As we move into the months of February and March we look forward to increased activity at the Best golf course in Scottsdale as we see more familiar faces join us after being away for the holidays. We know that the amount of business has caused some strain on reservations at Scottsdale golf courses in many of our operations, most apparent in accessibility to golf tee times but we want you to know that we are continuing to look for ways to maximize the member traffic each and every day. You may have recently heard about some of the change to guest play here at Scottsdale golf courses and adding morning and afternoon tee-times and we will continue to look for ways to help everyone enjoy your Club. As you have heard from Dick and I on a consistent basis our goal is to keep the Club up and running each and every day and we will need your help and adherence to our protocols to make that happen. While we feel like we are getting closer to the finish line we still are a few months out. As we move into our traditional spring Scottsdale golf club events we aim to conduct most all of them albeit with a bit of a change from our traditional offerings. Please stay tuned for further information on our events such as Easter, Taste of the Ranch, the Desert Diamond Classic, Roundup and Stampede just to name a few.
It was wonderful to see many of you at the Scottsdale golf club annual meeting last month via Zoom. This year we had record attendance through this venue and we look forward to having that be a part of our future presentations as we welcome all of the attendance and feedback. Our interaction with the Scottsdale golf Club membership is vital to our future success and the Board and I recommend that if you have any questions, comments or concerns to reach out. For those of you who couldn’t be at the Annual Meeting, I’d like to share the results of our recent election and to welcome this year’s Board of Directors. We have three new directors joining the board this year: David Wigler and Rich Baccaro who will be serving three and one year terms respectively. In addition, Bob Kline was elected to an additional three years on the Board. For the coming year, your Club President will be John Roussel who will be entering his first year in this role. As John reviewed at the annual meeting, some of our main goals for 2021 are as follows:
• Restore all the Club experiences at Best golf course in Scottsdale that we love; at the highest level of service possible so that the Country Club at DC Ranch continues to be the finest Club in the Valley including a reputation for service, outstanding facilities and member satisfaction.
• Follow through with the needs as provided in the Master Plan for Improvement of Club Facilities – this summer will include a renovation to our Men’s Locker Room and Grille which are in need of updates.
• Keep an ongoing line of communication with our Club members and fully utilize our Advisory Committees to ensure that our members are engaged at all times so that we can continue to improve in all that we do.
As I stated at the Annual Meeting, I truly believe that we are in a solid position with an experienced leadership team, a strong financial position and an engaged and supportive membership which will continue to generate a buzz in the market as we aim to achieve even higher levels in 2021 and beyond.
From a COVID protocol standpoint, I want to once again remind everyone of the need to continue to wear their masks at the Club, when walking through the Clubhouse and grounds as well as in the gym. We all know that people are tired of wearing them but it is imperative that everyone play their part in respect to your fellow members and importantly our Club team. In addition the Club will be requiring all members, guests and staff that has traveled internationally that they will need to get tested 3-5 days after travel and are required to stay home and self-quarantine for seven (7) days after travel. If you don’t get tested, you must stay home and away from the Club for ten (10) days after travel. Please keep in mind that these guidelines are provided by the CDC and we are simply following them as a Club. Thank you very much for your cooperation in this as it is important that all rules at the Club apply to all members.
With all this being said, we look forward to a busy next few months at Best golf course in Scottsdale and know that you will enjoy all that our team has planned during this time. The calendar is packed with a number of golf, tennis and social events for your enjoyment.