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  • The Picacho View

    Inside this issue

    Around the Club 2-3

    Golf & Grounds 4-5

    Golf Association

    News 6

    Tennis & Fitness 7

    Bridge & Games 8

    Food & Beverage 9

    Calendar of Events 10-11

    Schedule of Events

    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

    August 2012 Volume 1, Issue 8

    Don’t miss what’s coming up next...

    PHCC Men's Club Championship

    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

    Dear Members,

    July was another great month at the club, and Picacho Hills CC had quite a few great moments.

    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 counselors.

    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,

    Tony Cosgrove

    General Manager

    Welcome New Members

    Karen Arndt


    Curtis & Kathryn



    Marcus & Tanya



    Larry Boucher


    Richard & Lynn


    Full Family

    George & Sandy



    Welcome to the PHCC Family!


    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

    traditional Breakfast


    The Breakfast Buffet

    might be the best bargain

    at the club.

    $10.95 per person

    including coffee.

    Thank you to all that have

    been supporting the

    wonderful Breakfast

    Buffet and we hope to see

    many more.


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    President’s Note 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 support.


    Around the Club

  • Golf Pro’s Note Happy August,

    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