Your elected officers (Mark "Digger" Shearon President, Rob Bauer VP) for the Pole Creek Men's Club want to reach out to all of you and hope this finds you and your family well! To have more input and decision making we have added a board to the officers and are grateful for Shawn Moynahan, Ed Steinauer and Kurt Fuller for being on the board. Also, Charlie Carrol has agreed to take the officer position of Treasurer.
The fee for being a member of the Men's Club is $100 which includes your USGA GHIN Handicap set up at Pole Creek ($65 for players with their own GHIN at another course) and your entry fee covers 2 free lunches (date to be determined) and the year end Awards Banquet! Being a member also gives you the opportunity to play in the club championship. See requirements below.
Hopefully the course will open soon and we can all get out to play! We have scheduled the dates for our Member Guest Tournament for July 11th, and 12th with an optional practice round on Friday. Our Men's Club Championship Tournament will be held on August 15th and 16th! Get your golf fees paid ASAP.
We are excited to have the addition of the newly formed board and a few changes or additions to the Men's Club this coming year. As usual we will have our scheduled game on Sundays with a starting date to be determined. This year every player will have the choice of which tees they want to play from with the choices being, Blue, White or the Combo of White/Gold tees we set last year. No matter which tees you choose you will receive strokes based on your handicap for that set of tees. To play the Combo tees a player must be over 70 years old and have a handicap index higher than 12. The Sunday game entry fee will be $10 with an option to play in a skins game for an additional $10 per player. Pro shop prizes will be awarded for the game minus a closest to the pin contest cash award. The Sunday Game each week will be a Gross and Net Winner one with the number of places paid determined by the number of players. The $10 Skin game will be paid out in cash and handicaps will be applied to determine the winners. This year we will pay out for a gross and net skin award but you can only win one per hole. This allows the opportunity for more players to win.
To play in the Club Championship you must have played a minimum or 3 Sundays in the Men's Club Weekly Game and have a minimum of 10 posted rounds at Pole Creek. We are setting the guidelines for Sunday play so that you must register by 5PM the Friday prior to Sunday play. We are going to have at check in each week the decision and of how to play the ball. Example: Winter rules and defined as to what those are and the type of game to be played each week will be the Gross and Net Game with one Sunday a month a special type of game instead of the Gross and Net Place winners.
We are excited to have more players join and hope you will bring in more members too! The board is continuing to brainstorm new ideas of how to improve the Club and will be announcing some of them in the near future.
IF YOU HAVE COMPLAINTS OR NEED TO ADDRESS ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF THE BOARD MEMBERS OR OFFICERS. JT, CRAIG OR MARY (OR ANY POLE CREEK STAFF) ARE NOT TO BE BOTHERED OR TOLD OF ISSUES WITH THE MEN'S CLUB. PLEASE ADRESS US ONLY!
Stay healthy and we are looking forward to seeing you on the course!
Digger, Rob, Charlie, Kurt, Shawn, Ed