July Happenings at The Highlands
July Happenings at the Highlands
Summer is in full swing at the Turner Highlands Golf Course in Turner, Maine and the course has never been in better condition. June was a busy month and July was kicked off with a bang as perfect weather provided a terrific 4th of July weekend.
The Highlands had a special guest over the 4th of July weekend as 2-time NBA Champion Luke Walton played a round of golf with friends. Walton is currently an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. He is the son of another 2-time NBA Champion and former Boston Celtic, Bill Walton.
Shortly after the Annual Highlands Scholarship Tournament at the end of May, one of the flags on the course disappeared. The missing red flagged turned up late last month. It showed up at the Travelers PGA Championship Tournament at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Somebody took the flag there, had it signed by some of the PGA golfers and posted photos on a Facebook page listed as 'Turnah Flag'. The page says the flag “quit a few weeks ago and made my escape. I'm off to find new adventures. Good bye Turner Highlands.” We will see if the flag shows up again this summer.
There was a diver from Texas on the course for three days in early July retrieving golf balls. After three days in the ponds on the 15th and 17th holes he had found over 10,000 balls!
There will be a free kids golf clinic starting July 13 and going for the next three Mondays. Mike Lacombe will be instructing the four week program. It is free and open to all children learning or that want to learn the game of golf.
Two members of the Turner Highlands qualified for the Maine Amateur Championship. Tim Doyle Jr and Harry Haylock. Tim scored a 156 in the first two days while Harry scored 170 in the first two days. Congrats to both!
The last week of June wrapped up the first half of the Men's League season. Ryan Marston and teammate Levi Morin took top honors of Flight 1 at the end of the first half. Brothers Stan and Bill Timberlake were a close second. John Richey and Tom Lowell were the Flight 2 leaders, with Sonny Stevens and Jeff Kenney right behind them.
The last weekend of June saw a 2-day, 2-man Best Ball tournament at the Highlands. Marke Wilcox and Luke Bourassa won the tournament holding off Harry Haylock and Matt Chiasson, who finished runner-up. There will be a 3 person Best Ball Tournament at the Highlands on July 19th.
The 9th Annual Leavitt Hornet Football Tournament will be held on July 18th. This is a fun four person scramble to benefit the high school football team. Public is welcomed so put together a four person team or join one! Call Holly Feldman at 376-6056 for details.
The Fore Seasons Restaurant has been very busy as well, and many changes that were made in June and will be seen in July. Among those changes will be a shake up of the menu as new co-chefs Richard and Corey Maxin have taken on the cooking duties. The pair will be starting with the basics of providing excellent pub style food and comfort food while specializing in homemade breads, soups and deserts and adding a variety of new specialty entree items as they go. New menu items will be coming through out the month of July so be sure to stop in and check them out.
The Fore Seasons also recently added a new event planner, Nicole Gilbert. Nicole can help plan all types of events from weddings, showers and anniversaries to reunions, parties and business meetings. She has scheduled an Open House for the Fore Seasons Restaurant and Banquet Facility on September 13. The event will be from 9AM to 3PM and will give people the opportunity to see the facility and meet Nicole, and the new chefs as well.
Looking ahead, The Annual Howes Corner Classic will be held August 1st. This scramble tournament is one of the biggest tournaments of the year at the Highlands and is an A, B, C, D player, blind draw scramble. Call Chris Angello at 754-9131 for details. The day after the Howes Corner classic is the mixed couples tournament.
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Posted July 15, 2015 || Viewed 2,825 times