2022 G O L F S C H E D U L E
WE GOLF NOT TO ESCAPE LIFE, BUT FOR LIFE NOT TO ESCAPE US.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome.......................................10-11 Agronomy...............................12-15 Tournaments...............................16-27 Events..........................................28-29
Ladies.......................................30-31 Juniors.........................................32-35 Clinics...............................................36 HSV Championship..........................37
A WARM WELCOME
TO THE 2022 GOLF SEASON Welcome to the twenty-second golf season at The Ledges. As we usher in the new year, let us start by thanking you for your continuous support. It is you, the membership, who makes the club a special place, and as the saying goes - the best is yet to come. Each year we strive to create golf programs that appeal to all golfers, and this year you will find even more programming created just for you. We hope you will use this year’s instructional programs as a resource to improve your game. We are fortunate to have the region’s top PGA instructors on our golf staff. We are excited as ever to have you on the course. Please keep this booklet to use as a guide to the 2022 golf season. Rob Clark, Director of Golf 11
A NOTE FROM DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY
JIM HOWELL The Agronomy team would like to welcome you back to another golf season. Through our continuous improvements, it is our mission to not only make The Ledges the number one course in the state, but a course our membership is proud to call home. There are a few thing that you, the golfer, can do to help us all achieve that mission. Rake bunkers after hitting in them. Repair ball marks on the greens. Use sand in carts to fill divots.
Thank you as we work together to make The Ledges the best it can be. We truly hope you enjoy this golf season. Jim Howell, Director of Agronomy
AGRONOMY SCHEDULE FEBRUARY
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Aerification of greens tees and approaches Top dress and drag all sur faces Course will be closed Februar y 14-16 or 21 - 23
MARCH • • • •
Pre -emerge all grasses for summer weed control Bunker preparation by adding new sand to several bunkers Preparation for Huntsville Championship Ver tical mow and top dress greens
APRIL • • •
Ver tical mow and top dress greens Needle tine greens and roll Preparation for Huntsville Championship
Needle tine greens and roll Top dress greens Aerif y fairways
JULY • • •
Needle tine greens and roll Top dress greens Ver tical mow of fairways and tees
AUGUST • • •
Aerif y greens, tees, approaches Top dress all sur faces Course will be closed August 15-1 7 or 2 2-25
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Ver tical mow and top dress of green
MAY • • • •
Needle tine greens and roll Top dress greens Fairway tee and approach amendment applications Sod # 6 fairway
AT A GLANCE KING OF THE MOUNTAIN SE ASON LONG SUPERINTENDENT RE VENGE MARCH 26 THE REUNION APRIL 9 THE CLIFFHANGER JUNE 2 - 4 LEDGES CHAMPIONSHIP JULY 8 - 10 THE BAT TLE AUGUST 13 - 14 ONE DAY MEMBER GUEST SEP TEMBER 15 L ADIES MEMBER GUEST OCTOBER 4 - 5
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
Entr y : $150 per team
Entr y : $75 per player
Open to the first 32 two-man teams to sign up. Net tournament with 80% of the player’s handicaps. Pairings Party: April 13 Rounds Begin: April 15 DEADLINES: Round 1: May 15 Round 2: June 19 Round 3: July 24 Semi-Finals: August 2 Finals: August 15 Payouts in Pro-Shop Credit Winner: 40%, Runner Up: 30%, Semi-Finalist: 15%
Our Opening Day tournament will be a modified Stableford with each player paired with a partner from the Master’s Field. Each player’s quota will be their handicap subtracted from 36. Players will play their own ball. POINTS: Bogey: 1, Par: 2, Birdie: 4, Eagle 6, Double-Eagle: 8
SE ASON LONG
SAT URDAY, APRIL 9
SUPERINTENDENT REVENGE MARCH 26
Entr y : $50 per player Director of Agronomy Jim Howell is making plans to create mayhem on the course with difficult pin locations, random surprises and obstacles. See if your team has what it takes! Make your own four-some, or sign up individually and we will pair you. The format is a four-person scramble.
CLIFFHANGER JUNE 2 - 4 Entr y : $1,000 The Ledges signature golf tournament, the Member Guest Cliffhanger, is the most anticipated event of the year. The rivalry paired with premier social events makes for an unforgettable three-day experience. Due to the expansive number of member entries, the field will be determined by a lottery system. All entry forms must be turned in by Tuesday, March 15, and the lottery will take place Wednesday, March 16. All past champions and the previous year ’s flight winners (with a submitted entry form) will have automatic entry to the tournament.
LEDGES CHAMPIONSHIP JULY 8 - 10
Entr y : $25 per player Each July, Ledges golfers across all categories hit the links for their chance to be crowned Club Champion. This is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together golfers from across the club. The Championship will have four divisions: Mens, Ladies, Senior and Super Senior
THE B AT T L E AUGUST 13 - 14 Entr y : $1 75 per player With four nine hole matches, and a luau-themed social event, The Battle has become a signature golf tournament at the club. Each match will consist of a new format in this fun yet challenging tournament. Awards will follow play on Sunday.
LADIES MEMBER GUEST OCTOBER 4 - 5
Entr y : $125 per player Ladies, this one is for you! Create any combination of a four-person member guest team for this scramble tournament. We will have a cocktail party on Tuesday evening for all players.
MEMBER GUEST SEP TEMBER 15 Entr y : $600 per team Teams consist of two members, and two guests Format: 1 Net Best Ball holes 1-6 2 Net Best Ball holes 7-12 3 Net Best Ball holes 13-18 The tournament includes a tee gift, drinks on the course and an awards dinner after play.
NINE, WINE AND DINE PL AY BE T WEEN 3 AND 5 P.M. DINNER SERVED AT 7 P.M. $50 per couple Nine, Wine and Dine is a social golf event, where couples compete in teams of four. Dinner and wine follow play. Reservations must be made by noon the day of the event.
STEP ASIDE SCRAMBLE APRIL 2 2 POKER NIGHT MAY 20 STEP ASIDE SCRAMBLE JUNE 10 JACK AND JILL JUNE 24 TE AM SCRAMBLE JULY 15 TE AM SCRAMBLE JULY 29 JACK AND JILL AUGUST 19 PAR 3 SCRAMBLE SEP TEMBER 16 TE AM SCRAMBLE OCTOBER 1 28
As seen in The Scout Guide
GOLF CLINICS MAY - SEP TEMBER Price : $100/month Wednesdays : Beginner Golfers Thursdays : Returning Golfers and Seasoned Golfers Our ladies program will return in May for both new and returning lady golfers. On Wednesdays, beginning golfers will learn all aspects of the game through entertaining games, social events and clinics, making their way to the course towards the end of the series. Our Thursday group will start with a month-long series of refreshers, followed by drills and on-course work. Registration opens March 15. Register by calling 256-883-4191.
LA JUNIORS MARCH - OCTOBER Price : $100/month for Rising Stars $200/month for Elites The LA Juniors is The Ledges golf team, broken into two groups based on age and ability. The Rising Stars is for younger, more beginner golfers while the Elites are for those who are ready to begin playing golf as a league. Golfers will be placed into a group after registration. Rising Stars practice on Tuesdays from 4 until 6 p.m., during the school year, and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., during summer. Elites practice Thursdays from 4 until 6 p.m., during the school year and 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., during the summer and Saturdays from 2 until 4 p.m., during the school year and summer. Registration is now happening online at theledges.com.
As seen in The Scout Guide
JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER CAMP JUNE 15 - 1 7 JULY 13 - 15 9AM - 1PM
$250 per golfer This year’s summer camp, offered in June and again in July will include two hours of golf, followed by two hours of lunch and pool time. Juniors will receive valuable instruction each day led by our PGA golf professionals. A fun learning environment will include lessons on full swing, putting, chipping, bunker play, and pitching, all accompanied by games and skills challenges. Following the golf portion of camp, campers will enjoy lunch and swimming under the care of certified lifeguards. Open to ages 5-14 Register by calling the Pro-Shop at 256-883-4191
BOCKING GOLF CLINICS Each clinic is led by The Ledges Director of Instruction, Craig Bocking. Craig has been the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for two straight years by the Alabama NW Florida PGA.
PUT TER AIM COACHING CAMP MARCH 3, 5:30-7PM $100
AIMPOINT EXPRESS READ LEVEL 1 & 2 MARCH 26, 2-4PM $1 75
PUT TING SPRING SERIES MARCH 5, 12 , 19, 26, 4-5PM $250
FULL SWING SERIES MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, 5-6:30PM $250
PRACTICE COACHING SERIES APRIL 2 , 3-5PM $125
SHORT G AME SERIES MAY 5, 12 , 19, 26, 5:30-7PM $250
C H A M P I O N S H I P
R. STEVEN DENNEY PRO-AM OPPORTUNITIES THE LEDGES | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022 A once in a lifetime experience, the Huntsville Championship Pro-Am presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama allows its sponsors unique access to the biggest names on the Korn Ferry Tour. The Pro-Am provides the ultimate golfing experience enabling clients, business partners, prospects or top executives to compete side by side with a professional in a fun and engaging environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness life inside the ropes on the Korn Ferry Tour playing in tournament conditions at The Ledges. PACKAGES INCLUDE: • Exclusive opportunity to play with Korn Ferry Tour player(s) • Four (4) playing spots in the Pro-Am • Four (4) premium gift packages • Four (4) invitations to pre-round meal and post-round reception • Two (2) Good-Any-Day tickets
SKYDECK OPPORTUNITIES Located on the 18th Fairway, The SkyDeck provides a prime viewing opportunity on the tournament’s closing hole. Positioned in close proximity to the Main Entrance and Ledges Clubhouse, guests can enjoy food and beverage in the main bar area or move closer to the action in the tiered seating. TICKETS INCLUDE: • Access to the tournament grounds and the SkyDeck • VIP Parking Passes • Lunch buffet, afternoon snacks, desserts and an open bar complete with an assortment of liquor, beer, wine and soft drinks • Access to restrooms INVESTMENT OPTIONS: • 8 Guest Weekly Package - $6,000 (Thursday to Sunday, 8 tickets per day) • 4 Guest Weekly Package - $3,000 (Thursday to Sunday, 4 tickets per day) • 2 Guest Weekly Package - $1,500 (Thursday to Sunday, 2 tickets per day) • Individual Ticket - $200 per day Questions? Contact Caleb Schmidt - email@example.com
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