February 2014 Newsletter Pro's Corner

February 2014 Newsletter
Pro's Corner
Kevin Rhinehart, PGA Professional
(270) 554-3025 / 556-5470
[email protected]
Greetings to Membership,
Hey there golfers, the golf season is approaching. Be sure to check out the 2014 Golf Schedule below and
make plans to play in your favorite events. If you are new to the Rolling Hills family, please stop by the Golf
Shop and introduce yourself to us. We can answer any questions you may have, and we will enter you in a
drawing for a Rolling Hills logo golf shirt.
Golf Lessons
It's a great time to get the game in shape. You may contact me at the Golf Shop or by email
([email protected]) to set up lessons. If you have a goal to win your flight in the Club
Championship, to be a state champion, or to just hit golf shots that help you enjoy the game more, don’t
hesitate to set up a series of golf lessons. Lesson rates will remain the same as 2013. If lessons are
indoors, there will be an additional $10 fee for room charges.
New In the Golf Shop
All major brands have new offerings. Ping has introduced a couple new irons along with I25 driver series.
Callaway and Cobra have revamped their whole line of clubs also. If you have any questions, please don’t
hesitate to contact us.
New iron sets are also here. We have Callaway, Ping, and Mizuno irons.
Arriving soon -- new metals and irons from Nike.
Arriving the month of February -- new golf balls from Titleist, Callaway, and Nike. Stop by the shop, and we
will see which ball fits your game.
Footwear: FootJoy and Nike have an exciting new line of golf shoes. These are the most revolutionary
shoes ever. We have men’s and ladies' in an array of sizes.
Men’s Member Guest
2013 participants of the Men’s Member Guest may begin signing up February 1st. Those who sign up early
are assured their tee time preference. Entry fee for this event is $230 per team. Fee is due with
application. Applications are available in the Golf Shop. 2013 participants have priority in signing up until
June 2014. Non 2013 participants may begin signing up June 15th. July 15th is deadline for all
Used Clubs: We have an excellent connection for buying used clubs. If you are in the market for a good
used set, please contact me.
As always, it is a privilege serving as your Golf Professional. If the staff can be of any assistance, please
don’t hesitate to contact us.
Swing for excellence, Kevin Rhinehart
News from the Course
There is not much to report from the golf course at this time. Old Man Winter has kept us at bay for the past
few weeks. The staff is currently working to service all golf course equipment.
We have removed a few trees along the parking lot left of #14 green that were safety hazards because of
dead limbs in the tops. We will continue to remove dead and potentially dangerous trees throughout the
next month. We are still seeing the effects of the 2009 winter ice storm with tree tops continually dying
back from water and insect damage. Some arborists say that the effects will last for many years to come.
With our winter temperatures being very cold for several days this season, I am concerned about the health
of the warm season grasses going into spring. We have experienced one of our coldest winters that I can
recall in many years. Please use the cart paths as much as possible while playing during the winter season.
If we continue to have very low temperatures for many more days/nights, we will have to consider
restricting the carts to the paths for the remainder of the winter and into spring until grasses come out of
dormancy stage and we can assess any potential damage. We will keep the membership informed if there
are any changes to the current cart path rules.
Late winter herbicide applications will be made in late February. During these times we will ask that some
holes be closed to play so no chemicals are tracked onto the greens by foot traffic. Many times it is hard to
schedule this event more than a couple days out because of weather factors. We will do all that we can to
notify the membership when this will happen. So please keep up with the club emails, our Facebook page,
and follow me on Twitter at @RHCCGolfSuper for updates on course closings and conditions.
As of now greens aeration is tentatively scheduled for the week of March 24-28. If there are any changes to
this scheduled practice, we will let you know as soon as we make them.
We are optimistically looking forward to spring weather and a great spring golfing season. And as always,
our staff strives to create quality playing conditions on a daily basis for our membership and their guests.
David Farris, Golf Course Superintendent
2014 State of the Club
The RHCC Board of Directors invites each member to attend the annual State of the Club on Monday
evening, February 10th, at the monthly Board meeting. The meeting will be held in the ballroom starting at
6:00 PM. A PowerPoint presentation on the big screen will include current financial reports, recent
financing, proposed capital projects, membership status, golf course update as well as many other
topics. Please plan to attend and be part of this open dialogue regarding your country club.
Spring "Free" Membership Promotion
Rolling Hills Country Club is offering a membership promotion this spring. New members can join during
February, March and April with NO DUES until May 2014 and NO INITIATION FEE. The earlier you join – the
more you save. Up to THREE MONTHS FREE! Membership applications must be received no later than April
30, 2014, to qualify. Two-year contract agreement required. Regular or Swim/Tennis membership
qualifies. Monthly dues do not begin until May 2014. Also, RHCC Members can win a $100 RHCC Golf Shop
gift certificate by sponsoring a new member during the month of February. Member must achieve one year
anniversary in May 2015. Members who have left in last 12 months are not eligible.
Deadline for Memorial Tree Project
The deadline for the Memorial Tree Program is Friday, February 22nd, with the first scheduled planting in
late February or early March depending on the weather. It is not too late to choose your tree and be a part
of this first planting. Trees are available for $300 and include a 4 x 6" stainless plaque. Stop by the Golf
Shop for more information, or contact Jason Bell at 270-559-9850 or by email at
[email protected] Or go to www.rhccgolf.com for more information.
Super Bowl Sunday
Calling all football fans for THE party of the year -- Super Bowl Sunday -- February 2nd. Come be part of the
fun as we watch the Broncos and the Seahawks. Bring your favorite tailgate food to share. In honor of
this year's teams, we will have Coors Silver buckets for $10 and Seattle, Washington apple shots, $4
each. Watch all the football action AND this year's commercials on the Jumbotron. The fun starts at 4:30
on Sunday!
Middle School "Sweetheart" Dance
Time is running out to get tickets for the annual Middle School Sweetheart Dance! The dance is a signature
event for area sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by RHCC
members. (Member must be in good standing.) Limit of 6 tickets per member. Dress is semi-formal. Music
for this year's dance will be presented by A.J. from The Electric Morning Show on 96.9. Photographs are
available the night of the dance from William Carter Photography. One 5x7 $7; two 5x7 $10.
Stop by the
Clubhouse to get your tickets before they're gone!
Ladies' Night - Soup & Suds
All Rolling Hills Ladies are invited to “break the winter doldrums” and join your friends at Rolling Hills on
Tuesday Night, February 11th at 6:00 PM for the Soup-n-Suds Winter Social. The Social Committee will
provide soup/dessert and the bar will offer some great beer specials to try. If you have a friend who might
be interested in joining Rolling Hills, this will be a great night to introduce them to the ladies activities at the
club. All new female members are invited to attend.
Cannelloni and Calipari
What better way to celebrate a Saturday Night than with UK basketball and Italian food! Member Eric
Hoffman will be making his awesome cannelloni for the event. The game will be on the TVs at the
clubhouse, so bring your favorite Italian dish to share and cheer on the Wildcats against Florida.
Italian feast starts at 7:30 PM.
RHCC Board promotes Lisa Dapp
The Rolling Hills Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Lisa Dapp to Club
Administrator. Over the past few years, Lisa has worked tirelessly as the administrative assistant to the
Board of Directors. In addition, Lisa has provided services to the club way beyond her routine duties that
have ensured Rolling Hills remains a viable and successful place for all our members. Please join The
Board in congratulating Lisa on her promotion and thanking her for the excellent work she provides for
Rolling Hills.
2014 Golf Course Usage Fees
The annual Golf Course Usage Fee (formerly known as Trail Fee) is due in March. This fee is for all golfers
at Rolling Hills unless you rent a golf cart or pay a $10 rider fee when you play. If you currently pay your
monthly dues by automatic draft, the fee will be added to your March withdrawal. If you prefer to pay the
fee separately and DO NOT want to have it automatically deducted, please email at [email protected] or call
the office at 270-554-4508, Ext 1.
Member Pride Project
Thanks to all the members who contributed to the latest Member Pride project where we replaced the gas
logs in the fireplace in the Bar. What a huge difference the new logs have made!! They not only look great
but have been a great addition to the bar -- keeping our members toasty warm during these bitter cold
days! If you would still like to contribute, it's not too late. Just stop by the Golf Shop or the Bar and make
your contribution. A great big THANK YOU to the following members who have contributed to this project:
Butch & Jennie Freels
Terry & Kristi Porter
Jane & Jeff Parsley
Stanley & Shaun Crane
Tobin & Renee Crane
Steve & Michelle Warren