Thursday, November 29, 2012

Know what makes these people happy?

Well, they are rocking some sweet Christmas garb for one. They are also celebrating the fact that they can sport their festive-wear while playing golf....on regular greens.
That's right, we will keep eighteen holes open on regular greens through the weekend.
We see the forecast as an opportunity to show the membership our appreciation.
We will remain open as the weather allows and will not close simply based on the calendar. I will keep you updated as we monitor the forecast closely to determine the date we will go to temporary greens.
Just to say you golfed December 1 is pretty cool, come on out!
Christmas sweater golf event anyone?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Throw out the "anchor"

We knew it was a matter of time, and today the USGA along with the R&A announced proposed rule change 14-1b.  

Just kidding........ rule 14-1b will "prohibit strokes made with the club or a hand gripping the club intentionally held directly against the player's body, or with a forearm intentionally held against the body to establish an anchor point that indirectly anchors the club."
I personally applaud the governing bodies of golf for this decision, which preserves the nature and tradition of the game.  Now if they will do something about the distance race (guys, are you listening?).
The proposed rule would not make such equipment illegal, just prohibits the anchoring of such a device. Check out this video to see if you will be cheating in 2016, http://usga/anchoring.  
This proposed rule would not take effect until January 01, 2016, so there is plenty of time to take up the practice, win a ton of dough from your friends, then struggle horrifically when you have to give it up in three years.
Anyone want to buy a slightly used long putter?

Sent from Erwin's phone, please excuse grammar and punctuation.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cross country update

The cross country event on Friday will be a ten o'clock shotgun. Weather forecast says high of 41 with 16 MPH winds. The temp at projected tee off is 38. This is truly a test of endurance. Not that I am advocating drinking before noon, but Irish coffee may be available prior to tee off.
Soil temperatures are approaching freezing overnight. Expect long delays Saturday and Sunday as we wait for green profiles to thaw. This could be the last weekend for play on the greens.
Have a great thanksgiving,

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cross country / true closing scramble

Sad, but true...
It looks like the cross country event (scheduled for Friday), will be the true closing scramble for play on regular greens. The forecast, mild for now, takes a devious turn for frigid temperatures Saturday and beyond.
We are preparing the temporary greens, so we can always get a winter fix.
The cross country is a wonderful, fun, and adventurous event. Make sure you sign up, teams will be drawn Thursday afternoon, so call the proshop today!
I have some delightful tricks up my sleeve,

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Good news, better news

There is progress being made in the clubhouse upgrades. The club project is really looking nice.
The extended forecast looks like we will keep greens open for a week or two yet. We close the greens and open temporary greens as the soil begins to freeze and does not thaw completely through the profile.
I will let you know when the forecast is such that it looks like we will be on temporary green for the remainder of the season.
Come and take a peek,

Friday, November 9, 2012

Here we go again

We are very busy around the club.
Several improvements are being made to the clubs interior. I can't wait to show you the new and improved clubhouse!
Just a reminder, the bathrooms have been winterized. Please keep this in mind as you venture out this weekend.
If the rain stays away, we should have some good golfing weather.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Men's grill demolition

Work will begin in this entrance today, and it will be closed! Anyone who tries to enter will be devoured by this angry dog. Just kidding, the door will be locked.
We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please use the main entrance or the office doors located at the north end of the building.
Expect frost delays this weekend and clocks go back Saturday night,