Scottsdale Private Golf Members, have enjoyed this season, as I know we have enjoyed….trying to exceed your expectations. Just think, this time last year, Scottsdale Private Golf Club construction was just getting started on the clubhouse renovation. Oh, what a summer it was but, without question, I think we’d all agree that the effort and expense was worth the end result. Looking forward, we’ll soon (late May) be back in construction mode and hope that you’ll be as pleased with the Scottsdale Golf Club patio expansion, event lawn addition and, of course, the new Scottsdale Golf Club tennis facility when these projects are completed late this summer. A couple of quick story lines that I need to address with this opportunity.
- Did you know……that, effective May 1st (today!), the Scottsdale Golf Club Complimentary Continental Breakfast will be served poolside in the pool dining room until further notice? Following active discussion at the April Scottsdale Golf Club House Committee meeting that addressed behavior at the continental breakfast, a recommendation was made to scale back the current continental breakfast offering to its previous limited ‘menu’ and relocate to a more appropriate location. The Scottsdale Golf Club House Committee unanimously favored the recommendation and it was subsequently presented to the Board of Directors at their April 20, 2015 meeting where, in short order, the motion to accept the House Committee’s recommendation was unanimously approved.
- Did you know…...that the Scottsdale Golf Club’s financial picture remains impressive? The April Finance Committee Meeting Minutes include the following statement, “Mr. Kruse (Finance Committee Chair) highlighted the March financial results. Scottsdale Golf Club Rounds continue to exceed both budget and year prior (YTD 9.6% positive variance to budget and 6.4% positive variance to year prior), F&B is closing the gap on the negative variance to budgeted revenues, specifically in Banquets, and Net Profit YTD continues to exceed budget by $95,530 (46.1%) despite the completion of the unbudgeted re-sodding of the practice green and the $48,704 interest expense that was not included in the operating budget. We continue to have strong financial results.” I’ll add the fact that the Club’s Net Profit Profit/Loss After Other Income of $302,776 reflects a positive variance to budget of 46.1% and a positive variance to year prior of 44.4%! All good, right? Speaking of ‘all good’, I have been asked to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on my health.