Two More Aces at CrossRoads
[Published by the Foster County
Two Carrington golfers each scored a
hole-in-one at CrossRoads Golf Club last week.
On Wednesday, August
10, Brad Skytland aced the par 3, 193-yard, hole number 17 with a 6
Witnesses were Brian
Duchscherer and Dave Koland.
Alan Willyard, after
30 years of golfing, scored his first ace on Thursday, August 11 on
hole number 12.
His shot came on the
par 3, 130-yard hole while golfing with Olaf Ringerud and Bill Zink.
The two last week,
combined with a couple earlier in the year, make four aces on the
local 18 for the 2011 golf season.
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Veteran's Day - November 11, 2015
Lorraine Schroeder - WWII vet - being applauded by
CrossRoads clubhouse was filled on Veteran's Day with the local
community honoring men and women who have served in the armed
services. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Auxiliary provided a huge luncheon which served around
200 people. Special guests were three WWII veterans who live in the
local area: Roland "Pete" Peterson, Lorraine Schroeder and Adam
Malinski. (Some of you might remember that Pete made a hole-in-one
here at CrossRoads a few years ago - an exciting event for all of
us!) We just want to send out our best wishes and thanks to all the
men and women who have served our country... and thanks to those of
you who spent part of your special day here at CrossRoads.
MESSAGE from SUE
FANGMAN - Manager of CrossRoads
October 28, 2015
Hello to All Club Members,
We hope to see you here at CrossRoads for our annual
club meeting on Wednesday, November 4th. We will start
with a social gathering and visiting at 5 p.m., followed
by dinner at 6 o'clock. At the meeting which follows, we
will elect our new board members for the coming year.
We look forward to seeing you on the 4th!
September 16, 2015
Good Afternoon! Just a few things...
1. Senior golf on Tuesdays will now start @ 11:00.
2. Glow Ball is on Saturday. It will start at 5:00 with
golf on the
back 9. After golfing the back 9, they will have a bite
starting the front 9 in the dark. This is the last
golfing event of
3. The Annual Meeting
has been set for November 4th. Social hour will
begin at 5:00, dinner @ 6:00 with the meeting to
follow. We are looking for people to run for the
board. We need to replace 3 out-going board members.
If this is something that you would like to do,
contact any board member or myself to be placed on
4. CONGRATULTIONS to Bob
Liudahl on his hole-in-one on Wednesday. It was on
hole #8, with a 6 iron. Witnesses were Jeff
Ellingson and Jake Jacobson.
Have a great weekend,
August 14, 2015
It's a HOT one outside again!
1. The Ladies City Tournament was held on
Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
Ten ladies participated. Winning the First flight
was Michelle Rexin
with a score of 73. Second place went to Kari
Smith with a score of
85. In the second flight, taking first was Sue Wolsky
with a score of
99. Second place finisher was Jen Whitman with a
score of 104. Prize
money was paid out to the first two finishers in each
to all who partipated. Congratulations!
2. The Men's City Tournament was held on
Thursday, August 13. There
were 22 participants. Winning the Champion Flight
was Brock Simonson
with a Gross Score of 71. Taking second place in
the champion division
was Brian Duchscherer with a score of 73. In
flight one the winner was
Jordan Wolf and taking second was Dan Miller. Both
had scores of 79. A
tie-breaker was done with Jordan taking first. In
the Second flight,
there was a tie once again between Red Skytland and John
the tie breaker, Red Skytland came out as the winner.
Prize money was
paid out to the first two finishers in each flight.
Thanks to all who
3. Saturday, August 15, is the Iron Man Par
3 Tournament. There are
still openings for the tournament. Just 3 people
are needed for a
team. All proceeds go to the Carrington Youth
Center. Shotgun start is
Easton and Carrington Youth Center
THE IRON MAN 33
Charity Par 3 Challenge
Saturday, August 15 @ 1:33 pm
CrossRoads Golf Club
The Iron Man 33 is a 3 person, best ball par 3
challenge. Be prepared to hit approach shots you have
never hit before! Short shots, long shots blind looks,
tough pins, easy pins, and unfamiliar angles await the
players. The team that can withstand the challenge
unscathed will be crowned the Iron Man 33 Team of 2015!
* 3 person teams--Teams take their single best score for
each par 3
* $40 per person entry fee-- bring 3 non-perishable food
items for $30 entry fee
* Shotgun Start--2 threesomes per hole
* Smoked Brisket BBQ supper will follow the tournament
* All proceed donated to Carrington Youth Center and
their 2015 projects
* Prizes for winners and raffles will follow
To register, contact Brock Simonson at (701) 537-4061 or
July - 2015
We just found out that Deuces Wild Dueling
Pianos will be back at CrossRoads again next year on April 1st.
If you didn't have a chance to get to their performance earlier this
year on CrossRoads Night Out, you missed a GREAT show! Take a
look at some of the photos from that night. As you can see,
they got the audience involved from the moment they stepped on stage
until the very end of the show. Everyone had an awesome time!
Just a few Things to mention:
1. Saturday there is a wedding at the clubhouse. The event starts at 7:00.
2. Monday is Senior Skins. It starts @ 9:30. So come with your 4-some and join in on the fun.
3. Wednesday, August 6th is the Ladies Invitational. Tee off time is 11:00.
4. Ladies City Tournament is August 13th.
5. Men's City Tournament is August 14th. More details to follow.
6. The Iron Man 33, a Par 3 Challenge, will be held Monday, August 18, @ 1:33 pm at CrossRoads. The Iron man 33 is a 3 person, best ball par 3 challenge. Be prepared to hit approach shots you have never hit before!. Short shots, long shots, blind shots, tough pins, easy pins, and unfamiliar angles await the players. The team that can withstand the challenge unscathed will be crowned the Iron Man 33 Team of 2014!
* 3 person teams--Teams take their single best score for each par 3
* $40 per person entry fee---bring 3 non-perishable food items for a $30 entry fee
* Shotgun start---2 threesomes per hole
* Smoked Brisker BBQ supper will follow the tournament
* All proceeds donated to Carrington's Daily Bread
* Prizes for winners and raffles will follow
* This event is presented by EATON and Carrington's Daily Bread
* To register, contact Brock Simonson @ (701) 537-4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The weather is awesome. Hope you get a chance to golf!
CHC Auxiliary Golf Scramble is July 11, 2014 [The Foster County
Independent: July 7, 2014 Issue]
Carrington Health Center Auxiliary
is planning a golf scramble for Friday, July 11 at CrossRoads Golf
Club in Carrington. This will be a four-person scramble with
registration at 12:00 noon and tee-off time of 1:00 p.m.
Registration includes golf, door prizes, evening meal, contests on
every hole and a hole-in-one contest on holes number 5 and number
The hole-in-one contest is sponsored by Bessette Motors of
Carrington. You will have the opportunity to win a car on hole
number 5 an $1,000 on number 12.
Sandwiches, drinks and other food items will be available to
Proceeds from this tournament will be used to purchase an i-STAT
system for the Carrington Health Center Lab Department. This system
offers a broad range of testing capabilities which will be used
primarily to perform Arterial Blood Gas testing (AGB). AGB values
are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of respiratory
It will also be used as a backup for the primary chemistry analyzer
during planned and unplanned downtimes.
For more information on the tournament, please call Mary Otto at
701-652-2476 and to reserve a cart please call CrossRoads Golf Club
Golf Unlimited Banquet - Mar. 29, 2014
Come and join us for CrossRoads Golf
Club's annual Golf Unlimited Banquet on Saturday, March 29th at the
Social hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by a prime rib supper at 6:30
Special entertainment for the evening will feature Jason Huneke,
comedian, magician, juggler from Minneapolis. Huneke has been a
headliner for Carnival Cruise Lines and has also been featured on
America's Got Talent.
Raffles and silent auction will be held throughout the evening with
winners announced at 9 p.m.
Hope to see you, so we can visit and talk about the exciting golf
season to come!
For information or tickets, contact Sue Fangman at Crossroads@daktel.com
or call 652-2601.
Fangman New House Manager at
(Foster County Independent - October
is the new manager at CrossRoads Golf Club clubhouse effective
Renee Johnson who retired after spending five years as manager in
addition to part-time employment at the club.
has been a part-time employee for two-and-a-half years, has spent
seven years in the community where she was employed by the
Carrington School District. She was a para-professional with
the Special Education program.
that, she taught braille in a high school system in St. Louis, MO
and also is a former LPN.
Fangman is working to complete the 2014 schedule at the club and
noted that several of the former tournaments have been booked along
with other new events and tournaments.
is filling up," she noted calling attention to the 10-year
anniversary of the club coming in July.
year, CrossRoads hosted over 25 golf events and a number of course
scrambles, receptions, luncheons, ladies' and men's nights and the
CHS prom dinner.
her goal this coming year is to "reach out to more and new golfers
to increase membership and play time on the course."
noted that the annual meeting of CrossRoads has been set for
November 21 and two retiring board member positions will be up for
in Carrington with her husband, Steve, who is employed at Dakota
Growers Pasta Company. They have two grown children and a
North Dakota Golf
Association's Three Man Best Ball Championship
(Link here to the NDGA's report.)
It looks like there is a pattern being set at
the North Dakota Golf Association's Three Man Best Ball
Championship. This year, Hole 17 had a Hole In One on it by Mark
Ohlhauser from the Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck. Last year, in
this 2012 event, Perry Piatz from the Oxbow Course in Fargo aced the
same hole. This time Perry witnessed the swing, but was not part of
the team. Mark's teammates were Paul Schauble and Brandon Wilkens
from the Riverwood Course in Bismarck.
This year 26 teams competed in this tournament. In the Gross
Division the first place team was N. Schaefer, M. Slominski, and M.
Norby. The second place winners were T. Skarperud, C. Skarperud, and
G Melhus. The Third Place team was M. Ohlhauser, P. Schable, and B.
In the Net Division the top placers were a Rugby team of R.
Bruggeman, B. MacAtee, and R. Deckert. Second place was the team of
G. Borho, J. Blada, and M. Pullen. Third place winners were E.
Aldinger, D. Frueh, and M. Baeth.
It was a great tournament and great exposure for the CrossRoads Golf
Course. We're looking forward to this Three Man event at CrossRoads
Randy Sondag Did It Again!
A Second Ace!
The August heat did
not scare Randy Sondag on Monday, August 26th, as he hit his second
hole-in-one! This time it was on hole 12 at 141 yards with an 8
iron. Last year it was on hole 8. The witnesses for the event were
Terri Sondag, Kevin Semmens, and Rich Myers. This is the 6th
hole-in-one this year. Randy's name will be placed on a plaque in
the clubhouse. Congratulations, Randy!
Wednesday, August 7th, was the CrossRoads Invitational Tournament.
Players were from Pingree, Jamestown, Bismarck, Steele, Garrison,
Douglas, Grand Forks, and Cando. The weather was outstanding and the
scores were even better!
A Bismarck team was the winner. The members were Cathy Janikowski,
Angie Uhlich, Julie Kuss, and Laurie Zacher. Second place winners
were Denise Harrington, Evie Skytland Kelly Morehart, and Lori
Fenley. The third place winners in the first flight were DeAnn
Finken, Tami Engel, Reva Palmer, and Mary Livingston.
In the second flight, the first place winners were Alice Williams,
Marlene Axtman, Deidra Brown, and Linda Christian. Second place was
the team of Cheryl Trapp, Christine Burchill, Audrey Thorton, and
Jill Bredahl. Third place was Dorothy White, Alice Fredrick, Teresa
Haag, and Jill Edinger.
Monetary prizes were awarded to the six teams and each hole had a
flower prize. Everyone received a door prize.
Renee Johnson stated that she would like to thank the members who
brought prizes and a special thank you to the organizers: Mary Otto,
Diane Larson, Judy Wolsky, Peggy Stern, Carol Rosenau, Evie Skytland,
Corlis Gudmundson, and all others who made the day a success. Also,
a thank you goes to Linda Burgaard and Bev Hafner who prepared the
It's great to have such talented people so supportive of CrossRoads!
Hole in One!
Nancy Palsgrove from Minneapolis! On August 6th she achieved the
fourth hole-in-one of the 2013 season at CrossRoads.
Nancy aced Hole 5 (155
yards) with a 5 wood... witnessed by Brian Boeshans, Kevin Allmaras
and Brock Simonson. Way to go, Nancy!
Golf Scramble - August 5,
On August 5th CrossRoads Golf Course had
another FUN club scramble on a beautiful day in Carrington.
A threesome of Josh Hardarva, Dominic Noname, and Brian Hauge won
the event with a 5 under. Second place winners were Kevin Ogren,
Jackie Ogren, Jon Friezen, and Steve Fangman. Third place winners
were David Park, Ken Bay, Justin Martin, and Bill Perius.
The big door prize of the night went to the Mo Nelson family... four
18 holes passes to the Valley City Country Club.
Longest drive prizes went to Randy Hagemeister and Noreen Barton.
Thanks everyone for a fun evening!
Event Winners - July 2, 2013
Two teams scrambled
for the win on Tuesday, July 2, at the CrossRoads Golf Course. Cards
then had to be matched and the outcome led to the team of Matt Vold,
Bruce Vold, and Don Frye being the winners. The second place team
was Les Gjerdevig, Ken Bay, Bill Perius, and Shane Schumann. Third
place winners were Steve Fangman, Jon Friezen, Kevin Ogren, and
The longest drive for men went to Ken Bay and the
longest drive for women went to Noreen Barton. The longest Putt
winner went to Bruce Vold. Door prizes went to Tucker Beumer, Kevin
Ogren, Chris Beach, and Shane Schumann. Nine teams completed in the
Give Results of 'Stener Open' Golf Tourney
Foster County Independent - July 1, 2013
"Stener Open" (SuperValu Foods) ninth annual golf tournament drew 84
golfers to CrossRoads Golf course on a beautiful Tuesday, June 18.
Results of the day are as follows:
1st place - Lori and Randy Fenley and Kelley and Randy Morehart of
2nd place - Jim Ryan, Terri Otto, Carrington; Ken Dillman, New
Rockford; Larry Walz, Jamestown.
3rd place - John, Erik and Nathan Collins, and Bruce Vold,
4th place - Sheri Hogenson, Eric Peterson, Fargo; Jack Nelson,
Bismarck; Randy Peterson, Carrington.
5th place - Barb and Ashley Hinrichs, Harvey; Jim Soderberg and Mike
11th place - Bill & Dave Johnson, Randy Capouch, Terry Beyer of
16th place - Les Gjerdevig, John Eklund, Bob Mendez, Duane Zqinger
1st place Low Gross: Matt Vold, Don Heinitz, Brock Simonson, Brian
Duchscherer of Carrington.
Closest to the Stake: Evi Skytland, Dorothy Fenske of Carrington,
Jim Solderberg, Fargo; Howard Schann, Harvey.
Longest Drive: Barb Hinrichs, Harvey; Matt Vold, Carrington
Closest to Pin (2nd shot): Kelly Morehart, Grand Forks; Ashley
Hinrichs, Harvey; Scott Sigette, Jamestown; Matt Vold, Carrington.
Longest Putt; Joyce Heinrich, Jamestown; Kelley Morehart, Grand
Forks; Bruce Vold, Carrington, Randy Morehart; Grand Forks.
Wrestling Club Sets Scramble at CrossRoads
Foster County Independent - June 17, 2013
Carrington Wrestling Club's first annual Golf Scramble will be
Saturday, June 29 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and shotgun start
at 10:30 a.m.
The event is a foursome scramble format, 36 team maximum with lunch
provided and cash prizes to top three teams.
Entry fee is $50 per person.
Hole sponsorship opportunities are available.
For team registration or sponsorship, call Brock Gussiaas at
AL LARSON MEMORIAL GOLF at CrossRoads
Foster County Independent - June 17, 2013
The Carrington Lions Club and Gate City Bank team up to sponsor the
"Al Larson Memorial" four person scramble on Friday, June 21 at
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 11:15 a.m.
Entry fee is $50 per person that includes green fees, prizes, lunch
Call Duane Zwinger at 652-1752 for more information (from the Foster
County Independent - 6/17/13)
Snow Aces Hole 17
Foster County Independent - June 17, 2013
Laurie Snow, Kensal, became just the third lady
to book an ace at CrossRoads Golf Club since its opening, and she
accomplished the shot last Wednesday, June 12.
Snow aced the 145-yard
hole number 17 using a five-wood. Witnesses were Marvae
Gussiaas and Matt Vold.
This is the second ace
this year. Tom Edland of McHenry aced number eight in May, and
the 35th hole-in-one at CrossRoads in its short history.
6th Annual Golf Scramble
Saturday, June 15th
Volunteer Fire Department and Harley's Place are sponsoring their
6th Annual Golf Tournament here at CrossRoads on Saturday, June
15th. There will be a raffle drawing for a golf cart and other
prizes right before the scramble starts. The weather
predictions are that it will be a beautiful day for golf!
Date Set for Farm-Merchant
Foster County Independent - May 27, 2013
Mark your calendars for the 26th annual
Farmer-Merchant Golf Day on Tuesday, June 11.
fun-filled day of free golf, food and prizes at CrossRoads Golf Club
under the sponsorship of the Carrington Area Chamber of Commerce and
Golf in the afternoon,
lunch and an evening scramble are planned with bingo for the
Edland's Ace - First of
Season at Crossroads
Foster County Independent -
May 27, 2013
McHenry, N.D., booked the first hole-in-one of the new
season at CrossRoads Golf Club, Carrington, last Thursday,
The ace came
on hole 8 playing 156 yards using a 6 iron.
Edland were Ken Flechtner, Todd Anderson and Red Skytland.
None of the four saw the ball roll into the hole because it
was raining, glasses were wet and it was going to be the
last hole of the day.
and Bingo at Crossroads Golf
Wednesday, April 10
Carrington Lions Annual Spaghetti
Supper and Bingo at Crossroads Golf. Serving 5:00 – 6:30 pm with
Bingo at 7 pm. Free will offering for spaghetti meal – funds to
benefit the Projector Fund for the CYC Theater. Bingo proceeds to go
to: Close-Up Students, City Library and Carrington Ambulance.
Men's Night at
CrossRoads - Thursday, March 21, 2013
Serving: 5:30-6:30pm - CrossRoads Clubhouse
We're are so looking forward to golf season! In
the meantime, men can enjoy steaks at Crossroads Men's Night -
starting on March 21st. Get together and discuss what a great season
you're going to have on our Crossroads greens.
Build It and They
Foster County Independent -
May 7, 2012
Editorial by Allen V. Stock
There's a phrase that comes out often, I think it was from a
movie long ago: "Build it and they will come."
phrase came to me the other day as I remembered back when
plans were first prepared for the CrossRoads Golf Club now
located north of the city. I sat on that original
committee and following meeting after meeting and year after
year, the new 18-hole course was developed.
they have come to play the course. From all over the
state, many other states and even foreign countries, golfers
have played the excellent facility located to the north.
Many, if not all, have commented on the excellent layout and
just how supreme are the fairways and greens.
of TLC and hard work each year by the grounds keepers and
manager have made this one of the finest in the state of
kinda' thought it would be nice when our committee first
made the plans, but I think now it has done more than
expected. And, it keeps growing with members and
"build it and they will come" idea has just turned into
another quote from the course that I think is a pretty good
public relations move by Manager Renae Johnson and the Board
like to call it: "Build it and we will come and get
you" is currently what's happening as the club has
contracted with a Minot bus company to load up golfers from
the Magic City and bring them east to CrossRoads.
very modest fee, the Minot golfers will get the
transportation, 18 holes of golf, a cart and lunch on
Friday, June 1.
importantly than the modest fee is that they will see one of
the finest 18 in North Dakota at CrossRoads.
after the flood last year, I think many will take advantage
of the deal and escape Minot for a day ... with hopes they
may just come back another day to enjoy the hospitality.
GOLFING GEM BEING
DISCOVERED IN CARRINGTON
September 13, 2011 - By: Ryan Cunningham
VALLEY CITY (NewsDakota.com)–In one of North Dakota’s small
towns, known as the “Central City”, a golfing gem is being
uncovered. The excavation of that gem has been rapid the
past two seasons.
There’s nothing small-town about Carrington’s Crossroads
Golf Course, and the state’s golf community has noticed. The
18-hole, par 72, 6,855 yard course has drawn the attention
of golfers that spend almost all of their time at the
biggest names in golf courses the state has to offer.
In 2011 alone, the course has hosted a full Eastern Dakota
Conference (EDC) boys meet, been named as a possible neutral
site for future EDC regional meets, and hosted the Class “A”
East-West crossover that involved 15 of the state’s 19 Class