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 staff is very busy with our winter equipment and accessories maintenance program. All the golf course accessories are being washed, painted and prepped for the next golfing season. On the clubhouse side of the road we are working on our preventative maintenance program along with taking care of some basic painting and touchup projects. Everything is looking good!

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.

The grounds staff is also happy to announce the addition of new second assistant grounds superintendent Drew Boike, who comes to us from the West Michigan Whitecaps in Grand Rapids. Drew spent 3 seasons on the Whitecaps grounds staff and served as interim head groundskeeper this past fall to closeout the 2014 season. We are very excited for Drew to join us this season and we believe he will be a wonderful addition to our world-class grounds team and your club.

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 at the club this winter!

Jesse Shaver, Grounds & Facilities Superintendent