League play at the Big Sky Golf Course
It’s the golf equivalent of after-work softball, but teams don’t necessarily represent local businesses. Three friends get together, form a team and then two of the three compete once a week.
“Last year, we started a Wednesday league night and that will start again. The first night will be June 20,” said Mark Wehrman, head golf professional for Big Sky Resort’s public 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course. “It’s open to both men and women. We play nine holes every Wednesday night. It’s all handicapped.”
Wehrman said Joe Perry, Dan March and Cord Halmes are last year’s champions, but should face more competition this summer.
“We had six teams last year. We are hoping to double that,” said Wehrman, adding how when it comes to forming teams, “Three is kind of the magic number because there’s always one person who can’t make it. And they decide what two are playing each week.”
Find full details about league play at bigskyresort.com, under the “summer activities” tab.
Looking ahead to a busy summer, Wehrman encourages golfers to try out the course’s new golf boards, which he describes as, “These really fun Segway golf cart type things. We want to let people know we have them and they are available to rent. They make the game more fun. They appeal to a younger audience. There is a huge benefit to them. They speed up the game. They speed up the pace of play.”
A foursome can shave an hour off the time it takes to play 18 holes because, “Basically, you all have your own carts. You all go to your ball and you’re not waiting.”
One other note for golfers: Keep an eye out for a mother moose and two calves.
“The moose just had twins,” said Wehrman. “They’re bedded down during the day. But we’re usually catching sight of them right around sundown.”
The moose and her brand-new calves generally hang out in the willows by the pond near the Silver Bow Condos.
“They’ve been born all of a week,” said Wehrman. “It’s pretty cool.” —DM