Golf season is getting closer.
Good afternoon everyone!! I hope you have gotten to come out and try some of our new stuff on the feature and dinner menu. So far the Stir Fry is an absolute hit, delicious. Some of the other items that are spot on are Black and Bleu Salad, Jamaican Wings, and the Spaghetti and Meatballs. Come check the new items out we think you will like them.
Brendan and myself should have the schedule of events out by the first part of February we are adding a few events to the Men's and Ladies schedules that I think will be great additions to the club. Some of those events are a Ladies Choice tournament, Indian Cup which is a Ryder Cup Style event, and a couple of other TBA's We will do a schedule reveal party sometime in February..stay tuned.
PGA Show next week for me I will report on some new and exciting things from the golf world!!
Opening up tomorrow!
Good afternoon everyone, I am looking forward to opening back up tomorrow. During our shutdown we have gotten quite a lot of things accomplished. I will go over those and we also have new menus that we are rolling out tomorrow. We have a lot to look forward to this year and I am looking forward to it.
First, I want to say a big thanks to Element 212, Tammy and Todd Rimer, for the amazing work they have done on our new website. I am wanting to launch this new website very soon (this week or next) so you all can take a look around. It will be evolving like any project, but I think it will be a great representation of our club for the internet world.
We have a new structure to our dining menus starting on Tuesday January 17th. We will still have a lunch and dinner menu like normal and we are still committed to changing those on a quarterly basis; however we are introducing a feature menu. It will be a one-page feature menu that will change out every 2-3 weeks and will allow our chefs to be creative to provide alternative eating options. The feature menu will have apps, salad, sandwiches and entree's. For example one of the entree's on the new feature menu will be Whiskey Chicken: pan seared chicken with sautéed mushrooms & a whiskey cream sauce.
I am going to be visiting the PGA Merchandise Show on January 25th. I will take some pictures and share them on our Facebook page. I also will have an article about my experience there and what new fun stuff is coming to the world of golf. Tune in to live coverage from the PGA Merchandise Show on the Golf Channel all week for more information on the show.
We have successfully moved the Wine Room across the hall during shutdown; no wine bottles were harmed during the move. This will allow us more space for lockers Wine Club is a popular activity at Anderson Country Club. If you are interested in joining please email us.
That is all for now I look forward to 2017 and seeing you all in the next few weeks.
Brian Garrett, PGA
Happy New Year!!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful time with their families over the past couple of weeks. We are at the start of our shutdown period here at the club. We are doing some annual maintenance that needs to be taken care of. We are working on taking out some dead trees on the golf course, most notably the tree left of #4 fairway and behind # 8 green. It is dead and will be coming down soon. We also will be doing some tree trimming on holes #7 and #2. For those of you who I have spoken with about these holes know how I feel about trees in the way of your line of play. Hopefully we will be able to play #7 from the back tee more often in 2017.
We are adding some events to the calendar for the 1st quarter. Most notably we will have a Super Bowl Sunday Brunch on February 5th from 11 to 2 PM. Get your Super Bowl Sunday started off on the right foot with a good meal, menu will be announced. We are also having our first Wine Tasting on Friday February 3rd details will come shortly on that event as well.
On Tuesday January 31st we will have a Men's Twilight Open Forum held in the bar area, we will have 1/2 price appetizers. The agenda for this event is simple we want to hear feedback on Twilight League and some of our plans for 2017. This is your opportunity to share your feedback, have fellowship with other members.
I will be headed to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando on January 24th-25th. I will be checking out new product and sharing that on social media you may follow Anderson Country Club on Instagram at @andersoncountryclub or simply like our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/andersoncountryclub/
We are working towards a couple of technology upgrades with our billing, and a brand new website. I will write about those later in the week. Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Callaway coming to ACC!
Good afternoon all, I don't know about you but it has been a couple of weeks since I have played and I am ready to go again. I can deal with about a month's worth of winter weather before I start to get cranky about not playing golf and being outside. So since I have no other choice but to sit here and deal with the weather I satisfy my golf cravings by learning about new golf equipment. This week Brendan and I met with Callaway Golf and learned about some of their new products that are coming onto the market. This coming year you will see more of a Callaway presence in our shop. Brendan will be on staff with Callaway, we will also have a couple of demo days to support with fitting. They have a couple of products coming onto the market that could be real movers. Firstly, the Callaway Chrome Soft franchise adds to its line up with the Callaway Chrome Soft X, this ball will play a bit firmer than the current Chrome Soft with a bit less spin. Most tour players are playing this ball and now it will be available to the masses. This is a great alternative option to other higher priced Tour balls at $39.99 per dozen. Secondly, the Callaway Epic and Epic Subzero is what Callaway is touting as "gamechanging technology" specifically in the driver the Epic and Epic Subzero are built around "jailbreak" technology that help keep the crown and the sole of the club connected during impact, this will lead to more ball speed. SubZero is the low spin, pear profile version, and the Epic has the adjustability in the sole with weights to help with ball flight. the Epic and Epic SZ will retail at $499.99. If you would like to learn more about these products please give me a call or stop by. Next week I will cover TaylorMade's 2017 product line.
New Tee Box construction is progressing.
As the weather turns to awful we wanted to keep you updated on our little project of adding tee boxes throughout the golf course. Duke and his crew have placed 6 new forward tee boxes on the golf course. This will accomplish getting our ladies par back to 72. The forward tee which will be yellow will play around 4900 yards. The "gold" tee will now be green in color and will play around 5500 yards. White will play around 6300 yards and the blue at 6605. We will have new scorecards printed early in 2017 however we won't be able to print the course rating and slope on them until the course gets re-rated early in the spring. Our goal is simple to make the golf course more enjoyable from our forward tees. We will request that all 4 tees are rated for men, and the forward 2 tees rated for women. This will allow super-seniors to post scores from the forward tee if they play from there.
The new tee are placed strategically around the golf course #2 will have a new box at about 115 yards which is in front of the approach. #4 will have a new tee box on the left side rough which will make the hole play straighter and shorter (255 yards) from the forward tees and also make it a par 4. #11 will get a new tee box in the right rough straighten that hole from the forward tees it will play 220 yards. #12 will have a new box on the left side of the rough that will play 280 yards and a par 4 which is 100 yards shorter than where the forward tee was. #16 will have a new box shortening the hole to 430 yards from 465, and finally #17 will have a new box at 95 yards to the middle of the green.
There were some errors on the current scorecard on yardage. For example, #4 is 344 from the gold tee box instead of 407. #13 forward tee box actually measures at 275 as opposed to 328. #16 Gold tee boxes measure at 485 instead of 505. Some of these will be inconsequential due to the new placement of tee boxes however I am not sure if the course was rated initially on these yardages or not.
Another change we will be making as a club rule will be the ditch on #5. We had some success in our club events this year with a local rule that states. "any second shot that falls within the hazard on #5 the player as an option may proceed to a drop zone located to the right of the cart path on the other side of the hazard with the penalty of 1 shot" this will be a club rule going forward for the 2017 season. The idea here is to not punish those who have a hard time clearing the hazard with their second shot. It will also help the pace of play. It is a rule that we believe will benefit all players and our club.
I will keep you up to date on what the changes to the golf course will mean to course handicaps and such as we get closer to spring time. We won't know exactly what to expect until the course gets re-rated. If you have any questions or want to see the new scorecard yardages feel free to give me an email or call.
Good afternoon, I hope you are all enjoying this fine fall weather we have had over the last couple of days. I hope fall is very good to us. I want to announce a new menu as promised we would revise a menu each quarter and there are some cool things on this menu you should try.
My favorites so far are the Chicago Beef sandwich it is served on a Ciabatta bread with roast beef and provolone melted in. It also comes with Au Jus sauce for dipping and a side of Giardiniera. The bone-in chicken wings are hearty!! My favorite sauce is the buffalo and BBQ, it also comes with Caesar and hot sauce.
We have gotten good compliments on the Italian Grinder, and the Chicken Cordon Bleu Salad. Taco Salad, Cranberry Turkey Sandwich, and Smoked Ruben Sandwich makes it's way back on to the menu.
Dinner Entrees that are new are Crab Cakes, Smoked Chicken Ravioli, Grilled Salmon served with a pumpkin risotto. Steak Oscar is new with an 8 oz. Filet, parmesean risotto, and asparagus with Hollandaise sauce.
Don't forget to make your Brunch Reservations for Sunday, excited that you all are willing to support our monthly brunches I am looking forward to having one each month for the foreseeable future.
Thanks again for your support,