July 2017 Update

Dear Members,

I hope this finds you well. We are in the midst of another great June at Sutton Bay. The golf course is perfect, and we look forward to your next visit to tee it up at The Bay. Our Invitational is just over one month away and we have a full field scheduled for that event. The other major golf event that will be contested every other year, opposite the Sutton Bay Cup is the Rattlesnake Round-Up. The Rattlesnake is scheduled for August 24TH – 26TH.

The Rattlesnake Round-Up is a great format, and allows you to bring fellow Sutton Bay members, guests, or a combination. We truly need about four to five more foursomes to make this event, and so I am calling on our wonderful membership to look closely at their calendar, and make time to come play with us. Graham Marsh will be joining us and is playing in the event as well. It will be a great treat for all of us to spend some time during the event listening to Graham tell story after story…Some of them may even be true!

Team set-up and format below Event Schedule. Please come out for this event, I promise you if you play it once, you will be hooked!

The Rattlesnake will be played with four person teams posting a combined 108 hole score over two days (Each player only plays 27 holes per day). You can sign up for the event as a single, a pair, threesome, or a complete foursome. The teams are formed with A, B, C, & D players based on handicap. We will balance out the teams that do not sign up as a foursome. The beauty of this event is that while you score as a four person team, you never play with more than one other member of your team. We pair two members of each team with two members from another team. Thus you have the opportunity to meet many other members and their guests.

2017 Rattlesnake Round-Up

Thursday, August 24TH
Arrival Day – Practice Rounds All Day – Individual Skins Game
7:00am Breakfast @ Amundson Lodge
11:00-3pm BBQ @ Swampy’s
7:00pm Welcome Reception & Cocktail Party

Friday, August 25TH
7:00am Breakfast @ Amundson Lodge
9:00am Shotgun start
**2 Man Team (A&B Players / C&D Players)
A&B – 1 Better Ball Gross paired with another A&B
C&D – 1 Better Ball Net paired with another C&D
1:00pm BBQ @ Swampy’s
2:00pm Shotgun Start (9 holes)
**2 Man Teams (A&D Players / C&D Players)
A&D – Alternate Shot Gross – Front Nine
B&C – Alternate Shot Net – BackNine
6:30pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:30pm Dinner

Saturday, August 26TH
7:00am Breakfast @ Amundson Lodge
9:00am Shotgun start
**2 Man Team (A&C / B&D)
A&C – 1 Better Ball Gross
B&D – 1 Better Ball Net
1:00pm BBQ @ Swampy’s
2:00pm Shotgun Start (9 holes)
**2 Man Teams (A&D Players / C&D Players)
A&D – Alternate Shot Gross – Back Nine
B&C – Alternate Shot Net – Front Nine
6:30pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:30pm Pig Roast @ Lodge * Awards Ceremony

Sunday, August 27TH
Departure Day – Optional Golf available
7:00am Breakfast @ Amundson Lodge

Tournament Format:
One Better Ball Gross – 36 Holes
One Better Ball Net – 36 Holes
Alternate Shot Gross* – 18 Holes
Alternate Shot Net* – 18 Holes

*Alternate Shot Format:
Both players will hit their tee shot on each hole. The team will select the best tee shot and alternate from
that point until the ball is holed. In the NET division, each team will receive 40% of their combined 9 hole
course handicap as recommended by the USGA.

Entry Fee: $1,100 for Members & $1,400 for Guests.
This includes three nights of accommodations, all food & beverage, trophies, tee prizes, $100 player pool,
four days of golf, carts, & caddie fee without gratuity. This is a great event, and a wonderful value for our
members & guests.

Please contact us to sign up for this fun-filled event in August. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing
you soon at The Bay!

All my best,

Fred Nadeau, PGA
General Manager



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