In honor of Walter Hagen’s 125th birthday this December, tune into Kernwood’s Social Media (Instagram: @kernwoodcountryclub, Facebook: KernwoodCountryClub, and Twitter: @KernwoodCC) to follow his journey around Kernwood. Walter will be in a new location every other week starting the week of June 12th through the first week in October. The first person to answer his mystery question will win a Kernwood prize. To win, you must like the photo on social media and be the first person to email [email protected] the correct answer.
Who Is Walter Hagen?
Walter Hagen was born on December 21, 1892. He was an American professional golfer and an icon in golf the first half of the 20th century. His tally of 11 professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He won the U.S. Open twice (1914 and 1919), and in 1922 became the first native-born American to win the British Open. He also won the PGA Champion a record-tying five times (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927) and the Western Open five times (1916, 1921, 1926, 1927, and 1932). Hagen was a six-time Ryder Cup captain and totaled 45 PGA wins in his career. Also, Hagen played in the first opening day at Kernwood Country Club in 1915! Walter Hagen passed away on October 6th, 1969.
Master’s Viewing Party
Saturday, April 8th from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun watch party and celebration of the completion of our newest club renovation! There will be a themed menu & specialty drinks!
On the menu:
Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin
Mini Grilled Cheeses
Pulled Pork Sliders
Assorted Salad Station
Masters Pimeno Cheese Sandwiches
Pecan Glazed BBQ Ribs
Forrect Gump Friend Shrimp
Oysters, Shrimp & Clams
Assorted Dessert Station
$25 per person
The Grille Room will be open on Sunday for lunch from 11:00-3:00 and the Bar Menu will be available until 8:00. Join us to watch the Finals of the Masters.
Update from the Greens
This is my first letter of 2017 and it explains what has been accomplished over the winter months and my best guess as to what the opening date will be for the golf course. The weather will dictate the actual date but my guess right now is the 15th of April. Last year we removed all the covers from the greens and tees on March 7th. This year we might be able to remove them by April 1st and begin mowing the greens by the 8th of April. We experienced an unusually warm February this year, so I was able to inspect most of the greens and they appeared to be healthy and winter injury free. We then experienced more snow and colder weather so the greens are still covered under snow and ice at the time of this letter.
The tree work was the focus of the green department this winter. We were able to accomplish removing the majority of trees that the USGA agronomist, Jim Skorulski and golf course architect, Rob McNeil outlined in their reports. There were also trees that were removed for safety reasons and I have included pictures showing how hollow and rotted they were after cutting them down.
Green chairman, Frank Cole continued to monitor the project which started last year and he continues to adhere to the green committee’s main objective, which is to make Kernwood a more playable and safer golf course for the entire membership. In addition to trimming and cutting trees on the golf course we addressed areas around the clubhouse, pro shop, pool area, entrance and exit roads.
We look forward to opening the course this year and highlighting the improvements that we feel are long overdue. Because the majority of the work was accomplished by our own staff the cost was kept to a minimum. We look forward to having Rob McNeil visit Kernwood again in early May for another town hall meeting to hear his comments on past and future improvements to the golf course.
I will be posting updates on the club’s website and also on my twitter account @KernwoodGreens, to keep the membership updated on golf course information pertaining to course closings, cart path restrictions and cultural practices important to maintain the golf course in great shape. Looking forward to warmer weather and seeing you on the course this season.
NCAA MARCH MADNESS FINAL FOUR
April 1st in the Grille Room
Game 1: 6:30 PM, Game 2: 8:30 PM
Join us in the Grille Room to root on your favorite team!
There will be fun drinks & a bar menu!
Please R.S.V.P. to the Main Office at 978-745-1210 or [email protected]!
April Book Club
April 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America.
Please R.S.V.P. to Sharon Fermon, 978-532-1605 or [email protected].
June Book Club
June 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,”
Please R.S.V.P. to Sharon Fermon, 978-532-1605 or [email protected].
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Friday, March 17th
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join us for an Irish pub themed dinner to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Dinner will be served in the Front Lounge!
Please stop by or call the Main Office for reservations (978-745-1210) in advance.
Pot of Gold Drawing
Each week, all member’s names will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 cash prize. We will pull up to 7 names until we pick a winner who is in attendance.
If we pull 7 names and none of the names are present for the drawing, the $100 rolls over to the next week!
You must be present during the drawing to win your prize!
Arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. the drawing will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Dear Fellow Members,
I wanted to give you a quick update of the happenings at Kernwood since our annual meeting in December.
We have continued to improve our golf course and follow the recommendations of our golf course architect, Robert McNeil, and the USGA. We are in the process of removing a number of trees that have impacted the health and playability of our golf course. The removal of many of these trees will have a long term benefit of allowing more sun and wind onto the golf course to help with the overall condition of the golf course. This work, has been led by our Greens Superintendent John Eggleston and our Green Committee, led by our chairperson Frank Cole, and they have done a wonderful job in managing this project. We know that you will be excited to see these improvements. I would encourage you when the weather gets a little warmer to walk around the golf course to see what has been done. The views from most of the course are incredible as you will be able to see water on almost every hole on the golf course.
The grille room renovation is well under way and we are anticipating having this area of the club ready for of your enjoyment for the start of the season. Our goal is to have our grand opening of April 8th and 9th which will coincide with the 2017 Masters Golf tournament.
We have selected two different companies to help us with this project. Damiana Project and Design of Rowley, MA is responsible for the design and project management and Vermont Islands, from Brattleboro, Vermont, was selected to build the new 14 seat bar. Our number one priority is to bring this project to you on time and on budget! In addition, the grille room will be repainted and a new flooring will be installed in the front part of the grille room. The room will be much brighter and will be a place for all of our members to socialize and enjoy.
Our Budget and Finance Committee has recommended that we not bill our membership for the grille room renovation until the project has been completed, so we wanted to pass that information along to you as well.
We hope you are having a nice winter and hope to see you all back at Kernwood very soon.
Thank you for being a member of Kernwood.
Let go Patriots!
Bruce A. Bial
Valentine’s Day Brunch
Sunday, February 12th
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Kick off your Valentine’s Day to a “sweet” start by joining us for a brunch and family fun!
On the Menu:
Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Ripened Berries, Bakery Display, Caesar Salad, Tomato Cucumber Salad, Home Fried Potatoes, French Toast, Smoked Bacon, Country Link Sausage, Eggs Benedict, Sauteed Chicken Breasts, Cheese Blintzes, Chicken Fingers, French Fries, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, BBQ Salmon, Smoked Salmon Display.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Assorted Pastries & Cakes, Teas & Coffees.
Bloody Mary Bar & Mimosa Bar.
Adults- $40, Children- $1 Their Age, Children Under 5- FREE
Please R.S.V.P. to 978-745-1210 or to [email protected]!
New Year’s Eve Bash
December 21st, 2016
8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Join us for our last event of this year! There will be food stations and passed hors d’eovres. Please R.S.V.P. to reserve a table!
Additionally, we will have a photo booth, balloon drop, champagne toast at midnight, DJ Entertainment by Pure Energy, and a live viewing of the New York City Ball Drop!
$70 per person, guests are welcome!