Presidents Letter Week 1

From the presidents desk, March 25, 2021,

Getting close to the tee time for the long running (about 50 years) CFT Schoolmasters Golf League. Opening day is Tuesday, April 6. Tee times are 3:00-4:10. I just attended the preseason meeting with Ron Dumas, the club pro at Avon, and his assistant Jack O’Connell. Here are some of the new guidelines in place:

  • Masks still required in clubhouse
  • Birdie Passes issued to all league members, good for future discounts
  • Foam inserts in all cups to avoid touching flag sticks on greens
  • If putt touches foam insert and bounces out, it counts as a made putt
  • Due to a riding cart shortage, two to a cart is encouraged
  • Pull carts and riding carts are an extra charge
  • Troon Co. has replaced the Billy Casper Co to oversee Avon. Ron Dumas says they will be a big improvement.
  • Drinks and snacks available in clubhouse but must be consumed outdoors
  • Second floor open air deck will be open
  • Makeup rounds are best for Mondays and Fridays since there are no leagues on Fridays, and only a few on Monday. You can not make up rounds on weekends.

It’s very important to send your $135 check to our Treasurer, Gary Lind, by April 1 to secure your spot. That will cover 8 rounds of golf plus food/beverages/prizes at our end of season scramble on May 25. Make checks payable to CFT Schoolmasters and mail to Gary Lind at 1291 Hickorylake Dr. Cinti 45233.

Our rules call for a maximum of double par score on each hole-6 on par 3’s and an 8 on par 4’s. There are no par 5’s. We play winter rules-you can adjust your ball a few inches to improve your lie.Please sign Gary’s roster on our first day so we have accurate email addresses, phone, etc.

Six potential new members have expressed interest in joining, but only two have paid. We welcome David Shumaker and Tony Brown. We are a fun, casual league and always welcome new players.

Check out our website at Stats Man Rick Davis is our excellent webmaster and also crunches all the numbers and arranges the flights. If you make up a round, email your score to Rick at

The Covid Curse robbed us last year, but we’re back at it on April 6. Look forward to seeing new and old friends. As an added bonus, all golfers have a free mulligan on the first hole drive on opening day.

Joe Wilmers, League President

New members are always welcome. Look forward to seeing you in April.

The following are confirmed as returning for the 2021 Season:

  • Jim Bukowski
  • Denny Burger
  • Rick Davis
  • Lou Deblasio
  • Carl Grueninger
  • George Henshaw
  • Dennis Kombrinck
  • David Koster
  • Gary Lind
  • Doug Sawan
  • Dave Shumaker
  • Jim Thompson
  • Joe Wilmers
  • Tony Brown
  • Dave “Busta” Snyder
  • Todd Hall
  • Gayle Wynn
  • Josh Nelson
  • Maggie Bertke Nelson
  • Michelle Brown
  • Paul Andrews
  • Joe Del Prince
  • Dave Case
  • Erin Kenney
  • Megan Kenney
  • David Roth
  • Doug Toler