SMC Golf Season Opens April 22, 2019 – LOCATION CHANGE
Please be advised that the LOCATION for the opening day breakfast for the SMC Golf League has CHANGED!
The breakfast will now be held at GOLDEN HAWK golf course, 9861 Meisner Road, Casco, MI, 48064, phone 586-727-4681. The DATE of the opening day breakfast remains unchanged, that being, Monday, April 22, 2019. However, please note that we will be starting a little earlier, beginning to gather at 7:00 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a SHOTGUN START at 9:00 a.m.
The primary reason for the change of venue from St. Clair Shores (SCS) is economic. The new catering company that services SCS was going to charge SUBSTANTIALLY more for the breakfast than the $10 charge that we are accustomed to. While it is our understanding that the cost of menu items at SCS will be similar during the upcoming season to what the costs were last year, the “banquet pricing” that was quoted for our proposed breakfast was deemed excessive and was rejected by the Golf Committee.
So, the cost of our breakfast at Golden Hawk will be $10 per member, paid by the member at the breakfast on opening day. The breakfast will consist of scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, hash browns, danish, fruit, coffee & juice. Greens fees on opening day will be $23. FYI, the Vargo Discount Card is different this year. The cost of the card is $5.95 and, once purchased, gives you $5 off future rounds at golf courses managed by Vargo. The $5 discount will apply on opening day, so if you purchase the card on opening day for $5.95, your greens fees will be $18 on opening day.
Besides economics, another benefit to holding our opening day at Golden Hawk is the possibility of a Shotgun Start. We need a minimum of 28 golfers in order to qualify for a shotgun start. If you intend to participate in the opening day breakfast and golf thereafter, please let us know of your intention as well as any other golfers that you know who plan to attend. By doing so, we’ll have a better idea how many eggs will need to be cracked for the breakfast as well as whether we’ll all be able to tee off together at 9:00 a.m.!
Thanks, everyone! We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this change of venue may have caused!