May Newsletter

Two Man Team Championship

The year’s first major event will be played on Sat-Sun, May 16-17. Gross Division will play from the Blue tee markers, Net division will play from the White tee markers.

Price Increase

Below is listed the price increases (effective May 5):

9 hole cart: was $6.00, now $7.00 (per rider)

18 hole cart: was $12.00, now $13.00 (per rider)

Senior Riding Special: was $25.00, now $27.00, bring a group with 12 players or more, and each will pay $25.00!

Food Service Opportunites

After 15 years, Tanya Boedecker has left her position at Cassel Hills. We are sad to see Tanya go, but as the saying goes, one door closes and another opens. We are looking for applicants to help replace Tanya and the hours are flexible. If you know anyone who would be a good fit for our food service operation, please contact John, Kelley, Carl or Ben.

Where are they Now?

Brian Fogt: Most likely, the best golfer to pass through the burg of Vandalia and Cassel Hills. Brian is still very competitive player at the Club Professional level. Currently, he holds the position of Head Teaching Professional at the prestigious Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. In 2014 Golf Digest named Brian the Best Teaching Professional in Missouri.

Kids Ride Free!

Any afternoon, after 2 pm, a child aged 13 years or younger will ride free with a cart fee paying adult!


Mike Krimm: Hole-in-One - #7 with a 7 iron

Rants & Raves

Tiger Woods: His Master’s appearance proved he is over his chipping blahs, but he has yet to conquer the wayward driver. Now with an aching heat, he has committed to playing at the Memorial and the US and British Opens.

Jordan Spieth: How does he do it? He doesn’t seem to have that imposing of a game, but statistics show he makes more putts from 10-20 feet than anyone else.

Lydia Koh: Announced she was retiring at 30, following the lead of Sorenstam and Ochoa.

Anchored Putters: The anchored method players are struggling with the change. Both Adam Scott and Keegan Bradley started the year with a conventional putter, then went back to the anchored method. Webb Simpson does not look the least bit comfortable with the conventional method. South African Tim Clark has a good case for legal action as a birth defect makes it difficult for him to putt using a conventional method.

Ricky Fowler: Make them eat crow! Selected as one of the most overrated players on the PGA Tour by a vote of his peers the week of the Players Championship and then wins the thing! Way to go Ricky!