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Nomads Spring/Summer Golf Schedule

May 27th

The Nomads will head south on I-95 to Kemblesville, Pa. to play Chisel Creek Golf Club. With traveling time of 65 minutes, the NGA will take on the Golf Digest 4-star rated course. Green fees for weekends run $49.00 with carts included.

June 10th

Go north young man! Olde Homestead Golf Club in New Tripoli, Pa. will host the Nomads in June. And elevation changes are the key words here. The 85-minute trip is well worth it! Bent grass from tee to green, great conditions and good rates. (Great views from the patio bar too!) The cost for this outing with carts is $55.00

July 8th

Let’s play 36! We have been given a special group rate for two wonderful courses. Located in North Delaware near Middletown is Back Creek GC and Frog Hollow GC. Both courses are upscale clubs. Weekend rates run between $65. -$85. The price being offered to the NGA for this 36-hole outing is $99.w/ carts. Both courses are just 15-20 minutes off I-95 and only 25 minutes from Wilmington, Delaware.

August 5th

More drinking time at the Happy Hour Tavern for this outing! No need for an early wake up call here. This outing will be held at the George Fazio designed Middletown Country Club.

Course Review / High Bridge Golf Links

Located 15-minutes north of Flemington, New Jersey. Just 1/4 mile off Rt.#31 is High Bridge Golf Links. Bent grass from tee to greens with smooth and plush conditions. Moguls and fescue grasses line most of the fairways and greens. This municipal owned course plays to 6578 yards from the back tees. This links styled course is roughly a 1-hours drive from Lower Bucks County. But this MUST PLAY course should be played at least once a year. As for all municipal owned courses, the non-residents are charged higher for their green fees. Weekend green fees are $75. Rates drop in late September to around $50.00

Golf Tournament

June 27th “3rd Annual Philadelphia Eagles Golf Outing” At Olde Homestead GC. 9 am shotgun start with past and present players and coaches. The cost is $125. Per golfer, or $475. Per foursome. Cost includes: green fees, carts, yardage books, lunch, dinner, contests and more.

For more information call Olde Homestead GC at 610-298-4653

Quote of the Month

From Masters Champion Doug Ford, “You don’t hit anything with your back swing, so don’t rush it!”

JUNE 10, 2001 N.G.A. OUTING - FROG HOLLOW GC OUTING

Golf Trip Updates

Pinehurst 2001

With the due date approaching for our deposits. We’ll have roughly 12-16 golfers heading south to Southern Pines, North Carolina. May 31st is the last day we will be able to reserve our spots with the Innkeeper & golf courses. We will play 1 round per day on Friday August 17th, Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th. Cost of $220.00 includes carts, green fees and the hotels stay. You can get a more detailed look at the package on the club’s web site.

Ocean City, Maryland 2001

We recently got a heads up from a fellow golfer about a few courses in Delaware. Bear Trap Dunes and The Rookery Golf Links. Two great tracks! We’re looking at an over night trip in mid-late September. Leave Saturday morning, golf The Rookery on Saturday afternoon stay over night near the Dewey Beach area. Then play 2-rounds at Bear Trap Dunes on Sunday. The green fees for all three rounds should be $100.00. And the professional from Bear Trap Dunes is working with us to get a good rate for our nights stay.

York, Penna. 2001

Anyone not going to Pinehurst might be interested in this trip for an alternate weekend trip. A few members are arranging a weekend trip to the Gettysburg & York areas. Details will be forth coming.

Good Friday, April 13th Outing-

Good Friday rolled around and down the turnpike 16 Nomads and guests made the 65-minute trip to Fox Chase GC in Stevens, Pa. The day didn’t start out that good. We tee’d off to 55-degree temperatures and a light wind was blowing. But as the day wore on, the sun came out and off the coats and jackets went. The first closest to the pin hole was the 3rd, 181 yard par 3. Winning the hole was Mike Brett, rifling his 5-iron to 15 feet to the pin. Next up for the Nomads was the up hill par-3 6th hole. Using a 4-iron to win the hole was Tim” Web Master ”Zemo. Tim’s ball finished 18 feet to the hole. Then came the signature hole at Fox Chase, the 8th hole measuring 173 yards with a forced carry over 168 yards of Lancaster County water. First up for the Nomads was Terry Heller. Using his 7-iron Terry put his tee shot 20 feet to the pin. But when every one had played the hole, it was Harvey Taylor that put his tee shot 15 feet to win the hole. I haven’t heard if Harvey made his birdie putt, but I do know Terry 3-putted for a bogey! The only par-3 on the back was the 13th. A 151-yard par 3. Winning with a 12 foot birdie attempt was Mike Settino. All winners took home $16.

May 16th Meeting Minutes

Deposits for this years Pinehurst trip has been extended to NO LATER than May 31st. We will also need a head count of how many will be flying so Mike Gossner can check on discount airfare. The membership will continue having monthly outings at mid to up scale golf courses. Except for August Nomads outing which will be held at either Middletown CC or 5 Ponds GC. Monthly outing tee times will be polled on the web site to get a consensus from the membership for their preferred starting times. As of this mailing, the poll has showed 7 am-8: 30 are the preferred starting times. We are looking to have a two day/ one night golf trip to Dewey Beach area in September. Playing one round on Saturday and two rounds at Bear Trap Dunes on Sunday. The regular rate at Bear Trap Dunes is usually $65. -$80 per rounds at that time of the year. The pro has offered us a special at 2 rounds at $65.00.

Next Nomads Meeting-

July 11th at the Happy Hour Tavern. Starting at 8 pm.

Hole #3 at Chisel Creek Golf Club / Looking back from the 4th hole.

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Sunday, June 27th Outing at Chisel Creek GC

Talk about getting lucky! On the way down I-95 the only thing we were thinking about was not having to get our rain gear on. But to our surprise, by the time we were on the 1st tee the sun started to show signs of coming out. And by the third hole our thoughts were we should have had sunscreen on. Chisel Creek was a pleasant surprise. Great conditioned course. The key to this course was stay in the fairway, or if you did miss the fairway, Just try to stay in the secondary rough. If you got in the heavy stuff, all you could do if you found your ball was advance it to the fairway. Because of the holiday weekend, only 8 Nomads made the trip to Chisel Creek. But my guess when we do make the trip back to Kemblesville, Pa. we will have a full card of Nomads & guests taking the 65 minute ride down 15 minutes past Wilmington Delaware. The course was the best-conditioned course I’ve played on this year! Measuring only 6317 yards from the tips, with bent grass from tee to green. The thing I remember the most on this course is the slope of the greens & fairways. That shows as you see the slope rating 141. Most of the course either has woods on one side or both sides of each hole. But there were holes that is golfer friendly (wide open). Woods isn’t the problem on #3, the island hole shown above. Look for the next outing at Chisel Creek, my guess it will fill up fast!

Joke of the Month-

A golfer hits his ball into a ravine. His playing buddies hear, ”whack, whack. Whack, on and on until finally he got his ball out. His buddy asked, “how many strokes did it take you to get it out of there? “ He say’s “three”, but his buddy said, “I hear seven,” His reply, “Four were echoes!”

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