FROM THE PRESIDENT & THE MANAGER

Dear Members,

 

                 Wow, what an interesting way to start off 2017! Crazy weather and folksgolfing in their shorts in January and February! It has been great to see everyone out on the golf course and enjoying the club these past few weeks! The early warm weather has been welcomed by all and we can only hope it will continue in the coming months.

The board has approved two projects this year that you might see some work on in and around the club.  On the golf course we will be addressing the drainage in a few bunkers and leveling the sand in every bunker to approximately 3.5 inches.  These changes will hopefully help make the bunkers more consistent and increase the playability.  On the lake side, they are already hard at work strengthening our boat slips to ensure a more stable experience for everyone that swims and is boating in and out of the Club.

The 2017 Family Fun Guide will be mailed in the next few weeks! This guide will include details within every department of all events and programming activities that the club offers on an annual basis.  This is a great tool for you and your family to use when planning out your summer and various activities so you are able to enjoy all the club has to offer!

This year we are offering a 12-month trial membership program for prospective members.  Please let us know of anyone who may be interested in a  membership and we can provide them with the necessary information regarding Gull Lake Country Club.

Congratulations to Jesse, the Ground and Facilities Manager, as he recently received an award for “Best   Twitter Feed” (@GLCCTurf) by Golf Course Industry Magazine this past month at the Golf Industry Show.  Jesse’s twitter feed provides a great resource for a behind the scenes look at all the hard work it takes to keep the golf course in fantastic shape. Woo-hoo, way to go Jesse!

As always, we would like to send out a big thank you to all our members who continue to make this club a fun and vibrant community, and to the fantastic staff at the Club that keeps it all running smooth.  We’re looking forward to the coming months and what will hopefully be the best spring season yet!

Get out there and have some fun, people!!!

 

Cheers

 

Bjorn Green                                                                                                 President

Mike Rossen                                                                                                 General Manager                                                                               MRossen@GULLLAKECC.COM

GOLF

Dear Members,

 

             We are off to a great start for the elusive 12 month golf season in Michigan. Having had a couple of golf days in January, and an entire week in February, we would like to thank everyone that was able to get out and enjoy the winter golf. Let’s hope this nice weather stays with us.

As we come out of winter there a few things to start   planning for March & April. The golf calendar has been mailed out giving everyone the opportunity to look ahead and plan for club events, leagues, and junior golf. There are some new events on the schedule as well as a different junior golf schedule including a 20’ tall inflatable dinosaur named “Golfzilla”. Be sure to lock in a partner for the Thursday match play league, if you need any help finding a partner please contact the golf staff.

Each spring marks the arrival of new equipment and apparel to help your game and look for the upcoming season. New product lines like Linksoul, Fennec, and Tee2Sea will accompany the new technology from TaylorMade, Callaway and Titleist. On May 20th & 27th we will be hosting two demo days to give you a chance to test the new product and have some fun while doing it. We are currently takingorders for the Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x golf ball promotion that happens each spring. Customize your number, imprint color and personalization in a buy 3, and get 1 free promotion.

We look forward to seeing everyone back enjoying the club, and we have our fingers crossed for an early and dry spring. May 2017 bring you putts that lip in not out, contact with the little ball before the big ball (earth), and many side bets won.

 

 

 

DAN URBAN                                                                                                        HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL                                                             DUrban@gulllakecc.com

KRISTIN'S KORNER

All seasons have something to offer.”
Jeannette Walls

 

             I found this quote and fell in love with it because I firmly believe it captures what we, the staff, want GLCC to be for you, a wonderful club that has something to feature each month and season just for you. With March and April approaching we have planned some fun & wonderful events for you.

GLCC has some great events conjured up for March and April.  If you can keep up with the Irish, join us at the Boat Bar March 17th, as we offer traditional Irish features & drinks including live music.  Inapproaching the middle of April we quickly enter the fun events of Easter!  Saturday, April 15th is an enormous day at the club revolving around all the adorable children running around with excitement in search for the golden egg.  That’s right, the official Easter Egg Hunt which leads us into Easter Brunch the next day.  Please be advised these two functions fill up fast, the sooner you make a reservation the better. On April 21st we will be hosting a Chef’s Table & April 27th the Spring Fashion shopping event.  As we rear up April, please check the social calendar for all the fun summer events that will begin to take form.  Get your clubs dusted off and your shoes shined because April 25th is opening men and women’s league for the GLCC golf course this year.

I would like to take the time to introduce Beth Fender as the new Head Bartender in the Boat Bar.  Beth has been with the club since mid-August.  She graduated from Western University, majoring in Biology,  working in the past doing pharmaceutical research, as a certified pharmacy technician.  She has chosen the hospitality field primarily because the people she gets to meet & interact with.   Beth is an avid golfer &   gardener, and enjoys camping & being on the lake in the summer.  She is looking forward to providing excellent service & making amazing drinks for you to enjoy.

It’s going to be another fabulous fun spring at the club this year.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone utilizing the club!

 

 

KRISTIN KUBALL                                                                                             Assistant Manager                                                                                 KKuball@gulllakecc.com

TENNIS

Dear members,

 

             I hope everyone is enjoying the mild winter we are having. I can’t believe we only have one platform mixer left of the season. Let’s make the last mixer a huge hit! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 3 at 6:30pm. Please let me know if you can make it out.

             Spring is right around the corner and I can’t wait to direct my 6th season at GLCC. Once the weather allows us to start playing tennis outside, I would like to organize private and group lessons during the week and on the weekends. If you or your child is interested in spring lessons, please contact me to get a time set up.

See everyone on court!

 

 

         

 

 

KELLY MONAHAN

Racquet Sports Director                                              

KellyMnhn@gmail.com