FROM THE PRESIDENT

Ready, set…

 

           I thought I would never write anything about the weather, but…

 

           Our club is active year round with activities of all sorts, but it seems that this year may be an exception. I can feel it in the air, we seem to have a pent up demand for all of the stuff before, during and after summer!

 

This seems to be the longest winter that I can remember. We can’t get the docks in, moorings in, the parking lot sealed and striped, the range open, courts ready, beaches and traps raked, Quarterdeck prepped, furniture out and last but not least, the blob ready, fast enough! I hope you are all looking forward to our favorite time of the year where we get to do all of our favorite activities with all of our favorite friends and family. I hope to see everyone out on Wet & Wild Wednesdays!

 

A brief update on board activities. We are continuing to do our “homework” on several fronts concerning our facilities. Looking at appropriate debt loads, financing options, possible new or renovated facilities, services and prioritization of our options. You may have heard we are going to do this or that, but the reality is that we are still in the planning stage and considering many options. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at wenglish@inkonit.com

 

Meanwhile, get ready to GO and enjoy the best part of the year, in my book, at our unique Club!

 

FROM THE MANAGER

Dear Members,

             After a quiet, yet successful winter season, we’re ready to dive into spring and summer here at the Club! We are excited to have already added new members to the GLCC family this year. These new members will all be a welcome addition to our community and a big part of a great summer to come!

Speaking of summer, the Family Fun Guides are available in both the weekly emails and on the website. This guide will be your reference to all of the classes and activities we have going on throughout the year. It is the best resource for information regarding sailing, golf, tennis, swimming and kid’s camp so be sure to keep it handy. If you are looking for an extra copy, we will always have them available in the front office.

We’re pleased to announce that we have a good number of familiar faces returning to the club for summer sports and activities. Kelly Monahan is ready to get back on the courts with all of the tennis players. Thank you, Kelly for seven great years of service to our racquet sports program! Mike MacQueen is back to man the helm for the Junior and Adult Sailing Program. We are extremely please to promote Chef Joe Sedore to Executive Chef. Five candidates, all with great experience, were interviewed but Chef Joe was the overwhelming choice for the job. Joe has served the Club for five years now and is more than ready to show his culinary and leaderships skills to our membership. Benjamin Keller will be directing the Beachfront Activities which include lifeguarding, swim lessons, and kayak and paddleboard rentals. Benjamin has been with the Club for three seasons now and looks forward to serving number 4 in the leadership position. Delaney Hakman will be running our Kid’s Camp Programming this year. Delaney has worked with the YMCA within their children’s programming for quite some time. She is very passionate about children and really looks forward to bringing a great camp experience to all the families here at GLCC! Dan Urban, our Head Golf Professional, moves forward to another great golfing season. Josh Burt and Dan Evans will also be on board to help service the membership to make sure your swings are on the straight and narrow.

Looking to stay more in the loop with club events? If you haven’t already, be sure to find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instragram for Club updates. You can also verify your email address with Hannah to ensure you receive our weekly emails and be sure to check the Gull Post on our website at www.gulllakecc.com. The Club is full to the brim with activities, events, classes, food specials, parties and so much more during our summer months and we want to keep you as informed as possible so that you don’t miss out!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Club this summer!

 

 

GRASS CLIPPINGS

Dear Members and Friends,

             Greetings from the grounds staff! This has been a wonderful and productive spring so far with many nice changes and additions to your Club. This spring is off to a slower start than we have become accustomed to experiencing weather wise. Last spring the temperatures were much warmer and the weather much more consistent. The sun has been shining for many of the days but the air was still quite chilly. However, this did not stop many of our more determined members from polishing their early season golf games.

The grounds staff has started working and focusing our attention the past few weeks on the bunkers on the golf course. We are currently in the process of edging and checking for a uniform depth of sand throughout all of the bunkers, along with pack the faces on greenside bunkers to help eliminate shots sticking against the edge up high. When this process is finished, we will have added about 60 tons of additional sand to bunkers on the golf course and we think you will all notice a huge improvement.

New this year, we have added a dog -walking trail over to the right of #17 fairway. This walking trail will offer our members a nice opportunity to get out in nature and enjoy some exercise with their pets. Parking will be available at the tennis courts and the trail will begin on the west side of court number one. This new trail will be about a mile in length and will offer some nice panorama views of the golf course, the adjoining natural area and lake. It’s important to keep in mind that our honeybee hives are also in this same general area but they will not mess with you unless you mess with them… honeybees are very none confrontational and will not bother you or your dog unless they are provoked in some way.

Please don’t forget, if you haven’t applied your fertilizer and grub control to your home lawn yet, you will want to get the application down by the 4th of July so that you are protected this fall. The best time to apply grub control is just before a rain event or irrigation cycle so that the product can be watered in and get to where it needs to be. With grub control, you want to get the product watered down into the thatch layer, which is about 1-2 inches down where the grubs will take up residency and begin to feed on your turfgrass roots.

Please remember to do your part to keep GLCC special by fixing ball marks, filling divots, raking bunkers and keeping your carts 30 ft from the greens whenever possible. It is important to remember that after you rake a bunker, please place the rake back into the bunker. Also, when you take a divot from the fairway, it is important to remember that if the chunk of turf has soil still attached please replace that; and If the divot ends up in pieces, that’s when you fill with the provided green sand. The Club is in fantastic shape and lets all do our part to keep it that way. As always, if there is anything my staff and I can do to make your experience here at your club more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to call. See you on the course!

 

Best Regards,

Jesse Shaver

 

GOLF

Dear Members,

 

             We are looking at some great weather ahead and everyone is ready for some fun in the sun. We are excited about things to come and are looking forward to seeing all the smiling faces. The last week of April was the official start of the Tuesday Women’s and Men’s Leagues and we look forward to full fields each week.

 

From the golf shop you will see many new lines as spring moves into summer. Be sure to stop in and have a look at everything that is available for you as a club member. You will find apparel for golf, the lake, and dinner at the Club. As always, special orders are available if there is anything you need.

 

Coming in May, there are some big events to be ready for. Below you will find a list of key events.

 

May 2nd: Women’s Nine, Dine & Wine Opening Night (6:00 pm Start)

(Opening Cookout starting at 5:30 pm)

 

May 5th: Polar Bear Tournament (8:30 am Breakfast & 9:30 am Shotgun)

 

May 12th: Men’s & Women’s Gull Cup Match Play Tournament (Bracket Sign-Up Dead- line)

 

May 19th: Demo Day #1 (Callaway, Cleveland - Srixon) 12:00 - 4:00 pm

 

May 22nd: Ladies Opening Cocktail Party (6:00 pm)

 

May 24th: Math Play League Opening Day (6:00 pm Shotgun)

 

May 25th: Twilight Golf (Superheroes) (6:30 pm Shotgun)

 

May 26th: Demo Day #2 (Taylormade, Cobra) 12:00 - 4:00 pm

 

May 28th: Memorial Day Tournament (7:30 am Breakfast & 8:30 am Shotgun)

 

May 31st: Member Appreciation Guest Day #1

($50.00 Includes Golf, Cart & Lunch)

 

Pro Tip

Speed is the most important factor with putting. If you get your speed right, you will avoid the dreaded 3-putt.