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SHCC Senior Men Announce New Season of Events and Competition!

From Steve Mason- SHSM “Commish” 

Hello Shadow Hills Senior Men (SHSM) Golfers,

Signup for the 2023 SHSM season opening event at Shadow Hills on Friday April 7. This will be our 15th year for the group, and we are expecting another good turnout again this year. We are planning to have 15 events this year with points (9 at Shadow Hills and 6 away) plus several bonus events. Players in the group annually participate in about 10 of the 15 events on the average and only a few players participate in all 15 events.  We do a random draw to set up the groups, so it gives us all a chance to meet and golf with
other Senior Men at our wonderful Country Club.

Our events are low key, relaxing but competitive.  We will have two events per month at Shadow Hills in April, May, and June, followed by three events at Shadow Hills after July 1 until the season ends on September 1st with a season ending finals and luncheon. The six events away courses this year include events at Eugene Country Club, Tokatee and Emerald Valley plus we will have some bonus events.   The annual fee for our group is still only $100 (same as 15 years ago) or players may pay $10 per event. Away events have an additional fee. Please open the attachment for the 2023 schedule, rules, sign up procedure and a 2022 recap.


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Remembering Jake Witherspoon – Celebration of Life Info

On February 21, 2023, Shadow Hills lost a long-time employee and friend, with the passing of Jake Witherspoon.  Jake was the Assistant Superintendent on the golf course maintenance team for the many years, who began working at Shadow Hills in 2002.  Jake began his turf management career maintaining baseball and sports fields.  This experience led him to golf, where he also worked at Middlefield and Tualatin Country Club. Jake was instrumental in helping to improve the course conditions at Shadow Hills, and in his 20+ year tenure, was part of significant upgrades, while serving as Assistant Superintendent.

Jake was well-liked and respected by his coworkers, and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life for Jake Witherspoon will be held Thursday, March 9th at 4pm at Shadow Hills.

Cards or donations can be sent to:
Kristen Atchley
2622 York St.
Eugene, OR

Santa Pics from the Kid’s Christmas Party!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  
A record number of of families joined us for the annual Kid’s Christmas party this year, and Santa was here to cap the evening off!

Pictures were taken of those who visited Santa.  You can find them by clicking the “read more” link below.
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Your Input Is Needed About the Future of Shadow Hills Country Club

The Long-Term Planning Committee and the Membership Committee are seeking your input. The Membership Committee is tasked with acquiring and keeping members for the club, as well as determining member satisfaction.  The Long-Term Planning Committee is tasked with making recommendations to the Board of Directors for capital improvements and projects that benefit the club and its members. These responsibilities require both committees to have one foot in the present by, maintaining the programs and facilities that meet our current member’s needs, and one foot in the future by planning for programs and facilities that will appeal to the next generation of members, keeping Shadow Hills a successful and viable operation well into the future.

The projects listed below illustrate our commitment to both the present and future. Some of these projects enhanced existing facilities to provide more efficient operation, while other projects provided amenities that will improve the long term operation of the facility.

An example of recent projects that have been completed include:

  • Filbert Orchard (which will provide long term annual revenue)
  • New cooler and storage facility to enhance banquet services
  • Greenside bunker replacement and improvements
  • On-going fairway bunker replacement project
  • Lighting the trees along the Sovern entrance
  • Security cameras for the facility
  • Paving access roads and improvements to the cart barn
  • Grounds maintenance equipment purchases

In the upcoming budget, we will be building a new bathroom on the back nine, as well as purchasing new mowers and other grounds maintenance equipment. In addition, there are countless smaller projects that are part of the maintenance of our facility, but do not fall under the purview of either committee.

However, larger projects often exceed available funding sources and require a longer-term plan to successfully design, develop and fund the project. The largest of these projects was the construction of the current clubhouse, completed in 2012. Planning for this project began in 2008-2009 after Membership Committee data indicated that the old clubhouse was a detriment in gaining new members and a continued decline in annual membership was likely to lead to a membership level that would not be capable of financial support of SHCC. The new facility is unquestionably the major component in the ongoing success of Shadow Hills.

At the present time, The Long-Range Planning Committee and the Finance Committee are looking at the prospect of replacing our existing golf course irrigation system. There is no indication of an eminent failure of the existing system, but the complexity and high cost of this project requires a multi-year plan to identify scope, costs and develop ways to pay for the project.

Before any planning is done, any budgets discussed, or any further discussion takes place, both committees are seeking the input of the membership regarding what is most important to the future of the club.

PLEASE NOTE. The following survey is NOT A VOTE on any item, but is merely a way to gauge the interest of our membership on possible directions for our future.

PLEASE RESPOND BY JANUARY 10th 2023. Print Copies are available in the office.


YOU COULD WIN a $200 Golf Shop Gift Certificate for your participation (random drawing to be held)

Shadow Hills CC Board Election Results

At the annual meeting, held October 20th, the new board members were announced.  Each member will serve a three year term.  Returning for a second term (only two concurrent terms allowed by the ByLaws) are our current President, Marilyn France, and Phil Burns.  Elected to his first position on the Board was Chris Looney.

Thanks to all who ran, and all who serve the club with their time and commitment to making Shadow Hill our “home away from home.”



Shadow Hills Annual Meeting Reports and Video

This was the first “live and in person” Annual Meeting held by the club since 2018.  In an effort to share the information with as many of our members as possible, we are posting the video recap as well as the supporting documents for our members to see or download.

Thanks to all who came out in person, and the amazing management and staff that make Shadow Hills our “Home away from home!”
The committee reports are attached below as a .pdf


Our Own Krissy Carman Wins the 35th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship!

It was truly a “Family Effort” with her husband on the bag, and her Mom taking care of her two-year-old son. But, the great golf was all Krissy, as she became one of just a handful of players to win the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship in their first try! The U.S. Mid-Am is a USGA event and one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in the world. It is open to all amateur golfers age 25 and over.

Krissy advanced through the stroke play portion of the tournament and then won 6 matches to become the Champion.

Quoting from the story on the USGA website, “Krissy Carman will have plenty of stories, photos, articles and videos to share with her son in future years after Thursday’s 2-and-1 triumph over Aliea Clark in the 18-hole final of the 35th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, as she became the first mother to win this title since Ellen Port in 2011.”

It is rare to win, but even more rare to be a young Mom, who only recently returned to golf after discovering that her son, Conner, enjoyed being in a jogging stroller while Mom was walking and playing 18 holes.

We are excited at this amazing accomplishment, and even more excited to know that Shadow Hills was part of her story!


Krissy, with her husband, Mitch, as well as her Mom, Carmen and son, Conrad

A View from “Inside the Ropes” – Colin Inglis Insight from Playing In a Major PGA Tournament- Extended

Playing in a PGA Major tournament event, as a working club assistant pro, with a family to raise, and limited practice time, is tantamount to being a “local hero,” nightclub band, guitar player, and then being asked to share the stage in an arena concert with the Rolling Stones. Exciting, fun, and terrifying don’t begin to explain the range of emotions that even the best club golf pros would experience. But our own Assistant Golf Pro, Colin Inglis had that very opportunity, by earning a slot in the recent PGA Player’s Championship, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I have known Colin since his days in High School. To say that he is “super competitive” would be an understatement of epic proportions. So, he wasn’t pleased with his final scores, even though a huge range of very well-known, long-time tour pros also had similar scores below the cut line. Kim, Poulter, Westwood, Stenson, Johnson, Yang, Garcia, Scott, Cantaly, and Harrington, are just a handful of tour professionals who also didn’t make the cut to “play on the weekend.”

But, this article isn’t about the outcome, it’s about the experience. One that none of us SHCC member-golfers could ever imagine. What follows is a short list of experiences related to me in a casual conversation upon his return to “normal life.”
See Full Interview Below

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Welcome our New Course Superintendent – Eric Wiggins

Welcome to Our New Course Superintendent

We are happy to announce the hiring or our new Golf Course Superintendent, Eric Wiggins! Eric was most recently the Assistant Superintendent at Eugene Country Club.

Eric’s professional experience also includes time at California Golf Club and Chambers Bay. We are excited to have Eric join the team here at Shadow Hills and believe he will be a great fit with the staff and membership. He will begin in early May.

Eric will no doubt continue the great legacy of work and course improvements done by our previous Course Superintendent, and new Gm, Ryan Wyckoff.

Look for a more expansive introduction article on Eric in June’s Newsletter and here on

It’s Official…SHCC Announces the Hiring of our New GM!

Greetings to all members of Shadow Hills Country Club,

The Board of Directors and our Executive Search Committee are pleased to announce the hiring of our new General manager.

After an extensive search process, beginning in December, with a large number of qualified applicants, it was decided that the best fit for the future of our club was our very own, Ryan Wyckoff!

Ryan’s extensive resume, his exemplary staff management, intimate knowledge of our grounds and facilities, and overall love of Shadow Hills, makes him the perfect person to guide us into the next chapter.

We congratulate Ryan and thank all those who worked hard to make this decision.  We look forward to this exciting new transition!

Marilyn France
Board President