OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

FROM YOUR GENERAL MANAGER/PRO

Thank GOD hurricane Dorian stayed far off shore last month!! I feel for the Bahamas as they were hit very hard. Hopefully they will recover from this and be stronger as time goes on. Here in North Florida we are experiencing some extremely high temperatures for this time of year. Mid 90’s is really not normal, especially for this many days in a row. Combine this with the severe lack of rainfall, and it certainly has been a tough month overall. Don and his crew are doing a fine job maintaining the course, and also preparing it for the Fall. Hopefully the weather will improve as far as temperature and rains, and we can have a strong October!

Our annual Club Championship is almost here, with the dates set for October 19-20. At this point, we have a lot of signups already. If you would like to play, please see me next week so you don’t get shut out. We will tee off at 8:30 AM both days with doughnuts and juice in the morning, then play 18 holes individual medal play. After the final round Sunday, we will total up both rounds, see who wins the Gross, Net, and Senior titles for the year, as well as the top net finishers in each flight. The entry fee is $60.00, which includes carts, prizes, morning juice and doughnuts, and CTP’s on both par 3’s both days.

In the month of November we will have one event. The ROTC is holding a 3 person scramble on Saturday, November 16, with an 8:30 AM shotgun start. Please sign up as soon as you can for this tournament, as it really helps out the youth of the ROTC.

NEW ARRIVALS IN PRO SHOP

Brand new Titleist Tour embroidered hats just arrived! These are really nice with Suwannee Country Club embroidered on back of hat. The price of these is $25.00/each. Please go ahead and get one and show your support of YOUR CLUB! We also have dozens of name brand golf balls in stock.

LESSONS, GRIPS, AND OTHER NEWS

If any of you are looking for help for your swing/game, come by and see me so we can talk about possibly taking some lessons.

We could work on the driving range/putting green, and also do a playing lesson on the golf course.

Another issue might be with the grips that are on your clubs. I have grips in stock, or if I do not have what you need, I can get them. It usually only takes a day or two to get them done, so come by and drop your clubs off if you are tired of your worn out grips.

Finally, I am in the process of putting together a new and fun event. More information will come soon, so stay tuned!

 FROM YOUR SUPERINTENDENT

Hope all is well with everyone.  I’m sure everyone is looking forward to cooler temps but not looking forward to shorter days.  That makes getting a round of golf in difficult after you get off work.  On a positive note, at least it will be cooler when you do get to play.
As for the course, it seems to be in pretty good shape from number one to number nine.  This is our goal, to provide you with the best possible playing conditions we can.  With growing grass, it’s always a challenge but I believe we have accomplished this for all to enjoy.
You have all noticed the green speeds have slowed down a little bit I’m sure.  There is a reason for this and you will all thank me for this in January.  We had started raising the height of cut a month early this year and it seems to have greatly helped.
We will continue to do our best to provide you with the best conditions possible.

SCC HOSTS CROSS COUNTRY MEETS

On Friday, September 27, we hosted 18 cross-country teams from across North Florida for a big cross country meet. All went well, and we will do it again for the boys and girls Regionals on Wed., October 23 at 10.00 AM. The golf course will be closed until noon that day, so please make other arrangements if you golf on that morning. I would certainly suggest possibly driving to Lake City and play Quail Heights Country Club. SCC members pay the same price for carts as we do at our golf course. If you want to wait until noon to play SCC, I will see you then.

The golf course makes money for these events as well as getting the exposure to new people. It is a win-win situation, and I feel we will try to do this every year if all things go well once again.

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS/EVENTS

2019 MENS CLUB CHAMIONSHIP

Dates – Saturday, October 19 – First round

Sunday, October 20 – Final round

Format – Individual flighted, medal play

Time –    Both days 8:30 AM shotgun start  Cost – $60.00

Contact- Bob Budwick – 362-1147

 

Jimmy Prevatt, President

Bob Budwick, General Manager/Pro

Don Branske, Superintendent