Spring is here. The Golf Season is upon us. Now is a great time to take advantage of some of the many great deals the Club is offering for the golfing season. Advance Purchase Guest Fees (APGF’s) are available to buy until April 30th. These cost $50 each and can be used throughout the golfing season. If you are planning on bringing guests to the club this year, purchasing these guest fees in advance will save you money.
The 2018 Golf Calendar was emailed in March to our membership. If you did not receive a copy via email, please contact the Golf Shop and one can be mailed directly to you. If you notice, our Men’s and Ladies Opening Days are just around the corner. As always these events promise to be fun spirited and a great way to meet new friends.
Several weekly golf clinics will start in April and will continue throughout the next few months. Don’t miss our ever popular Ladies Only Clinics every Thursday night starting April 5th. These clinics will start at 5:30 PM and run for an hour each night. The “Annual Knock off the Rust Clinic” will be held for our entire membership regardless of classification or gender from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Wednesday April 25th.
In early May, we have a Short Game School. This will be on Wednesday, May 2nd running from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Whether you are a new golfer or an experienced player, these numerous clinics are for you. Let us help you improve your game!
For our members with limited to no golf experience looking to learn the game, we have something for you as well this year. We will be running a Beginner Golf School every Saturday afternoon in May. This 4 week class will cover all aspects of the game including full swing, chipping, putting, and rules. It will run from 2:00 – 3:00 starting on Saturday May 5th.
The cost of this Beginner Golf School is $100 per person. This includes 4 hours of instruction and club rentals if needed. This school promises to be a great learning experience and also a lot of fun. Plus, it will serve as a great way to meet some new faces and future “practice buddies” here at Edgewood.
To sign up for our beginner golf school or any of these clinics, please contact the Golf Shop Staff at (412) 823-2220.
Tee times are now required every day. Members may book tee times 2 weeks in advance for weekdays. We will once again use the online system for weekend tee times. Like last year, members can log onto our website Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM to book times for the upcoming weekend. Members may also call the golf shop to set up tee times.
However there will be some changes coming to our Tee Time System when our ForeTees App and Website are completed. Please keep an eye on your emails for more information. Once finished, ForeTees will make getting tee times and signing up for clubs events easier than it has ever been before.
The driving range will open Friday March 30th. Hours of operation for the range the month of April will be 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Golf Lessons and club fittings are now available. If you have never seen your swing on video before, set up an appointment. Seeing is believing and it will help your game.
All of our club fitting carts have arrived. Demo clubs are available to use everyday from Titleist, Cobra, Ping, Taylor Made, and Callaway. The Golf Shop Staff is here to help you. If you have any questions regarding any of the new equipment, please ask.
Plus, as I always have promised, you will NOT find a lower advertised price on clubs then you do here at Edgewood and you get the clubs professionally fit for you free of charge!!!!
Demo days have been scheduled with all of the major club manufacturers in the game. The companies will bring all of their new product line and their state of the art launch monitors to ECC these days so our membership can be fit like the tour players. Ping and Cobra will be here on Friday, May 4th from 4:00 – 7:00. Taylor Made, Titleist, and Callaway will be here on Saturday, May 5th from 11:00 – 3:00. Finally, PXG will set up shop here 3 different times over the next 6 weeks with their Tour Van fitting our members with their products. They will be here Friday April 6th from 3:00 – 7:00, Wednesday April 18th from 3:00 – 7:00, and Sunday, May 6th from 11:00 – 3:00. Please contact the golf shop to schedule a fitting on the company’s launch monitors for any of these days.
My weekly golf email will go out every Tuesday morning detailing all upcoming club golf events. This email is a great source of information covering all the activities happening on the golf course for men, women, and juniors. It will also cover all of our SWATS including our newly expanded Friday afternoon SWAT. Also, did I mention we are bringing back the Blue Tee SWAT two Sundays per month for are lower handicap players? If you are not getting my weekly email, please let me know so I can make sure your email address is on our distribution list.
Finally, here is a reminder from the Handicap Committee. The posting of scores will begin on April 1st. Handicap Computers are located in the Golf Shop and Men’s Locker Room. If you are turning in scores after the golf shop is closed in the evening, simply slide the scorecard under the golf shop door and the score will be posted for you the next morning. All nine hole and eighteen hole scores are expected to be posted from now through October 31st. Handicaps will update on the 1st and 15th of every month this season.
2018 promises to be a fun and exciting year. Please contact the Golf Shop to register for any of the clinics mentioned or if you have any questions regarding the upcoming Golf Season. We will see you at the club!!!
Head Golf Professional