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Revised Overseed Schedule Announced

RCSC Cardholders/Golfers are advised that we are revising the overseed schedule for this fall as noted below. This change will increase the chances of obtaining a more favorable weather window for overseeding. Our USGA Agronomist, Brian Whitlark, recommended moving the window for all courses into the middle of October. He further recommended that all eight courses […]

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Letter to Golfers – Summer 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE I am again writing to our golfing community regarding the numerous complaints we are receiving regarding golf course conditions.  In 2012, I wrote a similar letter, during this same time of year, regarding the complaints we were receiving.  This letter will cover many of the same topics and specifically the substandard conditions […]

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Patriot Golf Day at Lakes West – September 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. is proud to invite West Valley golfers to participate in our Patriot Golf Day Fundraiser to be held on Friday, September 2 at the Lakes West Golf Course benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation. The 10th annual Patriot Golf Day, jointly sponsored by the PGA […]

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Director of Golf & Grounds Report – July 2016

Pro Shops Once again this year we will be participating in Patriot Golf Day. Patriot Golf Day was organized, with the help of PGA of America, to raise funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation. The money raised is used to fund scholarships for spouses and children of military service men and women killed or […]

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Director of Golf & Grounds Report – June 2016

Pro Shops Total rounds for May were flat compared to prior year; however, revenue did increase. The percentage of public play year-to-date has increased slightly from prior year; year-to-date public play represents 5.7% of total rounds played. For the year 173,353 rounds have been played on our courses. With longer daylight hours, this is the […]

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Director of Golf & Grounds Report – May 2016

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops For the first time this year we failed to meet our budgeted goals, with total revenue missing budget by $12,409. While all categories failed to meet budgeted goals Daily Surcharge play and Public Play exceeded budgeted goals. Revenue heads into the summer months $153,681 ahead of budget and $260,366 ahead […]

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Director of Golf Report – April 2016

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops For the first quarter, play on all courses posted an increase of 2,313 rounds over prior year. For the quarter a total of 119,824 rounds were played, the fourth highest total since 2008. Pro shops are in the process of completing the installation of our range ball machines. The ball […]

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Director of Golf Report – March 2016

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops With the help of leap day, February rounds played for all courses posted the 2nd highest total since 2009 and posted 248 more rounds than last year. Year-to-date rounds remained mostly flat compared to prior year with 257 additional rounds played. Total rounds for the year are slightly behind our […]

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Director of Golf Report – February 2016

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Despite a slow start to the month due to weather, total rounds for January slightly exceeded the prior year. Total revenue for the Golf Division exceeded budget for the month. On February 11, Lakes East/Lakes West hosted the 8th annual Teal Ribbon Tournament. The event proved popular once again, raising […]

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Director of Golf Report – January 2016

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Despite fewer total rounds played vs. prior year, total revenue for December exceeded budget and exceeded prior year. All of the major categories (Green Fee/Cart Fee, Merchandise and Driving Range) exceeded budget. On February 11, Lakes East/Lakes West will be hosting the 8th annual Teal Ribbon Tournament. The event is […]

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