From left to right: Sue Goodale (Vice President), Joann Kansier (President), Diane Burgraff (Secretary), and Tammy Murray (Treasurer)
Dear KLGA/9 Members,
Welcome back to our 2019 season. Our season officially begins at the Opening Coffee on Thursday, March 14th starting at 9:30 in the River View Room. It will be so great to see everyone, including those of us who have had a more difficult off-season than others.
There are a lot of changes in the 2019 season so this will be fun and challenging. One of the most interesting changes to the 2019 season is the new USGA rules. Most of them are designed to increase the pace of play without taking away the fun. Assuming they work, everyone in the KLGA/9, from the newest to the most experienced golfers, will have a more satisfying experience.
During the Coffee members of the Kingsmill Golf professional staff will be available to give a BRIEF overview of the most frequently encountered rules. We will also be giving out laminated tags summarizing those rules in the hope of lessening any confusion that having new rules can cause. The finalized schedule and up-to-date membership information will also be available.
Our first day of play is on April 4. It will be an 8:30 shotgun on the front of the River. We have a lot of terrific plans for the upcoming season and can’t wait to share them with you. These include:
Welcoming Cocktail Party
New red/green combo tees
Monthly Flighted Play (Play with others of similar handicap)
Home and Away with Ford’s Colony
Invitational at Two Rivers/Governor’s Land
Bring a Friend (Invite potential KLGA/9 members)
Homecoming (Play with recently retired KLGA/9 members)
Wine After 9
KLGA/9 – KLGA/18 play date (New format)
Informal lunch opportunities each week
The Punchbowl invitation to the Opening Coffee should be out within the next couple of weeks. Please invite all of your golf member friends to the Coffee, they do not have to be a KLGA/9 member to attend. Anything that you can do to encourage membership in our organization would be extremely appreciated.
It will be great to welcome the sunshine and all the KLGA/9 players.
Mark Your Calendar - Important Dates - Subject to Change
"Away" at Ford's Colony
2:00 pm with light supper
May 20 - 26
LPGA Pure Silk Championship
Two River Invitational
"Home" with Ford's Colony
2:00 pm with light supper
Play Date with KLGA/18
Away Invitationals 2019
Two Rivers Invitational
Home and Away 2019
A sign-up sheet will be posted in the locker room approximately 1 month prior to the event. After signing up, send check payable to KLGA/9. Your check is your reservation. Provide checks to Tammy Murray.
Golf Shop Hours
Champion courses designed by Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Tom Clark and two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange. And fairways and greens for as long as there’s light to see.
Tee Times Taken
First Tee Time
May 1 - Sept 30
Oct 1 - Oct 31
Nov 1 - Nov 30
Dec 1 - Dec 31
Damarius Marion & Doris Gilfillan
New Member Mentor
Barbara Causey & Kathy Burger
Home & Away & Invitationals
Monthly Pairings Chairpersons - TBA
The sign up sheet is posted by Wednesday for the following week’s play. Deadline for sign up is Tuesday noon of that week. Any additions, or cancellations must be called in to the pairings chair. If you find you must cancel on the day of play, either call the pairings chair or at the last minute call the pro shop so that they will remove your name from the list of players.
The Committee for these events will post a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the locker room indicating the date and the location. If you wish to attend, please sign-up before the deadline and be sure to sign-in when you arrive at the event.