March 2018

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Pro Corner

Spring is just around the corner so kick off your 2018 golf season with a Spring "cleaning" to tune-up your play. Book a lesson in the month of March and receive

$20 off of group lessons & $10 off of private lessons.

Check out the details here. Contact PGA Professional Jason Harrington.

*Don't forget to tailor your lesson in order to "up your game" for the Members Masters Tournament!*

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From The Greens...

We had quite the month with weather in February, we had 1 rain day 1.15” and 1 snow day 1” and also had temperatures in the 70’s down to the low 20’s. With all those extremes the maintenance crew was able to aerify fairways and most of the rough. This cultural practice helps relieve compaction, help release toxic gases , increase water infiltration rates, reduce thatch and stimulate root growth. Our next aerification procedure will be on tees, they will be overseeded and topdressed.

Thanks for your support!

Jay Colvin

Golf Course Superintendent

Men's Club

Great turn-outs for both February tournaments. If you are not getting into the Tuesday or Saturday (or both) action...Com’on Man, get with it.

March Tournament Dates:

Tuesday, March 13th, the famous Hi-Yo Silver Tournament (all players/flights play from the Silver tees)

Saturday, March 24th, Individual Stroke Play (w/optional Skins game)

Sign up early for the March events. Don’t be that guy showing up on game day not on the sign up sheet!!! Contact the Pro Shop.

Reminder: Tournament winnings are paid out in Pro Shop credits.

As the days start to get longer, with more playing time just around the corner (and warmer weather), do not forget to post* all the rounds you play (including 9 hole rounds). A good handicap is an honest handicap.The Czar is watching...

(*Ruben will post all tournament scores)

February Tournament Results

Tuesday, Feb 13th-Two Man Scramble Format:

First Flight-

1st Place Low Gross-Team of Rick Spears/John Lamb 68 (tie breaker)

1st Place Low Net-Team of Dennis Williams/Mark Korb 58.5

2nd Place Low Net-Team of Ruben Garcia/Doug Stryker 59.5

3rd Place Low Net-Team of Scott Holthaus/Steve French 63

Second Flight-

1st Place Low Gross-Team of Norm Edwards/Al Cuthbert 74

1st Place Low Net-Team of Wes Thacker/Walter Ruman 55

2nd Place Low Net-Team of Jon Sasek/Don Rushton 57

3rd Place Low Net-Team of Frank Noey/Ted Chadwick 58.5

Closest to the Pin-Dale Bourne 10’6” #6 & Jon Sasek 2’2” #16

Saturday, Feb 24th-Two Man Shamble Format:

First Flight-

1st Place Low Gross-Team of Steve French/Steve Hopson 72

1st Place Low Net-Team of Jeff Kean/Scott Holthaus 62

2nd Place Low Net-Team of Randy Havens/Mike O’Connell 64

3rd Place Low Net-Team of Wes Thacker/Mike Brown 64.5

Second Flight-

1st Place Low Gross-Team of Rick Spears/John Lamb 80

1st Place Low Net-Team of Phil Montoya/Walter Ramun 58

2nd Place Low Net-Team of Dale Bourne/Don Rushton 65

3rd Place Low Net-Team of Mark Shelton/Tim Ching 65.5

2018 AV Men’s Club Tournament Schedule-

Ladies' Club

Everyone is at least, a little bit, Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. I say, let’s enjoy the luck of the Irish all month long. May the wind always be at your back, and may the hand of a friend always be near you.

This month’s opportunities are “Captains Points and Putt’s” on week one. “Even Holes” is the game on the 8th. Beware of the Ides of March - on the 15th we play “Stroke Play”, followed by “Blind 9” on the 22nd, and finish the month with “Captains Putts” on the 29th. Our spring guest day is just around the corner on April 12th, it’s time to gather your girlfriends and get your team together to celebrate the joy of golfing with good friends. May the sun always shine on your window pane (and on Thursdays).

Fortunately in February we had several spring like days. Our winners for the month: February 1st Low Gross - Sherri Fernandez, Low Net – Linda Arlen, on the 8th the winners of “4 Pars” were Joan Flinn – Low Gross and Sharon Peterson – Low Net, followed on the 22nd with Linda Arlen taking Low Gross and Betty Noey won Low Net. Congratulations! May your purse always hold a coin or two.

Don some green, find a partner and a lucky charm. There is a ladies flight in the St Patrick’s Day Tournament, Saturday March 17th, 8:30 AM Shotgun Start (no worries Daylight Savings Time begins on the 11th), Corned Beef and Cabbage with green beer at the turn, 2 person best ball, gross & net winners from each flight. Closest to the pin and additional games and contests. Sign up in the Pro Shop. Wishin' you a pot o' gold, and all the joy your heart can hold.

The following Saturday, March 24th, is the AVGC Men’s Tournament. This event includes a ladies flight, sign up in the pro shop, awards will follow at the Valley View Grill. These are fun tournaments with good camaraderie.

Spring officially arrives with the solstice on March 20th. WGANC upcoming Open Days are: Lake of the Pines Golf Club - March 21st, Del Rio C.C. – March 27th, Crystal Springs G.C. – April 3rd, Silver Creek Valley C.C. April 4th. The 2018 Team Challenge is at Oakmont Golf Club and Silverado Country Club April 18th and 19th. Signups are online registration only. Registration opens March 5th at 9 am and closes March 19th at 4 pm.

Ladies' Guest Play on Thursdays

All women golfers 18 years plus, are invited to play with the Women’s Club on our Thursday Play Day as a Guest. Please join us in our golf game of the week. Each Thursday in March we have a shot gun start time of 9:00 AM. You can play in the game of the day, and a closest to the pin hole. If you have time please join us after the game at the Valley View grill to socialize and of course to talk about the ever elusive game of golf. We look forward to meeting you and hope you will join us and meet some of our members and experience our beautiful course. For more information contact: Liz Chedwick at 530-269-1779, lb.auburn@gmail.com. To sign up call the Pro Shop at 530-269-1837.

Liz Chedwick, Captain AVGCWGA

Ladies' Tuesday Drop-In Golf

The Tuesday Morning Ladies 9 Hole Group is open to Auburn Valley Golf Club lady members of all levels of play. The lady Niners play the back nine at 9 AM (weather permitting) every Tuesday. This is a non-competitive drop-in format, if you are interested in participating call the pro shop to let them know when you will be playing. Auburn Valley Pro Shop: 269-1837.

A Note From Food & Beverage

Mark your calendars- the golf season is here and we will soon be back in the full swing of things! Easter brunch will be hosted on April 1st so be sure to reserve your table now. Thursday Night Dinners at the club will also start back up on April 12th. Keep a look out for new dinner menus and further details as the date approaches.

Masters Month is here so be sure to check out our Southern themed specials!

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Sad To See You Go

Long term member Ben Harwell has recently passed away. He was a great member of our Auburn Valley community and will be sorely missed.

New Members!

Mark, Halley, Alexis & Audrey Bulger

Kenneth Windholz & Zinnia Lee