We’ve been sleeping a few months. Dan just sent out an email. See below:
Howdy ARGG Golfers.
What can I say about the past few months except I am glad they are behind me. The prospect of some slightly cooler weather and our scheduled outing at WindRose on Tuesday, September 22 has inspired me to attempt to put together a gathering in about two weeks. I am ready and the folks at WindRose (WGC) are standing by to entertain us with great golf and a the usual gourmet luncheon prepared by Chef Liz following the proposed match.
Items of note –
– The course is in great shape. I play most Thursdays. I thought the previous Superintendent Bryan was pretty good but the new guy, Scott, is looking like he will surpass his predecessor’s performance.
– Covid-19 safety measure are still in effect with mask required in the clubhouse area but optional while on the course. The WGC standard is two players to a cart BUT we will be playing threesomes so at least one golfer in a group will be in a solo cart. In addition, should we need additional carts to meet demand I am confident arrangements can be made with WGC management to accommodate us. DO NOT let concern about having a private cart sway your decision to play. I only ask that those of you who are fine with two man carts play your round with a cart partner.
– I am proposing that we allow all players who find their shot in a bunker to play their ball as it lies or removed from the trial and played from a spot no closer to the hole. To eliminate the possibility of spreading the virus, there are currently no rakes for the bunkers
– All players may elect to play either the Senior (yellow) or Forward (Red) tees. I am playing golf for fun and my game has been much more enjoyable since I moved forward. Its your choice. Lets have fun!
WHAT I NEED NOW
I have advised WGC to plan on a minimum of 12 ARGG golfers.Personally, I hope we have at least 20 (or more) decide to play. Would you please respond to me (click here) with an indication if 1) you plan to play and 2) Single cart required. A response by Sunday, September 13will be appreciated. More information will be furnished once I confirm we have enough interest to play.
I hope all of you are doing well. Have really missed our group and anxious to get back together.
We had a meeting today and decided to put a pause on our formal attempts at weekly group golf through September when we will re-evaluate what we do. We’re asking course coordinators to notify our courses on the schedule. I’ve removed our schedule and registration links.
This doesn’t mean we are giving up golf!
Our plan is to cease group golf but make it easy for anyone who gets a tee time and wants some company to put together a group (or groups) on their own. This does not have to be “Tuesday” golf. Any course any where any time. Use this short list. There is no formal registration process, nor pairings coordination, just person to person contact via this list. members on the list have received a list of individual emails which I won’t post here online due to security issues.
I have modified the players@playgolftuesday list to include only members that I’ve seen playing this past nine months or so. I sent out an email to people on that list (35) this afternoon, so if you got that email, you know you are on this list. If you did not get the email and want to be included, please let me know. If you want to be removed from that short list, also let me know.
We continue to maintain the previous big list and will continue maintaining and communicating to the entire group through our website posts and email blasts. We fully intend to come out and reform the group as soon as we can do so safely.
Please, if you really want to play, and are not contacted, let me (email@example.com) know and I’ll do my best to see if we can get you paired up to play somewhere. Lets pull together on this, and stay safe.
Update on our plans for Jersey Meadow. The course says as long as they have carts available they’ll allow solo players. Lunch at Jersey Meadows is separate from the golf, so bring a little extra, or bring your own. Finally our tee times start at 8:40 and are not shotgun. We are sending out a zoom invitation via a separate email for anyone wanting to join us and talk about where we go from here, and gauge interest in continuing our attempts to resume play. Be looking for the link.
We had only two sign up for Cypresswood, so we’ve cancelled the event. Doug is working hard on Jersey Meadows for next week, and I opened registration early to try and get a feel how many might be interested. Golf is allowed under current state rules and if done with proper precautions can be done safely. We’ll try and get a little more info on Jersey Meadows policies regarding carts etc.
Mean time…hang in their and keep yourselves safe and sane.
A reminder. Woody Madden is turning 81 on July 5th. Thats next Sunday. His family has not been able to be with him since April 8 due to covid 19, and would like to take birthday cards and emails to him in the Auberge nursing home. Woody has been a long time member and an inspiration to a lot of us. Please send your cards to:
Mary Anna & Family, 16410 Shelby Court, Spring, Texas 77379.
I made a mistake yesterday saying we were going to play Willow Creek. Next week we play Windrose. I took Willow Creek back out of our schedule due to only 12 players and no lunch option. You will notice the sign up page now ways Windrose.
On a separate note, you’ll notice the web site looks totally different and that’s because it is. I managed to blow up the old one playing around trying a few new things. I’m in the process of radically simplifying the sign up/registration process since I won’t be playing for quite a while, or until we can get single carts and I need to relieve myself of the duties of Pairings Coordinator onto someone who is playing. More later.