The View Point
"If I could have breakfast with that view every day, I would! The food is as good as the view - EXCELLENT! Thanks!" A. Rouse, Director of San Ramon, CA
May, 2015 Newsletter
We had a good turn out for the "Master’s Sweeps." Steve Hillman drew Henrik Stenson and came out on top with a score of 202. Dave Trevisan had Jordon Speith as his partner and they combined for a 206 total. Third place went to the team of Jean Rodgers and Zach Johnson. Forth place went to Susan St. John and Ryan Palmer. Each member who played in the sweeps was paired with a PGA Pro for the week-end. The member’s net score was combined with the Pro’s weekend total.
On Saturday, May 23rd, from 3 to 5 pm, we will be presenting an exciting, new way to enjoy our golf course, called "Whing Golf." It involves throwing your golf ball by hand or using a "Whinger" (a device used to "propel" your ball down the fairway and onto the green). Once on the green, you use your putter to stroke your ball into the hole.
This will be a nine hole, four player scramble format, with a 3pm shotgun start, so sign up ASAP as space is limited. Both members and their guests are welcome. Just bring your putter and a few balls; we will provide the "Whingers."
Come have some fun and receive a free drink on us.
An Update From The G.M.
During the first quarter of 2015, we completed the task of replacing every battery in every cart and made necessary cart repairs along the way. The golf cart fleet is in tip-top condition and ready for another year. We also purchased 2 new 4WD Utility Vehicles, ena-bling us to go out and work on the course, even if there is snow on ground. Our goal is provide as many playable days as possible for our membership. This photo captures our one day of snow this winter. We hope you have been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather this year. It is nice to see so many members out and about enjoying themselves.
Tip OF The Month
Swing through the ball, not at the ball. Most golfers have heard that advice before, but very few understand what it really means.
Basically, it means to focus on your swing path through the ball. Most golfers have been told to keep their head down and look at the ball. Well, that’s good for starters, but your swing path determines the direction of the shot. Your swing path could be "inside-out" or "outside-in." If that sounds confusing, consult your local Golf Pro, and he will be happy to explain. Hitting a golf ball is not that difficult. Making the ball go where you want can be a little tricky. Most expensive items that we purchase come with an owner’s manual and directions. Golf clubs do not.
Food For Thought
Why do golf courses have cart paths?
MSR "Hole-In-One" Club
Rosemary Purdie made her first ever "Hole-in-One" here on hole #13. She drove up from Cottonwood on April 12th and scored an ace on the 114 yard par three. Her friends call her "Country Rose" and she really blossomed when her golf ball found the hole in one.