Member News: June 2018

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June 1, 2018

DANIEL BRIONES, GENERAL MANAGER

It was a pleasure to meet many of our members at our recent member event that kicked off the start of the new season.

There were some questions asked about the strategic plan and the direction for The ACE Club. I am providing below highlights of the strategic plan that was developed before the start of the season.

This plan was reviewed and approved by The ACE Club Executive committee; consisting of Chubb Executive Vice President for Global Operations, Technology & Real Estate, Ms. Julie Dillman and the Vice Chairman of the Chubb Group, Mr. John Lupica. Understanding this framework, will update you and help eliminate possible misconceptions further providing you a basis for providing feedback to help improve the Club. We seek transparency and collaboration with all Members.

The strategic vision is “To provide an exceptional golf club experience to all of our members by leveraging an exclusive Gary Player Signature designed golf course, superior grill-based food options and white glove service excellence to our members and their guests.”

View strategic plan highlights

We will continue to provide updates in our monthly communications and will chronicle those updates on our website in the BLOG section.

This year we have added a new position, Member Relations Director to whom you should direct questions, concerns or requests. Jeff Andes is your Club “concierge” and very experienced in golf club operations.

I am also pleased to introduce Susan Mahoney, who joined us in May as our Director of Membership Sales. Susan is anxious to meet all of you and would certainly appreciate referrals from your personal and professional network.
Finally, I would like to remind you that we recently sent you a communication asking that you update your contact information with us. We want to be sure we have your most current information and also want to identify the information that you wish to have made public to other members.

Update your contact information here

As always, I am at your service along with our team and look forward to a spectacular year together.

LINDA NEVATT, DIRECTOR OF GOLF

June is here and the start of a busy month.

We have a few morning shotguns during the week for members to entertain clients so check with the pro shop to see how to avoid busy times.

  • Monday June 4th there is a clinic on the driving range in the afternoon
  • Friday, June 8th we have a small morning 8:30 shotgun
  • Monday, June 11th Course is closed for an outside group
  • Tuesday, June 12th Course will be open after 12:00 for regular play
  • Thursday, June 14th Guest Day. 1:00 shotgun
  • Wednesday, June 27th Women’s Guest Day. 9:00 shotgun

The Four Ball Match Play event is off and running. Don’t forget to schedule your June match.

June Golf Shop Sale

30% OFF on Nike Shoes — In Stock only

Take an Extra 5% off all in stock Clubs, Golf Bags, Gloves, Golf Balls, Shoes

 

JOHN CANAVAN, GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

Hello everyone and welcome to summer and time to focus on housekeeping on the Golf Course.

Ball Marks   There are many methods to repair a ball mark, the preferred repair is to pull the grass around the edges back into the center of the depression. The key point here is to remember that any repair is better than no repair.

Bunkers   The bunker should always be raked after playing your shot, whether you are a dew sweeper in the morning or a sun setter in the evening. You are providing a better playing surface for the player behind you.

Divots   Our preference is for the divot to be replaced rather than filling the divot in with sand. It allows for a cleaner golf course and in two weeks’ time the replaced divot will offer a better playing surface than the sanded divot.

Tees   Remember to discard your broken tee. Place it in the receptacle on the par 3’s, in the trash can on other holes, or simply throw it into the rough.

Golf Cars   Proper golf car rules should always be practiced for the good of the golf course. This includes following the cart posts at the greens when it signals you to return to the path, avoid driving in the native areas, stay on the path on par 3’s and at the tee boxes, keep the cart in the center of the path when you stop, ride the path until you reach your tee shot and then enter the fairway, and when we are crossing at 90 degrees minimize the time the cart is in the fairway. Basically just drive a straight line to the other side of the fairway.

Thank you and see you on the Back 9!

JEFF ANDES, DIRECTOR OF MEMBER RELATIONS

We are looking forward to one of the most highly anticipated PGA Tour events coming to our area this season.

We had 17 teams competing to claim the crown for the 2018 Opening Day Scramble and although it was a 9 AM shotgun start the teams trickled in and it created quite the suspense. Mr. Mark Haltzman and Dr. David Kraman were first to post their score of 64.5 which held the lead for a while, however ultimately came in at third place. Mr. Eric Reisner and Mr. Richard Loomis briefly held the lead with a great score of 62.25 and ultimately finished in second place. With one of the last scores posted and tensions high it was Bill Murphy and Joe Henkel who took the lead.

With the low score of 60.4, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Henkel bested a talented and competitive field of 17 teams to take home the top prize. Way to go Gentlemen!!

With feedback from our membership we recently made an update to our policy for the adult children of our members who turn 23 and are no longer eligible to be a part of your membership. Please see the updated Membership Plan which outlines this updated policy on pages 5-6. Please contact me if you have questions about these details.

view membership plan

I remain available to assist our members with making your experience at The ACE Club a better one. Please contact me anytime if I may be of assistance to you or your guests.

Garces and our Food & Beverage Team

Father’s day BBQ is almost upon us.

Chef Matt and his team are assembling a mighty large BBQ for your Father’s day celebration. We will feature signature Garces dishes of Whole Roasted Pasture Raised Pig, Scallop Brochettes al a Plancha, Grilled Corn on the Cob and Village Whiskey Sliders served with our amazing Duck Fat Fries. A complete menu will be share with you soon.

We are very excited about our new program of build your own custom sandwiches at Halfway #9. We also have our breakfast sandwiches cooked to order either in the Grille or ordered through our At The Turn program. We look forward to seeing everyone out and about this June.

MICHELE SUPINSKI, EVENT SALES MANAGER

It was great to see everyone at the Mother’s Day Brunch. Now it’s time to honor Dad.

We all know that golf and Father’s Day run hand-in-hand, which is precisely why the holiday falls on the last day of the US Open. What better way of spending time with Dad then a relaxing round of golf followed by delicious summer eats and ice cold drinks all while enjoying the gorgeous panoramic golf course views.

After booking your tee time, be sure to contact me to make your reservation. We look forward to celebrating Father’s Day with you!