Monday, October 16, 2017
Greetings Scottsdale Country Club Member! It is amazing how fast time flies here at the Scottsdale Country Club! I truly cannot believe that we are entering our Scottsdale Country Club fall overseeding of the golf course as it seems that we were just finishing a successful Scottsdale Country Club winter season. We are completing what has been yet another active summer here at the Scottsdale Country Club, and the feedback that we have been receiving from those who have been around this summer is amazing.
The Scottsdale Country Club is continuing to see record usage and revenues with a projection of another increase in participation in the coming Scottsdale Country Club year. With that being said, we are more excited than ever for the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses winter season to come, as we have focused a great deal of our attention this summer in planning some fun new offerings for the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses winter season.
Mike Sharp and his team have gone through additional service training once again this summer focusing on service consistency and menu knowledge, which were two areas members were looking for improvement based on the end of season survey feedback. We are also very excited about the offerings that Chef Lenny and his team will introduce towards the end of the month. For those that have not been around this summer, we will move the popular Fried Chicken Special to Wednesdays along with the regular menu. Thursday will continue with our always entertaining Burger Night, and Fridays will return to “Five Feature Friday” where Chef and his team have been able to showcase their significant culinary talents. On Saturday evenings, we will continue with our “Half Price Wine Night” for bottles $200 and under, along with our Prime Rib Dinner Special. We will then continue to finish the week with our Sunday Night Italian Buffet in the Mixed Grille featuring an ever rotating mix of your Italian favorites. For each of these nights other than Sunday, we will also be offering an á la carte dinner menu so you can be sure to find something great! In addition to all of this, Chef Lenny and his team at the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses will be making various menu updates each month through the winter season giving you an opportunity to try some new favorites.
In Facility Master Planning news, we have conducted eight (8) focus group sessions with Scottsdale Private Golf Courses through the summer allowing us to review the plan with over 120 members. From these sessions we have further refined the details of Scottsdale Private Golf Courses Phase Two. There will be additional informational sessions during the month of October for those who have yet to attend a session. I would recommend that each of you take the time to learn more about this exciting project with the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses and, if you are not available to attend a session, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I would be more than happy to clear some time to review the key components of the plan for the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses. These sessions will then lead up to a vote of the membership during the month of November.
As you can see, it is full steam ahead here at the Club and we are ready to show what we have been working on this summer. Our goal is to take the member experience at the Club to an enhanced level in all areas. I believe you will see the difference when you return.
Friendly reminder - Members walking their dogs on the path must keep dogs leashed at all times. No dogs are allowed on Club grounds. Wherever you may be at the moment, enjoy what is left of summer . . . and know that the entire staff is extremely excited to see you all back on the Ranch soon!
Friday, October 6, 2017
Country Club Scottsdale announces new Junior Tennis Clinic Schedule October 3-28 (No clinics on Halloween)
Country Club Scottsdale announces new Junior Tennis Clinic Schedule October 3-28 (No clinics on Halloween)
- Red Ball Rookies (4-5 year old players)
- Wednesday 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- Cost: $60 for four weeks
- Red Ball Rising Stars
- Wednesday (6-8 year old players) 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday (6-8 year old players) 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Cost: $80 for four week session, one day per week. $140 for two days per week.
- Match Play Academy (9+ year old players)
- Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Players in this group must be at least 9 years old or be able to rally and serve from the 60 foot court.
- Country Club Scottsdale kids are divided into Orange Ball (9-10 year old), Green Ball (11-12 year old) and Yellow Ball (13+)
- Cost: $160 for one day per week for four week session, $280 for twice per week
- Friday Country Club Scottsdale Junior Tennis Night and Pizza Party is Friday, October 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Ages 8-12
- Cost: $10 per person includes pizza, tennis and movie night.
Come out for to Country Club Scottsdale for a fun night of tennis and pizza with tennis pros Ryan and Traci! They will have fun tennis games on Country Club Scottsdale courts and then head to the Scottsdale Golf Club Corral for pizza, fun games and a movie. Please sign up in advance as we have a minimum and maximum number of participants.
- Scottsdale Golf Club Junior Tennis Halloween Costume Party Friday is October 27
- Ages 6-12 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Put on your Halloween costume and enjoy a fun night with the Scottsdale Golf Club tennis pros on the courts! We will get a jump on Halloween with some fun games, candy and a movie. Please sign up on Scottsdale Golf Club Foretees or email Traci Guy at tguy@ ccdcranch.com if you have any questions.
- Adult Tennis News
- Tuesday Adult Drill 8:30-10:00 a.m.
- Cost: $30 per person
- Doubles Strategy Drill
- Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Cost: $30
- Cardio Tennis Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Cost: $30
- Head Tennis and Pickleball Demo Day/Arizona State Men’s Tennis Exhibition and Meet and Greet
- Sunday, October 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Cost: Free
Come out for a fun afternoon of tennis and pickleball and enjoy getting to meet the Arizona State Sun Devils Men’s Tennis Team at Scottsdale Golf Club.They will be putting on an exhibition and interacting with our members. This is a great chance to get to see some high level tennis up close and personal. Head Racquet Sports will be there for a demo day as well to try out new tennis and pickleball rackets. We will have four courts of tennis and four courts of pickleball going at the same time. Please sign up in advance so we know how many people to expect. See you on the courts at Scottsdale Golf Club!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
I’ve touched on this several times in past articles at Scottsdale Golf Club and I drill this fact home every day with my clients at Scottsdale Golf Club. When you train “correctly” at Scottsdale Golf Club and with high enough intensity, studies have shown this type of training will naturally induce the production of growth hormone within your body. This is a huge and significant thing in the world of anti-aging and fitness. Why? Because Human
Growth Hormone is the “it” factor for staying young and it’s best to make your own then get it from a shot by working out at Scottsdale Golf Club.
Growth hormone (GH) is a small protein made by the pituitary gland and secreted into the bloodstream. GH is controlled by a complex set of hormones produced in the hypothalamus of the brain and in the intestinal tract and pancreas. Among its many biological effects, GH promotes an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in body fat. The pituitary puts out GH in bursts; levels rise following exercise at Scottsdale Golf Club and while you sleep, and it is these two aspects that you want to take advantage of and maximize.
As I mentioned, it’s not just any type of exercise that promotes GH. For example, long distance or endurance events do not promote GH and will actually break muscle down rather than build it up. Think of the difference in body types with elite marathoners vs. elite sprinters. Quite frankly, most elite marathoners (in my opinion) look worn out and emaciated. Elite sprinters, on the other hand, look strong with well defined muscles and low body fat. The key is doing intense anaerobic, fast twitch muscle training with very little rest in between sets at Country Club Scottsdale.
With resistance or weight exercises, you must perform compound movements. These are exercises that recruit a lot of muscles at once like push ups, pull ups, squats and dead lifts easily completed at Country Club Scottsdale fitness facility. Interval sprinting is another form of anaerobic exercise that produces growth hormone. Whether you use the treadmill, recumbent bike at Country Club Scottsdale. or elliptical trainer — it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you do short, very intense sets of anaerobic exercise followed by a precise, minimal amount of recovery time at Country Club Scottsdale. I’ve been in the field of anti-aging for many years now and I can
tell you there is always a split in how to obtain the "fountain of youth.” There is no simple answer. Here at Scottsdale Golf Club we offer many ways to stay healthy and fit. Swimming at the Scottsdale Golf Club
pool, working out in the fitness room, eating healthy, and playing golf at Country Club Scottsdale.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Golfers at Scottsdale Country Club should Flip It!
I know one way for sure hose to turn a Scottsdale Country Club golfers world upside down. No, I’m not talking about a swing change. I’m talking about literally turning a Scottsdale Country Club golfers world upside down with an inversion table. Actually, I shouldn’t limit the suggestion to use an inversion table to only Scottsdale Country Club golfers. The benefits apply to anyone that has a spine and lives under gravity. Inversion tables are certainly popular on the PGA & LPGA tour, but all backs will benefit from this very simple but highly therapeutic activity. Inversion therapy ahas been around for centuries with some historians tracing its roots all the way back to Hippocrates, so it is nothing new. When we think of inversion therapy, we tend to think of relief for back pain. Our spines take a daily hit because of gravity, and eventually as those days turn into years, that constant compression causes a loss of fluids between the discs which unfortunately results in lost height, as well as, spinal pain. And this loss in height isn’t only a long term measurement. You actually lose height between morning and night every day — as much as half an inch or more. It is in the eight hours that you lie on your back and sleep (when compression is reduced) that fluids partially replenish to the discs. Over time though, we lose about two inches in height in a lifetime because of this incomplete process.
Inversion therapy at Scottsdale Golf Club is the great equalizer. When inverting the body as little as 60 degrees, gravity is offset and the spine decompresses, allowing fluid to return completely between the discs. Staying in this inverted position for as little as 3 to 20 minutes a day is all it takes at Scottsdale Golf Club. Other benefits include reduced nerve pressure, realignment of the spine, and relaxing tense muscles. Another important bonus of inversion therapy at Scottsdale Golf Club is flushing the lymphatic system. This can be accomplished by gently rocking back and forth on the inversion table.
Inversion is very relaxing at Scottsdale Golf Club and personally for me, is better than yoga. It’s simple, easy, and the table is conveniently in the home.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
We know about the seriousness of drought conditions at Scottsdale Country Club and the harm that can come from too little water for our land and Scottsdale Private Golf Courses . Likewise, we should know about the seriousness of drought conditions in our members at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses that can come from drinking too little water. We call that dehydration. Golfers in general at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses just don’t drink enough water. But the need to drink plenty of while golfing Scottsdale Private Golf Courses in Arizona’s hot and dry climate cannot be emphasized enough. It’s hot out here at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses (Did I say that already?)
Dehydration is no laughing matter at Scottsdale Country Club.. That’s because too many people use thirst as an indicator for when to drink water and how much. Thirst is not a good gauge for your need for water. In fact, if you are thirsty, you could be well on your way to being dehydrated. Symptoms of moderate to mild dehydration include a dry or sticky mouth, fatigue or lethargy, decreased urine output, dry skin, headache, constipation, and dizziness. Severe dehydration on the other hand is a very serious matter. This is a medical emergency that requires a 911 call and immediate care at a hospital or urgent care clinic. Symptoms include extreme thirst, irritability and confusion, very dry mouth, lack of sweating, little or no urination, sunken eyes, low blood pressure, rapid heart beat, fever, and in the worst cases, delirium or unconsciousness. The key to preventing dehydration while playing at Scottsdale Country Club is to drink plenty of water ahead of time. Be sure to drink water throughout the day while at Scottsdale Country Club, particularly before and during any kind of exercise or exertion at Scottsdale Country Club This is a very active community of golfers, tennis players, hikers, etc. So before you even begin your activity, you should load your body up with good quality water, preferably “electrolyte enhanced”. “Electrolyte” is another name for your body’s ions, those molecules which are electrically charged. They are used by your cells to create and carry voltages across cell membranes like a communication network. Many sports drinks have electrolytes in them, but as I wrote about last month, they are also laden with sugars and other not so healthy ingredients.
So if the pictures you see of our beloved state with dry and cracked land, barren of life because of drought disturb you, that’s nothing compared to what could happen to our bodies from drought. Drink up!
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Country Club Scottsdale Staff Announcements
We are pleased to announce that we have two Country Club Scottsdale staff members who have become certified as Level I Introductory Sommeliers. Recently both Carter Keenan and Drew Shelburne have accomplished one of their personal goals of taking their wine knowledge to the next level. With this accomplishment, both Carter and Drew join the ranks of Alfredo, and Country Club Scottsdale officially now has a total of three (3) Sommeliers on hand to assist our Country Club Scottsdale members with their wine selections.
Country Club Scottsdale Pastry Chef Guillermo Magana was selected as our Scottsdale Golf Club Employee of the Month for April due to the amazingly passionate effort that he put into the Easter Brunch for our members. He spent countless hours at Scottsdale Golf Club and at home, creating incredible showpieces out of chocolate and preparing a delicious and beautiful array of desserts with an intense desire to WOW our Scottsdale Golf Club members. Equally amazing was Guillermo’s patient and intense tutelage and mentorship of his assistant, who because of this was able to grow immensely, enabling her to help him make Easter so special. Easter aside, Guillermo came to us last November from The Phoenician Resort and has taken the Pastry and Bakery items served at the Scottsdale Golf Club to a whole new level. He has been innovative in creating new exciting things and at the same time got us back on track with the traditional items that our Scottsdale Golf Club members had come to love over the years. Not only is he creative, professional, hardworking, kind and funny, he is an amazing Scottsdale Golf Club team player who will do anything to aid in the success of the team in all areas, not just pastry. Before working at the Phoenician, Guillermo held positions at Gigi’s Cupcakes, Binkley’s Restaurant, and The Four Seasons Resort. He has a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and in Pastry and Baking from The Art Institute of Phoenix.
Monday, August 28, 2017
As the Scottsdale Country Club summer season winds down, we wanted to keep you apprised of some of the Scottsdale Country Club agronomy practices which are in process, or will happen in the fall. A number of Scottsdale Country Club players in this last week have watched as the Scottsdale Country Club tee leveling project started on hole #1. This will continue for 9-10 weeks, finishing with the black/blue tee on #18. The goal is to level the Scottsdale Country Club tee surfaces as some of the edges have fallen and the amount of Scottsdale Country Club tee space has been greatly reduced. Our plan to offset this is to strip the appropriate tees, install a heavy metal support band, refill with material, level it, and re-sod and grow it back in. Each Scottsdale Private Golf Courses tee has been evaluated for the amount of repair required. There are some worse than others, and some that require little to no maintenance. Because of this, we are evaluating each tee one at a time, and making the appropriate repairs then and there. On the right, you’ll notice several stages of the work. We will continue to have the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses open for play and will be moving tee markers around as need be. The USGA officials we are aligned with say this tee movement will not have any effect on your handicap.
NORTH CHIPPING GREEN
If you practice your short game on the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses north chipping green, please note the great Bermuda surface on the green. It is most important to note that this surface has NOT been overseeded the past two fall periods. This is the type of surface we will experience when we do not overseed the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses greens this fall. We expect they will be excellent for 10 months from February through November and good in December and January when the coolest temperatures arrive and the Bermuda goes dormant. But rest assured, they will still be green in color as they have the last few years with the use of new colorants in the fertilizer spray tank. Lastly, we will be renovating and changing out the Bermuda grass on the south chipping green this summer. It will be sprigged with a new variety of Champion Bermuda grass named G12. This process should take 75 days from start to finish and be usable by September. All of the endeavors will give us better playing surfaces year round, and we sincerely believe you will enjoy the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses improvements.