I hope everyone is having a wonderful spring and enjoying the relatively mild and sunny weather. Things at the club are in full motion - the golf course is open and in wonderful condition (thanks Jesse and your crew!); the tennis courts are active with matches, lessons, pickleball, etc.; and the docks are in and already in use. The excitement and energy of the pending summer of '16 is palpable!!
As we look ahead into they ear, there are a few items that I want to touch on briefly. We are saying goodbye to Ryan Reynolds after 5 years as our Head Pro. We wish him and his family all the best in their new adventures in Florida! So, we have put together a search committee for the new Golf Pro and are already in the process of narrowing the list of candidates and will be interviewing in the coming weeks. We want to be responsive to the membership and hope to have a new Golf Pro hired soon!
We have also been undertaking some cost-effective yet important upgrades to the facilities to improve your experience when you visit the Club. Take a look at the enhancements to the Lakeview Room with the new finishes, new casual seating and re-clad fireplace - looks great! One project in the queue for this fall that I wanted to mention is the replacement of the boat ramp. It has served us well for 40+ years, but now it needs to be replaced. Just wanted to let you all know that we have it in the works and that it will be completed this year.
Again, hope all of you are enjoying your spring and that you enjoy May (mostly because it's my birthday, oh and Mother's Day and Memorial Day too). Have a wonderful Mother's Day celebration - come to the club for an outstanding brunch and stay around for the Memorial Day Weekend festivities at the end of the month. Great golf events, waterfront events and more!
I look forward to seeing each and every one of you around the Club having fun, making memories and enjoying all that our wonderful "slice of the world" on Gull Lake has to offer!
Looking forward to summer!