1 Kentucky Derby Day Golf and Party Saturday, May 7 Mother s Day Brunch Sunday May 8 Centurion Pool Party Friday, May 27 Memorial Day Amazing 100 Year Scavenger Race Monday, May 30 Sylvania Country Club is an inviting private club offering outstanding social & recreational facilities and activities that meet the year-round needs of members, families and guests.
2 Greg Hibbard General Manager As we enter the month of May, we appear to be trending slowly to better weather. There is a lot of activity going on at the club this month and it starts this Thursday with our Cinco de Mayo Party in the Centennial Grille. The fun starts at 5:30PM and will feature Chef Rich s Taco Bar and great Margarita specials. The Centennial Derby Day Party follows two days later. This annual party is always fun and this year will be even more fun with a centennial twist. Of course there will be the ladies hat contest and this year we will unveil a fun, new game, Derby Trivia. Rounding out the month: *Mother s Day Brunch May 8 th *Tennis Spring Training May 14 th *Ladies 18 Holers Opening Day May 17 th *Wine Club Wine Tasting May 19 th *Centennial Pool Opening Party May 27 th *Memorial Day Scavenger Race May 30 th I would like to recognize Carrie Serber for her effective efforts in recruiting 14 new members thus far this year. This is a great start for us and I have no doubt the momentum will continue in May. This is my last article for the SCC Messenger and I want to express my appreciation to the Board of Directors, the committees, the department heads and the employees for being such great people to work with and work for. My gratitude especially goes to Dr. Michael Rashid and Dan Steinberg for their great leadership in their respective roles as presidents. It has been an honor to serve this club for the past year and a half. Sylvania Country Club is a wonderful club that is destined for continued success and growth into its next hundred years. I am proud to say that I was fortunate to have served here and I know that you too are proud of your club, as you should. I wish you and the club best wishes for the remaining terrific centennial year. Enjoy it; you deserve it! Greg FOOD AND BEVERAGE MINIMUM CHANGES The Board of Directors have reevaluated the food and beverage minimums for full members in order to be more fairly aligned with the new tiered dues structure. Please note the following adjustments effective May 1st. Full Members ages years of age = $800 a year (or $200 a quarter) Full Members ages 76 and older = $800 (or $200 a quarter) The minimum for Full Members ages will remain the same The minimum for Full Members ages will remain the same
3 Dan Steinberg Club President A Special Message from the President will be coming soon... From the Membership Department A sincere thank you to members that attended the Spring Open House April 21 st. I received many positive compliments from guests regarding the warm welcome they received from our members and the SCC staff as well as kind regards about the Clubhouse. I appreciate everyone s efforts to make the evening a success. April was a terrific month for recruitment. We are thrilled to announce the following new members to Sylvania Country Club: Nicole Banker Alison Brinkman Phil Brondes Peter DeClark Michelle Laser Kristopher Lindbloom Marina Nassar Hayden Schmittauer Erica Skiver Craig Sutphin Jerry Tipping Chad Tuschman There are still a great number of prospects considering joining the Club and I look forward to transitioning those into new members for another positive month of recruitment. Please feel free to call or me if you would like me to connect with any of your friends, family, colleagues or neighbors with membership information. May is the perfect time to join and showcase our best events Kentucky Derby Party, Mother s Day Brunch and Memorial Day Weekend.
4 The Green Section It has been great seeing so many members take advantage of the early spring weather. The course has been in good shape for the early start to the season. Many of you have noticed all the changes from last season. While several areas are still a work in progress, like the fairway expansions, other areas including 18 green and the new tees are in excellent playing condition. Some spring projects that are currently under construction include 8 red tee, the removal of the cart path and right bunker on hole 14. The hill sides on 9 and 18 continue to get cleaned and over seeded, these areas will be a work in progress for some time. The newly constructed short game area is progressing very nicely with the spring weather. There have been many questions regarding use of this area. Please remember that it is very important to allow this area to complete grow-in stage so it will provide many years of use in the future. Most grow-ins take around 120 days of active growth to allow the surfaces to handle the traffic and stress put on them. Due to construction delays last season this area was not seeded till mid October, so we still have a little time until the facility will be open. For the month of May we have greens aerification scheduled on May 9 th. This is the only major maintenance practice scheduled. This spring we will be using solid tines instead of hollow tines. This practice is less invasive and playing conditions should be very good following the aerification. The reason we are not pulling cores is due to the fact that we have incorporated so much sand the last 10 years that at this time it is not necessary to pull cores twice a year. While our soil test shows a good balance of pore space and organic matter we will continue going forward with one traditional coring in the fall. The poa annua on the course has begun seeding. Once again, I have used a growth regulator to help control the seeding process. As many of you know the quality of the putting surface does suffer during this time period, unfortunately as good as the greens have been thus far they will lose some speed and roll for a time period. Through the use of growth regulators we will have a better playing surface and a healthier plant come summer. By limiting the number of seed inflorescences produced, the plants will save carbohydrates, which they will be able to use later for root development and energy as needed during stressful situations. This is a bit of a painful process but as an older course something we have to deal with. I would also like to take a minute to remind everyone to repair ball marks. The sooner they are repaired the faster they will heal. The staff spends a great deal of time every morning repairing ball marks, which is often too late.
6 Tennis Season is here! The courts are open for play starting May 1st. Tail practices begin this week. If you are interested in practice times, contact your captain or refer to the tennis website sylvaniacctennis.com for more info. All of our other adult programs begin this month with Play with the Pro on Friday mornings 9-10:30 a.m. and Cardio Tennis Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at from 8-8:50 a.m. All players please register online if you plan on coming to a clinic or a team practice, this way the appropriate staff will be present. Saturday, May 14th will be our 1st Spring Training day. This event will be different types of play to knock the rust off those racquets. We ll have ball machine training, serving, drills run by the club staff, and point play for those wanting to get those competitive juices flowing. Tennis will be followed by a light brunch and short Q&A with USTA NWO League Coordinator, Amy Beaverson. Registration for this event will begin online at the tennis website and in the tennis office starting May 1st. Any further questions can be directed to club pro Ryan Baird, Junior tennis registration is ongoing. Stop in the clubhouse, tennis office, or visit the tennis website for Junior clinic information. Clinics begin June 6th! We look forward to seeing you on the court. Golf Shop News May Golf Shop Hours: Monday (Pro Shop Closed) Bag Room Open Noon-7:00pm Tuesday Sunday 8:00 am-7:00pm Tournament Sign-up: Reminder that Spring Scramble will be held May 21 st, the event will be tee times starting at 9:00 A.M. May 28 th will be the 1 st Men s Sweepstakes of the year. The price is $20 and includes Breakfast. This will be a tee time event and the golf shop will put together the A,B,C, and D teams according to handicaps. Titleist Demo Day will be held Sunday May 15 th from 12-4PM and Sunday May 22 nd from 12-4PM. Golf Course and Practice Facility: Aerification will take place May 9 th, which the golf course and shop will be closed. We will also be closed May 31 st. Golf Shop Items: Stop by the golf shop and take advantage of all the great deals on apparel and hard goods. New Hardgoods that have arrived are Titleist, Taylormade, Cobra, Ping, Adams golf, Vokey wedges and Scotty Cameron Putters. New softgoods that have arrived are Adidas, Under Armour and Puma for the Ladies and Adidas, Under Armour and Travis Mathews for the Men. Take advantage of the Mill River Program, $150 gets you 18% over cost. Jason Stuller
7 SYLVANIA COUNTRY CLUB Golf TOURNAMENTS Old Pal April 29 th August 28 th Derby Day May 7 th Saturday - Tee Times Demo Day May 15 th & 22 nd Sunday 11-4PM Spring Scramble May 21 st Saturday - 9:00 Mens Sweepstakes May 28 th Saturday - Tee Times TDGA 2-Man Scramble June 1 st Wednesday - 10:00 Mel Woelfling/Presidents Cup June 4 th Saturday - Tee Times Stroke Play Championship June 11 th -12 th Sat. - Sun. Tee Times Member-Member June 18 th Saturday - 8:30 1-Day Member Guest June 24 th Friday 1:00 Couples 9 and Dine June 25 th Saturday-5:30 Championship Weekend July 9 th -10 th Sat.- Sun - 8:00 Mens Sweepstakes July 16 th Saturday - Tee Times 3-Day Member Guest July 21 st 23 rd Thursday - Saturday Family Golf Night July 29 th Friday 5:30 Victory Center 9 and Dine July 30 th Saturday 5:00 Couples 9 and Dine August 13 th Saturday - 5:30 Centennial Family Golf August 14 th Sunday - 9:00 Pot-O-Gold August 20 th -21 st Sat- Sun 8:30 1-Day Member/Guest August 26 th Friday - 1:00 Family Golf Night August 28 th Sunday 5:00 Family Golf Night September 17 th Saturday 5:00 Couples 9 and Dine September 18 th Sunday 5:00 Fall Scramble September 24 th Saturday 9:00 * PLAYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING TEE TIMES * Upcoming Centennial Celebration Events Saturday, May 7 th Friday, May 27 th Monday, May 30 th Friday, June 17 th Saturday, July 2 nd Saturday, July 16 th Sunday, August 14 th Friday, August 19 th Wednesday, Nov 9 th The Centennial Derby Party (Adult) The Centennial Family Pool Party (Family) The Amazing 100 Year Scavenger Race (Family) The Centennial Outdoor Gala (Adult) Centennial Fireworks Extravaganza (Family) The 100 Year Anniversary Progressive Dinner on the Golf Course (Adult) 100 Years of Fun Family Golf Tournament and Pig at the Pool Party (Family) Second Century Adult Pool Party (Adult) 100 Bottles of Wine on the Wall Holiday Expo
8 Classes will be held in the Clubhouse in the Main Dining Room
9 SCC Sea Lion Swim and Dive Team News! The countdown has begun! The pool opens soon. It's never too late to sign up for the swim and diving team. Registrations and information can be found on the SCC website or in the club office. Practices begin Tuesday, May 31st. The annual Water Ballet Show is back! The theme this year is "The Places We Will Go". Practices begin after July 1st, and the show is Thursday, August 4th. Ages 4-18 welcome, no experience necessary. Sign up at the pool in the front gate house. See you opening weekend!
12 Greg Hibbard General Manager ext. 321 April Cousino Assistant Manager ext. 323 Carrie Serber Marketing & Sales Director ext. 302 Christine Palmerton Office Manager- Member Accounts ext. 314 Kristi Weimer Service Manager ext. 303 Richard Grimm Executive Chef ext. 317 Theodore Smith Men s Locker Room Manager ext. 308 Jason Stuller PGA Golf Professional Steve Brown GCSAA Superintendent Ryan Baird USTA Tennis Professional ext.339 Mark Geha Pool Manager May 2016 Administrative Office Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Golf Shop Tuesday-Sunday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Closed Monday Lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 5:30-9:00 p.m. Pool & Pavilion open Friday, May 27 at 3:00 p.m. Golf Shop Dining Reservations ext Corey Road Sylvania, OH