125th St. Christopher's by the Sea Anniversary Scramble

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2018 St. Christopher’s by the Sea Anniversary Scramble Results

This was an historic weekend for St. Christopher's By the Sea. Our beautiful chapel was 125 years old on July 29, 2018 and festivities were in order!

The fog lifted just in time for the St. Christopher’s by the Sea Scramble held at the Grindstone Neck Golf Course on July 27th, kicking off a weekend of celebrating the 125th year of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church on Grindstone Neck

More than 80 friends and family gathered for lunch, and the customary pre-competition hot dogs were masterfully grilled by Roxanne Malloy and Alan Goldstein.  Thanks to Amie, too, for helping out!

Fellowship and fun was the theme of the tournament, led off by remarks and a prayer by the July pastor, Drew Van Culin.

The field of competition was the largest in many years.  41 players on 9 teams teed off in a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. 

Congratulations to the winning team, with a score of 6 under par: 

  • Ellin Miller, Captain
  • Bruce Miller
  • Alec Cutler
  • Alan Goldstein
  • Allyn Schiavone

Two teams tied for second place with a score of 2 under par: 

  • Kate Gribell-Beautyman, Captain
  • Steve Myers
  • Hap Warren
  • Ben Irons
  • William Irons

 

  • Doug Moxham, Captain
  • Judy Tillis
  • Mac Marshall
  • Lauren Adams
  • Susan Bruce

Congratulations to all who participated and thanks to everyone for your donations to St.Christopher's by the Sea. 

Special thanks to Golf Superintendent Kevin Conley, Ricki Leighton, Warren Harden and the Grindstone Golf Committee for their organization of this enjoyable event. 

Successful Twentieth Annual Schoodic Scramble Charity Golf Event held on September 9, 2017

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https://www.mcmhospital.org/News/Calendar/Events/Twentieth-Annual-Schoodic-Scramble

The Twentieth Annual Schoodic Scramble charity golf event was held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Grindstone Neck Golf Course.

Golfers played 18 holes with both morning or afternoon tee times.  Golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lobster stew, ice cream sundaes, wine, cheese, tournament hat, hole-in-one opportunity as well as prizes for men’s, ladies, and couples flights.

Proceeds from the Schoodic Scramble benefit the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro, a family practice clinic of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Since 1997, over $200,000 in proceeds have been raised for facility improvements and medical equipment to further advance quality patient care.

First Place Men's:  Jack Martel, Matt LaHaye, Jim Sawyer, Mike Harkins
Second Place Men's: Tony McKim, Kyle McKim, Adam Gray, Connor Morrey
First Place Women's:  Rebecca Sargent, Rhonda Boynton, Roberta Hanscom, Sandy Salsbury
Second Place Women's: Heather Tooker, Penny Curtis, Diane Nicholls, Anne Labossiere
First Place Mixed:  Carolyn Crabtree, Claire Sheldon, Julius Rose, Pat Richardson
Second Place Mixed: Doug Moxham, Lee Hannan, Dan Gans, Matt Mains
 
On behalf of the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, we would like to thank the sponsors and donors for their contributions to the success of the 2017 Schoodic Scramble!

Grindstone Neck Golf Course Celebrates 125th Anniversary

 A golfer swings for the ball at the Grindstone Neck golf course on Thursday in Winter Harbor. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

A golfer swings for the ball at the Grindstone Neck golf course on Thursday in Winter Harbor. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

July 12, 2016 by Taylor Vortherms on GolfSports

WINTER HARBOR — In a fast-paced world, time seems to stand still on the Grindstone Neck golf course.

The course not only embodies the characteristics of traditional tracks, it unites a community through memories.

Grindstone Association will celebrate the 125-year anniversary of its golf course with a scramble on Friday, July 29.

Festivities will start at 11:30 a.m. and include lunch, a shotgun scramble, a hole event and cocktails. RSVP by July 18.

Built in 1891, Grindstone Neck ranks among the 100 oldest golf courses in the nation. The course, which is open from May through October, features views of the harbor and Frenchman Bay. Golfers can see the ocean from all nine holes.

Golf originated in Scotland centuries ago before coming to the United States. Courses initially followed the terrain and incorporated natural elements into the game. Now, Grindstone Neck Chairman Doug Dick says most of the good golf courses are “immaculate” without a grass blade out of place — but not Grindstone Neck.

“This is the way it used to be,” Dick says. “We don’t have sand traps like most golf courses, but we’ve got our own hazards.”

Those hazards include rocks, tall grass, wind and fog.

Dick, who summers in Winter Harbor, says he has played a lot of golf over his lifetime, and he has met people who belong to the finest clubs in the world.

“They talk about how this is their favorite,” Dick says of Grindstone Neck. “Because it’s not manicured, a lot of crazy things happen. It’s a throwback.”

 Golfers (from left) Steven Kampmann, Doug Dick, Custis Swope, Edith Dixon and Kevin Conley spent Thursday morning reminiscing about the Grindstone Neck golf course at the yacht club in Winter Harbor. Grindstone Neck Association will celebrate the course’s 125-year anniversary on July 29. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

Golfers (from left) Steven Kampmann, Doug Dick, Custis Swope, Edith Dixon and Kevin Conley spent Thursday morning reminiscing about the Grindstone Neck golf course at the yacht club in Winter Harbor. Grindstone Neck Association will celebrate the course’s 125-year anniversary on July 29. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

It’s also a throwback to the past. Dick and four year-round locals — Edith Dixon, Custis Swope, Steven Kampmann and Kevin Conley — spend Thursday morning reminiscing about the course inside the Grindstone Neck Yacht Club.

Conley, the course’s superintendent, grew up caddying for Grindstone Neck for $1.50 a game. He and the other caddies would kill time playing cards or baseball on the first fairway. While working, they would bet sodas on which golfers would win.

“When you’re 11 years old and all your friends are down here caddying,” Conley says, “there was nothing better.”

Conley caddied for Swope and Dixon as well as Kampmann’s parents. He said one of the funniest matchups was Kampmann’s mother and a local Conley called “Mr. Pepper.”

“His mother was the best golfer, and Mr. Pepper,” Conley hesitates, “didn’t do so well.”

Conley recalls one time Kampmann’s mom asked Mr. Pepper, who “used to swear a lot,” if he wanted to continue after he pounded the ball into the ground on the fifth hole.

“He turned to the caddies and said, ‘We might as well keep up the comedy for them,’” Conley says, smiling.

Generations of locals have their own stories about the course.

“The great thing is that my kids and my grandchildren are all playing golf in this community,” Swope says. “A lot of them learned to golf here.”

Kampmann recalls a comment he made to his son, who was 9 years old at the time, while the pair waited their turn at the third tee: “Someday, if you ever get married, I can’t imagine a better place to ask someone.” Years later, Kampmann’s son proposed to his wife on the third tee.

Kampmann says that, just the other day on the golf course, he and his sons ran into someone who used to caddie for Kampmann’s dad.

“They never met my father,” Kampmann says of his children. “What I love about this is the continuity of relationships.”

Dixon values the memories she has golfing with her late husband, Fitz Dixon. She says he notched four holes-in-one on the course before passing away in 2006.

“Being a small community, we all kind of do everything together,” Edith Dixon says. “It can be an expensive thing to keep up. But if we didn’t have it, we couldn’t function.”

“It ties the town together,” Conley adds.

Conley tears up when discussing what the course means to him.

“I’ve spent practically my whole life here,” he says. “Now, I have a 5-year-old son who gets to come to work with me. It’s very special. He’s going to grow up around this like I did.”

 Grindstone Neck Association will celebrate its golf course’s 125-year anniversary on July 29. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

Grindstone Neck Association will celebrate its golf course’s 125-year anniversary on July 29. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

Find more information about Grindstone Neck at grindstonegolf.com.