Well I must say that I'm quite relieved that the Worlds are now over (as does my wife). It took a lot of work and effort and I think it was a great event! I especially thank Tony and Gene and everyone else that have been involved over the past 4 years to make the 2011 Am and Junior Worlds a great event!
I came into the Worlds as the GRDGC president with one hope; that we could use this opportunity to make are courses better. I think we have done that and more. Permanant tee pads at the majority of our courses, improved signage, major brush and debris clean up, improved course layout and land usage, and more!
The truth though, is that there is always more we can do and now is the time for our club to come together and decide what direction we go in.
There is one major task I have left and need a lot of help with.
MCC - I comitted myself last fall to making this course better (that includes the use of drier land) and I plan on seeing that through. We have funding set aside for cement tee pads and sigange. I'm looking for interested people, who are willing to work, to help me. Let me know, you all know how to get a hold of me. I trully believe that this course can be exceptional. I would like to see this come to reality this year.
All of our courses have things still left to be done. We simply ran out of time and man power prior to the worlds. I would like to see us continue to develop and improve our courses.
There are things that our club have tried to implement that are sort of working/not working/haven't worked that need to be improved upon.
I saw a lot of new people step up this past year, which I must say is an awesome thing. I only hope that these individuals continue on to help grow our sport and club.
We still need more people though to help and I encourage all of you to step up and be more involved. Everyone that has wanted a voice, now is your chance. I will be quite blunt though, I'm not interested in hearing one negative thing that doesn't come with a suggestion of how to make things better.
We will have posted soon a club meeting date and time (please let us know what time/day of the week is best). Traditionally we always have a poor showing and I want to improve upon that. Again, as the president of the GRDGC I want to know what we can do better, and how you think we should prioritize are next tasks.