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Sidney Country Club Offers Great Golfing, Dining Experience


PGA Professional Ryan Troxel, left, chef Kirsten Traylor and general manager Jason Lamb invite everyone to stop by Sidney Country Club for a round of golf and a tasty meal.

The faces may have changed at Sidney Country Club but the commitment to providing a superior country club experience has not.

Jason Lamb began duties as general manager in December 2014 after being the golf course superintendent since February of 2009 and the assistant general manager for the past 2 or 3 years. He is excited about the new staff and the 2015 golfing season. Lamb's focus is to provide the customer and the club with excellent service. He does not plan on making any major changes, but wants to keep the club running smoothly as in the past.

PGA professional Ryan Troxel came to SCC from Billings where he was the pro/general manager at Eagle Rock Golf course for the past 2½ years. Prior to Billings, he was at Laurel Golf Course and Lake Okoboji. He is pleased to be at SCC, saying it is a great golf course with extremely nice facilities. He plans to bring in some of his past experiences at previous positions and apply them here where they will benefit the club. Troxel, his wife and two daughters ages 6 and 3 are excited to be a part of the Sidney community and look forward to getting acquainted with everyone.

Kirsten "Kat" Traylor is the new chef at The Fringe, located at SCC. Originally from Germany, Traylor came to Sidney from South Carolina where she was a sous chef for nine years. She started her duties in November 2014. She invites everyone to try out The Fringe for a great dining experience.

Lots of course improvements were made last fall so the grounds are ready and SCC is open for business. Even though the popular men's Thursday night golf league is full, golfing opportunities are endless. Sign up weekly for 2 man best ball on Mondays, ladies golf Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings, seniors Tuesday afternoons and couples golf on Fridays. Or just call the pro shop for a tee time.

Sign-ups have started for Junior golf which begins Wednesday, June 3.Troxel has extensive experience with junior programs and plans to apply that to the existing program in Sidney. Registration forms are available on line or at the pro shop.

All the regular tournaments have been scheduled for the season, including the new Matt Brenner Memorial tournament which started last year. The August 15 event provides scholarships for Sidney students to attend the University of Montana. The entire staff is excited to host the State A Golf Tournament in October.

The SCC pro shop is fully stocked with a number of popular brand name clubs, accessories, clothing and footwear. Troxel also offers club fitting.

For those who would like to learn the game of golf, or improve their skill set, lessons are available. Troxel is an advanced certified impact zone golf instructor while Colleen Rau also offers lessons.

The Fringe offers a great dining experience for members and the public. Enjoy lunch Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm. Tuesday and Thursday lunches feature an extensive buffet. Fine dining is offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, while bar style food is available during the day and anytime on weekends. Traylor is also considering offering bar food during the evenings Sunday – Wednesday.

Catering is available at your suitable location with menus from simple to elegant, and liquor as requested. Or book your party at the club. They will be delighted to serve you.

Check out for current schedules, membership applications, jr. golf registration, tournament information, news from The Fringe, and more.

Sidney Country Club is located at 2250 West Holly, Sidney, MT. Call the pro shop at 406-433-1894 or The Fringe at 433-7460. Better yet, stop out and meet all the new people and enjoy a memorable meal or a great game of golf.


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