Women’s Club Holiday & Charity Luncheon
Sue GraVette, Chair
Once again the Holiday luncheon on December 7th was a huge success. From the wonderful food, excellent service, many volunteers and interactive entertainment to the rewards for our beneficiary, Courageous Kids, the staff and 106 members and guests out did themselves.
There were several ways to give to the charity and, as usual, guests were very generous. You could buy a bottle of wine from the wine grab table thanks to those many members who donated wine. You could take a chance via raffle tickets for two quilts and two wall hangings donated by Shadow Hill’s own creative and talented Club House Quilters, or you could just place a donation in a tabletop box. Courageous Kids, a grief support program for youth, does not charge for their services, but depend solely on grants and donations. They were presented with a gift of $2866 from this event.
Patric Miller stepped up once again to provide entertainment. Not only did he lead a sing-a-long of some golf related Christmas tunes, but he also starred in a Radio Play called An Unlikely Foursome, which he wrote. A few good sports helped out with that: Melinda Rausch, Suzi Creech, Nancy Moore and me.
Corrie Gelardi and Ryan McDonnell provided complimentary wine and holiday spirits tasting. Hearts for Hospice for set up a little shopping corner. The sale of their treasures brought nearly $900 to that charity.
It wouldn’t have happened without a great committee. Thank you Lori Reynolds, Amy Bennett, Shawn Bokn, Jeri Kessler, Sharon Bowers, Connie Green and Nancy Moore.
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One of the most destructive forces on our course is in fact “man made.” No, we are not talking about the effects of humans on global warming, and the resulting La Nina super-wet weather. We are talking about irresponsible golf cart use, which can leave parts of our course deeply scarred for weeks, if not months.
Working with the golf committee, head professional and golf course superintendent, a new cart path rule has been drafted, and will become effective immediately. A “Modified 90 Degree Rule” has been added to our current standard 90 Degree Rule to take advantage of our firm fairways, while helping to protect less stable rough areas. One of the most important aspects of the new rule is to enter the fairway across the driest rough area available, and then staying on the fairway until your ball is on or near the green. You will then exit the fairway across the driest available rough area.
It is important to remember that using a golf cart anywhere on our facility is a privilege, and that our course is one of our most important assets. For this reason, common sense and courtesy are to be used at all times while operating carts.
Continue Reading to see the New Regulations and a Graphic Chart Explaining the Changes