Governor’s Cup Scramble this weekend

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Governorís Cup Scramble

The 2017 Governorís Cup Scramble will be held at Whitefish Lake Golf Club this Friday and Saturday with play on the North Course. The South Course will be open for member and guest play on both days. As one of the host clubs, WLGC will welcome the current and past governors along with a couple of hundred players each day. The Montana Chamber of Commerce is the official sponsor and coordinator of the event with the purpose to promote Montana business and opportunities.

Club Championship Aug. 5-6

Registration information and forms for the 2017 Whitefish Lake Golf Club Championship are available in the Golf Shop. This event is open to all members and will determine the Club Champions in Juniors, Seniors and Mens and Womens categories as well as various flights within each of those divisions. The entry fee of only $35 includes the prizes plus lunch following Sundayís round. Super Seniors, those over age 70 ,will play from the Gold Tees both days. Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration with deadline to enter on Aug. 1.

British Open

What a phenomenal finish to this yearís Open tournament at Royal Birkdale with Jordan Spieth averting total disaster then responding to claim his third different Major Championship. His poise and mental toughness was unbelievable when the wheels could have rocketed off his round. Using the rules of golf for an unplayable lie worked to his advantage, plus averting temporary obstructions like the service trailers showed his knowledge and understanding in the moment. He was allowed to go back as far as he would like while keeping the spot where the ball was found and flag in line. He could have returned to the tee, but then he would have had a long fourth shot into the green by doing so. His up and down for bogey was the turning point followed by birdie, eagle, and birdie, birdie to recapture the lead and put the hammer down. Matt Kuchar deserves every accolade possible for his patience during the 20-minute delay for Spieth to play his third shot. Kuchar had two birdies of his on during the final holes only to watch Spieth play spectacular golf in what may be the best finish ever in a major.

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