Great Pumpkin Open Results

18th Annual Great Pumpkin Open, Oceana Golf Club
October 17, 2009
With the temperatures in the Low 50’s, and plenty of sunshine, no to very little wind, the Great Pumpkin was prime to be had. The course was set for a Five and one half hour round for the 37 two-person teams. There was a little bit of everything for everyone. Long holes short holes, but one thing was consistent, chipping and putting are key here at Oceana. The scores ranged from (66) by the Champions Marc Inglis and Lance Gosselin up to 143 for the eighteen-hole layout. The golf course is set up in a cross-country style layout, with different requirements once the players are on the green. The first nine holes are played in a two-person scramble and the second nine holes are alternate shot. Par for the course is 66. The following is a list of the finishers with pay places highlighted in BOLD. Matching scorecards broke all ties.

1st Marc Inglis & Lance Gosselin 66
2nd Derek Beckman & Jordan Gosselin 68
3rd Don Anderson & Rick Zoulek 68
4th Fred Sanford & Bob Gosselin 71
5th Tom Kirk & Scott Pranger 72
6th Kyle Klotz & Mike DeRuiter 72
7th Corey Parmalee & Shawn Pranger 73
8th Rick Brodrick & Todd Riker 75
9th Gary Babinec & Greg Babinec 75
10th Chris Ritchie & Ross Finlan 77
11th Mark Conaty & Mike Mervau 78
12th Gary Blohm & Ron Loudermilk 78
13th Jim Raymond & Wayne Place 79
14th Mart Balkema & Marty Balkema 80
15th Jeff Arnone & Randy Canton 80
16th Tom Swan & Brett Mikkelson 83
17th Jeff Davey & Greg Greiner 83
18th Joe Felt & Jon Anderson 85
19th Greg Mund & Jim Barnes 86
20th Andy Buck & Paul Inglis 86
21st Casey Fox & Tony Camargo 86
22nd Jim Wyns & Tom Fox 87
23rd Mike Russell & Steve Anderson 88
24th Tom Beckman & Mike Aebig 88
25th Mari Fox & Mike Brown 89
26th Ted Zoulek & Mark Babinec 90
27th John Ritchie & Terry Wildfong 91
28th Mike Failing & Eric Failing 93
29th Chris Adams & Steven Greiner 96
30th Kathy Brown & Tim Brown 96
31st Jim LaPorte & Father Anton 98
32nd Bob Blackmer & Rich Lindenau 100
33rd Mike Vella & Kelly Carlson 101
34th Lucy Lund & Kali Fox 114
35th Melissa Dyer & Melissa Omness 143

Beckman & Gosselin #1
Ritchie & Finlan #2
Anderson & Zoulek #3 & #18
Loudermilk & Blohm #6
Parmalee & Pranger #9
Klotz & DeRuiter #12
Inglis & Gosselin #16
Beckman & Aebig #17

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Aeration Process

Starting October 5th we will be aerating the Back 9 greens. Last week the Front 9 was completed with plugs being removed, heavy top dressing of sand, dragged and rolled. The same will be done and complete Monday, weather permitting. The tees, and fairways have been completed already.

BOIX Memorial

October 3, 2009 marked the date of an event like no other here at Oceana, the BOIX Memorial. Gary D. Bonine pictured here recently passed away, and his friends and family from here and afar attended a party in his memory. Winners of hole prizes as follows: #1-Curtis Team, #2-2 ski's & a sleaze, #3-Kelly Team, #4-Dave Dumonte, #5-Corey Dumonte, #6-Michael Robbins, #7-Linda Root, #8-Dave Mahynski, #9-Brandon Romero, #10-Dan Daugherty, #11-Mike Holmes, #12-Kelly Team, #13-Doug VanGills, #14-Kelly Team, #15-Dave Dumonte, #16-Brandon Romero, #17-Pine Cone, #18-Nelly Gilroy. Low Score for the day belong to Two Ski's and a Sleaze with 63, with the first place prize going to Charlie Sullivan, Corey Dumonte, Steve Root and Linda Root. High score prize went to Al Pearson, Mike Holmes, Brent Holmes, Rob Holmes with 76.


Gary Mast Hole In One

Our most recent hole in one came on Sept. 24, 2009. It was made by Gary Mast on the 8th hole. He was using a 9 iron for the 147 yard shot. Congratulations Gary.


Apple Fest Challenge Results

After 4 straight years of holding the championship trophy, Team Oceana had to turn it over to Golden Sands. The weather was absoultley perfect, but nothing beats the meal put on by Joanne Clark. Next year Alicia, Next year!!! Pictured are the Championship Trophy and the LOSER'S Trophy. Also pictured are Alicia Kolenda (Golden) and Marc Inglis (Oceana)


Stewart Roche Hole In One

Congratulations to Mr. Stewart Roche. At the age of 93 able to do only what a select few have ever done. Sept. 2, 2009, he scored a hole in one on #12 using a 4 iron. Witnessed by Frank Harmon of Spring Lake Mr. Roche says he thinks this is about his 8th career hole in one. Believe it or not it is not his first since turning 90, he accomplished the feat at the age of 91 at Golden Sands in Mears. Interestingly enough Mr. Roche it is not the first time he has aced the 12th hole at Oceana, exact date of previous was unknown. Way to Go, Mr. Roche gives us all hope.


OCCOA Glo Ball Champs

The Oceana County Council On Aging held their Glo Ball Event Friday Aug. 21st with a 9:00 PM Shotgun start. With sixteen teams competing and enjoying the cool, misty rain, the food was great the fun was there to be had. The winning team of Don Anderson, Ross Finlan, Laura Ritchie and Husband Chris Ritchie took home the title with a two under par 35 on the back nine at Oceana Golf Club. Look to get them next year and a great big thanks to Stephanie Moore, Executive Director of OCCOA for putting this all together.


New Certificate Holding Members 2009

Welcome to the new 2009 Certificate Holding Members (Owners) Scott Lund of New Era, Cameron Heer of Holland, Rick Zoulek of Shelby, Angela Baker of Twin Lake, Don Anderson of New Era, William Taylor of Champaign, Illinois. Welcome to all and we look forward to seeing you around for many years to come.


New Club Champion Crowned 2009

Gary Blohm defeated Gary Babinec to take home the hardware and have his name engraved on the traveling James Harrison Memorial Championship trophy.


Oceana Club Championship

In the Senior Division Mike Crouch (pictured) defeated Rich Granger and in the First Flight Bob Beckman defeated his son Mason. The Championship will be decided this week.


2009 Stroke Play Championship

2009 Stroke winners (L to R) were Jeff Jensen shooting 67-64=131 to win the net division. Mike Schramm shoots 76-71=147 to win the Open division for his 7th title in 8 years of the event. Finishing second John Brown 71-68=139 (net) and Corey Parmalee 75-73=148 (open).


Thanks For The Volunteers

The Oceana Golf Club Board of Directors would like to Thank the following volunteers that help make the Joe Foster Open Weekend a huge success. Tom Buckles, Marilyn Buckles, Chris Christman, Susan Clark, Cheri Inglis, Gary Babinec, Ted Zoulek, Mason Beckman and of course, JOE FOSTER himself. Thank You to all that had a hand in this great weekend.


New Era Christian Scramble Winning Team

Pictured is the winning team of the New Era Christian School Scramble. From L to R is Mason Beckman, Greg George, Bob Gosselin, Bob Beckman. They tied with a 59 and won in a playoff against Darin Waller, Justin Wilson, Brandon Pranger, Derrick Woodland.


July Calendar Of Events

Have a Safe 4th Of July. Oceana Golf Club Ladies Invitaitonal "Cherry Jubilee" July 7th, with a 9:00 AM Shotgun. July 11th & 12th Oceana 36 Hole Stroke Play Championship, Mike Schramm Defending Champion, tee times still available. The Weekend of July 17, 18, 19 Oceana team will take on the The Colonial in the Annual OC Cup, Oceana Golf Club "Three Time Defending Champions." Junior Golf Camp July 27 - 31. PGA Golf Professional's Marc Inglis and Harold Webb of The Colonial will love to instruct your Junior age 8-15 on the fun side of Golf. Call today to sign up the Young Golfers.


Todd Simms Hole In One

Todd Simms scored his first career Hole In One on the second day of the Foster Open. He was playing in the same foursome as Jim McCamant who accomplished the same feat the day before. Simms made his history making shot on #8 using an 8 iron. Only moments before his partner Mark McCamant scored an eagle 2 on the 7th hole, not a bad looking team scorecard for those two holes. Congratulations to Todd.

Foster Open Results

The 2009 Foster Open title was defended by Brad VanDam and Ken Taylor. Their two day score of 134 tied Ryan Mouw and Mike Buchner with a sudden death playoff deciding the winners. Third place went to Jordan Gosselin and Joe Balaskovitz @ 136. First flight winners Craig Porter-Cris Gotaas 140, Chris Henretta-Pat Henretta 140, Steve Grooters-Jim Raymond 141. Second flight went to Jason Freiheit-Tim Hahn 147, Terry Bates-Al Corpes 150, Matt Hanichen-John Lundell 151. Third flight Roger Faulkner-Rich Betz 154, Doug Tucker-Mike May 155. Doug Raeth-Carl Wenk 157. Fourth flight Chris Jack-Brooks West 156, Bob O'Malley-Bob Larkin 162, Brad Dodge-Larry Berry 165. The Championship flight paid the top 5 teams, while the other flights paid the top 8 teams. Call 861-4211 for a complete list of winners. Proxy winners were Saturday Kaleb Klotz, Dan Balgooyen, Jim McCamant, Al Corpes. Sunday, John Szegda, Todd Simms, Andy Buckner, Kevin Beckman. Only one Skin out on Saturday, McCamant-Nehra Hole in one on #17. On Sunday Four skins, Chris Ritchie-Lance Gosselin #14, #1, Chuck Young-Greg Lamphere #16, Todd Simms #8 Hole in One.


Ace For Jim McCamant

Jim McCamant scored his first career hole in one Saturday in the first round of the Joe Foster Open. His feat came on hole #17 using a six iron. Congratulations Jim.


Joe Firestone Hole In One

Congratulations to Joe Firestone for his ACE on Sunday June 7, 2009. The event took place on hole #6 playing 180 yards with wind and rain, he used a five (5) iron to accomplish the feat. Too bad he was not in the Hole In One Club.


June Events

We are starting to take sign ups for the Club Championship. The 6th is Shelby Football Program Scramble, 10th Muskegon Vikings are coming in the AM, June 13th, and 14th the Annual Joe Foster Open 2 person better ball event, 20th New Era Christian Scramble 8:00 AM, then on the 26th Representative Goeff Hansen has the golf course until 2:00 PM, so the dollar day special for the general public will start after 2:00. For an entire Schedule of Events go to http://www.oceanagolfclub.com/ and click on the events tab for a printable version.


Schedule Of Events Date Change

There is an error on the 2009 schedule of events. The Open Stroke Play Championship is July 11th and 12th. It is not the 18th and 19th as on the calendar of events. That weekend is the OC Cup with the Colonial Golf Course. For a complete list of events click on the link.


The Votes Are In

Congratulations to the three members elected to the Oceana Golf Club Board Of Directors. At the Annual Meeting of The Membership the vote was tallied with both incumbents Rich Tompkins and Doug Raeth retaining their seat for another three (3) years, along with Frank Schramm winning the third seat. Congratulations to them and a special Thank You to Gary Babinec for his nine (9) years on the Board and last five as President.


2009 Corporate Cup Adventure Results

The team from MARS (Mobile Auto Reconditioning Specialists INC.) Gary Babinec owner, Doug Raeth, Joe Firestone, Gary Burrington, shot lights out, 16 under (57) to win by one shot over Motive Bowling and two shots over Woodbine. Go to oceanagolfclub.com and click on the events tab to see all events coming up this season.


2009 Rotary Scramble Results

The weather was almost perfect for the 24th Annual Shelby Rotary Club 4 Person Scramble. The event was held May 2nd and 3rd. Champions pictured are Jim Boals, Tim Genson, Tom Leafstrand, Don Leafstrand firing 56-59=115 total. They were followed by Kyle Klotz, Corey Parmalee, Mike DeRuiter, Justin Wilson at 119, Fred Sanford, Craig Deiters, Erik Sanford, Dave Nelson 120.

First Flight Winners were Jason Freiheit, Bracken Netcott, Lance Hodges, Jordan Gosselin 64-59=123. Mark DeVries, Lance Gosselin, Scott Kriesel, Tony Augustyn 124, Larry Chapman, Steve Allard, Tom Hinman, Ben Glendening 125.

Second Flight Winners were Dick DeBruin, Dave DeBruin, Duane Keith, John Nousain 68-63=131. Followed by tom Pruim, Bill Daugherty, Jeff Timmins, Keith Brott 132, Ty French, Jeff Johnson, Brian Mathis, Doug Bryant 134


Rotary Scramble First Day Results

After a brief Frost delay, and a calm morning, the wind picked up and the sun shone brightly all day, the results for the first day are in. Winners of the four closest to the pin holes were on #6 Josh Doerr, #8 Paul Senecal, #12 John Arnoldi, #17 Joe Firestone. The Flight breakdown was a little more difficult to decide, but after a long discussion between Fred Sanford Rotary Tournament Chairman and Marc Inglis Oceana Golf Club PGA Professional, it came about. The Championship Flight leaders (56 to 62), of Tom Leafstrand, Tim Genson, Jim Boals, Don Leafstrand shooting 17 under par 56 set a pace only to be awed at. The First Flight, (63 to 66), leaders has two teams at 63 has 20 teams total. Second Flight (67 to 76) has 24 teams. Sunday Day two starts at 7:45 am.


Important Dates & Events Coming Up In May

  • General sign up begins for our Best Ball Event, The Joe Foster Open, May 1.
  • Upcoming Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd-3rd, The 26th Annual Shelby Rotary Club Four Person Scramble. Open play will start about 5:00 pm both days.

  • May 8th @ 12:30 is the Corporate Cup Adventure, this is a four person scramble with loads of fun, great idea to treat some employees with a Friday afternoon off. Get your teams together quickly. Call for open tee times or to sign up a team.

  • May 14th is the Annual Meeting Of The Membership at the clubhouse starting at 7:30 pm.

  • START OF "FRIDAY DOLLAR DAY'S" Dollar a hole with cart, Dollar Dogs, Dollar Beer, plus a whole lot more.......

  • May 21st, MHSAA Golf District 22 Division 3, Shelby High School host School. Open tee times start about 3:00 pm.

  • May 22nd, Rain Date for previous event. When calling for tee times, be sure to leave a number we can reach you if this date is utilized by the MHSAA, in order to reschedule. Dollar day's will continue .....

  • May 23rd Oceana Golf Club Member/Guest & Skins Game kick-off weekend 10am-noon.
Be sure and call 231-861-4211 to verify or schedule a starting time, or enter any event.


Hole In One - First Of 2009

Paul Lewis scored the first hole in one at Oceana in the 2009 season. He made his ace on hole #8 using a 7 iron. The yardage for Paul was 147 yards on April 16, 2009. Congratulations Paul!!!


Aerification Under Way

Well the cores are extracted and next the topdressing sand will be applied and fertilizer down to help in a speedy recovery. A nice thunderstorm along with some warm weather wouldn't hurt a bit either. The forecast is for rain on Tuesday April 14th, and starting Wednesday the 15th some much warmer weather up near and into the 60's. Soon the grass will be growing filling in any signs Old Man Winter may have left behind, and get the buds to pop out on all the beautiful trees lining the fairways of Oceana Golf Club. Let the leagues begin, handicaps drop, and the course record be in jeopardy. Good Luck and Good Golfing in 2009.


2009 Oceana Golf Club "Stimulus Golf Package"

Just a preview of our Summer rates to stimulate your golf juices. Monday thru Thursday 18 holes with cart is $25 .00 per person. Saturday and Sunday $29.00. Starting May 15th, Fridays will be DOLLAR DAYS!!! Only $1.00 per hole including cart, also dollar beers, soda, hot dogs, snacks and other dollar specials. This Friday special will run to the end of June, AT LEAST. Call now to start booking your tee times they will fill up.

Green Aeriation

Hello Golfers,
This Spring weather has set the maintenance of the course back a little. One of the necessary evils of the business is the need to Aerate the greens and for that matter as much of the golf course as possible. We try to get the greens done A.S.A.P. and that has not happened yet. One of the key parts to getting it started is ground temperature. The soil must be 47-50 degrees for the plant to not suffer too much shock. We are hoping to be near that soon. The process will take about two days with nine holes being closed each day. That will give the crew time to plug and clean the greens. Then the topdressing will be laid down along with fertilizer for the plant to help in recovery. Approximately one week later a second layer of topdressing sand will be applied to fill in any remaining holes and to top off the first application of topdressing.


Upcoming Events

Don't forget to sign up for the upcoming four (4) person scramble. The annual Shelby Rotary Club Scramble is open to any golfers, played in the regular scramble format, entry fee is $80.00 per person. This two day event is May 2nd, and May 3rd, pick your own tee time with it being the same for both days. Call the golf shop 231-861-4211 or email us oceanagolfclub@gmail.com to book your time today, Hurry because the times fill up fast. Also the 27 HOLE CHALLENGE is coming up even sooner April 25th. This is a 27 hole two person team event with each nine being played in a different format. The first nine is best ball, second nine played as a two person scramble, and the third nine is true alternate shot. Call for more details and to sign up. May 8th is the Annual Corporate Cup Adventure, this is a four person Scramble. Call John Ritchie at 231-873-2175 or the Oceana Golf Shop for more and to sign up. Check out the events page at http://www.oceanagolfclub.com/ for a complete list of events at "The Original" this season.

Volunteer help needed

Oceana Golf Club is looking for anyone interested in volunteering some time at the golf club. The list of items that need some TLC are but not limited to; Tree trimming, raking, brush cleanup, edging, flowerbed maintenance, general cleanup, painting, carpentry and fixer upper items. Anyone interested in helping in such a way can contact the golf course at 231-861-4211. Board member Tom Kirk will be heading up the assignment of duties so please call and leave a name, number and area of interest.


Oceana Golf Club named a 2008 Constant Contact All Star

Oceana Golf Club has been named a 2008 Constant Contact All Star for maintaining sound permission-based email marketing and list management best practices. To experience what being a VIP Member of Oceana Golf Club is all about, sign up on our website, www.oceanagolfclub.com.