Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Scottsdale Golf Club Pool Guidelines

Scottsdale Golf Club survived another season. Scottsdale Golf Clublike to thank each and every one of you for another Scottsdale Golf Club great season. The Scottsdale Golf Club calendar was jam packed with exciting events for all to enjoy and if you had half as much fun as I did, I’d say you had a pretty successful season as well. To those of you who will be traveling this summer, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable time. We will miss you here at the Scottsdale Private Golf Club. And to those of you staying here, get ready for a fun, HOT Scottsdale Private Golf club summer on the Scottsdale Golf Club ranch. We are going to have fun nights planned for you throughout the summer to help get you out of the heat. Be on the lookout for those details.

With summer right around the corner and the Scottsdale Golf Club pool to soon become the place to be, I would like to take a minute to address some recent Scottsdale Golf Club pool issues. . Please also keep in mind the Scottsdale Private Golf club dress code at the pool. According to the Scottsdale Private Golf club Board approved dress code, ladies must wear full coverage bottoms. We ask that you help us by enjoying the facilities within the guidelines set by the Scottsdale Private Golf club Board of Directors. Please be aware of the change in hours as we transition into our summer schedule. Starting May 1st, the Clubhouse and pool will be closed on Monday’s. We will offer lunch in the Clubhouse Tuesday through Sunday and dinner service Wednesday through Sunday. Another transition we will make is the move of the continental breakfast.

Continental breakfast will now be served at the pool Tuesday through Sunday. Please enjoy a cup of coffee and a muffin while you relax in the quiet pool atmosphere.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Congratulations to the Scottsdale Private Golf Club

WITL A2 team for finishing in the top 2 this past season and earning a spot in the A1 division, which is the highest division in the league! Big Kudos go out to all the Members who played on that Scottsdale Private Golf club team: - Tracey Gray, Jen Gasbarra, Kristin Romano, Pattie Gonzales, Tracy Quick(Captain), Linda DeBiase, Jennifer Rasmussen and Liz Thorell!. Congratulations to everyone who played and for bringing this honor to our Scottsdale Private Golf Club!

New Adult Drill Time
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Cost $20/class Tuesdays and Thursdays - May 19, 21, 26 and 28th

Scottsdale Golf Club Adult Tennis Camp
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - May 5 thru 7 and May 12 thru 14
Make sure to sign up for as many days as you want! This Scottsdale Golf Club camp is open to all levels of play and will include drills, live ball, match play and footwork. Cost: $30 for one day; $60 for two days; $80 for three days; $100 for four days; $120 for five days and $135 for all six days.

Adult Round Robin Doubles Play
Fridays from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
This event is open to all levels of play. We would like to have a minimum of eight players each week.

New Cardio Tennis Time
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. beginning May 9.
There will be a Cardio class at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 3, but no class on Saturday, May 2nd. Cost: $20 per time.

Club Gentlemen’s Member-Guest and Member-Member
Saturday, May 2nd - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
We will play tennis in the morning and then have lunch and drinks after tennis. Prizes awarded to the winning teams. If you are interested, you can sign up with a guest or a member.

Ocho De Mayo Adult Tennis Social
Friday, May 8 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
$30, plus tax and service charge. Tennis, Mexican themed food and drinks are included in the price. Come out for a fun night of tennis, music, great food and drinks. You can sign up as an individual or with a partner. We will play several rounds of social doubles.

Junior Tennis Play Day
Friday, May 15 - $10/player, includes pizza, tennis and prizes. Red Ball (6-8 years old) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Orange Ball (8-10 years old) from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Calcutta Tennis Event hosted at Paradise Valley Country Club.
Friday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. - Cocktail party and auction. Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. - Mixed Doubles Tournament $55 per player - includes cocktail party (cash bar), tennis and lunch on Saturday. This event is a handicapped mixed doubles tournament. Each player is assigned a handicap number based on ability and their partner is drawn out of a hat. The teams are bid on Friday night at the cocktail party and play is on Saturday morning. The event includes players from DC Ranch, Arizona CC, Paradise Valley CC, Phoenix CC and The Village at Camelback.

After School Junior Tennis Clinics end on May 21

  • Saturday morning Junior Tennis Clinics end on May 30.
  • Junior Tennis and Sports Camp for 10-16 year old players begins June 1
  • Scottsdale Private Golf Club DC Ranch Summer Fun Camp begins on June 1
  • Adult Summer Play Days begin the week of June 1 with the schedule to be announced
  • Construction the new Tennis Pro Shop and Bathroom facility is set to begin June 1, barring any new delays.

Friday, May 8, 2015

5th Annual Inferno – Scottsdale Private Golf Club Summer Gentlemen’s Member-Guest Tournament

As summer sets in and temperatures begin to rise we are excited to invite you to join us for the 5th annual Inferno – Scottsdale private golf club Summer Gentlemen’s Member-Guest Tournament.  Named after our blazing Arizona summer temperatures, Scottsdale private golf club The Inferno has caught fire the past four years to become one of the premier events at The Scottsdale private golf club.  We absolutely expect that this year’s event will be the biggest yet and fully subscribed.  The 2015 Scottsdale private golf club Inferno has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 24-25.  The schedule of events is listed below for your planning needs.

Registration will be available on Scottsdale private golf club ForeTees on Tuesday, May 19th beginning at 7 a.m. You can sign-up under the events tab or by calling the Scottsdale country club Golf Shop at 480.342.7210. Once you have completed the initial registration on ForeTees the Scottsdale country club Professional Staff will confirm your entry via email and provide you with all tournament information and detailed registration forms.  All entries received will be confirmed in a timely manner.  Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. or when we have a full field of 72 teams, whichever comes first.

The Scottsdale country club 2015 Inferno field will be limited to the first 72 teams that register with the remaining teams going on the wait list.  The entry fee is $400 per team and includes golf, carts, prizes and refreshments.  Teams will compete using four separate 9-hole formats.  Day one will consist of a Two Man Scramble followed by a Select Drive Alternate Shot.  Day two will be a Better Ball followed by a Hit, Switch and Pick.  As always we will have optional competitions, hole in one prizes and the like to peak your interest and keep your competitive juices flowing.  All competitors must have a current verifiable USGA handicap index in order to compete.  Your index as of July 15th will be used for the competition.

Scottsdale Golf Club Champion Golfers 2015

With our Scottsdale Golf Club season winding down and all of our Scottsdale Golf Club competitions behind us, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of our Scottsdale Golf Club Champion golfers for the year. Scottsdale Golf Club witnessed a lot of great play and had many highly contested championships throughout our tournament Scottsdale Golf Club calendar. Congratulations to our well-deserving Champions.

  • Michelle Cross & Sandy King - Scottsdale Golf Club Ladies’ Rodeo Champions
  • Mike Thorell & Ron Caniglia - Scottsdale Private Golf Gentlemen’s Rodeo Champions
  • Percy & Mike Anderson - Scottsdale Private Golf Couples’ Club Champions
  • Penny Rady - Ladies’ Club Champion
  • Les Devitt - Gentlemen’s Senior Club Champion
  • Kris Marshall - Scottsdale Private Golf Gentlemen’s Club Champion
  • Phyllis & Gene Banuci - Couples’ Match Play Champions
  • Janice Werz & Maxine Urheim - Ladies’ Four-Ball Match Play Champions
  • Frieda Sherman - Ladies’ Individual Match Play Champion
  • Chris Kiernan & Josh Cormany - Captains’ Cup Champions
  • Steve Whiteman - Gentlemen’s Senior Match Play Champion
  • Mike Thorell - Gentlemen’s Net Match Play Champion
  • Allan MacDonald - Gentlemen’s Gross Match Play Champion
  • Marilyn Jespersen & Barb Rossi - Desert Diamond Classic Champions
  • Chris Kiernan & Bill Keever - Scottsdale Private Golf

Round-Up Champions

As temperatures begin to rise, we know some are heading to cooler climates and we will look forward to seeing you next fall. This also means our Scottsdale Private Golf Gentlemen’s Inferno Summer Member-Guest is on the horizon and is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th. Stay tuned for more information and registration to begin soon on ForeTees. We expect this year’s field to be fully subscribed once again and hope you plan to join us.

One last thing, in lieu of a survey, the Scottsdale Private GolfCommittee would like your comments regarding the Member-Guest events sent by email to me at by May 10th. I will then present the comments at the Golf Committee meeting by email to me at by May 10th. I will then present the comments at the Golf Committee meeting on May 12th. Enjoy your summer -- now it’s my turn to play!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Scottsdale Private Golf New Tennis Facility!!

It’s the month of May at Scottsdale Private Golf already!! Before we go there, however, a quick look back at the past few months. On behalf of our entire Scottsdale Private Golf employee team, thank you for what has been another great ‘peak season’ on the Scottsdale Private Golf Ranch. Many of you are saying goodbye for the summer months and we wish you the best until we see you again in the Fall. We do hope that all of you, snowbirds and year round

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.