|March 30th – April 5th|
|Let us help ensure Your reservation has been made and we are ready for your event|
|Following are the Reservations the Staff is prepared for:|
|Tuesday March 30th|
|9:30 AM||Ladies Nine Hole Opening Day||Hosted in Mulligans Banquet Room|
|Wednesday the 31th|
|11:00 AM||BNI||Hosted in Mulligans Banquet Room|
|Thursday the 1st|
|Card Groups – Cox, Wulff, Sanderson, Miller/Schroff|
|9:00 AM||Judith Simpson||Hosted in Ladies Lounge|
|11:00 AM||Hit Referral Group||Hosted in Mulligans Banquet Room|
|5:30 PM||Shannon Jewelry Party||Hosted in Ladies Lounge|
|Friday the 2nd|
|Card Groups – Wulff, Cox|
|8:00 AM||Elfindale Retirement||Hosted in Ladies Lounge|
|5:00 PM||Happy Hour||Hosted in Mulligans|
|Saturday the 3rd|
|11:00 AM||Children’s Easter Party||Hosted in the Bistro, Main Dining Room & Mulligans|
|Sunday the 4th|
|10:00 AM||Easter Brunch||Hosted in the Acorn Bistro and the Oak Room|
|Monday the 5th|
News and Updates
Archive for March, 2010
Fellow Twin Oaks Members:
Twin Oaks has successfully made it thru another winter. Activity at the club has already picked up, and we are looking forward to another great year.
I am very pleased to say that financially, Twin Oaks is very sound. Even after some major repairs over the last few months, we have zero debt. We are very fortunate in this respect, and credit goes to our all of our staff as well as you the members for your tremendous support of our club.
Beginning April 1st, we are offering an incentive to any member that successfully refers a new, regular, or junior member who joins Twin Oaks. The referring member will receive 2 months free dues for referring a regular member, and one month free dues for referring a junior member. The member has the choice of using the free months for themselves, or passing this along to the new member. The free dues allowed as a credit will be the sponsoring members current dues. This offer expires July 31st and is limited to 25 new members.
You will all be pleased to hear that Twin Oaks was recently rated best overall Country Club in the area by a team of independent surveyors. Results were based on several categories, but the one that stood out was “The Friendliest”. We not only have great facilities and fine dining, but as we already knew, we have great folks! Thanks again to the staff and our members. It’s an honor to be a member at Twin Oaks.
As I am sure you have noticed, new construction is happening around the golf course. Weather permitting, this should all be completed by May. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call.
Be sure and check the calendar for upcoming events: The children’s Easter party and egg hunt is always a fun time. Take the stress off of Mom and bring family and friends out for the annual Twin Oaks Easter buffet. Junior Golf, an outstanding program for our youth begins April 8th. Casino night is Friday April 16th, taxes should be behind us! New merchandise will be showing up at the Pro Shop, and golf events are appearing more often on the calendar. A Demo Day is scheduled for the 29th.
Once again, I would like to remind all of you to visit our new web site. It is full of excellent information about what has happened, is happening and is going to happen at Twin Oaks. As an example, at the home page, www.twinoakscountryclub.com, if you click on “news and updates”, you will see photos taken at the recent St. Patrick’s Day celebration. From that page, you have several choices. If you click on the “Golf/Course” category, you will see a letter from Tye describing activity happening on the course. In addition, the Pro Shop has posted past golf events with results and a calendar of upcoming golf events. If you click on the “Social Events” category, you will see a schedule of upcoming social events. This website is state of the art, and I hope you all take the time to enjoy it. You can even make Twin Oaks your “Home Page”.
See you at the club!
A BIG thank you to Annette Hall, Bobbi Sell and Randi Barlows for our Tee-Off “Par-Tee.” If you missed the “Par-Tee” it’s still not to late to join our flock. Dues are only $20 for the season. Please send your checks to Kathy Munsey. It would suit us to a “Tee” to have you join us in our quest for “Par.”
We will have league play on April 6 and 12. Our first monthly scramble will be April 20 (and every third Tuesday for the season). We plan to tee-off at 8:30 a.m. Please meet in the Ladies Locker Room by 8:00 a.m. for sing-up.
If you have questions, comment or ideas, please contact Patsy summers (881-4339).
Together we can make this the best 9-Hole League Season yet!
P.S. May 4 and 5 will be the 9 and 18 hole Tournament. Please remember that it is a two day 18-Hole Scramble.
Tye Heidbreder – Superintendent
- Lines on the Greens – Last week you may have noticed very light lines appearing on the greens. This is a result of a process called “verti-cutting.” As the grass begins growing on the greens many of the blades remain flat on the surface. This is a normal occurrence resulting from winter’s freeze/thaw as well as foot traffic. The process of mowing greens and cutting individual blades creates (facilitates) growth. “Verti-cutting” also helps develop overall growth by cutting those blades that are laying flat. An additional benefit is that the process makes the greens surface smoother and of course benefits putting.
- Tees & Fairway Bunker on Five – We will continue to prepare the new tees and the fairway bunker on hole five for sod in the next week or so.
- Just When the Greens are Perfect – We intend to seriously mess them up next Monday and Tuesday. To maintain a consistent putting surface through-out the golfing season we utilize a maintenance procedure each spring called greens aeration and topdressing. Aeration is achieved with a machine that pulls soil cores out of the greens. The cores are one-half inch in diameter and approximately three-four inches in depth. After these plugs are pulled and removed from the greens, a very heavy top-dressing of sand is applied. The overall process is important to the health of each green. Without the introduction of more oxygen through regular aeration and topdressing the root systems would eventually suffocate. Because our existing root systems are healthy and deeper than the cores taken, the greens will return to a suitable putting surface within two or three weeks.
Starting April 6th at 5:00 PM I will be holding our first kids cardio tennis class. This class will focus on fast moving drills similar to our very successful adult cardio tennis classes. Classes will be one hour in length.
Ages 10 – 14
Kids Cardio Tennis Class Schedule
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Start Date April 6th
Call the Tennis Shop to sign up you kid(s).
Tye Heidbreder – Superintendent
- Cloud of Dust – During the last week we applied lime on our fairways. Our soil tests indicated a low ph or (acid soil). To adjust for this condition we apply a palletized high calcium limestone to raise the soil ph. You may have noticed the large trucks wondering around our course with a substantial dust cloud trailing them. In general, soil acidity at or near neutrality ensures maximum availability of all essential nutrients in the soil.
- Fairway Bunker on Hole Five – The Grounds Committee, at management’s request, discussed the continued maintenance problems of this bunker. It is by far the most maintenance intensive bunker (washes out badly) on the course. Under consideration was trading sand for grass. This was approved by the committee and sand was removed last week. When sod is available this work will be completed. It may be considered unfortunate by many that – this will not make the bunker play any easier. Thick grass is tough to hit out of any where on the course.
- This week – We will be continuing and hopefully finish preparing our tee projects on 10, 14 and 18 for sod work.
Cashew Chicken, Fried Rice and a Fortune Cookie.
Enjoy this Special Every Thursday for Lunch for a Limited Time!