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.
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”