The View Point
April, 2018 Newsletter
We have had a mild winter, compared to last year, and looking forward to a busy season again. We have a new fleet of Club Car golf carts to enhance the enjoyment of our golfing experience. These carts are top quality and will serve us well for many years to come. Stop by the Golf Shop and check them out when you have a chance.
The weather was nice enough in January and February to attract quite a few golfers who enjoy walking the course. Tony Hart and his crew have been working on the golf course to make it more golfer friendly. You will certainly notice the difference when you play here again.
Our first event this season is the Master’s Sweeps on Saturday, April 7th. Anyone with an established NCGA or USGA handicap is eligible to play. The entry fee is $20.00 per player and the format is easy and fun. Each participant will “Blind Draw” for a PGA partner. Your individual net score on Saturday will be combined with your partner’s 36 hole weekend total. If you don’t post a good score, your PGA partner just may bail you out. If you do post a good score, then you hope your PGA partner posts a good score as well. It’s a good idea to show up early so you can have the best chance to pick a good partner. Tee times are available, so call the Golf Shop at 530-926-3052 to make your preferred tee time. If you are a member, we encourage you to bring a guest.
We do have a membership drive on going till June. You may join Mount Shasta Resort with no initiation fee and pay only $145.00 per month for unlimited golf. A family membership will be $185.00 per month. The benefits are many and our Golf Shop staff will be happy to discuss them with you.
Mother's Day Brunch!
Don’t forget to make reservations for Mother’s Day brunch on May 13th, between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Omelets, eggs benedict, ham & prime rib carving station, biscuits and gravy, French toast, bacon, eggs, sausage, vegetarian dishes, fresh fruit, salad bar, pastry and dessert bar & much, much more! Remember, our brunches are “all you can eat” with champagne and mimosas included. The cost is only $27.00 for adults and $13.50 for children 10 & under.
On The Light Side
*Someone told us that golf balls are like eggs. Most of them are white, they are usually sold by the dozen, and a week later, you have to buy some more.
*An old pro once told us that, “Golf is an endless series of tragedies obscured by an occasional miracle.”
*Jimmy DeMaret once said, “Golf and sex are the only two things you can enjoy without being good at them.”
*When you have lots to do, get your golf game out of the way first.
*It’s really not hard to keep your ball in the fairway, as long as you’re not picky about which fairway.
*Life is a game. Golf is serious.
The Diehard Golfers
Playing golf in the winter takes some creativity and patience. We watch the PGA Pros on TV and how they perform under perfect conditions. We don’t have perfect conditions and no galleries to help us find our balls. Nevertheless, we trudge along and try to keep a sense of humor about how difficult this game can be. Dave Cazneaux shot is best round ever this winter and managed to post a round in the 70’s when the temp was in the 40’s .
Tips From the Old Pro
After a long, hard winter, it’s common to find tree branches, sticks and stones around the golf course. If your tee shot goes into the woods, but you still have a clear shot to the green, all you have to do is check and see if you have a good lie. You find your ball has snuggled up against a small branch on the ground and you think it may cause some issues when you try to advance your ball to the green. Can you move it? Yes. The twig or branch is considered a loose impediment as long as it is not in a hazard. The loose impediment may be moved without penalty, providing your ball does not move. If your ball does move, it’s a one stroke penalty. If you think your ball will move, you might be better off just playing the shot where it lies and take your chances.