November 25, 2020
I have a new tournament series that I think is going to be a lot fun. I am calling it the SGC Winter Tournament Series. The tournament series will consist of three tournaments; one in Dec, Jan, Feb. Each tournament will have a point value, based on the number of participants. Players will accrue points based on their finish in each tournament. At the conclusion of the series payouts will go to the players with the most points. Players will have one week to complete each tournament, hopefully this will make weather less of an issue. The tournament schedule will be:
 
  • December (6-12) Individual Callaway Scoring [gross scores only, the net is figured through the Callaway scoring system]
  • January (10-16) Stableford [Net competition 5pts eagle, 3points birdie, 2 pts par, 1 pt bogey, 0pt double bogey or worse]
  • February (7-13) Individual Net Play [players receive 100% of their handicap from the respective tees]
 
Players may choose the tee that they play from. However once the tournament has begun players may not change tee boxes. 
The cost of the series:
  • $60 to prepay for 3 events
  • $25 per event for players playing less than three
  • Payouts will be in the form of proshop credit  
  • Tournament players may play at anytime in the allotted week. Must play with another competitor. 
To sign up for the event respond to this email, for you may sign up in the golf shop. 
 
November 17, 2020
By now I am sure that you have all heard that the State of Oregon will go into a two week freeze starting Wednesday November 18. Like most government mandates golf has not been specifically mentioned. After a few calls to the Oregon Chapter PGA and the Oregon Golf Alliance it appears as though golf has not lumped into the outdoor recreation activities that are to be shut down.
That being said our operation will have to change on the interior of the buildings to stay compliant. Starting Wednesday November 18 the men’s “card room” will be closed as will the ladies “puzzle” room. The only entrance door that will be the golf shop door.
When groups like the Seniors or Barracudas arrive, meeting inside of the building will no longer be allowed. All members and guest will be required to were a face covering when inside the golf shop and the range facility.
In the short term we will continue to offer the tee sheet as is and the driving range will remain in its current spacing. If we feel as though we are not spacing properly we may move to a wider tee time interval and we may have to pull some of the range spaces. It is also the responsibility of all players to exercise social distancing before, during, and after the round.
Carts “when available” will be single rider. We are excited to be able to remain open and want to continue to give you the best and safest opportunity to enjoy the club. Thank you all for your continued support and cooperation during this time. Hopefully this will be only a two week freeze and hopefully the weather will continue to cooperate. 
 
  • COVID-19 Phase II protocol:  all members, guests, and staff will be required to wear a facial covering when inside the golf shop, club house, and driving range shop. This is in compliance with Governor Brown’s order
A quick note on the carts. As you all know carts have been lean this year as more players are playing and more players are riding. When possible we need players to ride together. We have made this request throughout the season to mostly no avail. This has led to a policy change regarding carts. If a player insists on riding solo they will be subject to the full cart fee. This has already gone into for the public.
 
One more note on the carts. We cannot have the carts leave the property. At times the carts have made it to the Plaid Pantry and that is not allowed. 
 
During the days that are impacted by tournament play, I would like to remind you that we have 8 courses on our reciprocal list that are available for members.
The courses are:
  • Spring Hill
  • Michelbook
  • McNary
  • Charbonneau
  • Club Green Meadows
  • Juniper
  • Pine Ridge
  • Coos Golf Club
Marion County is in Phase II.   Here are a few things that we are able to do:
  • Whiskey Browns is now open with social distancing both in the outside and inside seating areas.  Take out is also available.
     
    • Flags are on the greens with a swim noodle around inside the cup. We ask that you do not touch the flags. 
    • Social distancing is still required.
    We will continue with the following: 
    • The putting green at the golf range and near the pro shop will not have flags.
    • We will limit the number of people in the golf shop to 6 or less.
    • The staff has been hard at work disinfecting the golf shop, entry ways, and writing utensils. 
    • No rakes in the bunkers, and no water in the ball washers.
     Again, thank your for your understanding during this time.
     
     Stay safe and hope to see at the club soon.
    Best,  Alan Reese, Golf  Pro