The Picacho View
Inside this issue
Around the Club 2-3
Golf & Grounds 4-5
Tennis & Fitness 7
Bridge & Games 8
Food & Beverage 9
Calendar of Events 10-11
Aug 3 - Game Day - 12:30pm
Aug 7 - Pub Night Specials
Fish Fry 4pm - 9pm
Aug 10 - Book Club Meeting -12pm
Aug 10 - Tennis Pizza Night
6pm - 8pm
Aug 11 - Italian Night Buffet
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Aug 14 - Pub Night Specials
Famous Sandwiches 4pm - 9pm
Aug 18 - Dive In Movie Party 5pm
Movie to begin approx - 8:30pm
Aug 18 & 19 - PHCC Men’s Club
Champ - Tee Times Both Days
Aug 21 - Pub Night Specials
Build Your Own Pasta 4pm - 9pm
Aug 25 - Prime Rib Night
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Aug 28 - Pub Night Specials
Home Style 4pm - 9pm
Golf Course Open Mondays 8/6
& 8/20. 1st Tee Closes at noon
Volume 1, Issue 8
Don’t miss what’s coming up next...
PHCC Men's Club
Aug 18 & 19 - Tee Times
The “Dive-In” Movie
Saturday Aug 18- 5:00 pm
Aug 11 - 5:30-8:30
Book Club Mtg
Aug 10 -12pm
Prime Rib Night
Sat. Aug 25 - 5:30 pm- 8:30pm
General Manager’s Note
Around the Club
July was another great month at the club, and Picacho Hills CC had quite a few great
Our Introductory Membership program kicked off with a great Open House. We had
many community organizations on hand and the club shined. Over 25 families signed up
for the trial membership, and we have already gained six new families, with many more
signing up this month.
Junior Sports Camp was a huge success this past month. This year, the camp added an
extra day of camp and for the grand finale, we hosted the Junior Sports Camp Awards
Banquet, where all the little ones were recognized for their hard work. Many thanks go
out to Naomi Rupp, our Camp Director, and the whole team of instructors and
PHCC Class of 2012
Looking forward to August, we are hosting our first, “Dive In” movie, sure to be a family
favorite. Saturday, August 18, come and relax by the pool, dance to live music, enjoy a
pool side grill buffet and when the sun sets, watch a movie from the pool deck.
Reservations are required as we are expecting a capacity crowd.
We also have our first Book Club meeting, August 10 at noon in the Organ Room. Since
this is the very first Book Club meeting, we have a lot to discuss, including upcoming
readings, future dates and formats. All interested are welcome to attend.
As always, we are happy to add new opportunities to use your club. Please let us know if
there is anything we can do to improve the club.
At your service,
Curtis & Kathryn
Marcus & Tanya
Richard & Lynn
George & Sandy
Welcome to the PHCC
Breakfast Buffets will be
served the second and
fourth Sundays of the
Chef Darrel and crew will
have the same usual
spread, featuring the
Omelet station , fresh
fruit display, a variety of
breakfast pastries and
Danish, and a host of
The Breakfast Buffet
might be the best bargain
at the club.
$10.95 per person
Thank you to all that have
been supporting the
Buffet and we hope to see
My fellow members,
A brilliant man by the name of Martin Luther King Jr. once proclaimed
forcefully, “I HAVE A DREAM!” I don’t pretend to approach the brilliance of
Dr. King, but I would nonetheless like to share with you my dreams and hopes
for this outstanding country club and its equally treasured members. And, I
beseech you to share with me and my fellow Board members your vision of the
future and just as importantly, how we might get there together.
Not being a golfer (yet – maybe someday), I am not technically astute about the
game or those facilities, but I do know how lush and pretty the course appears to
be and I observe the smiles on golfers faces and the pleased bounce in their step
as they begin (or finish) their game. This tells me that all is pretty darn good on
the course. The driving range is also quite attractive since the renovations of the
last couple of years and the new practice facility is coming along quite nicely.
My dream includes continuing to enhance and upgrade the golf course as
necessary but is primarily focused on the enhancement of the remaining aspects
of the country club in a way that starkly and grandly differentiates PHCC from
any other recreational and social facility with which it may compete.
My dream for the club includes brand new post-stressed concrete tennis courts
and a tennis center that affords a second story viewing area for watching court
play, with a pro shop and restrooms. This center would also include a top of the
line, fully equipped fitness facility with adequate additional floor space to support
jazzercise, yoga or pilates. My dream also includes a redesigned and expanded
main clubhouse, with separate dedicated space to accommodate banquets and
parties without disturbing members. My dream includes a beautiful new bar and
patio where the lower putting green currently sits, perhaps a new golf pro shop
and a revamp of the locker room facilities to make them more useful and
attractive to members. Solar water heating and electrical generation could extend
the swimming season and enhance member comfort in the swimming pool. You
get the idea.
None of these dreams are beyond our reach. It may be that with interest rates as
low as they are right now we could have an opportunity to accomplish these
things sooner than you think. All of us agree that our facility is a true “bargain” at
this time. It may be that with all of us keeping an open mind and with some very
creative input from the membership with regard to financing ideas we
could actually begin to plan these improvements this summer.
MEMBERS, please tell us now. What are your dreams? What are your priorities?
What improvements and fixes are needed in the short term – in the long term?
Most importantly, what means can we employ to make this happen sooner rather
than later? How do we get to the dreams without risking the financial stability of
the club? What can we do to expand the membership base, change our dues
structure or redesign membership options to rationalize these dreams?
Ownership supports us in these efforts and we sincerely need your input and
Around the Club
Golf Pro’s Note
July was a great month for Picacho Hills. We had many great events on the
course and at the club, and we held our always anticipated Junior Sports Camp!
The kids had a great time and our instructors did as well. Thank you to all of
those who participated and we hope to see you all again next year!
As you all know we are within the hottest months of the year for our golf course.
We have finally received a little bit of rain, but let us hope that the monsoon
season brings a lot more! Even though we have had the moisture we would like
to stress more than ever to observe the 90 degree rule and keep off the grass as
much as possible.
We have also noticed that many of the groups are going out on the course in
multiple golf carts. We would really appreciate if you pair up within the group
and refrain from using four golf carts for four different golfers. It is extremely
tough on the golf course and it is especially hard during these hot months.
Please help us keep your course in great shape!
August looks to be another great month for our club. We have very few golf
tournaments, however, we will be holding our club championships on August
18th and 19th. It will be a great opportunity to come out and try to claim your
spot as the Picacho Hills Club Champion. We will be holding a Men and Senior
division, so there is plenty of room for all levels and ages of golfers.
Do not forget to stop by the pro shop to look for and sign up for future
tournaments to come. We have had excellent participation levels this year and
we would love to keep up the trend.
Also, we just received a couple new shipments of apparel and accessories and we
hope that you will come by and support our golf shop. Please remember that if
there is nothing that interests you in the shop, we can always call in a special
order. We would certainly appreciate those of you who have credit