As we continue to navigate through these challenging times, each day brings new encounters.
Because the Corona virus situation is so fluid, Scottsdale Golf Club meets regularly to analyze the current situation and study potential scenarios as we move forward. It is hard to imagine that we are already over a month into our modified operation as a private golf clubs in Scottsdale. It seems that on a daily basis our great team continues to reinvent themselves with the many needed offerings and services for the membership which has been tremendous to see. Who knew how to make hand sanitizer with grain alcohol, how paella is cooked, or the details of converting from rye to Bermuda grass and so much more? Who knew we could provide curbside service at such a level – with lots of smiles – and that we could even save you a trip to the gas pump – or that golf carts could be sanitized several times a day??
The support of the membership with these services has been tremendous which speaks to the resiliency of our Club community. We can assure you that we will continue offering these services through the closure of our clubhouses and we fully expect that many of these additions will become a part of our long term future as a Club. As many of you have read, with the three-phase “Open up America Again” plan issued from the White House Task Force we fully expect, if and when, the time is right to open up more of our operation, we will do this in stages as we can become more functional. We can assure you that we will communicate to you our developing plans as relevant, when the time is right to do so, in order for you to fully understand what to expect.
It will be very important that as we further open Scottsdale Golf Club in the coming weeks that everyone understands the importance of conforming to the guidelines as set forth by the governing authorities and the Club as we cannot put our membership and staff at unnecessary safety risks.
It is important to remember that the strong financial performance at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses and assembling such a fabulous Team of employees of the Club over the last several years was hard-earned and has put us in a position to weather this crisis. We want to maintain the responsible and effective stewardship of the Club and will always act with prudence as it relates to Club finances and care for our Team.
Speaking of our team, much gratitude and many thanks should be extended to the over 140 of our generous members who have contributed to the Employee Assistance Fund thus far, which has generated almost $100k which is significantly helping to offset our continued payment and retention of the staff. We can assure you that your generosity is noted and that every employee joins in profusely thanking you for your ongoing support. Our goal is to be able to continue to support our tremendous team through this tough time and thankfully, because of you, prudent planning, and lots of hard, hard work we remain on track to do just that.
As you know we have put a number of rules and regulations throughout the private golf clubs in Scottsdale and we need to continue adhering to these on a daily basis to ensure we are able to continue to provide an outlet for our members to navigate through these times. We know it gets wearisome to maintain “social distances” and how much we miss hugging and shaking hands but must continue to persevere. It is important that each of you continue to support us on that front until the time comes that we can further welcome you back to your home away from home.
We hope you and your family are staying safe and doing well. Your support and understanding of Scottsdale Private Golf Courses is greatly appreciated during these difficult times. We remain committed to making decisions that put the health and safety of members and employees first, as well as protecting the Club’s tremendous assets. We know the best days for The Country Club at DC Ranch are before us.