The season is halfway over, so time for some updates!
Upcoming Event Registration
Mid-season Stats Update
The RDU Masters
Golfer Profile: Scott VanderMeer
Upcoming Event Registration
The final batch of events will be opening for registration soon, so mark your calendars!
Wednesday, June 29th @ 7pm
Mid South Club, Southern Pines
Sun, August 14th
Mill Creek, Mebane
Sat, August 17th
Pine Hollow, Clayton
Sat, September 17th
All golfers will be receiving a RDUgolf Tour gift!
Major events and private courses requiring registering for at least 1 other regular season event; this is to hedge off people attempting to only use the league for access to private or discounted rounds
Mid-Season Stats Update
It’s hard to believe that the season is more than halfway over!
I’m a numbers nerd and I love some stats, so enjoy!
So far, 213 different golfers have registered for events.
This already surpasses the 2021 total of 156 golfers
Congrats to Kurt Hayward and John Gagliano for being 1st in the Net and Gross leaderboards.
With 2 majors, 4 regular season, and 1 championship event left, the league title is still anyone’s game!
The RDU Masters
at Bentwinds Country Club
The 2nd Major of the year has been lovingly dubbed The RDU Masters
Bentwinds Country Club provides incredibly plush conditions, an enjoyable layout which requires forethought and execution, and a field of golfers trying to make a splash and claim the coveted Green Polo!
This “Golfers Profile” series will dig deeper into a community member each newsletter!
Scott may be noticeable as the 7′ blond at every event, but his personality and heart are the biggest things about him.
Since day-1 of the Tour, Scott has been a huge part of our community and is one of the most approachable people! Although Scott is newer to golf, as a former professional athlete he has found enjoyment in putting in the work and growing his game while never settling!
Scott Vander Meer, 36 years old. 12.5 handicap.
Best score: 82 (29 in mini-golf though!)
Dream Golf Trip & Dream Golf Group:
For me, it is not really about the golf course, but the people I am with and how much fun we’re having! Pebble Beach and Augusta look fun.
Tiger, Phil, Michael Jordan. Chalres Barkley would be hilarious too
Who They Are:
I am someone that knows how to be serious when it’s business time, but knows how to let loose when it’s time for fun; My employees know me as “Mr Serious”, but friends me as a huge jokester.
While playing collegiate basketball, I obtained by business degree in 3 years and a 4-year MBA in 1.5 at University of Illinois – Chicago.
After graduating, I started a VC firm investing in healthcare companies; starting with $0 and growing it to $10million in profits in 4 years.
I did all of that while playing Pro Basketball for 5 years in 10 countries, winning 5 league championships .
I now build different type of Cancer companies with my Privat Equity firm Infusion 51a (www.Infusion51a.com)
My goal is to run a billion dollar investment fund!
My Golf Story:
Golf used to be a 3-5x a year event just used to spend bonding time with my dad back in Chicago. I hated golf, but enjoyed time with my father.
After my pro basketball career ended, I became addicted to work and gained 150 lbs; so when relocating from Chicago to North Carolina3 years ago I decided to regain an active lifestyle; part of that being golf.
Stepping into the game got me addicted and now I won’t stop until I’m the best golfer I can be. (director note: A true competitive athlete right here!)
As always, we celebrate with our golfers on and off the course!
Brookfileds Indoor Golf & Lounge: 1 year of business!
TJ Mancuso: Albatross
Evan Boyer: New personal best – 62 @ Hope Valley
Jeramiah Graves: New personal best – 68 @ UNC Finley
Luke Barbour: 1st hole-out Eagle. Tobacco Road, hole 15 from 135
Alex Brownlee: New personal best – 77 @ RGA
Jonathan Bettenhausen: Hole-in-one
Drew Welch: Hole-in-one
Jacob Van Leeuwen: Graduated Pharmacy school
Andrew Vahn: Graduated Nursing School
Rosh Taheri: New baby
Billy Richards: Got married
New Jobs: Tyler Fowler, Craig Walton
New House: Tyler Fowler, Evan Atherton, Shane Williams
As always, thank you for being a part of the RDUgolf Tour!
All of the interest and excitement around the league has been incredibly rewarding!