Plan your spring and summer now. Please see below for this season’s tournament schedule.
As 2017 comes to an end during this holiday season, Red Hook Golf Club is pleased to announce details for our 2018 Memberships, Dues Schedule, and Membership Drive. The Installment and Early Payment Incentive programs are once again applicable to dues remittance.
There have been substantial changes to the Membership categories and dues so please review the documents below and contact us if you need further clarification or have any questions.
We look forward to seeing our 2017 Members in the Spring of 2018…hopefully among many new faces of those joining for the first time or returning after a season or more away!
Red Hook Cup Shootout
October 21st, 2017
Red Hook Cup Champion – Tim Forman
The top 10 players from the season long points race participated in our end of the season Red Hook Cup Shootout.
The Top Ten
1st Aaron Pethic 1,470
2nd Bill Hennekens 1,395
3rd Keith Reichelt 1,290
4th Kevin Hanlon 1,277
5th Dan Lischetti 1,245
6th Steve Clinton 1,235
7th Tim Forman 1,233
*8th Greg Rakow 1,210
9th Bob Speirs 1,190
10th Peter Barrow 1,125
11th Rob Pagano 1,122
*Did not participate in shootout
All ten players tee off on hole #1 with one player eliminated after each hole. It came down to the final two of Keith Reichelt and Tim Forman with Tim winning after a putt off on hole #9.
2014 – Per Paulsson
2015 – Taylor Keenan
2016 – Aaron Pethic
No better way to kick off the 2017 golf season than to round up a few friends and play in Red Hook Golf Club’s annual tradition Ham Scramble! So your game isn’t in peak season form, so what?! Ease into the season with 9 holes in a low-pressure friendly competition that’s as much about reconnecting and celebrating Spring as it is about birdies and eagles. Last year saw record turnout and there is limited space so give us a call today to sign up your team! (845) 758-8652 www.redhookgolfclub.com
Thanks to the work of the RHGC Tournament Committee, the 2017 Member Tournament schedule is now available.
We are in the process of updating the Events section. We will provide a link to an electronic, shareable calendar (e.g. iCal) in the near future. You will able to synchronize with the most updated version of the schedule on many of your electronic devices.
We hope and expect that all of our eligible members will plan their golf seasons accordingly so they can participate in as many events as possible and win the Red Hook Cup in 2017!
Red Hook Golf Club’s Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available in PDF format. Find out what’s new, what’s happening, and what’s coming up soon at the Club!
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Welcome to the Tiger-free Masters. For the second time in three years, Tiger Woods is missing this tournament. We probably should start getting used to this, but let’s be honest: it’s weird.
Tiger is golf. Or at least he was golf. Now he’s the ghost of golf, the game’s greatest player whose back finally gave out, the cautionary tale now hovering over the first men’s major of the year as the most important player who isn’t here.
He’s missing, but he’s still very much present. There isn’t a news conference that goes by where his name doesn’t come up. The praise showered upon him by the young men who grew up idolizing him, the same men who are now taking over the game from him, is laudatory and enlightening. It’s part press conference, part oral history.
Tiger is gone, but he’s definitely not forgotten. Having recently turned 40, he is unable to play due to his bad back, but definitely not anywhere close to retired. As I said, it’s weird.
Phil Mickelson was asked Tuesday afternoon if it seems strange to him when Tiger misses a major tournament.
“Well, it’s not like we shared a house together, so I don’t notice it that way,” Mickelson said with a laugh.
Then he grew serious.
“I think we all appreciate what he’s done for the game of golf over the years,” he said. “We all miss him and want him back. He’s a big part of the game even when he’s not playing. So fortunately, I’ve heard from reports that he’s going to be able to play this year, which is great. We would love him to be here. … The Tour misses him. The game misses him. Hopefully he’ll get back to his winning ways.”
Tiger is like a Jeopardy answer here this week: he appears only in the form of a question. The youngsters speak about him in the past tense, one after another: Jason Day, Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy.
“It was fantastic golf to watch,” said Day, the 2015 PGA champion who has won his last two starts on tour this year. ”I mean, he did things that no one else could do: hit shots around the greens, shots from way off the green, approaches. It was just amazing what he could do as an athlete in our sport. He changed the game of golf for the better.
“And now, you see the results of it,” he continued. “Because of what Tiger did back in the day, there’s numbers and numbers of guys that are young that got into the game of golf. The way that Arnold Palmer started the next generation and that generation started the next generation, and then finally Tiger Woods started our generation.”
See what I mean about the use of past tense?
At 35, Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, is closer to Tiger’s age than Day’s (28), yet he still is an integral part of the younger generation.
“The highlight reel, I watch it on YouTube at times, is endless, of all the great stuff that he has done,” Scott said of Woods. “I was really fortunate to get some front row seats at times to getting to play with him throughout those years and watching it close up. I think he made us believe it was going to go forever and ever. That was the incredible thing. You know, that’s probably not the reality of it, but it went for such a long period of time that we thought it was.”
Let’s not leave out four-time major winner McIlroy, still only 26, who found himself talking about the parity of today’s game.
“It is much different than the years Tiger dominated from ’97 to 2005 or 2007,” he said. “I don’t know if we’re going to see a 10-year stretch of golf like that in our lifetime. What he did in that time span was amazing.”
To be sure, Woods isn’t done yet. But he is missing what always is his best chance annually to win a major tournament by not being here this week.
Check that. He actually was here. He came in for the Masters Champions Dinner Tuesday evening.
Tiger Woods, Masters dinner guest. Now that’s a title that will take some getting used to.
The 2016 Tournament & Event Calendar is now available in PDF form.