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CaddyCaddie Newsletter

Issue: #9

July 11, 2008

Hello MMJGA Participants & Parents,

We have come to the "dog days" of summer with all of the heat and tournaments at all of our courses. The season has been going great and we're halfway home, if you can believe that! Keep up the good work and please read this newsletter completely, as it has a lot of information you will need to know.


PLAY DAY

Let's play nine

We have another "play day" at Theodore Wirth Par 3 Golf Course on Monday, July 7. Our previous play days have been huge successes with over 20 MMJGA participants and a few parents showing off their golf skills. The events have been a lot of fun and we encourage all participants to join us for future outings.

Here are some of the highlights from previous play days:

Keith almost chips it in!

Isaiah looks on (left) while Kaishon & Colton get ready on the tee box (right).


UPCOMING EVENTS

Cancellation

We had originally scheduled at tournament for Monday, July 14th, but that has been CANCELLED. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but that's the business.

The good news, of course, is that our "play day" at Theodore Wirth Par 3 on Monday, July 14th is back on! Please join us for the event.

3M Championship

The 3M Championship is coming up this week and we are participating in several events for it. Unfortunately, not everyone can attend as space is limited and Jack will be selecting the appropriate candidates for the various events.


LEO LEWIS TOURNAMENT

Celebrity Sightings

On Thursday, July 10th, nine MMJGA participants headed to Jordan, MN to caddie for the annual Leo Lewis Fundraising Tournament. The event included transportation and free lunch and a free dinner.

At first the weather did not cooperate and at one point a storm came through taking us off the course, but we toughed it out.

Former Vikings and Timerwolves and other current athletes were in attendance as celebrities for the kids (or me) to admire.

Former Minnesota Viking Leo Lewis poses with two of our standout caddies.


TRANSPORTATION

Vans to the Courses

Van transportation is available for many caddie events. We provide transportation to MOST Monday play days and Tuesday golf clinics. We also provide morning transportation to your home golf course.

This is the ride reservation protocol:

If you want a ride for ANY EVENT call Jack with 48 hours advance warning at 612.309.8884. This deadline is flexible for Golden Valley caddies only... because some of you haven't been getting assignments until Friday.

When you call, leave a message with your name and the event in which you need a ride - ie: caddying, play day, etc. Jack will call you back with details on your pickup time and location. Keep in mind that pickups will be from Minneapolis Recreation Centers & the Urban League.

If you reserve a ride, you must show up: No exceptions. If you reserve a ride and do not show up you will lose your van riding priviledges for the year.


COURSE UPDATES

For your convenience, below is a list of caddie guidelines as well as good time to report for caddying at your various courses:

Golden Valley Caddies
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

To clarify, there is a new system for Golden Valley in which Caddiemaster Cameron emails caddies a few days in advance to check availability for the weekend. Then based on your availability, he emails back to let you know your assignments. This means that you do not report unless you are contacted. The good news about this process is that you won't have to wait around the caddieshack very long for an assignment. If you are not getting contacted by Cameron, email or call Jack.

Minikahda Caddies
3205 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Working Saturdays & Sundays is required throughout the summer, as per the instructions from Caddiemaster Pat. If you have questions about start times, please contact Jack. They have also listed their special events in the booklet they handed out at orientation, so please note that for your schedules. There is great opportunity here, but it requires great commitment.

Oak Ridge Caddies
700 Oak Ridge Road
Hopkins, MN 55305

Caddiemaster Chris leads the group at Oak Ridge. Please report Saturdays & Sundays at 7:00 AM for caddie assignments. Wednesday & Friday afternoons also have caddying available, so report at noon on those days for extra loops.

Town & Country Caddies
300 Mississippi River Blvd N
St Paul, MN 55104

Report between 6:30-7 AM (no earlier than 6:30) to the course on a weekend morning for caddying opportunities. There are also weekday opportunities here. Greg is the caddiemaster at T&C and if you have any questions, please let him know.

Midland Hills Caddies
2001 Fulham Street
Saint Paul, MN 55113

Please report to Midland Hills between 6:30-7 AM on Saturday or Sunday for your loops. Tucker & Matt are the caddiemasters at Midland Hills.


All good things,
Jack Stahlmann