Minutes of Golf & Greens Meeting
Monday- August 19, 2019
Committee Persons Present: George Toolson, Ben Whalen, Tallia Booker, Marsha Combe, Chris Combe, Terry Wilson, Allison Webb, Kurt Richmond, Ken McNeal, Chuck Endres, Bob Manning, Gary Braun, Cathy Toolson
George Toolson, Director called the meeting to order at 4:10pm
Kurt Richmond, Golf Course Superintendent reported that the water flow from Green Canyon is down from 800 to 650 gallons/minute. The greens are a little dry due to wind. New Cart Path & Ladies Tee Box on #10 is underway. He followed the flow of traffic from old path (to left of Ladies Tee) and also stated that the water line is on the right side. He will leave that side as is and let it grow into a fisque grass. He reported that a concerned citizen called & reported some tree trimming on #7 but wasn’t too concerned about it. He is starting to lose some of his staff but also has some new people starting.
Ben Whalen, Golf Pro reported that all is going good. Men’s Club Championship is this week and the Ladies Championship will be next week. The Couples Tournament is scheduled for September 3rd and the Sponsors Scramble Tournament will be held this Friday the 23rd. He is working with the email system on Golf Genius and reported that it is going well. Number of rounds are down a bit but income is still up. Pro Shop credit will expire on November 1, 2019. There was some discussion between cost of Platinum passes vs Gold passes.
Tallia Booker, General Manager reported that she has secured the Wyoming Men’s Senior Tournament for July 24-26, 2022 and the Wyoming Senior Women’s Tournament for July 12-14, 2021. She handed out the calendars for next year and asked to have them complete by next month.
Gary Braun asked about pricing and if we were good with it, and if there is anything that the committee can do for the course. He mentioned asking for more volunteers and challenging more guys from the Men’s Association to help. Filling in the divots with sand like a bunch of us did a couple of years ago was also mentioned. Kurt was good with all of it!
Terry Wilson suggested that we hold the Calcutta, sell Pari-mutuel Tickets and Skins, etc. for the Mixed Moose & Member-Guest Tournaments soon after the Horserace the night before tournament play. We talked about having heavy appetizers so there’s some food for the players. (Maybe get a sponsor or two to pay for it.) He also mentioned that he, along with Ken McNeal and George Toolson, are trying to get the Cowboy Joe Tournament back to Star Valley Ranch.
Marsha Combe stated that we have some incredible Men’s & Ladies Golf Associations.
Allison Webb said that the cart fee situation was taken care of and all is well. And she also mentioned that we need to explain to the members that complain about outside play that the money we receive from those outside players helps keep our assessment fees down.
Ken McNeal asked if Mr. Kittleson checked out where the new cart path is going on #10? The answer was Yes.
There being no further business, Terry Wilson moved to adjourn, seconded by Gary Braun.
Meeting adjourned at 4:58p.m.