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December 23, 2020

Temporary Greens & Tees

Dear Members,

We will be going back to temporary greens and tees as soon as all the snow has melted and the Course dries out. 
A follow up email will be sent at that time. 


Our Course routing will be the same as our normal sequence of play - starting on the first hole, crossing over Cherry Lane

and on to the 2nd. There will be red stakes that indicate were the temporary tees are located.

Greens and tees are closed throughout the winter for the following reasons:       

Wear and tear on the greens when the turf is not growing and does not have the ability to heal.
The damaged turf is cumulative and will take longer to recover the following spring.
The damaged turf and unrepaired ball marks will fill in with poa annua.
When playing on frosted greens, ice crystals on and inside the plant will puncture cell walls
immediately killing the plant.

I am sure all of you have heard the argument that some clubs throughout the state remain open in the winter.  
While there are approximately 80 private clubs in Connecticut, I am only aware of one that remains open for winter play.  
There are approximately 75 public courses in Connecticut.  Some of these facilities stay open year-round
for increased revenue through the winter,
without concern of damage to the course the following spring.

Mike



December 21, 2020       

Dear MCC Members,

Thank you for participating in the Course Access Survey.  The full results, which were discussed at the Board of Directors meeting last week, are viewable
on the Member Central tab and Club News tab on the regular MCC website.

As you will recall, the survey consisted of 4 questions with two choices for each question. 
The votes for each choice were revealed when the “View All” buttons were selected.

In the survey output, “voters” equals the number of individual email addresses. 
We have a few members who share an email address, which is why you will see that in some cases
the number of votes slightly exceeds “voters”. 
That is also why you will see the phrase “Voter weighting is in effect” at the top of the survey results.

To summarize the results:

  • About 68% of the membership completed the survey.

Of those voting:

  • Approximately 78% preferred some form of tee reservation system.
  • About 64% favored a hybrid system of tee times/open play. 
  • Around 66% wanted a system that would be in effect all days of the week.
  • Nearly 86% wish to use an on-line/app-based method.

Based on the results of the survey, a tee time reservation system will be implemented in 2021.  
The specific details of that system will be communicated before the start of the golf season
as those details may well be dictated
by any COVID protocols that will need to be considered at the time the Course opens.

With best regards,

Ian Taylor
Chair, MCC Golf Committee
golf@madisoncountryclub.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


The Clubhouse is now closed for the season until March 1, 2021. 
The Business Office is staffed Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.


MCC Staff


December 15, 2020

The greens are now closed for the remainder of the season.
We will follow our normal policy of re-opening greens between 3/20/21 and 4/10/21
depending on weather conditions.  Temporary greens and tees have been set up
and we will follow our normal course routine.

Mike Chrzanowski, Greens Superintendent
 
MCC granted the
2020 CSGA Distinguised Club Award
          
Featured:
Mike Chrzanowski, Greens Superintendent
Frank Carta, PGA, Head Golf Professional


The CSGA Distinguished Club Award is based on four major criteria:
A club that has continually supported and advanced the game of golf;
a club that has served as a model of excellence to other Connecticut golf clubs;
a club that has consistently supported amateur golf
through club-sponsored activities,
hosting state competitions, and member participation in CSGA events;
and a club that has consistently provided extraordinary service to the CSGA
encouraging volunteers,
providing leadership personnel,
and hosting meetings, seminars,
and special events.

Congratulations!!!

 

 

Welcome to our new 2021 Members
 

Tim Manko, Spencer Stratton, Christian Widhalm, John Heflin & Colleen McHugh,
Tom Pavano, Tom Harlukowicz, Elizabeth Preis, Marc Ciociola, Anthony Avallone,
Alison Lewis, Mike Chiaramonte, Bob & Marian Klein, Terry Barber & Susan Talbot,
Jimmy Girolamo, Jeff Stoeckel, Brian Millard, Jim Drum, Joe Delgardio,
Will Braun, Andrew Brooks, Diana Hall
 

2020 Holes In One   

Mike Carr on #13, Tim Lepczyk on #2, Ken Kaminsky on #13
Diana Hull on #13


Business Office/Clubhouse Hours

The Business Office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 3pm and closed on weekends. 
The Clubhouse is now closed for the season. 

If you are making a payment, there is a mail slot on the office door that faces
the Golf Shop for your convenience.


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