2012 LADIES MEMBER GUEST
ON MAY 18TH THE 18 HOLE LADIES ASSOCIATION OF HERITAGE SHORES HELD THEIR 5TH ANNUAL LADIES MEMBER GUEST TOURNAMENT. THIS YEAR 18 TEAMS COMPETED ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR. THE EVENT FORMAT WAS 18 HOLES, NET BEST BALL OF TWO. THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S EVENT WAS UP, UP, AND AWAY AND THE TOURNAMENT COMPRISED OF THREE FLIGHTS: “ORANGE YOU UP”, “PUTTING IN THE PINK”, AND “SLICE OF MANGO”. PRIZES WERE AWARDED TO THE 1ST AND 2ND PLACE WINNERS IN EACH FLIGHT. THE WINNERS WERE:
“ORANGE YOU UP”
1ST PLACE- BARBARA JARKOVSKY & SANDY STRAUS
2ND PLACE- MURIEL WAITE & KARILYN BACHMANN
“PUTTING IN THE PINK”
1ST PLACE- JOANIE VANOOSTROM-PHIPPS & JUDY SLACK
2ND PLACE- LEIGH APPLER & JANET BROWN
“SLICE OF MANGO”
1ST PLACE- JUDI MOORE & LINDA HOLLIS
2ND PLACE- NANCY MAAS & JANET ENGLISH
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE LADIES THAT PARTICIPATED AND LOOK FORWARD TO GREAT EVENT AGAIN IN 2013!
THE PRO STAFF
Tips: How to Plan a Golf Tournament
Golf Tournaments are a wonderful way to generate funds for your charity and/or to create a team building event for your company. Golf Tournaments can be structured to either persuade competition among your participants or they can be formatted to encourage light-hearted fun.
If you are not an avid golfer, the first step is to not feel intimidated about the concept of a golf tournament. The Golf Pro and golf staff will be available to help organize your event and answer questions as you go. Golf Courses work with new tournaments everyday and from personal experience, I can guarantee that there is no wrong question to ask!
Tip #1: Set a goal for your event
• If you are planning a fundraising event, establish the approximate amount of money that you would like to raise for your organization. Keep in mind that the average fee to participate in a golf tournament is $100 - $150 per golfer. This fee can include greens fees, golf carts, use of the driving range and a food and beverage package.
• If you are planning a corporate or team-building event, establish your budget for the entire event and the number of golfers that you plan to invite. This will help in not only choosing a golf course based on the golf fees, but in planning a gift or goody bag for each golfer.
Tip #2: Shop for a golf course
More than likely, there are many golf courses in your area to choose from. Start the selection process by separating the public golf courses from the private golf courses. A great tool in finding golf courses within your community is www.publicgolfcourses.net
There are 3 key points in selecting a golf course for your special event:
• Will your golfers be traveling from all points of direction?
• Will your golfers need accommodations before or after the event?
• If your golf course does not offer a private space for the awards banquet, is there another option close by (restaurant, club, etc)?
• Like many things in life, golf courses can be moderate to extravagant. The quality of a golf course may determine your level of competition and overall price. In our area, we are fortunate to have fantastic Golf Course Maintenance Teams that work to keep our golf courses balanced and green.
• This is probably the most important factor when choosing a golf course for your event. Do not plan to raise money on your golfer’s entry fee to participate. The entry fee should cover the cost per golfer to the golf course, the food and beverage package and one or more miscellaneous items: event advertising, goody bags/gifts and event signage/banners/trophies. For a fundraising event, your money will be raised by selling Tee Signs and Event Sponsorships. The Event sponsorships can include, but are not limited to Lunch Sponsor, Dinner Sponsor, Prize Sponsor, Contest Sponsor, Beverage Cart Sponsor, etc.
Tip #3: Form a committee
Like most successful events, it will take an army of volunteers to fulfill your event. There are many tasks that will need to be delegated and the first task is to establish and event chair(s) to oversee the event. The event chair(s) will be in charge of coordinating tasks and assisting volunteers. Several jobs you should consider are…
• Creating event flyers and collateral for advertisement.
• Advertising the event in local papers, websites, public events and radio stations.
• Finding golfers and handing out event flyers.
• Visiting local businesses for donations and event sponsors.
• Coordinating golfers and golf teams.
• Fulfilling “day of” job duties.
For further information regarding golf tournaments and the “how to” of a successful golf tournament, contact Stefanie Barfield at (302) 337-9910 ext. 316 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Notes from the General Manager:
What can I say about this weather!!! We have been afforded a beautiful spring so far, one that many golfers can enjoy. While the weather was warm and sunny, we also had quite a bit of wind and very little rain. Similar to your lawns at home, you can only water the golf course so much to keep it in tip top shape while still being able to use it (or play on it). All in all, I have heard nothing but compliments about the conditions of our golf course, and my hat is off to Dave Clem and Dennis Supe for leading such a strong team.
In April we introduced our new “membership drive” referral program for annual golfing members and a new points system for our loyalty club members – the Premier Club. If you are interested in understanding the benefits of either program please contact the golf shop at 302-337-7514. Resident Annual Members are allowed to make tee times up to 60 days in advance and Premier Club members can make reservations 10 days in advance. If you do not intend to utilize the tee time booked please let the pro shop staff know so we can open that time to other members or guests.
A Few exciting events happened in April in the Food and Beverage Department including Burger night on Tuesdays, Southern Night on Thursdays, Chef’s Cooking Class, Easter Brunch, Passover Seder, and Wine and Tapas. For the restaurant please assist us in serving you by making reservations atleast 24 hours in advance – this allows us to ensure we bring in enough food and staff as appropriately as possible. For the banquet events, please follow the guidelines posted for each event, if you call and leave a message with Jillian please allow 24 hours for a call back.
Some upcoming activities to ask more about – Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Clam Bake, Car Show, Concert Series – I could go on and on! I’m excited as always about seeing everyone at the club.