Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 8:42 a.m.
Location: Staff Lounge
Chairperson: Chip Kennedy, General Manager
Darrell Bevins, Head Course Marshal
Club Pro Guy, Head Golf Pro
Miguel Vega, Head Groundskeeper
DeAndre Barnes, Snack Bar Head Cook
Tristan Whiteside, Assistant Golf Pro
Ernesto Ortiz, Assistant Groundskeeper (attempting to re-attach the passenger side mirror on CPG's Miata)
Anastasia Adams, (migraine)
1. Review of previous minutes
Mr. Kennedy opened the meeting with a challenge for employees to move on from the threatened legal action by Augusta National. Mr. Kennedy echoed everyones disappointment that Augusta did not agree to an annual home and home match as it would have raised our clubs profile but he vowed we would keep the lines of communication open.
At Mr. Kennedy's suggestion, CPG will be faxing an invitation to Augusta members Fred Ridley and Jeff Knox to travel to Kansas City to participate in our "Spooktacular Scramble" end of the season tournament on October 31st.
1. Fall Membership Push
CPG detailed his upcoming fall membership campaign, noting that numbers have been a bit sluggish, mostly due to the pool being closed after several health code violations. He and Miguel will be distributing pamphlets at local businesses around town, targeting Twin Peaks, Golf Galaxy, Pep Boys and Curves for Women fitness centers. CPG also has been in contact with the Golf Channel about a 15 second spot during the Tuesday Night 11:00 PM running of the movie Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius. CPG and Miguel plan on “casting a wide net” for prospecting, hoping a surgical marketing campaign will result in increased revenue velocity.
Miguel asked if he was going to get paid extra for distributing flyers all day on his only day off (Sunday) and Mr. Kennedy reminded him he was on salary.
3. Upcoming Club Events
CPG then updated the members on the upcoming “MILF Masters” Ladies member/member tournament and long drive competition slated for early next month. Due to last year’s controversy with reigning champion* Tina Shaw regarding questions about her gender, Darrel will take a much more active role in vetting participants prior to this year's competition.
Tina Shaw will remain ineligible this year as her investigation is on-going. Darrel is suspicious not only because she/he is a transplant from California, but also because his investigation found that the Redondo Beach Batteries Plus store she claims to have formally been employed at also at one time employed a "Trevor" Shaw.
Action: CPG, Bevins
4. Sand Shipment
Mr. Vega was excited to report that the club received a new shipment of sand earlier in the week. He and Mr. Ortiz have been utilizing the sand liberally, using it to refurbish dried out bunkers, sanding dead grass on multiple greens, repairing divots, etc. However, while they were transporting the sand in the club’s Gator, the tailgate somehow opened, dumping sand all over the #14 fairway. Luckily, #14’s bunker needed new sand, so the two used the seldom-used snow plow attachment on the front of the gator, moving the sand into the bunker. However, the gator then got stuck in the bunker and is still in the bunker awaiting a proper tow after the bumper on Ernesto’s '97 Geo Prism was ripped off in an attempt to remove the Gator from the bunker.
CPG said his Miata had a tow package on it from '95 to '98 during the period he was leasing his jet ski's but he no longer owns a trailer hitch.
Mr. Barnes offered the use of his Chevy Trailblazer as long as the club guaranteed to cover the cost of any cosmetic damage to his vehicle. Mr. Kennedy said they could talk offline.
Action: Vega, Ortiz, Barnes
5. Closing remarks
The Chairperson closed the meeting with “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.
6. Next meetingWednesday, September 25, 8 a.m