Cobb’s Glen Newsletter
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
A word from Wade
This summer has just flown by and all the kiddos are getting ready to go back to school. The Pool will remain open through Labor Day. Once school starts we will no longer have lifeguards during the week until 4pm. I want to thank Ken Bradshaw for doing such a great job at the pool this summer. It’s a long summer when you are in the heat everyday and Ken has held up like a champion. Thanks to all the guards and attendants this summer who are also getting ready to go back to college. We hope you will return next summer but for those of you who don’t return and are moving on to bigger and better things, good luck in all of your future endeavors.
The golf course is in fantastic shape! Thanks to Chip and staff for all the hard work this summer. The definition on the course is nice right now and I hope you have all been enjoying it as much as I have. I apologize for not having the paths we dug up topped off with asphalt but we had a couple of unexpected expenditures come up and had to delay a couple of months. I am getting bids right now and hope to have them done in the next couple of months. The first bid I got was 26K and as of today we have about 10K in the capital fund. That money builds over time so we should be able to finish that soon.
From the pro-shop by Denton Moore
It has really been a great summer here at Cobb’s Glen. Major kudos should be given to Chip Owens and his staff for the job they have done on the golf course. With courses all over the southeast struggling this year, we have had the luxury of playing a golf course in great shape all summer long! They work hard, and deserve a tremendous standing ovation for the shape the course has remained in all summer long. As we wind the summer down, there is not much going on in August, but here is the schedule for August:
- August 10th – Clemson Alumni Group (course closed 9am – 12pm)
- August 11th-12th – Club Championship (course closed 10am-12pm each day)
- August 18th – MGA Cup (course closed from 10am-12pm)
- August 20th – Keowee Key (course closed from 9am-11am)
- August 25th – New Life Fellowship (course closed 10am-1pm)
We hope to see everyone playing in the Club Championship this year. This is one of the premier events at Cobb’s Glen. Don’t forget that you are pre flighted by handicap, so you will be in flights with players of your same caliber. We also have Championship flights, Senior, Super Senior, Ladies Championship, and Ladies Senior. So, you will also be in the same flights with people of your age and caliber.
This has been a great summer, and we have really enjoyed having a great summer season of golf. I am looking forward to some nice cool fall weather, as I am sure everyone is as well. If you want to sign up for tournaments, or have any questions, please call the pro shop (864)-226-7688. We hope to see you all out on the links soon!
A Word from your Golf Course Superintendent
Hard to believe August is already here, that means aerification time. We will be doing the greens Monday and Tuesday the 13th and 14th this month. We will be using small tines so the recovery will be fairly quick. With our new equipment we have been able to keep up with the mowing this year much better than in the past. Hopefully all the rain we are getting now will not get us behind.
I Still would like to stress for golfers to use proper golf cart usage to better protect the turf. Using the “90 degree rule” till you get to your ball would help tremendously. Too many golfers angle over towards the fairways as soon as they pass ladies tees causing unnecessary paths in the rough. Also, please stay on the paths at tees and greens. No extra walking is required to do this and the course would benefit too.
Hope everyone has enjoyed the course conditions so far this year and, hopefully, the conditions will get better the rest of the year.
Now from Grit’s and Gravy
Thank you all for your business. During the month of August, each Friday evening, if you bring in a copy or a picture of the newsletter you can receive a free appetizer!! Hope to see you soon!
A word from Wade
Cobb’s Glen is now in full swing. Pool is open and water is beautiful! Now if we can just get it to stop raining! Rain is good for the course and has made everything nice and green. Greens are beginning to heal from some of the winter kill but all in all everything looks great. Chip and his staff are doing a great job during all of the rain. I finally feel like when the rain stops, we are going to be able to keep up with the mowing. That has been a major problem the last few years but all that new orange equipment you see riding around the course, should help keep the course groomed better than is has been groomed in a long time.
I would like to take some time to remind everyone about the progress we are making with the Cobb’s Glen Advisory Board. Remember we had a price increase of $10 for golf members and a $2 increase in greens- fees for public play. We agreed to take that increase in revenue and put it in the “Capital fund”. This has put somewhere between $2500-$3000 per month into that fund. Now remember this has only been going on since last Jan. and now I get to let you know where that money has gone.
- Turned over Sand in traps.=5K
- Built artificial Range tee= 8K
- Repaired Irrigation and service= 12K
- Cart path and tree removal #9 and #15=13k
- Cart path grinding =7.5k (wish we found him sooner!)
- New equipment shared between capitol fund and operating expenses $1700 per month
The Advisory board meets monthly to review what monies have come in and what we will be focusing on in the coming months. With the grinding of the paths, it appears once we asphalt the two paths we dug up, we can turn our focus away from cart paths for a little while.
Now from Denton
It appears we have just skipped right over spring weather and gone to summer! However, Cobb’s Glen is about to start really buzzing. With the pool open, the grass greening up, and the golf course in great shape, we are really looking forward to a great summer. With tournament season in the rear view, we are looking forward to some great member events, and getting this summer kicked off right! June is a good month for our members, as we have a couple of big member events, and our tri sports camps kick off. Here is the calendar for June, and some dates for you to mark on your calendar:
- June 2nd – MGA Texas Two Man – Course closed from 10am-12pm
- June 7th – Furman Good Guys – Course closed from 10am-12pm
- June 12th-15th – 1st Cobb’s Glen Tri Sports Camp 9am-2pm each day (lunch provided)
- June 16th – TaylorMade Demo Day – (TaylorMade will be on the range from 9am-1pm for club demo)
- June 22nd-24th – Cobb’s Glen Member/Guest – Course closed each day from 7am-3pm
- June 26th – WSCGA – Course closed from 9am-2pm
- June 26th-29th – 2nd Cobb’s Glen Tri Sports Camp 9am-2pm each day (lunch provided)
- June 30th – Srixon Demo Day – (Srixon will be on the range from 9am-1pm for club demo)
As you can see we have a lot of good events, and functions for everyone this summer. I really want to encourage everyone that wants to play in the Member/Guest to please call as soon as possible. We are taking the first 36 teams that sign up, and we are already at 28 teams. It won’t be long before it fills up. If you are thinking about new clubs, Srixon and TaylorMade will be out here, and you can demo anything you want on those Saturdays. We are really looking forward to having them here, and letting our members try out some of their equipment. The Tri Sports Camps are a great way to get your kids introduced to golf, tennis, and swimming. These are a great way to have fun this summer, and also
get them introduced to 3 great sports! We are looking forward to a great summer, and we can’t wait to see everyone out here for some fun in the sun!
FROM Chip Owens
It was a very long winter this year, one of the wettest and coldest we have had in some time.
The spring has not been much better as temps have been below average with above rain fall totals.
Our greens have not come out of dormancy as we had wished, we had five greens suffer more than
acceptable damage this winter. We have been trying to push them with fertilizer and verti-cutting each week but they still have a way to go. This past week of heavy rain has set them back again as we have
gotten disease, algae, and thinning on several greens. We really need to get day time temps in the 90 ‘s and night time temps in the 70’s for the Bermuda to really pop out.
Next week we will be aerifying the bad spots and to try and break up the algae. Please be patient and hopefully warmer weather will be here soon.
We have five pieces of new equipment this year. We have purchased a new rough mower
a trim mower, greens mower, fairway mower, and a greens roller. This will be the first time in years we
have had a dependable rough mower. This means the rough can be mowed more frequently and kept
at a lower height all summer. I believe everyone will notice a huge difference this summer in our rough.
We will be able to mow our greens a bit lower this summer and also roll them. This will make the
greens smoother and provide a truer roll.
Hopefully everyone has noticed the many improvements we continue to make as we strive to improve
the course as much as we can.
I would also like to thank the MGA for all the contributions they make every year to the course.
It is great to see members take pride in their course.
I personally am looking forward to what I believe will be the best golf season we have had.
FROM the Business Office
The pool is up and running and hopefully everyone is enjoying it (if it will just stop raining)! Welcome to all the new Social Members and Seasonal Pool Members. Thank you to all of those who came in and renewed your Social Memberships on time. If you did not come in the office and renew your membership, you have been taken out of the system. If you wish to renew at this point, you will need to come in and re-sign and be manually billed. If you are out of the system, it will not automatically charge you and renew your membership. We had to change the system a little since last season we had memberships roll over for members who did not intend to renew. Therefore all renewals have to be done in the office in order to get your new cards. If you come in to renew, you must clear up any old balance and pay a $100 deposit. If you still have a balance from last season, even if you do not renew, you will get a statement each month until the old balance is cleared up. We will allow at least a month before these balances are turned over to collections. You will not be able to get into the pool or charge on your account without your card. If you did not renew and intend to, please just give me a call before you come out to make sure I am here. If you have any questions, please give me a call.
A word from Wade
Congratulations to Jake Miller for his 2nd Place finish in the SAC Championships held here at Cobb’s Glen in April. Jake led the tournament after the first round with a fine 67. He followed that up with a 72 only to fall one short of the individual title. Way to go Jake and congrats to the men’s and women’s team for another fine year. It is fun to watch them continue to improve year after year.
Ken Bradshaw will be the pool manager again this year. We hope to have some of the same guards we had last year but I’m sure we will have some new faces as well. We have drained the pool this year and are in the process of cleaning and pressure washing the inside. Starting with a fresh batch of water should eliminate the issues we had last year in the early part of the season with getting the water cleared up. Make sure you tell your friends that memberships are available!!
Now from Denton
We are now in full spring mode! The weather has been fantastic lately, and we really cannot ask for the greens to be rolling any better. As we head into May, we will start to have some warmer nights, and the fairways will start to green up. Then we will have some solid grass to hit off of, and I know we are all looking forward to that! The weather continues to get better, and I am sure you can all tell that the club is starting buzz with business. Please don’t forget that members have 10 day advance on calling and getting tee times. We really want to encourage everyone to please make tee times this time of year. On Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday it books up quick, and we want to make sure and get all of our members taken care of. May is a really busy month for tournaments. We want you to check out the tournament schedule, and get these days marked down. Here is the calendar for the month of May:
- May 4th – Chamber of Commerce Tournament – Course closed from 7am-4pm
- May 5th-6th – Electric City Open – Saturday (course closed from 10am-4pm) Sunday (closed 7am-2pm)
- May 7th – Keowee Key – Course closed from 9:45am-11:45am
- May 10th – New Foundations – Course closed from 10am-5pm
- May 11th – Anderson County Humane Society – Course closed from 10am-5pm
- May 18th-20th – Brett Crowe Memorial – Course closed all three days all day
- May 24th – Educating All – Course closed from 10am-12pm
- May 31st – T. L. Hanna Booster Club Tournament – Course closed from 9am-5pm
We wanted to remind everyone about what we have to going on during the week right now. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday we have dogfights at 12pm. Every Saturday we have a dogfight at 10am. The Ladies League is back in action now through October. They are playing every Tuesday at 4:30pm, and every Wednesday at 10am. Both of these leagues are open to anyone and everyone. They are both always looking for new players. You don’t need a group. Just show up, and we will get you in a group. Also, we wanted to remind everyone about our reciprocals with other clubs. With the month being busy, and some key days being closed, we do want to be able to take care of everyone. We have $20 reciprocals with Southern Oaks and Smithfields. We can also get you on at Boscobel and Saluda Valley for $25. These clubs are busy as well, so please try to get with us on the dates you want to go play well ahead of time. They are working with us to accommodate members, so we want to be able to give them a fair heads up. Last, we want to remind everyone that Payton Whitlock is open for lessons and grip work on your clubs. You can schedule lessons with him in the pro shop, and talk with him on grips for your clubs at any time. We are really looking forward to another great month, and hope to see you all out on the links soon!
SOCIAL MEMBERS / POOL MEMBERS – If you read your newsletter for April, you noticed some changes in the procedures for Social/Pool memberships this year. Sorry to be repetitive, but I want to make sure everyone sees the changes. The Social memberships will not automatically roll over this year. We will need each Social member who wants to renew their Social membership to come by and sign up. We want to make sure everyone who is a 2018 pool member, intends to be. If you do not come by and renew your Social membership, you will be taken out of the system and billed for any remaining balance. If you know now that you do not want to renew and have a zero balance, you can call me and I will go ahead and take you out of the system. We are designating four days in May, two Fridays 18th & 25th and two Saturdays 19th and 26th for sign-ups for the 2018 Social/Pool membership. We will need the following to happen on those days:
- Any old balance left over from 2017 or before must be cleared up on that day
- You will need to sign a form acknowledging that you are joining for 2018 and that you have an obligation to pay in full before the end of May 2019
- You will need to pay the first $100 of your membership
- You will receive your new 2018 pool cards
There will be two of us here on all four of those days. If you cannot make it, please call and schedule another time to come in. The cards will not be at the pool this year for you to pick up on your first visit. You will have to pick up your cards from me on one of those four days and fill out the form and pay your deposit. I regret that we have to make these changes. It will be a lot more work for us but I need to know that each family who receives a pool card understands their obligation.
You and your family will need to have your pool card with you whenever you go to the pool. You will not be able to swim without your card. You will also need to have your card with you if you charge food in the restaurant.
GOLF MEMBERS – Golf Members, this procedure does not apply to you. You may still call me and have me add your seasonal pool membership to your account at your reduced fee.
As always, call Anita anytime for questions about memberships or billing.
On the Course with Chip Owens
The spring weather this year has not been what we would have liked. All the late frosts caused the Bermuda to have a late green up and the cooler temperatures have made for a slower green up. All the rain has made for a wetter golf course than anyone likes. Hopefully some of that rain will be around later this summer when we really need it.
With some fertilizer and warm weather the greens should fill in quickly and get better and better with each warm month.
So let’s hope for the warm weather to get here soon !!!
A Word from Wade
The Cobb’s Glen Jr. Invitational is scheduled for March 10-11 and the MGA has been working behind the scenes to insure another great event. If you would like to watch some good golf, make sure you get out here to see some of the best Jr. players in the state. We always enjoy hosting this event. We have watched several of our champions move on to play both in college and professionally.
I hope by now most of you have eaten at the new “Grits and Gravy” Restaurant here at Cobb’s Glen. Melvin Mattison and crew have been doing a jam up job with their dinners and have plans to revive the “Sunday Buffet” beginning Easter Sunday. Make your reservations early as this event will surely fill up. They are actually still in “move in” mode and are continually updating the Kitchen equipment. Thank you, Melvin and crew!! We look forward to many years of “Progressive Southern Cuisine”.
Sports Camp dates have been set and are as follows. June 12-15, June 26-29, July 10-13 and July 24-27. Camps are from 9-2:30 each day and include an introduction to swimming, tennis and golf. Cost is $150 for members and $200 for guests. If you have children or grandchildren ages 7-13, they will fit right in and I can assure you they will be tired after you pick them up at 2:30 from the pool. This sports camp has been around for many years and I have enjoyed watching the kids grow up and move on to bigger and better things.
Now from Denton
Spring is finally here, and it looks like we are going to have some really good weather on the horizon! It has been a long winter, and I know like most of you, we are ready for some great weather and great golf! I would really like to thank Chip Owens and his staff for the job they have done with the golf course this winter. This has not been an easy winter for them. They have done a great job of managing this place, and keeping it in solid shape through some rough months. We had over 10 inches of rain, and 2 inches of snow since the beginning of the year. I can assure you, that is not easy to get through. But, as usual, Chip and his staff did a fantastic job, and now we are set up for a fantastic spring! With spring here, we will start to have a few more tournaments. Make sure and take a look at the calendar, and mark the dates down for these events in March.
- March 10th-11th – Cobb’s Glen Junior Invitational – (course closed from 7am-11am)
- March 17th – MGA Irish 4-Ball – (course closed from 10am-12pm)
- March 18th – SCGA One Day – (open to public and members, make your own tee times)
- March 23rd – Willis Lee Tournament – (course closed from 9am-4pm)
- March 29th – Foothills 2 – (course closed from 9am-2pm)
- March 31st – Cobb’s Glen LGA Season Opener (10:45am shotgun start)
We only have one event that will really affect our member play, and that is the event on the 23rd. Please keep in mind, we have reciprocals with Southern Oaks and Smithfields for only $20 cart fees. We just need to set it up with them if you want to go over there. On a tournament day, or just a day to get a change of scenery, please let us know, and we will call ahead and set it up for you.
Last, please keep in mind of the Cobb’s Glen Junior Invitational on March 10th-11th. I know Normand Roux is still looking for volunteers for each day. You guys make this tournament run, and make it run EXTREMELY well. We hope that everyone can give some time on at least one day. Even if it is only for a couple hours, we can use the help! We are looking forward to a fantastic spring, and a lot of great golf. Don’t forget about our weekly dogfights (Wed, Fri, Sun 12pm, Sat 10am). We hope to see you all out enjoying the weather, and the great course soon!
From the Business Office
RANGE PLAN – If you are on the range plan, you will see your yearly range plan charge on your statement. As we discussed last month, anyone who was on the yearly range plan last year, was automatically charged for the next year unless you informed Anita that you wanted to discontinue this plan. This plan goes from March through February each year. If you missed it this year, you can sign up next February for the plan.
SOCIAL/POOL MEMBERS – We are already planning for the 2018 pool season. We will be deciding shortly what improvements we will need to and want to make to the pool area. The social/pool memberships have, for the past few years, automatically renewed each June unless there was a notice from the member that they did not want to renew. Unfortunately, we always have a few who use the pool and then decide they never meant to be a pool member and expect a credit. We have been working on a change in procedure to make sure no one’s pool membership automatically renews unless they want it to. We have such a great group of social/pool members but there are always a few that force change for all of us. Please make sure you read the newsletters for April and May so that you will be aware of these new procedures. Remember your 2017 pool membership needs to be paid off when you receive your May statement.
From Stormy Mattison @ Grits and Gravy
As we approach the spring and Golf season we would like to stay accessible to the neighborhood and the Golfers! Starting April 1st Sunday, we kick off our Sunday Brunch Buffet from 11-3pm. We intend to also expand our daily hours as the sun sets later in the day! Tune into Grits n Gravy Facebook page for all timely updates or contact us at the Clubhouse!
Hours Until April 1st
Tuesday 11-3 Lunch
Wednesday 11-3 Lunch
Thursday 11-8 Lunch & Dinner
Friday 11-8 Lunch &Dinner
Saturday 11-3 Lunch
Sunday closed for lunch until April 1
A word from Wade
We are excited to announce Chef Melvin Mattison and Mattison food services as the new Food and Beverage Management group at our club. Melvin was born and raised in Honea Path where he was the middle child of 14 kids! He grew up helping his mom (Ella Mae Mattison) who loved to cook big meals. Being in the kitchen has always felt like home to Melvin. Melvin went to BHP High School and upon graduation joined the military and enhanced his culinary skills. After his time in the military he embarked upon different roles in the restaurant industry and most recently is the owner of Melvin’s Smokeshak and head chef at Earl Street in downtown Anderson where he created an award winning Shrimp and Grits! He intends to bring a great blend of Southern Progressive Cooking to Cobb’s Glen as one of the best cooks around our town of Anderson.! Welcome Melvin and Team!!
From Denton Moore
We hope everyone is off to a great start here in 2018! The weather has been cold, and it has been tough to get out and play. However, it looks like February is going to bring some warmer weather, and some weather that we can really enjoy getting out to play in. We did have a fantastic Cobb’s Glen Tough Days last weekend! It was the biggest crowd we have had in many years. We hosted over 80 players for the event. Chip Owens and his staff did a fantastic job with the golf course, and really had it set up tough. We really appreciate all of the support for the event, and everyone that played. February is not a very busy month for tournaments. In fact, there are only two events to put down on the calendar.
- February 8th – MGA Kickoff Steak Dinner – mini happy hour starts at 6:00pm/ dinner at 6:30pm
- February 10th – MGA Season Opening Mixer – 1st Tee closed from 10:00am – 12:00pm
So, as you can see, there is not a lot going on from a tournament stand point in the month of February. We are looking for a record year of sign-ups for the MGA. We have averaged over 110 members for the last 3 years. We are looking to get over the 120 mark this year. This is really a great group, with great events, and a group that also does a lot to help the golf course. The annual dues are due at the dinner, and they are only $25. We have 180 members at the club, and we would love to see all 180 men join the MGA this year! Also, don’t forget about the dogfights each week. We are having great crowds. We had 40 people the Saturday before Tough Days. We go every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 12pm, and also Saturday at 10am. We are looking forward to getting some warmer weather, and really getting the 2018 year kick started here in February. We look forward to seeing you all on the links soon!
From Anita in the Business Office:
The opportunity to be on yearly Range Plan comes up in March. If you were on the yearly range plan last year, you will automatically be billed for your yearly charge on March unless you let me know to discontinue you from the yearly plan. The cost of yearly range plan is $225 for a single and $300 for a family. This gives you unlimited range time and range balls throughout the year (weather permitting). You will need to let me know before the end of February if you would like to sign up for the yearly plan or discontinue your yearly plan. This sign up is each March 1 only.
As always, feel free to call me with any questions you may have regarding billing or membership.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PHILLIP MARTIN FOR HIS HOLE-IN-ONE ON #7
A word from Wade
Happy New year!!! We are looking forward to a great 2018. I truly believe that this new year will be the best year yet for Cobb’s Glen. The course is in great shape and ready for a beautiful spring warm up.
Congratulations to Stan Trimble for his hole in one on #7. Those of you in the HIO club will notice the $5 charge on your bill. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the HIO club it works like this. There is no charge to join but costs you $5 each time someone makes an ace. If you make one, each HIO club member pays you $5. We have at present 75 members which make an ace worth $375. We pay cash for half and half goes on your pro-shop credit. Please let us know if you would like to join!
Now from Denton Moore
It is officially time to turn the page to 2018! 2017 was a great year for the club, and we are really looking forward to much of the same in 2018. I want to take this time to remind everyone what we will have going on, on a weekly basis here at the club. Don’t forget we have a dog-fight on (Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 12pm and Saturday at 10am). The Ladies Golf Association also plays every Tuesday evening at 4:30pm and Wednesday morning at 9am (from March to October). Also, don’t forget to join the MGA and LGA this year if you are interested. The dues for the year are $25 if you are interested. Both are great organizations. They both have great events all year, and do a lot to help better the golf course. If you have any questions on either, please just call the pro shop (864)-226-7688.
There is not a lot on the calendar for January, but we have a couple dates for you to keep in mind.
- January 21st – GSA Tour (1st Tee closed from 9am – 11am)
- January 27th-28th – Cobb’s Glen Tough Days (course closed 7am – 4pm)
The Cobb’s Glen Tough Days is a great event, and a lot of fun. We are already at 10 teams signed up as of January 1st. We would love to see a big crowd from our membership. This event is a 3- man captain’s choice tournament, where the pins are set up as tough as possible. The event is $100 per player. Breakfast will be served Saturday morning, and lunch served Sunday afternoon. We will flight all teams after the 1st round. If you are interested in playing, please call the pro shop, and we will get you down. We will be closing sign ups off at 30 teams.
We are really looking forward to another great year with all of you. If there are any suggestions or ideas that you would like to share with the pro shop staff, please let us know. We are always looking to improve, and make your experience here at the club as good as it can possibly be. We look forward to seeing you all on the links soon!
From Anita in the Business Office:
We continue to have a great response to our offer of yearly dues and yearly trail fees. If you were on yearly dues and trail fees last year, you were automatically on yearly for 2018. I mentioned in the December newsletter to please let me know before end of December if you wanted your status to change. If you are on yearly dues or yearly trail fees, remember (and I will remind you) to let me know next December if you decide not to be billed yearly for 2019. You will automatically stay on this status next January unless you tell me otherwise. This change to yearly dues and trail only occurs in December for the following year. If you did not get in on it this year, you will have an opportunity next December. We only extend this offer once a year due to the extra work and paperwork it creates. It is not mandatory, but we appreciate if possible, to pay these yearly dues by check rather than credit card to save on the huge credit card fees that come in January.
The opportunity to be on yearly Range Plan comes up in March. I will remind you in the February newsletter. You will need to let me know of Range Plan sign up or change in that billing status in February.
Since we are at the beginning of a new year, we are trying to clear up any delinquent accounts. There are not many, but we would ask that everyone try to make sure your accounts are current during January.
Social Members – Congratulations to all you Social/Pool members who have already paid your membership in full for the year. Of course, your membership has to be paid in full by May 2018 but some of you have paid extra each month and already paid in full. Thank you!! Your 2018 Social Membership will automatically renew on June 1 if you do not let me know. Your 2017 membership should be paid in full by end of May, 2018.
As always, feel free to call me with any questions you may have regarding billing or membership. Have a great 2018!
A word from Wade
Hard to believe another year has passed but as we prepare to move on to 2018 it is time to review our accomplishments of the current year. We now have a new driving range mat to hit from in inclement weather or when the grass tees need a break.$8,000. New roof and repairs to cart barn and new roof on Pool House. $25,000. We also turned over the sand in the bunkers for a much more playable bunker. $5000 . We should have some work done on the cart paths before the end of the year. $10,000. 2 new service vehicles $18,000. I know sometimes it takes a while to get things done and can seem like we don’t make many improvements but as you can see we have spent approximately $66,000 this year. We only used $24,000 out of the capitol fund to this point but will use $10,000 more for the cart path work. We also moved in to a new cart fleet and that has a huge impact on the look and feel of the facility as you drive up.
If I think back on what this facility looked like 5 years ago I am extremely happy. We are well on the road to recovery but being here for as long as I have, I know it only takes one bad break or bad season to put us back behind the 8 ball. We will do everything in our power to keep that from happening. We firmly believe we have the best membership in the area and appreciate all the MGA and LGA do for us. A special thank you goes out to Phil Gibisch and Normand Roux for all the signage that has gone up in the past year. I think the signs are the nicest and most noticeable improvement in a long time. The water coolers look great too!
Thanks again to all our members as we certainly could not be successful without you. As the Advisory Board, the MGA and the LGA do what they can for the betterment of Cobb’s Glen, we will our part to “Make Cobb’s Glen the best it can be.”
Merry Christmas and Happy new year!!!!
Now from Denton
It is hard to believe, but the 2017 year is coming to a close. It has been a great year at Cobb’s Glen. I would really like to thank Chip Owens and his staff for the phenomenal job they have done with the golf course this year. They have done a great job keeping it in good shape, and make our jobs in the shop very easy! I would like to thank all of our members for their continued support for all of our events, dogfights, and their patience on tournament days. The dogfights continue to get better, and climb in numbers of participants. Our tournaments have all gone well this year, with great support. We have many corporate outings and functions each year where the course is closed, or we have to start you all in different spots other than #1. We appreciate your patience, and willingness to work with us on those dates, so that we can have those corporate outings and fundraisers to help the club.
December is a slow month for tournaments for the club. One thing to note, we have moved the Cobb’s Glen Tough Days from December 8th and 9th, to January 27th and 28th. We have a new signup sheet in the office, and would love to see a great turn out of our members! We only have one event in December, and it is the MGA Santa Open on December 2nd. The course will be closed from 10am to 12pm that day. If you would like to sign up, please call us in the pro shop (864)-226-7688.
We are looking forward to 2018, and what the new year will bring for us here at Cobb’s Glen. Chip and his staff have the golf course in great shape, and we are expecting a record year here at the club. If there is anything we can do to make your experience here at Cobb’s Glen better, or any suggestions you may have for us, we would love to hear them. You can email me CUdeazy@gmail.com or call in the pro shop anytime. We greatly appreciate your support, and this club could not operate without our fantastic group of members! Everyone have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
From the Business Office
Just a reminder of the opportunity to change your status to yearly billing for dues and/or trail fees. This saves one month’s dues or one month’s trail fees. If you paid yearly last January for either of these, you will automatically be billed as a yearly member unless you let me know in writing to change your status back to monthly before December 15, 2017. These changes will be reflected on the statement you receive the first week of January. If you change to yearly billing, this must be paid in full with your January payment. If you have not been billed yearly in the past and would like to take advantage of this discount, please let me know in writing before December 15, 2017. Below are rates:
Yearly Crescent Membership Dues $1485.00
Yearly Crescent Senior Dues $1375.00
Yearly Trail Fee $1210.00
As always, you are welcome to call Anita with any questions about memberships or your statements.
A word from Wade
As we move into November, the schedule is light, meaning the course is available most every day. The grass (Bermuda) has quit growing and we may be able to get caught up on the rough. The mower we leased in July did not work out too well so we are still in the market for another mower. New ones are in the 60-75K range so hopefully we can find a certified pre- owned or something of the sort.
Club Car was able to come through for us and we will have a new fleet arriving in the next 3 or 4 weeks. Thank you Danny Lasure and Club Car for stepping up to the plate and getting us out of this particular fleet. Danny has assured me that the issues we have been having with the cart fleet have been resolved and that we will love our new fleet! When the new fleet arrives, we will have a $1 price increase in our cart fee’s so 18 holes will be $16 and cart for 9 will be $9.
Mark your calendar for Friday December 8th for the Cobb’s Glen Christmas Party. Details will follow on a separate e- mail.
Just a reminder that the 19th hole will be closed each Friday night in Dec. due to private Christmas parties.
The weather is finally turning fall like, and we are really loving all the beautiful golf days we have had here recently! As I am sure you all have seen, Chip and his staff have over-seeded the greens, and the golf course is just perfect right now. We are very excited about the upcoming weather, and beautiful opportunities we will have to get some great rounds of golf in. November is a pretty down month as far as tournaments go. There is not a lot for you to mark down, but here are the few dates we want you to be aware of for the month:
November 10th – Anderson University Golf Team Fundraiser – course closed from 9am-5pm
November 22nd – Cade Gray Tournament – course closed from 12pm-3pm
November 30th – MGA Steak Dinner – This dinner is open to all MGA Members 6:30pm start
December 2nd – MGA Santa Open – This is a tentative schedule depending on if Clemson makes the ACC Championship Game. If they do, then we will reschedule.
December 9th-10th – Cobb’s Glen Tough Days – Course Closed all day both days
We went ahead and put both tournaments in December on the schedule. They are tournaments that usually have good numbers, and are early in the month. We wanted everyone to have a heads up on the events so that they could put them down in the calendar. As of now, there are no other events in December. If anyone would like to sign up for these events, please just call the shop (864)-226-7688 and we will get you down. One last note, for those that play in the Santa Open, don’t forget we ask everyone to please bring a toy of $10 to go as a part of your entry fee. We will donate these toys to AIM for kids who will really enjoy them. We are looking forward to a great month in November, and look forward to seeing you all out there enjoying this fantastic fall weather!!
From the Business Office
I would like to remind you all of the opportunity to pay your dues and/or trail fees yearly for 2018 in January. I try to start reminding everyone far in advance so that no one misses the opportunity. By being billed and paying your dues and/or trail fees yearly, you save a month’s dues and/or trail fees. If you paid yearly last January for either of these, you will automatically be billed as a yearly member unless you let me know to change your status before December 15, 2017. If you have not been billed yearly in the past and would like to take advantage of this discount, please let me know in writing before December 15, 2017. The one-time charge will show up on your January 2018 statement and will need to be paid in full during the month of January. Below are rates:
Yearly Crescent Membership Dues $1485.00
Yearly Crescent Senior Dues $1375.00
Yearly Trail Fee $1210.00
Also, Social Members (Pool Members) remember that even though the pool is closed for the season, you will need to continue to make regular payments until May 2018 or until your 2017 pool membership is paid in full (whichever comes first). As always, you are welcome to call Anita with any questions about memberships or your statements.
A word from Wade
Welcome to fall! The most beautiful month to play golf! I hope you all will take advantage of the slower traffic and perfect golf course.
The Sr. League season has finally come to an end. We made it one more round in the playoffs than we did last year but finally succumbed to Verdict Ridge CC from Denver NC. Thanks to all who participated. Thank you Al Groves for being the Cobb’s Glen team captain! We look forward to Al’s leadership again next year!!
We are in negotiations with Club Car to resolve issues with our cart fleet. We continue to have issues with the starters and the tops. The brackets holding the canopy tops on seem to be defective and Club Car is trying their best to fix the problem and hopefully will have everything resolved soon. We will keep you posted.
The advisory board continues to make cart paths a topic of discussion. We now have almost 10K in the capital fund and are waiting for the asphalt man to break free. It is our intention to have several areas repaired and we will continue to move forward as long as the money will allow. Thank you all for your patience as I know things sometimes don’t move as fast as we would like.
We have had another Hole in one as Sam Knox aced the 7th hole on Sat. Sept 30th. Way to go Sam.
Dr. Jim Carson (Doc) also shot 5 strokes under his age!! He fired a 67 on Wed. Sept 27th. Great playing Doc!!
From the Pro-shop
The fall weather is finally upon us! We had a really great month of September, and dodged any serious damage from Irma. We owe a big thanks to Chip Owens and his crew for the job they did on the golf course after Irma. It is not easy to pick the golf course back up after a storm like that. They had us back and ready to roll in two days. The golf course remains in great shape, and I am really looking forward to a winter with the over seed! Chip and his crew put the over seed down on September 27th, and we are really excited about playing on it this fall and winter! We had some very successful tournaments in September, capped off with the YMCA Tournament returning to Cobb’s Glen. The YMCA Tournament was a tremendous success, and we hope to continue that relationship again for many years to come. We also had the AU Invitational, which went perfect after being rescheduled due to Irma. The AU Men finished Runner Up behind Georgia Southwestern University, and the AU Women took home 1st place in the event for the first time in their history! October is not a very busy month for tournaments for us, but here are a couple dates we want you to put down on your calendar:
- October 13th – Anderson Chamber of Commerce – course closed from 9am-12pm
- October 20th – Westside Open – course closed from 8:30am-6pm
- October 21st – MGA Buster Tournament – Course closed from 10am-12pm
- October 24th – March of Dimes – Course closed from 9am-3pm
- October 27th – St Josephs – Course closed from 9am-5pm
The only day we should have any conflicts are October 20th, and possibly on the 27th. If you are not playing in those events, then we will be more than happy to set you up at another golf course. Don’t forget our reciprocals with Southern Oaks and Smithfields. We can get you at each course for $20. Also, don’t forget about our weekly dogfights. We are really getting some great crowds each week. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday we play at noon. Every Saturday we play at 10am. You don’t need a game, just come on out, and we will get you in a group! We are looking forward to a great fall, and some fun events. If anyone needs anything at all, please feel free to call us in the pro shop anytime (864)-226-7688.
A word from Chip
Fall is finally here bringing the cooler weather ……. With the grass slowing down, we will no longer be mowing fairways and tees in order to allow them to grow up for the winter. We will begin to try and gradually lower the height of the rough.
The greens have been over seeded and should begin to germinate any day now. The height of the greens has been raised, which will result in slower greens going into the winter. Being over seeded means we will have longer frost delays this winter.
Be patient when the leaves begin to fall, we will do our best to keep up with them.
Hope everyone enjoys the cooler weather.
A word from Wade
Congratulations to Frank Raymond on his recent “ Hole In One”! Those in the hole in one club will notice a $5 charge on your acct. ($10 if it is husband and wife.) If you receive this charge in error please let Anita or I know and we can make the proper adjustments. If you are new and don’t know what the hole in one club is, it goes as follows. It costs nothing to join. It costs $5 each time a member of the Hole in One club makes an ace. If you make the ace yourself and you are a member of the HIO club, you get $5 from each member. At the present time it would be $390 of which 50% is cash and 50% gift certificate. If you would like to be in the HIO Club just let the pro-shop staff know and we will get you signed up. Stipulations are it has to be during an 18 hole round and you have to have a witness attest to it.
School is back in and the season has started to slow down. I hope the beautiful fall weather will bring everybody back that have been avoiding the heat. The course survived the summer and the initial green up was much stronger this year than last. It should make a nice turf to hit from well into fall and even into the winter. We are going to over-seed the greens this year with Poa-Trivialis which will make a beautiful surface through the winter and well into spring. I know Chip and his crew will welcome the cooler air that is on the way. Thanks to the crew for all of their hard work this summer.
The pool has been fantastic this year thanks to Ken Bradshaw and his staff. We had one day we were closed due to a power outage but other than that there have been very few issues. Now that school is in we won’t have guards until 4 or so but you are welcome to swim at your own risk if you would like. You can come by the pro-shop and get the keys up until Sept.10.
The advisory board has decided to focus our efforts on cart paths. We feel that is the most pressing issue at this time. We will continue to repair irrigation as we go but our carts and our equipment are getting beat to death by the rugged cart paths! Look for more advisory board discussion later in this newsletter.
Now from Denton
What a summer it has been! The golf course has been great, the tournaments have been a lot of fun, and we hope that all of you have enjoyed the summer here at Cobb’s Glen. It has been a great summer here for us as a staff and we have really enjoyed seeing everyone.. The participation in our events this summer was record breaking. I am very excited about our tournament participation going forward.
Congratulations to Chip Owens and his staff for doing a truly remarkable job with the golf course. I don’t remember a time that I have ever seen the course in the shape that it was this summer, and that it continues to be as we head into the fall. We will close the book on the 2017 summer, and move on to the fall season. September is a fairly busy month, so make sure and mark the calendar with these dates for your calendar:
- September 11th-12th – Anderson University Invitational (Course closed both days until 3pm)
- September 14th – Anderson Sertoma (Course closed from 9am-3pm)
- September 15th – National Guard Tournament – (Course closed from 9am-3pm)
- September 28th – Foothills 2 Senior Tournament – (Course closed from 9am-11am)
- September 29th – YMCA Tournament (Course closed all day)
We are excited about the fall season coming up, and it doesn’t look like many of the tournaments will effect our normal member play. On the 15th and 29th, we will arrange tee times at other courses. Don’t forget we have $20 reciprocals with Smithfields and Southern Oaks. We can also call any other course for you and get times set up. If you would like to play somewhere on those dates, please let us know, and we will get you set up. Also, don’t forget our weekly dogfights. We are really have good turnouts for those, and we are only looking to increase those. We play every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 12pm, every Saturday at 10am, and also our Thursday Night Shootout (9 Holes) at 5:45pm. We hope to see you all out there this fall. The weather should start to cool off, and we look forward to seeing you more and more!
From your Golf Course Superintendent Chip Owens
Fall is just around the corner and with that the grass will finally slow down growing. Unfortunately we have had trouble keeping up with the rough this summer. We had rented a large mower to keep up with it and it was doing good till a number of problems arose and we have fallen behind on the rough as we seem to do each summer. Hopefully we will have a new mower next summer and can get the rough to a lower height and maintain it all summer to be more playable. As most have noticed we have let the rough grow up around the tees to save on maintenance and give the course a more natural look.
Later this month we will be over-seeding the greens for the winter. This will allow us to have real” green grass” growing all winter along with being able to control the green speeds to maintain a fair speed for a more enjoyable winter.
Our bunkers still continue to drain well and are much more playable as in the past. They are not the best solution but a much better bunker than before.
Hope everyone has enjoyed the summer and I look forward to a great fall.
A word from Wade
Before I forget let me say thank you to the Cobb’s Glen MGA and especially Phil Gibisch, Normand Roux and Greg Williamson for the construction of our new water cooler structures. There was an assist by the Anderson County Career Center but these 3 went beyond the call of duty to see this project through. Small improvements like that are very noticeable. At the same time we need to thank the CGLGA for all of their 50-50 raffles which is raising money for their capital fund to be used on other projects around the club. The teamwork at Cobb’s Glen is incredible and is much appreciated by the May family!
The pool has been running fantastic this summer thanks to the leadership of Ken Bradshaw. He has been a blessing to me and is also a CPO (Certified Pool Operator). I might add! If you have any pool party needs between now and about the middle of September, please call Ken .
The course is in fantastic shape and it is nice to have so much grass to hit off of. We do know however, the cart paths are in desperate need of attention. The advisory board will be focused on what we can do to improve them and it has already been a major topic of discussion in the last several meetings. We were required to put new roofs on the pool and the cart barn which drained all of the available funds used for repairs. Note we did not use the capital fund account for