March 2016 Newsletter
Lenoir Golf Club has a New Superintendent
Since the resignation of Dean Reid in August of 2015, Kenny Haas has been our interim superintendent. Due to personal reasons, Kenny does not feel that now is the best time for him to take and hold the position of Superintendent. Kenny has done an excellent job with our facility and will remain on as the Assistant Superintendent.
Mr. Shane Harrelson
started Monday February 29th as the new Golf Course Superintendent. Shane comes to us as the former Superintendent of Ole Still Golf Club, in Hickory, for two and half years. He is also currently serving on the Board for the Blue Ridge Turfgrass Association.
Shane is married to Henriette and they have one daughter Kendall, 6 years of age, and a 1 year old son Noah.We hope that you will take the time to meet and greet Shane and welcome him to the Lenoir Golf Club.
March 5th & 6th, Sat. & Sun.
John Combs Memorial
2- Player Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament
Entry Fees: $60 for LGC members & Guest
$70 for non-member teams
Tee Times on Saturday starting at 9am and Shotgun start on Sunday at 10am. Entry includes golf, breakfast on Sunday and prizes. Team will be flighted after the first day. Tees will be determined by age.
Daylight Savings Time
March 14th, Monday
Shotgun @ 10am
Blue Ridge Seniors
March 15 – 18th
March 19, Saturday,
$5/junior, ages 6-16 , time: 4pm – 5pm.
March 26th, Saturday,
$10/person, Includes range balls & instructions
Times: 11am to 12pm (or) 3pm – 4pm
March 27, Sunday,
Parent/ChildTime: 3:30 clinic, Playing 4pm
Welcome New Board Members
On January 25th, we voted in and welcomed three new LGC Board Members:
Pam Mayberry will remain as the President
Joe Brown will remain as the Vice-President.
LGC will be selling Ad spaces on the granite tee markers on the course in the following months. Our members will have the first come first serve on the holes and choice for the ad placement. Ad pricings are depending on the number of years requesting the ad and the placement of the advertisement. For more information and to reserve your place, please contact Steve Smart for the rates, and availability.
New Programs for Ladies and Juniors
Starting in March, we will launch new programs and lesson clinics for ladies and juniors.
For the ladies, the lessons will be held on Saturday’s and cost will run $10 per person. This includes one hour of instructions and range balls. As the lessons progress, we will have on course instructions, events, and socials.This year, we are partnering with the PGA Junior League in offering league play for our juniors 13 and under and another section 16 and under. Sign up for the league will begin in April and matches will start in May/June/July. We will have an online registration through the PGA and anyone interested is encouraged to contact the Professional, Steve Smart. We will also have monthly clinics which are posted on the Lenoir Golf Club’s Web site.
Fundraisers for LGC
$100 Steak Dinner
March 5th, @ 6pm
On March 5th, 2016 LGC will host a $100 plate steak dinner. The funds raised from this event will go toward a new and desperately needed roof on the clubhouse. This event will host several prize winning drawings and raffles. Plates for guest of $100 ticket holders may be purchased for an extra $15. Mr. Larry Earp is catering the dinner. There will be door prizes and drawings for ticket holders.
A limited number of tickets are available. If you are interested in purchasing and attending, please contact or come by the Golf Shop. 828-754-5093.
Set your calendar now for the 2016 Member-Guest for June 24th – 26th.
From the Superintendent:
Winter time bring frost and frost delays. During the delays, please remember not to walk on the putting green or course until clearance has been given though the golf shop.
Ropes have been placed on the course to protect areas around the green and high traffic areas. Please return your cart to the paths and do not drive on, or close, to the greens. This will ensure a better looking and playable course this spring and summer.Please remember to repair ball marks.