FROM THE PRESIDENT

Happy New Year!

        

         If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get more involved at GLCC, we have just the ticket for you. You can join one of the Club’s committees. These committees provide the GLCC board with new ideas for events, projects and help coordinate current activities as well. I myself got involved with multiple committees many years ago after “pitching” our Board on a “member’s only” casual space.

 

Currently, our board is investigating several suggestions that were presented from committees at the end of 2017. Our club has many facets to its facilities and activities, all of them are important. Committees to choose from are; House, Yacht Club, Membership, Golf & Grounds, Waterfront, Racquet and Social. Please contact Mike Rossen if you would like to get involved.

 

The coming months are the slowest in terms of our utilization of our facilities. That means we have a lot of capacity that you can utilize. Do you have some upcoming events that might use our facilities and services instead of your home or office? Maybe you would like to put together a Super Bowl party, an NCAA tournament event or even a bridge/euchre tournament. The Club would be more than happy to accommodate or even cater any of your party and event needs.

 

If you can dream it, GLCC can handle it.

 

FROM THE MANAGER

Dear Members,

           We hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season. It was great to see all the members and extended families during the season. What a wild start to winter with a seemingly endless amount of snow! But with that comes the opening of our cross-country ski trails, sledding and of course our always popular ice rink. Thank you for making it through the rough weather to enjoy all the events and amenities the club has to offer during the holidays.

Our Annual Meeting was held on December 6th. For those of you who were unable to attend, the club had a favorable year across all areas of the club. For the year, we applied an additional four hundred thousand dollars towards our principal payments on our short term mortgage and we paid the note off in full. The board has approved the 2018 forecasts, where we show slight gains year over year in comparison to budgeted goals.

Looking ahead, we have a lot going on for you to enjoy in the months of January and February. You can find these on the social events calendar within your newsletter. We would like to highlight the ice rink and the great cross country ski trail that we have mapped out again this year– weather dependent. You will see signs posted by the Grille Room for the start of the intermediate and advanced loops we have created. This is also the time of year for the ever-growing platform tennis season. Grab some friends and come over to enjoy our platform tennis courts! Let us all enjoy some good old-fashioned cold Michigan weather here at the club.

At this time, we would like to thank the Board of Directors and Committee members for all of their volunteer work in order to ensure our club stays on track! We would also like to welcome Kelly Renwick, James Damico and Joe Splendorio to the board. A special thank you goes out to Bjorn Green! Bjorn has served on your board for the past six years, the last two as your president. It has been a great run and we appreciate all your hard work and dedication to the job. We welcome Bill English as your new president! Bill has served on your board for the past 18 years. We are excited to have Bill in this leadership role. Mark Wieshaar will be taking the role of Vice President. We would also like to extend a thank you to all of our members for making Gull Lake Country Club such a special place. We hope to see you around the club in early 2018!

 

Happy New Year!

 

GRASS CLIPPINGS

Dear Members and Friends,

 

           We hope this winter has been kind to you thus far. Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is off to a good start on this fun and exciting year before us. The grounds team is very busy with our winter equipment maintenance program, along with snow removal detail and winter activities prep work. All of the golf course equipment is being serviced and getting fresh blades. The golf course accessories are all being washed, painted and prepped for the next golfing season. Everything is looking great!

 

The ice skating rink, cross country ski trails and paddle ball courts are all in full swing and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves this winter so far. The ice rink will be open daily for your skating pleasure unless the weather is warm and the ice is soft and not suitable for skating. Please also keep in mind that skates will need to be removed before walking up the stairs or entering the Paddle Ball Hut. Come on out and enjoy your club this winter as there are many fun and exciting events taking place that you will not want to miss out on.

 

Thank you so much for all of your support and cooperation. As always, if there is anything any of us on the grounds staff can do to make your experience here at your club more enjoyable, please feel free to call. See you this winter at the Club!

 

Best Regards,

 

Jesse Shaver

 

GOLF

Dear Members,

           With the winter storm that came through, we were able to have a beautiful white Christmas. It’s hard to believe that at the start of December we were golfing and completing the rare 12 month golf season in Michigan. Congratulations to those that were able to play every month. With winter now fully upon us, we reflect on a season that saw many great golf days, some epic putts holed and deserving champions crowned. Thank you to everyone for their participation and support in 2017.

The 2018 season will be here before we know it, and now is the time to start thinking about some of the events. Making sure you have a partner for the new and improved Men’s Invitational, Thursday match play league, and the Member-Member. Get some outfits together for twilight golf. The themes for the year are Superheroes, Super Fan (sports), Luau and finally the popular Glow Ball with a Caddyshack theme.

The off-season is also a great time to get some new grips on your clubs. If you are not planning on updating your equipment for next year, a new set of grips will go a long way. The professional staff is excited for the upcoming season and is available for all of your golf needs on an on call basis through January and February. Please feel free to contact me directly for any needs.

Cell: 616-560-7160

 

**Save the date**

 

Men’s Invitational June 14th-16th

 

Men’s Member-Member July 14th

 

Women’s Classic (Invitational) August 16th