Meadowmeer Golf & CC
March 2019 Newsletter
Grill News – We are excited to have finished our first phase of the grill facelift. We took advantage of the poor weather conditions to do some work on the grill. We have increased the kitchen size, ordered a dishwasher and 3 compartment sink, updated the flooring in the dining room, added wainscoting and trim and painted. We still are in the planning stages for the new bar and the enclosure of part of the patio, but things are moving along! We have also hired our new chef, Petra Velie, who starts on March 5th. We will spend our first few weeks organizing the kitchen and planning the new menu (don’t worry, many of your favorites will still be available.) We will be having a grand re-opening the weekend of March 30th and 31st, with a special members only invite on Friday, March 29th from 5:00-7:00 pm. This members party will be our chance to show off the grill improvements and to entice you to start using your neighborhood grill more often! We will offer beer and wine specials and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres. Watch for promotions for members/residents only coming soon via email and the website, which will be updated over the next few weeks.
The grill hours are currently Wednesday-Sunday 11-3. We will be extending those hours in April, exact hours will be posted on our website soon and will be weather dependent for the month of April. Starting May 1st (or sooner, weather permitting) we will be open 11-7 daily offering lunch and dinner service.
Lastly, we are upping the service level at the grill. We hope that you will find a seat and let us bring menus and drinks to you. When you come check out the remodel, you will notice there is not a “space” to order anymore, which a few people are finding awkward. Rest assured, we will now come to you, serve you and bus your table for you. If you want to order something to go, take a quick seat and we will get your order placed for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy being taken care of!
Billing Info/Update – We are updating our email registry to try and go paperless for statements soon. Not only is this good for reducing paper use, it saves the club a lot of money in monthly postage. If you would prefer to still receive your statement by regular mail, you will be able to request that, but we are urging our members to go paperless. We can also now keep a credit card number confidentially and securely on file for monthly bills. This credit card is not visible to the staff here at the club and the company we use to process the cards uses the most modern, encrypted security available. Watch for a survey form in your next statement that asks which method you would prefer and will give you a space to update any personal information like address, phone number and email.
Pro Shop News – The crazy cold weather in February severely limited the amount of golf we were able to play. I have a feeling that March will be much better. If you are looking forward to playing more golf this year, you should join one of the many Leagues available. There is a list of the different options below. The competitions are casual and fun. Please call the golf shop or drop us a note for more details. During March, the golf shop will be open from 8:00 AM to dusk Sunday through Friday and 7:00 AM to dusk on Saturdays.
Men’s & Ladies Club – Handicaps have been inactivated, to reactivate your handicap, you need to pay your Men’s or Ladies club dues. The Men’s Club Dues are $70 and the Ladies Club Dues are $65. We have officially started posting scores as of March 1st. The fees pay for your yearly handicap services and make you eligible to compete in the many competitions offered here at Meadowmeer and elsewhere.
Men’s & Ladies Leagues – The Thursday night Men’s League will kickoff their season with a Captain’s meeting on March 14th – the season starts on April 11th. The Ladies Kickoff Meeting is March 5th and their season starts on Tuesday April 2nd. With the many leagues being offered, there are a lot of opportunities for you to get out and play some golf. The more you play, the more fun you will have. Meet new people, play with your friends, and enjoy a lot of fun competition! Please contact us for details on how to get started. There is no need to be intimidated, the Pro Shop can help pair you with other golfers of similar ability. We have really good golfers, golfers who are just getting started and everything in between. By getting started and establishing a handicap, you can compete with others or just come out to have fun!
- Ladies League – 18 holes Tuesday mornings April – September.
- (New for 2019) Tuesday Mixed League (teams) – 9 holes Tuesdays (5:00 PM Shotgun Start) May – August.
- Wednesday Night Ladies League – 9 holes Wednesday afternoons May – September.
- Wednesday Morning Men’s League – 18 holes Wednesdays (tee times 7:30 – 9:00 AM) May – August.
- Men’s Thursday Night League – 9 holes Thursdays (tee times 1:00 – 6:00 PM) April – August.
- Saturday morning Mixed competition – 18 holes each Saturday all year long! (tee times 7:00 – 9:00 AM).
Junior Golf – Dates and times for junior golf camps will be available soon. Send us note with your email and we will send you the information as soon as it becomes available.
Pro’s Tip – One item all golfers should know about this new year is the many changes to the rules of golf. The USGA and the R&A are both committed to simplifying the rules of golf for everyone. I have highlighted a new rule this month and will highlight more in the months to come. You should take a few moments to visit www.usga.org to find all of the new rule changes in 2019.
Touching the sand in the bunker (Rule 12) Previously, touching the sand in the bunker before the stroke was not permitted, except for very few exceptions. Now, touching the sand incidentally is basically allowed, i.e. you are permitted to lean on your club. However, you are still not allowed to test the condition of the sand before the stroke is played, improve the line of play, ground the club in front of or behind the ball or touch the sand during practice swings. Good to know: You therefore now do not have to be extra careful in bunkers, especially if you are not very close to the ball.