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After a productive summer of preparation and renovation, we are thrilled to bring back together both our year-round and seasonal members for a full schedule of golf, tennis, bocce, dining and social events this upcoming 2017-2018 season here at Shadow Wood Country Club. The Shadow Wood team has been working hard throughout these summer months to get everything ready for season. Let's see what each department has been up to!
"During the summer months at the Club, the goal of the administration team has been to engage our employees in group activities that are beneficial to their well-being. These summer programs include a Biometrics event, a benefits review class, wellness seminars, golf events, leadership seminars and a special luncheon to kick off the season. These programs focus on financial wellness, stress reduction, life balance and much more- everything that goes into making individuals stronger, more resilient and more inclined to be successful and able to provide our members the best service possible."
- Karon Bennett Executive Assistant to the GM & Communications Manager
"One of the main focuses of the culinary team this summer has been implementing healthier menu options and smaller portion sizes. I have also been preparing exciting new action stations for our upcoming social and dining events."
- Richard Crisanti CEC, WCEC, CCA, ACE Executive Chef
Food & Beverage Team:
“Our number one goal in Food & Beverage this summer has been to improve the overall quality of service that we provide to our members. We did a complete revamping of our Front of House training program to ensure that all of our staff is ready to provide the best service possible to our members and their guests.”
- John St. John Director of Food & Beverage
Golf Pro Shop Team:
"Your Shadow Wood golf team has made significant improvements to all areas of the operation over the last 6 months, and has been vigorously working to deliver another exciting and fun filled tournament schedule. We look forward to providing our members with another season full of laughs, love, and cherished memories at Shadow Wood Country Club."
- Andrew Gettel PGA, First Assistant Golf Professional
Golf Course Maintenance Team:
"Your golf maintenance team is very excited to present the North golf course as it has been refurbished by Rees Jones, renowned golf course architect. While the weather this summer presented some interesting challenges, our teams rose to the occasion and have focused all efforts on getting the courses in shape. While it’s a long road ahead, we won’t stop until it’s perfect."
- Eric Ruha Director of Golf Maintenance
Golf Academy Team:
"This summer your Golf Academy building experienced several enhancements. The hitting bay was renovated with the latest flooring technology to include putting surface with four cups, and a new hitting mat. Also, the number one Video System, V-1 software, was added with four cameras to capture your swing from every conceivable angle. We will also have the ability to upload your swing video to the Club's website so that you can view your lesson and swing videos at any time."
- Mark Moffatt PGA Head Golf Professional/Director of Instruction
Tennis & Bocce Team:
"The massive summer renovation project at Tennis is complete and looks fantastic! We are happy that both the Tennis and Bocce courts survived Hurricane Irma very well. The seasonal staff has returned and everyone is excited for season to kick off!"
- Dave Dooley USPTA Director of Sports
This season, you can expect a calendar full of exciting events and opportunities to reconnect with old friends as well as make some new. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone home to their Club. If you’re a new member and wondering where to begin- have no fear! Our membership director, Danita Osborn, provides many opportunities to seamlessly integrate you into the Club’s atmosphere, including New Member Mixers or our Ambassador program. For more information, please contact Danita Osborn at email@example.com.
Stay tuned with our blog throughout the season for up-to-date information on all the ins and outs of Shadow Wood Country Club, including weekly updates and features such as Golf & Tennis Tips, Tech Talk, Chef’s Tips and Recipes, Views from the Course, Trending Club Industry Topics, Event Success Stories, and more. Shadow Wood highly values the opinions of our members- if you have anything you would like to see featured, please comment below or reach out to Kaitlyn Schwab at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Thank you for reading!