Happy Thanksgiving
Dear Sutton Bay Member,
Greetings from South Dakota, and we hope all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving! It is hard to believe, but we have just over two weeks until we close the book on another great year at The Bay.
As a Club, we had a record July, August, September, October; and November will be a record November as well! And after a record year last season, 2017 will surpass 2016. I would like to thank all of the members for visiting us. We REALLY enjoy spending time with you, and adding more memories with you at Sutton Bay. This a special place, and we are so happy to be part of it.
The golf course was put to bed for the winter on November 5TH. We would like to thank Kyle Rausch, our Golf Course Superintendent, Josh Dykstra, our First Assistant, Rich Clark, our Head Mechanic and all our wonderful golf maintenance staff that had the golf course in wonderful condition all season long.
Also, a big thank you to Tyler Hadden, our Head Professional, Cody McCann, our First Assistant, and all our golf staff in Guest Services.
And speaking of golf, our Invitational is already full, BUT we are working on some options for rooming to possibly have one more flight. Thus if you would like any chance of playing in our Member / Guest, you need to sign up right away. Also, our Sutton Bay Cup is close to capacity, and you do not want to miss this event! I have played in many golf tournaments in my career, and I can honestly say the Sutton Bay Cup is my all-time favorite. Please see dates and itinerary for both below.
The 2018 Sutton Bay Invitational will be contested July 26TH- 29TH.
The 2018 Sutton Bay Cup rivalry will be waged once again on August 23RD - 26TH.
The SB Invitational was a huge success last year, as we had by far our largest field plus a waiting list. In 2017, we utilized the 9-Hole Two Man Match Play format within six team flights. This allowed our players to play with five different members & their guests, as opposed to two in the old format. Scott & Eric Anderson were our champions, and we invite you and your guest to come join us for one of the best Member-Guest events in the country.
ENTRY INFORMATION:  We have space for 30 teams. Below is the schedule for the event, and feel free to email me for more detailed tournament format.
2018 Sutton Bay Invitational
Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 26TH     Arrival Day – Practice Rounds All Day until Match #1
                                            11:00-3pm     BBQ @ Swampy’s
                                            3:00pm          Opening Ceremonies @ Swampy’s
                                            3:30pm          Match #1 (Shotgun Start – All 18)
                                            7:00pm          Welcome Reception & Cocktail Party
Friday, July 27TH              7:00am            Breakfast @ Lodge
  8:30-9:30         Match #2 Tee Times off #1 & #10
  11:00-1pm       BBQ @ Swampy’s
  11:00-1pm       Match #3 Tee Times off #1 & #10
  2-5pm              Par Three Event
                             7:30pm       Champions Dinner – Scott & Eric Anderson ’17 Champs
Saturday, July 28TH          7:00am            Breakfast @ Lodge
                                           8:30-9:30am    Match #4 Tee Times off #1 & #10
                                           11:00-1pm       BBQ @ Swampy’s
                                           11:00-1pm       Match #5 Tee Times off #1 & #10
                                           4:00pm            Shootout for Overall Champion
                                           7:30pm            Awards Ceremony & Pig Roast @ Lodge
Sunday, July 29TH            Departure Day – Optional golf available
                                           7:00am            Breakfast @ Lodge
The Sutton Bay Cup like the Ryder Cup is hosted every two years, and has become a highly contested rivalry. Feel free to ask any Member that played in 2016 if they have played in a better event anywhere. The competition, the camaraderie, the format, the food, exclusivity, and overall experience are truly something you want to be part of next August.
2018 Sutton Bay Cup
Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 23RD     Arrival, Registration & Practice Rounds All Day
                                            11-2:30pm     BBQ @ Swampy’s
                                            6:00pm          Opening Ceremonies
                                            7:00pm          Dinner & Round 1 & 2 Matches announced
Friday, August 24TH          7-8am            Breakfast @ Lodge
                                            8-8:30am       Round One – Four-ball Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                            12-1:30pm     Lunch @ Swampy’s
                                            1:30-2pm       Round Two – Foursome Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                            7:30pm          Indians Dinner
Saturday, August 25TH      7-8am            Breakfast @ Lodge
                                            8-8:30am       Round Three – Four-ball Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                            12-1:30pm     Lunch @ Swampy’s
                                            1:30-2pm       Round Four – Foursome Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                            7:30pm          Cowboys Dinner
Sunday, August 26TH         7-8:30am       Breakfast @ Lodge
                                             8:30am          Round Five – Singles Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                             1:30pm          Lunch and Closing Ceremonies
Also a friendly reminder, we have added ½ price EXTRA pheasants for the month of December. Thus from December 1ST - 10TH, after you have knocked down your first 5 birds each day, you can shoot up to another 15 birds at ½ price. Rooms are filling up so please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
Again, please email me asap to sign up for both of these great golf events. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you one last time this season at Sutton Bay! Take care.
All my best,
Fred Nadeau, PGA
General Manager


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