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A another hole-in-one at the Langdon Country Club

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Posted on 9/10/16

By Jake Kulland

It’s been a year of firsts at the Langdon Country Club this golf season.  First off, yours truly and my partner Russ Stremick are in the Tuesday Men’s Golf League championship match, which will finally be played on Sept. 13 (Which also happens to be my birthday).  We will be playing clubhouse favorites Larry Geisen and Owen Berg in the title tilt.  It will certainly be a tall task, but we will be trying our level best.  Another first at the course is that three holes-in-one have now been shot.  The latest came on Sept. 6, when Marty Pengilly aced 150 yard Hole 2 with a 7-iron.  He now joins Chalmer Dettler and Daren Bachman in elite company this year.  This is the most holes-in-one that have ever been shot in one season in the history of the club.  All three came on the second hole. Congrats to all three, and it’s just a great and fun story.  And one reminder that Theresa Stewart and her crew is now done with Tuesday night suppers in the kitchen. However, the clubhouse will still be open for Tuesday Men’s Stag Night activities until around mid-October.  And for the next month or so, the club will feature cook your own steaks with baked potato, salad and a roll.  So the clubhouse will still be rolling, and open golf happens everyday now until closeup.  Also we are told the greens are in the best they’ve been all year, so get and enjoy some late season swings.

New information for Langdon-Munich Homecoming Week

The Langdon-Munich Cardinals football is on the road for their next two games at the Carrington and Rugby, but they look forward to their next home contest against Park River-Fordville-Lankin on Sept. 23.  That is the Cardinals Homecoming game, and fun activities will be happening all week long.  The schedule has changed quite a bit this year, due to many other activities that week.  The Homecoming parade, normally held on Monday, will now go on Friday, Sept. 23 at 2:00pm, with the route being the same as years past, lining up at the United Lutheran Church parking lot.  The parade will end up at the high school, with a pep rally to follow.  The King and Queen Coronation is now Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9:00am at the high school gym.  Dress up days and everyone else will run as usual.  It’s actually not a bad idea to have the parade the day of the game, as that is when the most alumni will be back, and makes the game more of an event.  If we hear anything else on Homecoming Week, we will let you know next week.

Here comes Vikings season

It’s been another unique couple of weeks, but our Minnesota Vikings are ready to kick off their season Sept. 11 at Tennessee. The Vikes have lost starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the season with a horrific knee injury, and just recently traded for Sam Bradford, a former number one overall pick.  With Teddy going down to close to the start of the regular season, it may take a week of two for the Vikes offense to get rolling.  Expect the team to lean heavily on its talented defense, and handing off to All-World running back Adrian Peterson.  You may see the Vikings winning games to 13-7 and 10-6 scores instead of shoot out type stuff.  I still believe they can have a good season playing that way, and we are all hoping they can get back to the playoffs this year.  Skol!

“See ya!” next week!

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