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July 2018

 

The Golf Season is in full swing.  Our Men’s June Invitational has come and gone.  Congratulations to Jim Kudis and his partner Mark Pringle for winning this coveted title. 

Just a reminder, we will once again be hosting an August Men’s Invitational tournament this summer.  The 2018 Men's August Invitational will be conducted on August 9th – 11th.  The event will be open to 48 teams split into separate flights based on total team handicap.  Members may sign up for this event via email (pmicklewright@eccgolf.com). 

July brings the start of our Junior Golf Program.  Play Days and clinics will be starting.  The Golf Staff has been working hard to modify and improve our Junior Golf Program.  Our intent is to introduce your children to a great sport they can play for the rest of their lives.  The goals we have are two fold.  First, we will make golf a fun and safe activity for the kids.  Second, we will provide sound instruction on the fundamentals, rules, and etiquette of golf.  For a list of dates or more information, please contact the Golf Shop.

New merchandise is still coming into the Golf Shop as we speak.  Stop in and check out the latest lines from Level Wear, Cutter and Buck, Peter Millar, and Straight Down just to name a few. 

The lesson tee has been busy.  Mike, Steve, Tommy and I are available for private or group lessons.  We will put your swing on video and let you see for yourself the quickest way to improve. 

Have you signed up for our Pro member yet?  If not, time is running out.  Very few spaces remain in this event which has sold out every single year.  This event will feature 3 Edgewood members and/or their invited guests playing with one of the top playing Club Professionals from this area.   The event will be played Thursday, July 26th.  Please contact the golf shop if you would like to play. 

 July brings many other exciting events for the membership to compete in at their home club.  Events like the Independence Open, Family Golf Day, Mens and Ladies Senior Championships, Mixed Nuts and Bolts, Men’s and Ladies Ryder Cups, Parent-Child Chapman , Husband-Wife Championship,  and the ECC Pro Member will all be played this month.  Now is the time to sign up for any or all of these events.

Hopefully by now you have downloaded the new Foretees Club App.  If not, you can still do so.   The old tee time system is no longer active and the new system ForeTees has taken its place. This is how you will make tee times and sign up for many of our club events now including weekend SWATS and our young members league.  It only takes a minute to do.

This system provides an additional option to make tee times or dinner reservations from your home, office, smart phone, or tablet 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Members, are of course still welcome to call the golf shop, but we wanted to give you other options.

All members are encouraged to visit our new ForeTees tee time system and download the Edgewood Country Club (ClubCentral) App to experience an all-new level of communications. We hope you enjoy using the new system as you will find this service very useful.

One of the key parts of my job is establishing quality lines of communication between the golf shop and the membership.  Each Tuesday, I send out an email to the membership containing information on the upcoming events and course happenings.  That email covers any upcoming golf events, golf outings, membership tournaments, and course closings.  I design the email to only take one minute or so to read.  This email will provide you the answers to our most popular questions asked on a daily basis, “What’s going on here today”?  That quick read can also save each and every member from being in the awkward position of setting up a game in advance with other members or guests and finding out about an event happening at the club where your ideal tee time is not available.

For more information on any of the events listed above, please contact the Golf Shop Staff at (412) 823-2220.  As always, the Golf Staff is here to service you.  If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.  We will see you at the club.

 

Pete Micklewright

Head Golf Professional

pmicklewright@eccgolf.com