It’s February 8th, we are passed the holidays, past the Super Bowl and now its time to look forward to some warm weather…… I don’t know how long that is going to take to get here but we can at least plan for what we want to do when it gets here. As most of you know and have met we hired a new golf professional, Zach Dryer, thanks to all who came out to the meet and greet last week. We have been working on plans for the 2018 golf season, including the schedule of events for Men’s/Women’s/Juniors/ PGA Junior League those will be up on the website any day now. Zach is going to put together Women’s clinics, for the spring which we hope you all will participate in, it will start in March. We are excited to have a relationship with the Golf School of Indiana at Prairie View Golf Club, if you want to get fit for clubs or putters or just scratch the itch. Please let us know if you would like to go down and hit some of the newest equipment on the market. We will have a member-fitting day on Saturday March 17th from 11A-5P.
The golf course got some work late in the fall, Duke was able to re-sod the fairway areas on 9,11 and 13 that were damaged by rainfall, also finished sodding the remainder of the new tee boxes. Also we have enough fill to fix the bunker, water mess to the right of #18 fairway, that project will be finished sometime by late spring.
Save the date, we are putting together a member trip to Victoria National in Evansville, Indiana for April 5th-7th, we are still working on pricing for the trip and hope to put that together sometime next week.
The interclub tournaments this year will have a new twist, we will do a 4 club interclub tournament. It will rotate between ACC, Ulen CC in Lebanon, Hillview in Franklin, IN, and Dye’s Walk in Greenwood, IN. We will host the first event on Wednesday April 25th. This is on the schedule. It is also our turn to host the reciprocal interclub tournament which was hosted last year by Kokomo CC, I am working to get a date for that.
This year in the pro shop we will carry a wide array of products and a few new things. Hard goods we will focus on Callaway, TaylorMade, and Titleist. Under Armour, Puma, Fennec, Donald Ross, Antigua, Columbia outerwear, and Adidas will be prominent in the shop. We also have a few smaller accessory lines that will be new, including Black Clover headwear and CMC custom accessories. We will carry 3 footwear lines, Adidas, Puma and Ecco. Ecco is new this season and is a very comfortable shoe, excellent if you like to walk. Things should start arriving around 3/1/18.
I hope to have more information for you as we get closer to golf season. Zach is in the shop during the week preparing for the season if you get a chance to stop by please do so.