Saturday, October 3, 2015

Arbor Day

The Arbor Day "Street fight" has become a fall tradition at Forest Lake.  This event brings together friends and families to compete as rivals, as they represent their Alma Mater in a modified scramble event.  The main goal, to raise funds for future tree and beautification projects on the golf course.  The traditional colleges of MSU, Michigan and Notre Dame fielded teams, and this year Ohio State entered the competition.
        The field this year consisted of 66 players, dressed in their respective game day colors ready to win the major prize.  The winning team flies their team flag for 1 week on FLCC's flag pole, bragging rights, as well as a leaf on the memorial tree signifying their victory in FLCC's history. As shown in the picture on the right, tradition allows all teams to fly their flag during the event before a champion is named.

        After enjoying a great fall day on the golf course, competitors enjoyed an awesome outdoor barbecue while the golf professionals tabulated scorecards to see who this years winner would be.  With great anticipation there was 1 school that was the clear cut winner.  Congratulations to this years Arbor Day champions, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! The Notre Dame team has been strong over the last 5 years winning the event 3 times.  Final Scoring: Notre Dame 59, MSU 61, Michigan 61, and Ohio State 64.

     The Greens Committee would like to thank all participants who attended this years event.  Everyone who was involved thoroughly enjoyed, from the comradery, golf course, barbecue, and the suspense in watching the scoreboards to determine a victor.  During the late fall of this year, the greens crew will be planting new trees in strategic areas on the property.  Events like Arbor Day help us reinvest into the property, improving it for future generations.