. That year the tournament was held in Seattle, Washington, and Travis won the bronze medal in Class 1.

Please congratulate Travis when you see him at the club. And, a special thanks to Mike Marshall, who reported this exciting news about Travis, after they played in the kick off Rangers event today. Here is Travis playing today, and he is in a foursome with Ed Lajoie, Cecil Eastman, and Bruce Grantham.

Win this Beautiful Quilt

Ladies of the Northport Golf Club collaborated together to create this beautiful quilt; it will be raffled off at the end of August, and the proceeds will be donated to the fund for the new maintenance shed. 

The quilt raffle is just one of the fundraising efforts the Women’s Group is planning.

Don’t forget to sign up to Caddy for the Shack – this fun tournament will be on July 10th, and spaces will fill up fast.

Sunday Point Quota Results

First Sunday Morning Results: Still working out how best to report weekly results, but we have some winners from this Sunday’s outing. UPDATE: Weekly Results now have their own space, and will be posted in the Events Section: 2021 Results.

Terry Whitney has reported the following results for today (Sunday, 4/18/21):

Sunday Point Quota results:

Team 1. Robb Herron, Kevin Nickerson, Lucas Hickman, Neil Wienges (109) 2 Richard Olsen, Tim Riley (108) 3 Terry Whitney, Paul Doody, Hank Mattson, Don Pendergast (106)

Sweeps Gross 1 Kevin Dains (80) 2 tie Jesse Johnson, Richard Olsen (84)Net 1 Terry Whitney (73) 2 tie Don Pendergast, Chip Curry (74)

Pins 3 Paul Doody 36-0,  9 Terry Whitney 44-0, 12 none,  18 Jesse Johnson 17-9

UPDATE: Weekly Results now have their own space, and will be posted in the Events Section: 2021 Results

We don’t have any photos from today( so I added a foggy photo from last year, similar to today’s weather), but very happy to report the results, and glad to see such a good group out on Sunday.

Opening Day – April 15th !!!

We have great news! All systems are go for the start of the 2021 golfing season at Northport Golf Club. Robb and Paula have arrived, and are busily getting everything ready. The photo above was taken today (4/13/2021), showing freshly mowed greens. The course looks amazing.

Tee times will be required, so call the Pro Shop to reserve your starting time. Terry Whitney has also requested signups by Friday afternoon for the Sunday 8:00 AM shotgun start.

Paula reports the Pro Shop will be open, and there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase. Don’t forget to wear your mask when you visit the Pro Shop.

And, many thanks to the volunteers who showed up this past Saturday to clean and freshen up the Pro Shop. Northport Golf Club’s volunteers rock! This photo captures some of the enthusiastic crew: