Monday, January 23, 2012

The Money Stream

Here's an interesting article by Sympatico Sport's Robert Thomposon about PGA players' paycheques, and how the endorsement factor is crucial to many of them:

It's no secret that stardom in any sport will translate into big $$ from the endorsement market. What's interesting to me is the number of opportunities available to garner these endorsements... if you're the right player, that is!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

More Winter Projects

Jay Pembleton, our Head Pro, is quite a handy guy... he's building himself a new office in our Pro Shop where the shoe rack used to be.

Our main office will be administering both the East course and the new Victoria Park Valley course, and an extra office staffer will be moving in.

So we politely booted Jay out of the main office into his own little domain. But he won't mind... lots of places to hide a little cooler!

Up & Down like a Yo-Yo

This has been one weird winter so far - I feel for the ski operators! Minimal snow, and temperatures that go up and down like a kiddie coaster. Above is a screen grab from The Weather Network showing the 14-day forecast for Guelph.
Our Superintendant David DeCorso and I were talking yesterday, I asked him about the state of the turf out on the golf course. You may recall, in the winter of 2010, many southern Ontario golf courses suffered severe turf damage from a January freeze/thaw cycle.

However, this winter doesn't look as bad, according to David, because the lack of melted snow means no significant ice build-up on the greens - that's the main culprit.

We'll keep our fingers crossed!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Here's to a New Year

We're back in the office, after a (somewhat) relaxing Christmas break. Lots to do...
2012 will be a challenging year, not only because of our new golf course opening in the Spring (Victoria Park Valley), but also to work hard at improving our level of play here at Victoria Park East. By level, I mean quantity as well as quality!

We'll be working on some great new promotions for the upcoming season. Stay tuned, and visit our website often:

And for your info, here's our 2012 Membership info - lots of options to choose from. Plus, a new "Combined Membership" for both courses: