November Newsletter

Cassel Hills Newsletter

Fall, 2015

Late Season Hours (thru Dec. 20th, Closed from Dec. 20-Feb 1, 2016)

Golf Course Open: 9 am (frost/freeze permitting) – Dusk

                            Tuesday Only:  11:00 am - Dusk

If Golf Course Closed:Pro Shop Open From 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Closed on Mondays

Cassel Hills gift certificates make a great gift for the golfer in your house!

Senior Club Championship

Curt Lawson nursed an aching back and all the Advil his stomach could handle to hold off John Follick for a victory in the finals.

Perennial contender Larry Sherrill played steady golf in taking out Mike Sindelar in the A Flight final.

TJ’s Closing Scramble

The last major event of the season was played on Saturday, October 10.  Thirty-two players competed and the field was bunched tight, except for ONE team.  The team of Larry Duggins, Brian Krimm, Dave Bougine and Bill Young combined to make sixteen birdies and shoot 55! A cookout and Club Championship awards followed the meal, then an Open Forum to discuss the year’s events and controversies.

New Web Site

Our new web site debuted on October 1.  Check it out, tis site has a more stylish presentation and should prove easier to navigate the site.

Where are they Now?

Bill Riehl: Bill was a fixture here at Cassel Hills during my first 5 years.  A really good player, Bill lives in Mansfield (after stints in Illinois and Georgia).  Bill has stayed active in the game, is a member at Mansfield’s prestigious Westbrook CC and still plays very well, as his 2 handicap indicates.  Bill still works for Pratt Industries.


Jerry Willis: Medal score of 68 on Saturday, August 29.

Doug Miller: Medal score 72 (career low) on Saturday, August 1.

John Whitley: Accomplished a proximity sweep on Sunday, September 6, as well as a tie for the low gross score!

Nathan Hannahan: Career low round of 75 on Monday, September 7.

Herb Gorder: Accomplished the rare individual feat of shooting his age on Thursday, September 17!

Rants & Raves

A New Big Three: Golf was kicked into the space age in the 1960’s by the Big Three of, Nicklaus, Palmer and Player (taking over from Snead, Hogan, and Nelson).  Let’s hope the current Big Three, Spieth, McElroy and Day reenergize the game.

Brooke Henderson:  The teenager from the Great White North was given a special exemption (age restrictions) and granted membership on the LPGA Tour after her win at the Cambia Portland Classic.

Rickie Fowler: He may not be in the hunt as often as the pundits expect, but when he gets there he tends to close the deal.

FedEx Cup: Maybe it is just me, but I liked it better when the season coincided with the calendar.

Anchored Putting: January 1 is the deadline!

Ping: The new Ping line of golf equipment will debut in early February.  The preview I saw has brought some new innovations to design and performance that will prove very beneficial.  Go to the Ping web site and check out the new Crossover club, the G driver and irons.  Good stuff!