Pro Kids Club Drive Thank You

We had another very successful Pro Kids Club Drive.  At our General Meeting last Tuesday, we collected 15+ full bags of clubs, 8+ boxes of balls/hats/tees, walking carts, ball shaggers, and 150+ loose clubs in all shapes and sizes.  This year, for the first time, the ladies of the Coronado Women’s Golf Club also donated clubs which can be used for the girls at Pro Kids.   Curtis Burkhead, Director of Golf at Pro Kids, was most appreciative of our members donations.  The equipment will be put to good use by the kids.

For those who forgot to bring their used clubs/balls to the meeting, we will keep the collection bin in the Pro Shop through this Sunday (5/19).

Thanks again,

Mark Andrews, CMGC President

Presidents Letter

CMGC Presidents Letter

Our May general meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14.  A BBQ dinner starts at 5:00pm, with the meeting starting at 6:00pm.  We encourage all members to attend.  The dinner is a great opportunity to get an update on the Club and meet other members.

Faced with rising costs, and in order to maintain the strong financial position of the Club, your Board has unanimously voted to recommend raising the annual dues by $15 and increasing the initiation fee from $300 to $400.  Those currently on the waitlist will be grandfathered at $300.  A vote on these increases will be held at the May general meeting.

CMGC has not raised dues or the initiation fee for at least 10 years.  Tournament entry fees will not increase, and the food and beverage credit of $30 per tournament will remain unchanged.  The Board works hard to maintain the right number of members in the club to fill our tournaments, with as few players as possible on the standby list.  With the ability to play on the wonderful Coronado golf course, CMGC membership remains a great value.  No wonder we have a 5-6 year waitlist!

We will again be holding our golf club/ball drive for Pro Kids – First Tee of San Diego.  Donate your used clubs and balls to Pro Kids, a local non-profit dedicated to growing the game of golf while supporting youth in need.  Drop them off at the pro shop beginning April 29, or bring them to the May general meeting.  Two years ago CMGC members donated a whole van full of clubs and balls, which the kids really appreciated.

I would like to congratulate all the winners of last year’s major tournaments:

President’s Cup: Pat Rolfe

Max Leslie: Scott Smith

SCGA Four Ball: Roman Lansang, Joe Ramos

Senior Club Champion: Stephen Miles

Member-Member: Ken Hafner, Rick Asher

Club Champion: Daryl Green

Board of Governors: Mark Armstrong

Savvy Huffman: Ken Kubis, Daryl Green

Lastly, I would like to thank all our Board members and volunteers.  We take great pride in our amazing golf Club.  Please reach out to myself or any other Board member with questions, concerns, or suggestions.

See you at the General Meeting.

Mark Andrews

CMGC Team Play Update

Team Coronado’s playoff match was delayed by rain until April 6. As players were driving to the course over the bridge, it was suddenly closed due to a potential jumper.  Several members of both teams were stuck on the bridge for over 2 hours and arrived just in time to play 9-hole matches. To make matters worse, our team only had 15 eligible players for the playoff, so we were one man short at El Camino.

Team Coronado put up a valiant effort against El Camino. Despite being a man short, we lost by the narrowest margin of 25-23. Team members were sad to see the season end but proud of what we accomplished this season.

Roy Burchill