June 2017 Update

Dear Members,

Greetings from The Bay. We welcome in the month of June and we have had an incredible first few weeks to the season. May was fairly windy and cold, but June has started very calm, and lots of warm sunshine.

In fact, it has been perfect weather for a boat ride on Lake Oahe. Thus, I am excited to announce that Sutton Bay has purchased its own Ranger Reatta Tritoon (pictures below). The pontoon comfortably fits 10 to 12 people, and rides like a Cadillac on the water. We are happy to schedule rides in advance, and now have the availability for you to enjoy that spontaneous sunset ride. Going for a pontoon ride on Lake Oahe can only enhance the most beautiful sunsets in America. Please call Mandy & Kari to book your ride today.

Last year was an amazing year for the Club, and we are happy to say that members and guests have already booked more visits for this season than all of last year total In fact, we already have over 4,700 room nights booked for this season. Please be sure to contact Mandy & Kari to schedule your trip(s) at 605.264.5530 or reservations@suttonbay.com as soon as possible.

Our two major golf events for 2017 are the Sutton Bay Invitational on July 27-30 and the Rattlesnake Round-Up on August 24-27. We are happy to announce with these two major events that Jason Green and his team from Vinna Fitness will be here for our events. Vinna Fitness will be offering complimentary sports massage and stretching. This is a huge added bonus to the event, and we are thankful to have Jason and Vinna here for our majors.

The Invitational field was expanded for this year, and still filled up immediately. If you would like to play please contact us and we will add your name to the waiting list.

Our other event is the brand new Rattlesnake Round-Up, and has one of the best formats you could ever play. The event will be scheduled to be played every other year, opposite of the Sutton Bay Cup. The Rattlesnake Round-Up was initially structured to be a Member-only event, but we have found several people interested that would like to bring a guest and show off Sutton Bay. Thus with just a few teams signed up right now, we would like to open the event to you and your guest(s). 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 Round-Up 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.

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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