Course Opened May 9th…2 weeks earlier than 2021. All greens open and in good shape.
This weekend HPG&CG hosted our largest tournament in 3 years with 154 (77 teams) in the UNLEASHED 2 person Scramble sponsored by Kyle Gionette. Once again Kyle and his partner Ryan Hagger, were victorious, coming back from a 2 stroke deficit after the first day. Food and beverages prepared by the Reservoir were top notch as always and helped make this event a success. Peter and his crew had the course in immaculate shape for so early in the season, gaining praise from golfers far and wide. Put this event on your calendar for next year as it is likely to fill up quickly.
The ROTARY 4 person scramble is fast approaching. So sign up (and pay) early (at least 1 week in advance) so there is adequate time to ensure acquisition of everything that makes this tournament popular. Please support the sponsors that help make this tournament a perennial favorite.
We would like to welcome our new and existing members to a great golf season. Once again breaking our record with 219 signed up.
Here’s to 2022,
Mark A.V. Deverell
I’ve heard it said that, “the only thing constant is change”. The times we are living in and through, seem to be driving that idea home in ways we could never have imagined.
Most of you all are aware that we owe a great deal of gratitude to our extremely dedicated team of volunteers. It is with a great deal of sadness that I have to report that one of our longest serving and most dedicated volunteers, Tom Van Roon passed away at the end of last year. For over 20 years Tom has kept the periphery of the course free of brush and has taken out problem trees in areas where many of us often find ourselves. The loss of Tom will be felt not only in our hearts but in the character of the areas he looked after. We will do our best to continue his work, but his work ethic and attentiveness to detail will be extremely difficult to replace.
In the upcoming season we will be starting the year with a fleet of 60 golf cars as we finally received the ones we ordered in the spring of 2021. The addition of these cars will improve the flow on the golf course and should do away with the waits that some of you had last year when no cars were available. In the fall of last year we renovated the tee deck on #17 and intend to continue work to improve tees on #9 and #14. In the shop area we will be expanding our covered space with a new building to ensure that our equipment can be sheltered from the elements as much as possible, thereby extending their lives and cutting down on maintenance issues. Also intended is drainage to the bottom of #16 fairway and #17 in front of the green.
The improvements we have planned will be made that much more difficult with the final retirement of Royal St Jules with his beaver like work ethic. With that said the search for motivated and meticulous workers has begun. If that sounds like someone you know please let them know we are looking! In the mean time, until the snow recedes, please take care of yourselves my friends and remember “I’m pulling for you, we’re all in this together”.