March is a very exciting time for the club. The renovations have been completed with only some polishing and finishing touches to go. The rearranging of the bag room has also been completed which should allow us to better serve the members when staging bags for play and for cleaning clubs after your rounds. The addition of the pump house will allow for aerating of the greens to happen nearly six weeks earlier than what we could previously attempt. All of these improvements help us to achieve the goal of providing an exceptional experience for everyone that uses the facility.
I am looking forward to the upcoming social events we hold at the club as we wait for the weather to break. The wine tasting and St. Patrick’s beer tasting are great opportunities to expand your knowledge of premium adult beverages while taking in the beautiful newly renovated ball room. Please call to get the most up to date information on these events and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get information on course conditions, frost delays and reminders for upcoming events.
The Professional staff returns in full force this month to finalize the player development programs (clinics and lessons) we will be running throughout the year. The arrival of our spring orders will begin late this month and continue into early April. We also look forward to having Tim back to oversee the Men’s and Ladies’ locker rooms. He is available to keep you looking your best on and off the course with shoe strecthing, polishing, cleaning, and re-spiking.
Kyle has added to the services we are providing with your bag storage. Over the last month he has updated the bag tag information of every bag in storage and he has added shaft labels with the member’s name, club name, and club phone number. If you would like to have shaft labels printed and put on your clubs, please contact the golf shop. If you have bag storage, this service is included and we will get them on all your clubs when you sign up or bring your bag back to store.
The Bandits will have their Spring meeting and golf event (weather permitting) April 3rd. We will be meeting in the Grille Room at 9:00AM for breakfast and to vote on some ideas for the Bandit’s season. We ask that you call the golf shop to let us know you will be attending and if you plan to golf. This will help chef know about how many to expect and help the professional staff stage a great kickoff event for 2015.
Our Fitting Days have also been scheduled. I am waiting to hear back from a couple companies but we already have Cobra, Ping and Cleveland confirmed for May 2nd 1:00-5:00. We also have Callaway, TaylorMade and TourEdge coming on May 3rd from 1:00-5:00. Please call to schedule a time with one of the professional staff to take advantage of our free clubfittings. This event is open to Members and non-members, so if you have friends that are looking to make changes to their equipment this is a great opportunity. We are setting aside half hour blocks to make sure we get the right equipment for you to have your best season yet.
The 2015 Lone Pine Cup, Men’s Opening Day, Ladies Rules Clinic, and Ladies Spring Mixer sign ups are posted in the Ladies Locker Room or Golf Shop respectively. The participation last year was outstanding and I look forward to seeing you all at the club’s 2015 events.
We are here to provide you with an exceptional experience in all areas of the club. Using the bag drop, Locker Room, and bag storage will help us to provide you with “The Lone Pine Experience”. We appreciate the time you choose to spend with us and we want to show our appreciation through the service we provide.
Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you at the club.
J.R. Pond, PGA