Member News: August 2018

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August 1, 2018

JEFF ANDES, Director of Member Relations

We are looking forward to a cool and dry August.

The whole team is looking forward to making sure the rest of the season is successful. Please feel free to drop me a line with any comments and concerns. My door remains open.


August is here and we hardly had time to enjoy the summer days of July.

With August here hopefully the weather will start to cool down a little so we can enjoy some great golf weather. I want to congratulate Billy Stewart on winning the GAP Philadelphia Open this past month. Billy out played a good field to win a 4 hole playoff to claim the title. Way to go!!

Below are a few dates in August to keep in mind:

  • Saturday, August 5th — Callaway Ball Challenge, 8am-10am
  • Thursday, August 9th — 1:00 shotgun, Guest Day
  • Saturday, August 18th — XXIO Demo Day, 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, August 21 — Green Aerification, Course Closed
  • Wednesday, August 22 — Green Aerification, Course Closed in the AM

August sale in the golf shop is:

Any pair of shoes in stock — 30% OFF

Any Golf Bag in Stock — 30% OFF

Any Golf Club In Stock — 10% OFF

A look ahead to September and the upcoming tournaments:

September 8-9 — Club Championship

September 13 — Guest Day

September 15-16 — Sr. Club Championship

Let us know in the Golf Shop if you have any need to order product for you company or yourself. We would be happy to price out any items you may need.



Hello everyone, welcome to August.

On the golf course we are participating in a study with Delaware Valley University. They are working with golf courses to study organic matter content, moisture levels content, and firmness in putting greens. The purpose of the study is to find the proper amount of organic matter that should be maintained in a putting green and how it relates to firmness.

But the big story on the golf course is a major change in our bunker maintenance procedures. After years of raking the entirety of the bunkers with rakes with fingers to create fissures, we have changed to what is known as “The Aussie” method. What this consists of is raking the faces of the bunkers with a smooth, fingerless rake and raking the floors or the bottoms of the bunkers with a traditional rake to create furrows. The intent of this method is to have the faces firmer to allow the ball to roll down the slope of the faces to the bottom of the bunker. The look is different, I am still learning to like the look but if it improves playability it is a win win.

Lastly, a friendly reminder that we will be core aerating the greens on August 21st and 22nd. It will be with the small (1/4”) tine that allows for a quicker healing of the greens.


Now that the summer is half way over, let’s hope mother-nature gifts us with a more pleasant August!

Many thanks to all of you that came out for the Whiskey Tasting! It was an enjoyable and informative evening and a great time was had by all!

Since there are only a few weeks left before the children start heading back to school, you may want to consider that one last family gathering of the summer. Why not let us do the work while you relax and enjoy time with your family and friends. We will be more than happy to customize something special!

As always, I look forward to seeing you at the club. If you have any comments or recommendations of what I can do to improve your experience, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Garces and our Food & Beverage Team

August will be hot on the course so come on into The Grille this month for some cool refreshing cocktails and daily chef specials presented by Chef Ben.

The culinary team in the kitchen has been making strides to satisfy every member’s request. Please feel free to reach out to Taylor or Autumn with any special requests you may have. We are looking forward to a great end of the summer. We have a Lobster Night planned for September, details to follow.

SUSAN MAHONEY, Director of Membership Sales

I recently heard of a new strategy to lower your golf score… and it’s great news for all you coffee lovers!

A study was done at Auburn University in Alabama, suggesting that drinking a moderate dose of caffeine could shave two strokes off your score! Not only that, but they say it also helps to drive the ball further.

If this is true, I would suggest lining up outside the Golf Shop to try out our new coffee machine for a complimentary freshly brewed espresso or latte before your next round : )

And, tell all of your friends, family and work colleagues that this is just another example of why The ACE Club is heads above the rest. When they call to inquire about membership, make sure they mention your name, as we are giving away a “Thank You” gift to any member who refers someone who joins our great organization. So… don’t be shy… please give out my contact information to anyone you feel would be a great addition to our club. Thanks for spreading the word… and save the $4.75 that you spend at Starbucks each morning. Coffee is on us!