From the Pro

From the Pro

Ready or not, here it comes! Winter season is upon us. Cold weather, shorter days, frost delays, and dare I say it…SNOW!

Speaking of frost delays, we have had some questions about how they work. First off, we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature when it comes to how long they last. Typically, once the sun hits the grass, it takes about 5 minutes for the frost to melt off depending on how thick it is. Our goal is to protect the golf course. However, we will do everything we can to get you on the course ASAP. Once the frost has lifted, we will start with the first tee time and go in order. If you had the first tee time of the day, you do not lose your time as some have suggested. You will be the first off when the frost clears. When you call to see how long the delay is, we will do our best to give you an estimated time. These times can change based on who shows up to play.

 

The 2018 Golf Shop Holiday Sip & Shop Sale is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th and will go from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. There will be free appetizers and drinks provided while you shop. We will have pre-wrapped Christmas baskets for the golf lovers on your Christmas list as well as special pricing and a chance to spin our Wheel of Deals with up to 50% off your entire purchase. This is also a great chance to see some of the new winter product Kathy has brought in. There is some great new Peter Millar, FootJoy, Levelwear, and many others, all at the best prices in town. Get all your Christmas shopping done in 1 place.

 

Hours of operation will be changing a few times over the next couple of months. With daylight savings ending on Sunday, November 4th, the Golf Shop will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning on Tuesday the 6th. On November 27th, it will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We will also have limited hours on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. Weather permitting; we will have a 10:00 shotgun on both of those days with the club closing at 3:00 so that our employees can spend the rest of the day with their families. The Club will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

 

As a reminder, all Credit Book expires on December 31st. If you aren’t sure how much you have available, please feel free to call us. We will send out a few more reminders as we get closer to the end of the year.

 

For those of you who like to stay on top of your game through the winter, we are planning to set up the indoor hitting bay sometime the first two weeks of December and will keep it up through the middle to end of March. We will again have the launch monitor set up and you can always schedule lessons with any of the staff Pro’s.

 

If you still have Pre-Paid Guest Passes, don’t forget that they expire March 31st of 2019. Depending on the weather, there may be limited days left to get those used up.

 

On a final note, we have hired a new Assistant/Teaching Golf Professional. He will be starting the week after Thanksgiving. Look for more information to come in the near future.

 

A safe and Happy Holidays to all of you!!!

 

Did you Know?

Some of the 2019 changes:

Did you know that until 1984, when dropping a ball, you had to do backwards over your shoulder? Then it was from shoulder height. In 2019, it will be from knee height. And, if you forget and drop from shoulder height out of habit, don’t worry, you just pick it up again and drop it properly.

Currently, if your ball hits you or your equipment, there is a 1 stroke penalty. In 2019, that will no longer be the case as long as it was by accident and not used as a means to stop your ball.

How about the dreaded double hit? Not that it’s ever happened to any of us. Until now, you would incur a 1 stroke penalty for the double hit. In 2019, there is no longer a penalty. It will count as just 1 stroke.