NEWSLETTER APRIL 2013
KERR LAKE COUNTRY CLUB
600 Hedrick Drive
Henderson, NC 27537
Golf Course Superintendent: Tommy Abbott
Pro Shop Manager: Michael Reese
Board of Directors
Jeff Watson - President Randy Owen - Vice President Betty Jones - Secretary
Mike Norwood Tony Ferens - Treasurer Charles Pendergrass
Bryan Montgomery John Thompson Tommy Overcash
Ladies Club Officers Men’s Club Officers
Betty Jones: President. Jeff Watson: President
Shirley Clayton: V.P. Donald Sanford: V.P
Jane Foran: Treasurer Ricky Pernell: Treasurer
Hilda Garrett: Secretary Tommy Overcash: Secretary
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8th 7pm Women’s Club Meeting
9th High School Golf Match (Northern and Southern Vance Hosts)
10th 7pm Board of Director’s Meeting
11th High School Golf Match (Crossroads Christian Host)
12th Four Person Super Ball Tournament (Crossroads Christian School)
12th 7pm Men’s Club Meeting
20th Spring Member/Member Tournament
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: JEFF WATSON
It has been a long haul through the winter months. Let us all hope that Spring has arrived!! Let’s gather our
friends and hit the links! We are planning a big spring and summer, including some exciting junior golf
activities for the youngsters who are the future of our Club and our sport. Please keep your eyes open and
your ear to the ground for more members and more people who want to enjoy the great times and fellowship
that we get to enjoy at Kerr Lake Country Club.
This summer will mark a transition period for KLCC as Sonny Freeman has decided to transition towards a
much deserved retirement. Tommy Abbott will take a more prominent role in maintaining the golf course.
Please support our Grounds Crew as they do an excellent job under significant financial restraints. We are
lucky to have these men at KLCC! Also, do not hesitate to pick out an area of the course and improve it in
any way that you can.
Also, a HUGE thanks goes out to Johnny Riggan, Ronnie Perkinson, and Skeet Garrett for the removal of
the pin oak on #8. It’s removal will be a tremendous help to that hole and we continue to be grateful to those
gentlemen for all their help in removing nuisance trees. Also, thanks to John Foran for negotiating the
removal of the stump from that tree. The amount of work involved, compared to the amount of time until all
of it was gone, including the stump, was simply amazing. Thanks Guys!
Get out and play!
PRO SHOP REPORT: MICHAEL REESE
We are offering 25% off of dues for the remainder of 2013 for any new members who sign up before April
30th. This includes any former member who has been inactive for at least (1) calendar year. Spread the
word! We also have a few events scheduled during April. The Northern and Southern Vance Golf teams will
host an event on April 9th. April the 11th, Crossroads Christian Golf team will host an event. On April 12th the
Crossroads Christian School will be hosting a four-person Super Ball tournament. On April 20th, we will be
hosting our own spring member-member tournament. Grab your clubs, call me at the pro shop, and get out
here and chase those golf balls around our course!. Don’t forget to SCHEDULE YOUR TEE TIMES FOR
THE WEEKEND, and also report your great shots so we can all share in your accomplishments!!!
FINANCE COMMITTEE: TONY FERENS
Several months of great golf weather is ahead of us. Thanks to the customers that braved the less than ideal
golf weather over the last two months. It is very appreciated. I would like to ask members that would like to
alter their membership type in any way to please put that in writing. Please include the effective date in the
letter/email. This will help the Club get accurate information for our invoicing. This includes changes in billing
frequency, family vs. single, trail fees, cart storage, etc. Also note that the rates for these services that KLCC
provides are based on an annual rate divided by the payment frequency. A proposal will be put forth at our
next Board Meeting to add an option to our membership menu for a shorter time period of one year. For
membership, trail fees, cart storage, etc.
GROUNDS COMMITTEE: MIKE NORWOOD
As Spring begins, the crew is transitioning into grow mode. Lots of pre-emergent chemicals are being
sprayed. The greens are healing quickly from aeration, and should be rolling pretty in another week. We ask
that you bear with the fairways as the Bermuda needs hot air to get rolling. In the interim, we will keep the
fairways as protected as possible, but cannot achieve this without the help of our membership. Sonny,
Tommy and Oscar are working with Frank Hester on some ideas to help the fairway grass expand into and
cover some of these washed out and rocky areas that are creeping around the course.
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE: TOMMY OVERCASH
With Spring finally “Sprung”, the tournaments will now begin to roll throughout the year. First up is the Spring
Member-Member. This is a one day event on April 20th. Please go by the Pro Shop or call Michael to sign
up. Our first large tournament will be the Men’s Invitational on May 18th and 19th. The tournament committee
is currently crunching numbers to maximize payouts for this tournament in an effort to draw a nice group
from outside the club to complement our member participation. We have a full slate of tournaments this
year, and are also working on adding a few other tournaments to the schedule as well. If any members are
interested in being a part of the Tournament Committee, please feel free to email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Pro Shop.
POOL COMMITTEE: RANDY OWEN
We will be in the process over the next month or so in getting the pool ready to open. We are planning on
having it open on Memorial Day Weekend. Stay tuned!
ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE: RANDY OWEN
A cookout, corn hole tournament and pool party is in the works for May. STAY TUNED!
RULES AND REGULATIONS: DENNIS DAVIS
The following rule has been deleted from the Rules and Regulations of KLCC per the Board of Directors:
Persons under 21 years of age will not be permitted in any of the rooms in which there is a bar
serving intoxicating beverages except in the pro shop.