Once again it is time to request your support for our employee Holiday Bonus program. These bonuses are shared by all employees, greens, kitchen, pro shop, service and office. The Head Golf Professional, Greens Superintendent and General Manager do not receive a portion of this bonus. This is to show your appreciation of the many services rendered by all our employees during the past year. We hope you will participate in this voluntary contribution.
The nominating committee has selected six members to fill three spots on the Shadow Hills Country Club Board of Directors.
You should have received your ballots in the mail. Vote for three and return your ballots by October 14th or bring them to the Annual Meeting at 7:30PM, October 14th.
Click the Link Below to See The Board Nominee Profiles
As we move through what can only be described as “an Early Spring,” we see all sorts of signs of color and growth. We begin preparation for another great golf season with some date reminders, and a request for course stewardship.
As of March 1st, we are posting scores again for those keeping a handicap. A handicap is required for almost all leagues and tournaments, and posting every round, nine or eighteen holes is the best way to keep competitions fair and competitive. Post your scores on the computer by the locker rooms, as you finish your round.
April 1st brings the official switch in our dress code, which allows “clean and neat denim” on the course from November 1st through April 1st. The weather has been unseasonably warm, and we have already seen members in shorts, skirts, and layered tops, braving the chilly morning air.
Two of our members stood out in the fashion world this past month…click “read more” to see them.
Starting March 1st, The 2015 Membership Drive kicked off with a number of changes from previous years. In the past, we have offered multi-year credits to both the new member as well as the referring Shadow Hills Member. We saw a significant drop-off in the effectiveness of this program over the past couple of years. The program relied almost solely upon member referrals with no outside advertising, and it only makes sense that there are limited numbers within each member’s “sphere of influence,” (family, friends, business associates). We ran our first newspaper advertisements in years, at the tail end of the season, creating a burst of new member activity.
In addition, the cost of the ongoing discounts had a huge impact on operating cash flow, the elimination of which resulted in tens of thousands of dollars per year saved. For these reasons, we are modifying the Membership Drive offers this year to include more mixed media advertising, eliminating the monthly discounts, while maintaining a limited time initiation discount, as well as a “referral bonus” to the referring member.
CLICK “READ MORE” For Membership Special Pricing
Our new web site is live to the servers. There will be lots of “tweaks” done over the next couple of weeks, and with the new format, it will become more of a living document that adapts in some ways to the seasons.
There are several new features, and a new way of navigating that should make finding the information you want easier, while helping to be appealing and informational to those who are seeking membership and tournament information.
Click the READ MORE link below to get a look at features, and navigation tips.
At the Annual Meeting this past month, a dialogue was opened regarding communications with our club members. In a further effort to not only identify the various forms, but to help us improve, we offer the following outline, as well as a brief survey, to help us better understand your top choice of communication.
- Monthly Newsletter (Printed and Emailed with Member Statements). This is the longest-running form of getting basic information out to our club, but is limited both in space as well as the ability to update if there are changes to schedules. It is the “go to” for basic information and monthly columns from our management team.
- com was created to help us expand the limitations of space in the regular newsletter, as well as showcasing pictures, results, and event information. It has been very successful in regards to readership, with more hits per month than the web site.
- Weekly News You Need to Know Mass Email to members is a weekly email update with events, club news, and weekly featured dining room specials.
- Fore Tees Online and Mobile – is primarily used for golf event info, weather cancellations/delays and emergency updates on event cancellations or changes.
We are interested in how YOU get your information? What is the format that is your “Go To” source for SHCC news and information?
(Please note* We are asking for your TOP choice…not all of your choices…thanks!)