March 15, 2017 Dear Vermilion Fairways Golf Club Members,
The snow is melting and hopefully spring will very soon be on the way. It is DEFINITELY time to start thinking of golf!
Some good news: we were able to make it through the winter by only borrowing $2,000. That is $500 less than last year, even with the wet spring we had. Now we need to get that paid off so we can start the 2017 season without added debt. The 2017 season passes and other annual fees remain the same as last year. All fees and rates can be found on the “Rates” page of the website, www.vermilionfairways.com. PLEASE NOTE that you save over 6% by purchasing your season pass prior to May 1, 2017.
Our website will be the principle means of passing along information to our members. Please add www.vermilionfairways.com to your list of favorites and check it periodically for news and course info.
We are looking forward to a great year of golf. See you at the club.
Board of Directors of Vermilion Fairways Golf Club,
Dean Salminen - President Jeff Alt Rick Appleby Dave Beer Gene Brunner Dick Fontana Carol Green Steve Herr Mike Naughton
Hole-In-One!! - Again!
Tom Soderberg scored the second hole-in-one of the 2016 season on August 31, 2016. Tom used a 7-medal on the par 3 4th hole with the tee boxes set at approximately 195 yards. His feat was witnessed by Bill Conger. Congratulations Tom!
Late Summer Visitors at Vermilion Fairways
Golfers were treated to a unique foursome playing at Vermilion Fairways during August., 2016. The foursome consisting of a couple, (Cob, the male, Pen, the female), and their two unnamed children played mostly around the pond on the second hole. If you haven't figured out the names yet, We were treated to a rare viewing of a pair of Trumpeter Swans and their two chicks (cygnets). Adult Trumpeters are the largest waterfowl species native to North America. They weigh 21-30 pounds and have a wingspan of up to 10 feet. They are a threatened species in Minnesota, so it was rare treat to see this foursome on the course. The pictures taken by Mike Hoffmann can be viewed at the bottom of this page..
John Juelich scored a hole-in-one on the Vermilion Fairways Men's Club Night, June 16, 2016! John, competing for the Woodbury Plumbing team, used a 7-medal to shoot his ace on the 4th hole at a distance of 142 yards. The hole-in-one was witnessed by Pat Tschida, Skip Tschida, Al Gibson and Jim Frazee.
In 2014 the Vermilion Fairways Men's Club voted to offer a $200 scholarship to a graduating senior member of both the Northwoods womens and mens golf teams for their continuing education. The scholarships are awarded base on recommendations of the coaches of the teams. The 2015 scholarship was awarded to Cole Martin. The 2016 scholarship awards will go to to Bailey Johnson and Spenser Viita. Congratulations!
Upcoming Tournaments & Events .
Please check the flyers in the clubhouse or call (218) 666-2679 for more information.
Recent Events The Annual Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. At that time the results of the Annual Election of Board Members was announced. Our three incumbents on the Board of Directors ran unopposed; therefore there was no ballots last year. The incumbents are Rick Appleby, Steve Herr & Dick Fontana. The current Board now consists of Jeff Alt, Rick Appleby, Dave Beer, Gene Brunner, Dick Fontana, Carol Green, Steve Herr, Mike Naughton and Dean Salminen.
The annual election of officers was also held with the following results: President - Dean Salminen Vice President - Rick Appleby Secretary - Carol Green