Meadowmeer Newsletter April 2019
The GOLF season has begun! I wanted to remind everyone about our league play. Here is your
opportunity to play more golf with friends and meet more friends that play golf. All of the formats are
designed to be casual, fun, and open to players of all abilities. Please drop David a note for more
information.
• Tuesday morning Women’s Club (open play after 12:00 PM)
• Tuesday Evening League – entire course closed from 5:00-7:30 PM (May 14th – July 30th)
• Wednesday morning Men’s Club – Tee times 7:30 – 10:00 AM
• Wednesday evening Ladies League 1st tee closed from 2:30 – 4:00 PM
• Thursday Night Men’s League. Open play before 11:00 pm for 18 holes and before 1:00 pm for 9
holes (April 11th – August 29th).
• Saturday competition – Members only until 12:00 PM. Non-Members can play in the Saturday
Competition once a month.
• Sunday – Members only until 12:00 PM. Guests can only play once a month during this time.
• We are trying to send out email reminders about upcoming events as well as competition
results. If you would like to receive these emails, please call the golf shop or email David at
dtunkkari@gmail.com.
NEW FOR 2019 – Tuesday Evening Golf League. This will be a fun, casual, and competitive
nine-hole league. The league will run from May 14th through the end of July. Each Tuesday, four
person teams will play against another team in an individual match play format. Each Tuesday will be
a 5:00 PM Shotgun start. Members and Non-Members are welcome to participate. Green fees for
non-members are $25 which includes cart. Hor d’oeuvres and drink specials following golf. Sign up
soon as space is limited to ten teams and we will fill up fast!
Junior Golf Camps! We are now signing up kids for Junior Golf Camps. These camps are for
beginning to intermediate skill level. We suggest kids ages 7 to 12 years old. We are offering threeday camps in June, July, & August. We also will be hosting a tiny tots program for kids ages 4-8 years
old in July & August. More information on those camps is available in the golf shop or on the web site.
Greens Aerification. Weather permitting, we are planning on completing the greens aerification
May 5th & 6th
.
New Golf Carts & Cart Lease Program. Meadowmeer is due to receive ten brand new golf
cars as of the 1
st of May. The EZGO electric golf carts will be powered by a lithium battery that is
quiet, powerful, and efficient. The new carts will allow us to expand the number of carts we have and
allow us to implement a new lease program. Members may now have unlimited use of a golf cart for a
reasonable monthly fee. Space in the program is limited so please contact David if you are interested.
“The Story of Meadowmeer” The book being written about the origins and development of
Meadowmeer will soon go into production. The working title is “From Strawberry Fields to Fairways.”
Galley proofs are about to be printed and will be available for those interested who may wish to
contribute final content before actual printing gets underway – Contact Steve Kersten 206-380-5038
Stephenkersten@gmail.com). The book will include space for advertisers for in support of the
publication. The GOFUNDME page is also still an option for contributors
(GoFundMe.com/ghpbjk98). All proceeds will be divided between MGCC and Helpline House.
Meadowmeer Tournament Schedule – Mark Your Calendar!
May 4th – Cinco De Mayo – Two Person Scramble “World Famous Margarita Bar”
June 2nd & 3rd – “Meadowmeer Classic” – 45-hole two-person tourney
July 13th & 14th – Meadowmeer Couples Tourney – 36 Hole Chapman Format
August 3rd – Ladies Summer Sizzler – Two Person Best Ball
August 17th – Meadowmeer Member – Guest – Two Person Format
August 31st – Couples Labor Day Tourney – Two Person 18-hole tournament
October 12 & 13th – Memorial Cup & Oktoberfest – Two Day Ryder Cup Style Tourney
Pro’s Tip – Now that the golf season is upon us, the golf course is getting busier. It is a good idea to
get in the habit of calling ahead to check on tee times as we will start seeing more play. I also want to
remind everyone about how you can make a round of golf more enjoyable for you and everyone else.
• Taking great care of the golf course. Filling divots with sand, fixing ball marks on the green, and
keeping your golf cart in designated areas will help keep the golf course in better shape. If
everyone takes care of the golf course, we will all have better, more enjoyable conditions in
which to play.
• Keeping up the pace of play. There is nothing more frustrating then playing behind really slow
golfers. Make sure you play ready golf – be ready to hit when it is your turn. Keep your clubs
between you and the next hole so you don’t have to back track to before leaving for the next
green. Do your scorekeeping on the next tee so the players behind you can play to the green
faster. Little time savers add up by the end of the round. You should also let faster golfers play
through. If you do have beginning golfers or slow players, seek times when the course is not as
busy. We are very fortunate that her at Meadowmeer we can enjoy a nice pace of play. As the
golf course gets busier, we need to make sure to put even more emphasis on keeping up the
pace of play. Singles and twosome should also realize that you can’t expect to play a speed
round during busy times. Early mornings or late afternoons will allow you to play faster.
Meadowmeer Membership Drive – We currently have a spring membership drive for
the month of April. Membership initiation fees are only $100 and new members get the month
of April for free. If a current member sponsors a new member the will receive $50 in club credit!
The initiation fee will increase to $250 starting May 1st
– act now to save!