Anyone who has played golf with Jim Steinberger and his wife Joyce, is instantly struck by his clear, pure basso/baritone voice (and incredible shock of white hair). Having had the pleasure to work with Jim in both his professional career (he sang one of the Three Kings parts in the Emmy Award winning Claymation Christmas Celebration in 1987), as well as serving with him on the Membership Committee, I am always struck by his gentle, polite, and professional manner.
A long and storied career is coming to an end Friday May 29th, and the Register Guard did a wonderful and fitting tribute.
Those who are RG subscribers can find the entire piece (published May 28th) online…HERE.
Click Below for Quotes from the story
In an executive session of the SHCC board of directors, it was decided that a big THANK YOU be posted in our communication media, for the amazing work that staff and management did over the past years to help achieve the recent 2014 Facility of the Year Award from the OGA.
Without question, the amazing increases in membership, facilities upgrades, income and operational efficiencies are a group effort. However, each member of the staff was responsible for key aspects of the results.
At the Annual Meeting held Thursday night, October 16th, the results for the new slate of Board Members was announced. With three current members leaving at the end of the year after serving 7 years, the new board members will continue the long tradition of service to the club, to help insure our success and growth.
Congratulations, and thanks to all who ran!
A View from the Back Office…
Since becoming involved in the digital communications for the club, I have had the pleasure of seeing things from both perspectives, as a member of SHCC, and someone who interacts with membership, staff and management almost daily. It has brought a new appreciation for the incredible effort, amazing talent and dedication that come from staff and some very dedicated volunteers.
It was my pleasure to put together the submission information for the OGA Award. But I have to confess, the dialogue almost wrote itself. When compared to almost every other club of the more than 400 public and private facilities in Oregon and SW Washington that comprise the OGA, Shadow Hills Country Club’s recent accomplishments stand out both in our exceptional facility improvements, but also in the success we have achieved in so many areas, while other facilities are struggling.
There are many reasons.
The election for three new Board Members is underway, and continues through the Annual Meeting October 17th. You should have your ballots, which were mailed to all voting members. If you did not receive yours, contact Corrie or Dave Shelton.
Mail ballots back with envelope provided, or bring them to the Annual Meeting on October 17th – 7PM
Click Below To See All of the Profiles for the 6 Nominees!
Jack Mattison, a Shadow Hills Country Club member since 1996, will be inducted into South Eugene High School’s Axemen Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. He will be honored at a banquet at the Valley River Inn, Saturday, Sept. 27.
Mattison is a 1958 graduate of South Eugene, earning honors during his high school days for both academics and athletics. He retired in 2002 after 22 years as a District and Circuit Court Judge in Lane County.
COMPLETE STORY BELOW
I have been a member at Shadow Hills since 2009. I am not retired, but being self-employed, and having clients hailing primarily from the East Coast and Mid-West- I am often free to golf in the early afternoon. In fact, so frequent were my regular rounds at 2:22 (the soonest I could break free each day) that the pro shop started calling 2:22 “Miller time.”
I often play alone…but also leave the tee sheet open, in case anyone wanted to join me. And many people do. Also, as a single, I often end up running into the group before, or being forced to join a group who catches me from behind, if the group in front is lagging (rare at SHCC). But the result is that I get to play with a large variety of members, and enjoy hearing about their lives, their interests, and their experience as members at Shadow Hills.
I love the purview from my slot at 2:22. There are days when I can blast through 18 in just over 3 hours (my record is 2:45). And there are days when the pace of play allows me to use the time to take in the surroundings, enjoy the animals and natural beauty that share the course with us, and ponder life. These things will be the topic of future “View from 2:22″ offerings.
So…now…on to “The Best Round of My Life”