April 2019

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 am 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 2019Tuesday 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 three-day 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 1st 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 4thCinco De Mayo – Two Person Scramble “World Famous Margarita Bar”

June 2nd & 3rd – “Meadowmeer Classic” – 45-hole two-person tourney

July 13th & 14thMeadowmeer Couples Tourney – 36 Hole Chapman Format

August 3rdLadies Summer Sizzler – Two Person Best Ball

August 17thMeadowmeer Member – Guest – Two Person Format

August 31stCouples Labor Day Tourney – Two Person 18-hole tournament

October 12 & 13thMemorial 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 when leaving for the next tee. 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!