Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's Coming...


Our countdown to warm days and green grass

Day light savings, getting home from work before dark and warm sunny days…these are a few of my favorite things; they are also all signs that the golf season is right around the corner.

There are some changes to the Membership offerings this summer. We have extended the age ranges for the Young Adult Memberships to ages 24-34, we extended the Junior Membership ages to age 23, and our Family Memberships now include both children and grandchildren up to the age of  23. Another new option that we hope you'll help get the word out about is the NEW Social Membership which includes unlimited use of the practice facility, a USGA GHIN card, and the ability to play in our 9 hole Member Socials as well as either the 9 hole Men's or Ladies Leagues. This is a great option for those people who have time constraints or enjoy practicing to their hearts content. Click HERE to download the application.

2013 or 2014 Members who have yet to join may do so by the end of May you will receive a $200 golf shop voucher good on retail purchases; use it to stock up on golf balls or put it towards that new driver that will get you 20 more yards. For New Members (anyone who has not been a member in the previous two seasons) we are offering a complimentary individual cart upgrade valued at $300.

It’s been a busy off-season for Stowe Golf. Stowe Mountain Club is continuing to experience tremendous growth,   nearly doubling the number of members since last spring.  The new Alpine Clubhouse and Children’s Adventure Center construction continues with noticeable headway every day.  When completed this will be the year round home for Stowe Mountain Club members and guests, including the location of the golf shop, member locker room, and full service dining. It is going to be quite the building when it opens next winter, but for this summer golfers will continue to use the Golf Cottage.

The Mountain Club is still accepting new member applications, but only a small number of Platinum and Legacy Memberships remain available to those who are not Spruce Peak Real Estate owners.  Mountain Club membership provides members with unparalleled access to Stowe Mountain Resort Amenities and Services.  For a limited time Stowe Country Club members enjoy a special offer on the Gold Membership Platform.  Gold members may select either “Summer” or “House” dues which provide access to the Club’s World-Class Spa and Fitness facility, the Alpine Clubhouse,  Member Events and Activities, the opportunity to enjoy 36 holes of golf, and the camaraderie of fellow Mountain Club Members. Contact Membership Director Bridget Kennedy at bkennedy@stowe.com or 802.760.4616.

Stowe Country Club plans to open in early May and the Mountain Club Golf Course is scheduled to open May 18th. A busy schedule of club programming is planned.

See below and please mark your calendars for the annual Stowe Country Club Spring Thaw Draw tournament which will be held on May 9th.

Communication

Club Operations

Among the topics discussed during the first SGA Board meeting was how to best communicate with members and patrons.
The result was the development of a new Communications Plan that not only highlights the “who, what, where, when & why” questions, but also examines our key messages and the strategies to help us meet our objectives.
The main objective is member satisfaction through increased engagement. With increased engagement comes enhanced awareness; when our members are more aware, we expect elevated participation in club events and greater overall satisfaction.
The list below includes both online resources and materials you can expect to find there. I suggest you bookmark the links for easy reference.


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www.Stowe.com is your main resource for information on our products and pricing; including green fees, golf instruction, outings, packages, and all things happening at the resort.

The Event Net Website is the place where you register to participate in almost all of our events. We’ve reset all of the passwords. Once you log in using the info below you can update your profile to a password of your choosing.
User Name is your first initial and last name: JBlow
We’ve reset all of your  passwords to: Stowe15
The SCC Blog is the website where you can find past editions of the member newsletter as well as the Calendar, Event Results, the list of SGA Officers and the bylaws, and finally an abridged version of the club’s History.
Kevin Komer, Head of Golf Maintenance at Stowe Mountain Resort, has a terrific blog that you will enjoy. www.smgcturf.blogspot.com
With over a billion active users, I think this Facebook fad might be here to stay. “Like” Stowe Country Club and you’ll see all of our social media posts; including smiling pictures of Polly Manosh, the undisputed queen of Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/StoweCountryClub
Event Fact Sheets: We’ve created Event Fact Sheet for every event and will be uploading them all to the web. The front of the form details the specifics like date, event description, format, etc.
The reverse side is an After Action Analysis; a place where you can give us feedback on the events. These will be uploaded to the Blog