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Mobile Version of SHCC Web Site is Live

With more than 75% of all adults users accessing information about our club through their “padular devices” and cell phones, it was time to create and launch a “Mobile Version” of our basic web site information.  The goal was to create a site that gave an annotated version of the massive amount of information on our full site (which has more than 90 pages of content), to help those interested in finding out more about Shadow Hills, as well as members looking for a quick link to ForeTees, ShadowHillsExtra, Member Content, or our social media, with just a “screen tap away.”

Now, when you go to http://www.shadowhillscc.org on your mobile device, you will be re-directed to the new mobile version of the site.

Click Below for description and Nav Tips!
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Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Video and Highlights

This year’s Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Shadow Hills Country club broke our record for attendance!  More than 500 happy Easter celebrants made this one of the most memorable events in our history!

Chef Diana and her crew prepared an amazing meal, and the staff (and Bunny) made this a flawless, fun event, that was blessed with clear skies (after a very wet week!).

Watch the video for some of the fun, food, and festivities!

 

Newly Revised Cart Path Regulations

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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

 

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NCAA Duck Golf Local Champ Makes Lasting Memory for SHCC Member

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Sulman Raza Delivers Hollywood Ending-
by Randal Whipple
A second storybook ending played out the 10th green of the Eugene Country Club moments after the Oregon men clinched their first ever NCAA National Championship.  Hometown hero Sulman Raza paused to take a photograph with ten-year-old Gavin Henrikson, grandson of Randal Whipple.   While doing so, Raza reached into his pocket and presented the winning golf ball to young Gavin.  Raza had no idea just how much the gift meant to the boy.
On Memorial Day weekend–two years ago–Gavin suffered a severe injury when a heavy log crushed his leg while vacationing with his family on the Oregon coast.  The injury nearly cost Gavin his leg.  Gavin’s made great progress following three surgeries and physical therapy, but his recovery has been painfully slow.
Gavin had tired while walking over the eighteen-hole course with his grandfather.  Sudden death meant there would still be a lot more ground to cover.  Eventually, the pair found a strategic spot alongside a bunker on the 10th green where Raza would attempt his decisive putt on the third playoff hole.  They were about thirty feet away when the ball dropped and the crowd exploded.
Raza lingered on the 10th green not far from where he had sunk the championship winning birdie putt.  The right moment presented itself and Gavin asked Raza if he could have his picture taken with him. 
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Raza–now wearing his new national champion tee shirt and hat—placed his arm on Gavin’s shoulder and broadly smiled for the photograph.   He then reached into his pocket, pulling out the Titleist golf ball he’d just used to win the championship, and gifted it to Gavin.  Gavin said it was “just like winning the lottery.”  
Whipple had a sense that Raza may have made a decision he’d later regret and asked him three different times if he really wanted to part with such a personal treasure.  Each time, the new champion insisted that he wanted Gavin to have the winning ball.   
The Titleist golf ball bears a smiling Oregon Duck logo, and a blue line hand-marked by Raza to line up his putts.  It now also bears the new champion’s autograph.  It’s a keepsake and memory young golfer Gavin and his grandfather will always treasure. 

Ryan’s Greens Blog New Address and Format

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Our new Course Superintendent, Ryan Wycoff, has a new address for his regular blog. It is a wonderful place to take a look at the latest news about course updates, greens, and other projects here at Shadow Hills Country Club.

The New Address for the Blog is:
http://shadowhillsgreens.blogspot.com/

Check it out today!

Security Code for Locked Information- PLEASE READ

In the future, we may be placing information on ShadowHillsExtra that we don’t want visible to the general public.  This information will be password protected, using the same pass code we use for the locker rooms.

If you have forgotten that code, please email us, and we will send it to you.

This will be used very rarely, but is a needed feature to be able to share information, but allow us to make it a “members only” post.

Thanks for your support and consideration.

Email us at shadowhillsextra@gmail.com if you need the pass code information.

An Interview with New Course Superintendent, Ryan Wyckoff

Meet Our New Superintendent
A Conversation with Ryan Wyckoff
by Patric Miller- ShadowHillsExtra editor

RyanWhen you first meet Ryan Wyckoff, you are immediately struck by his youth, his intensity, his smile, and his height.  Of course “youth” is gauged by those doing the observing, and with most of those in the cluster of members shaking hands of introduction in the lobby, all being “well past middle age,” everyone younger than 45 seems youthful.

But, when you take a look at Ryan’s resume, it’s clear that he has packed a lot of impressive experience into a career that began in 1997, with a Bachelor of Science in Turf Management from Oregon State, and has taken him through some of the best-known courses and tournaments in golf.

Starting as an Assistant Superintendent at the Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, then on to Pebble Beach Links, Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine, WA, and then to a long stay as Superintendent, and then Senior Director of Golf Operations at the OGA Course in Woodburn, Ryan has been involved with a wide range of weather and course conditions.

Add to that, tournament experience with a long list of events, including three U.S. Opens, several state and regional invitational, and U.S. and amateur tournaments, and you begin to understand why bringing him here to Shadow Hills introduces a level of excitement and hope for “next level” quality.

I had the chance to chat briefly with Ryan after he had a chance to do a basic assessment of our course, and to get his impressions of what he was seeing.

NOTE: A “Meet and Greet” event for Ryan, has been scheduled for Saturday, March 12th at 2PM in the dining room. You are all welcome to attend.

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