Sandblaster April 2023

From our Club President

Erika Sheffield-Stull

President, Twin Lakes Board of Trustees

Hello Members,

April is here, warmer weather is on the way and like Mother Nature, Twin Lakes is starting to get busy. We have hired a new assistant in the Pro Shop, new servers have started, we have a full grounds crew, a new handyman and Molly is going to be taking more of a leadership role in the front office. We are gearing up for a fantastic 2023 golf season!

Even with the late March rain we’ve had, the course is playing beautifully. There are a lot of great golf events coming up in April, starting with the Master’s Par 3 Challenge and Weekend, the kickoff of the Men’s League Season and the return of Couples Golf. If you haven’t had a chance to meet our new Assistant Pro, Ben Bergner, he’s been on board for a few weeks and is already booking lessons. There are lots of club fitting opportunities in April and the pro shop is full of new merchandise, check it out when you can.

I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of members at Easter Brunch on the 9th, I find the egg hunt particularly entertaining. Spring menu changes are coming, and new month-end buffets have featured some wonderfully creative menus. It’s nice to mix up our offering and Prime Rib will still feature at the end of the quarter.

Did you see there’s a photo contest? What a fun opportunity for our member shutterbugs to find the best light and angle and capture our beautiful golf course. The contest is open to all members and their families – Associate, Social and Proprietary. I can’t wait to see what the House Committee chooses as the winner.

Club improvement projects are in full swing, the Pro Shop and Pool Buildings will both be painted soon, be mindful of where you park your carts. Unfortunately, we will need to replace the lounge doors since one shattered in a windstorm last week. Please use the front doors until further notice. Completing the renovation of the bathroom on 15 is a top priority and course improvements are underway – note the new tree planted at the corner of the #7 White Tees, it looks great.

As Twin Lakes collectively looks toward the future, we must continue to make investments in the Club to not only stay a functioning golf and country club but to continue to attract new members. Twin Lakes has two large projects that need to be completed within a year, the pool and irrigation pumps. Proprietary Members will be sent a Constant Contact email with more detail outlining our current finances and rough project costs. We don’t yet have project packets to share but they are in progress and should help to answer many of your questions.

The replacement of the golf course irrigation system is another project that requires investment, this will be tackled separately as the work won’t be completed until 2025 at the earliest. The Pool and Irrigation Subcommittees, Long Range Plan and Finance Committees have dedicated volunteers working on these projects who are investing their personal time and effort to ensure the success of Twin Lakes. Together, and over the course of many months, we have come up with a plan that we are moving forward with. I’d like to say thanks to all of them for their continued efforts.

Warm Regards,

Erika Sheffield-Stull

Club President

2023 Board Members

Erika Sheffield-Stull


Denise Harrell


Issac Henry-Cano


Bryce Landrud

Vice President

Dan Smith


Tim Scheuffele


Trace Harrell


Rich Price


Jeff Eberle


Welcome New Members!


Richard & Debra Miller
Kyle & Juhayna Hunziker
Jacob & Katie Steffey
Marvin & Diane Johnson

From our General Manager


General Manager

It might be April – but the weather feels more like January. Hopefully, some warmer weather will be here soon. I have a favor to ask – there is a lot of information on the website along with the weekly constant contact emails. I encourage you to check out the website and see all the updates and information about upcoming events.


Golf tournament season is coming up – we are less than 2 months away from the Women’s invite & the Men’s Invite right after that. These events always bring a lot of energy to the club. We have an added attraction to the Women’s Invite – Tuesday (May 23rd) we will have wine & champagne tasting. The cost for this event is $25 and it includes 6 drink tickets and a large Charcuterie board. This event is open to members & guests.


The next Social event is the Kentucky Derby – Saturday May 6th. This event is always a fun event – with lots of contests, parimutuel betting, raffles & much more.


Projects: If you haven’t been around the club for a while – a lot of projects will be wrapping up within the next month.

  1. Golf Shop – Re-sided, new garage door & fresh coat of paint
  2. Pool Building – repairs & fresh coat of paint
  3. Women’s locker room – new lights, ceiling painted & wall added
  4. Pool Area – New Family Bathroom
  5. #15 Bathroom – Repair, New Roof, New Toilets & fresh paint
  6. Soundproofing in the lounge
  7. New gate for the Garbage area
  8. New impact net for warm up area
  9. Bunker work – Hole #4, Hole #11 & #16
  10. Remodel the front tee on hole #12
  11. Donation Brick area #1 – still have room for bricks
  12. New work out machines & a new area for the snack bar.


Upcoming Events:

  • Masters Par Three Contest – Wednesday April 5th
  • Masters Tournament – (Auction Friday night 7th) – Round played on the 8th
  • Easter Brunch – Sunday April 9th
  • Anniversary Tournament – Sunday April 23rd
  • Spring Two Man – Saturday & Sunday -May 6th & 7th
  • Kentucky Derby – Saturday May 6th


2023 Management Staff Contacts

David Hobson – General Manager –

Kathy Wake – Head Golf Professional –

Alexis Parrish – Accounting –

David Milligan – Greens Superintendent –



We want to celebrate you each month in the Sandblaster! Email your name and birth month, or your Anniversary month to Janel!

April Birthdays & Anniversaries


  • Bob & Jane Hill
  • Scott & Jen Glasgow

From our Head Golf Professional



It seems as though the golf gods are playing Peek a Boo with our sunshine these days.  Wednesday of this week looks like the best day to get out there and thank goodness it is the start of Master’s Weekend with our Par 3 Challenge at 5:30pm.  If you haven’t signed up, call or stop by the golf shop with your group.  Singles will be put together.

Next on the agenda is the Master’s Friday night silent auction for your professional partner for the weekend.  There will be bid sheets for each professional golfer that makes the cut set up in the lobby starting at 5pm.  The entry fee for this event is the auction price you pay for your tour player.  You can buy as many players as you want.  The competition is the tour player’s 2-day score over the weekend at combined with your net score from Saturday round at Twin Lakes.  If you are unable to make the auction on Friday night, you can buy a player the next morning by paying $10 more than the previous bid, provided the player has not teed off for their round at the tournament.  Remember, The Masters is played on the east coast so make sure you get the player you want before they tee off.  There are no assigned tee times for this event.  Make a tee time with someone who is also playing in the competition.  Last tee time on Saturday will be 1pm for the competition.


Men’s League will be starting Wednesday, April 12th and running throughout the summer.  We will have the Men’s Wednesday evening competitions along with the Fri/Sat/Sun weekend comps.  They play a variety of fun competitions.  There is no prior sign-up necessary.  Wednesdays start at 5:30 (shotgun) and the weekend game is on your own tee times.  There is a $10 buy-in each for both events.


We have the Couples anniversary tournament on the 23rd of April.  This is a two-person chapman format for couples.  We play this in groups of three couples (six-some) and you can choose the other two couples for your playing partners.  The sign-up is available in the pro shop.

The next golf event after that will be the Spring 2 Man, a 54-hole competition, which actually takes place the first part of May.  The dates are May 6th and 7th.  We play 18 holes on Saturday and 36 holes on Sunday.  We use three different formats for each 18 holes.  Starting with a Better Ball format on Saturday followed by a scramble on Sunday morning and finishing the event with a Chapman Sunday afternoon.  Find a partner and sign-up in the pro shop.


We have set up a nice variety of Vendor Fitting Days for 2023.  We started these in February and into March.  The weather has cooperated somewhat for these to be successful and what to thank those of you that have come out to take advantage of viewing the new line of equipment.



April 5 Cleveland Fitting Day (12-4)

April 12 Cobra Fitting Day (12-4)

April 22 Cobra Fitting Day (12-4)



 April 5 Master’s Par 3 Challenge (5:30 Shotgun)

April 13 Couples Golf Mixer (5:30 Shotgun)

April 16 Couples Golf Mixer (10:30 – 11:30 tee times)

April 23 Twin Lakes Anniversary Event (1pm Shotgun)

April 27 Couples Golf Mixer (10:30 – 11:30 tee times)


New face to the golf shop is Ben Bergner.  Ben comes with a history of golf experience which includes 10+ years with the Seattle First Tee and most recently, Puetz Golf Stores.  Many of you already know Ben but for those of you that haven’t been out to play or have stopped by the golf shop, please come by and introduce yourself to Ben as we welcome him into the Twin Lakes family with open arms.   

Greens Committee

I am excited to report that progress is being made on the interim plan for holes 6 and 7. The directional tree for the #7 tee box has been planted. Additionally the other two trees to be planted as part of the interim have been delivered and will be planted in the near future at the plan progresses.


If you have been playing these last couple of weeks you will know that the greens have been aerated and sanded. Dave Milligan and his team have been working hard to get them back in great shape. As of this writing the greens have really improved and are starting to roll great. Along with the aerification, the fairways and tee boxes were sanded as well. Of course, all of this will help to keep the golf course healthy and in top condition for the coming months.


Finally, the greens crew received a new front loader this last month. The existing front loader had engine issues that may or may not be fixable. Several of the ongoing projects have been impacted by not having a front loader. Now that we have one in good working order, we are looking forward to making progress on these projects.


As a reminder, utilize the sand bottles and fill your divots and remember to fix your ball marks on the green. This is your course and it helps with maintenance. Additionally, it is courteous to your fellow members. On another note, it is also important to follow the cart path rules of the day and stay on the cart paths when asked to do so by the pro shop. Enjoy yourselves out there, the course is in fantastic condition.


As always, a big thank you to Dave Milligan and his team.

Tom Brainard

Green Committee Chair

Women’s Division

In March the weather cooperated with the Ladies Divisions for the Tuesday weekly competitions.

March 7th the competition for the 18 Hole Ladies was ACE DAY/LOW NET

  • In the 1st flight Hisayo Masada was tied with Sharon Lorenzo for 1st and Stephanie Papke was 3rd. 
  • In the 2nd flight Tami Greene was 1st, Jennifer Glasgow was 2nd and Hui Suk So was 3rd. 
  • In the 3rd flight Sally Irvine was 1st,Kathy Ouellet was 2nd and Sue Hebert was 3rd.   The ACE was Tami Greene.  Way to go Tami!

March 7th competition for the 9 Hole Ladies was LOW NET. 

  • In the 1st flight Erika Sheffield was 1st, Kim Crahan was 2nd, and Rebecca Anderson was 3rd. 
  • In the 2nd flight Lenore Ng was 1st, Diana Rawlings was 2nd, and Myrna Romack was 3rd.

March 14th the competition for the 18 Hole Ladies was YOU PICK’EM

  • In the 1st flight Anna S Lee and Hisayo Masada tied for 1st, and Frankie Stephens was 3rd.
  • In the 2nd flight Jen Dzubay was 1st, Sue Sohn was 2nd, and Jill McBroom was 3rd. 
  • In the 3rd flight Julie Haskins was 1st, and Se Sook Sung and Tami Greene tied for 2nd. 
  • In the 4th flight Sally Irvine was 1st, June McNeese was 2nd and Carolyn Hartman was 3rd.

March 14th the competition for the 9 Hole Ladies was YOU PICK’EM

  • In the 1st flight Erika Sheffield was 1st, Kim Crahan was 2nd, and Maribel Harrell was 3rd. 
  • In the 2nd flight Linda Elder was 1st, Lenore Ng was 2nd and Anne Gintz was 3rd.

March 21st the competition for the 18 Hole Ladies was SHOTS TO THE GREEN

  • In the 1st flight Hisayo Masada was 1st, Stephanie Papke was 2nd and Frankie Stephens was 3rd. 
  • In the 2nd flight Jen Dzubay was 1st, Sue Sohn was 2nd, and Hui Suk So was 3rd. 
  • In the 3rd flight Michele Chung and Sue Sook Sung tied for 1st, and Anna UH Lee and Sue Hebert tied for 2nd.

March 21st the competition for the 9 Holers was SHOTS TO THE GREEN

  • In the 1st flight Kelley Beebe was 1st, Erika Sheffield was 2nd and Kim Crahan was 3rd. 
  • In the 2nd flight Lenore Ng was 1st, Kathy Reed was 2nd and Myrna Romack was 3rd.

March 28th the competition for the 18 Hole Ladies was BEST 2 BALL 4

  • The team of Sung Chang, Myung Lee, Minhee Chung and Kaein Gim was 1st. 
  • The team of Frankie Stephens, Diane Meyers, Tami Greene, and Kathy Ouellet was 2nd. 
  • The team of Anna Sm Lee, Joomi Shou, Janet Sage, and Anna UH Lee were 3rd.

March 28th the competition for the 9 Hole Ladies was the Best 2 Ball 4.

  • The team of Kathy Delacruz, Callie Wesson and Lenore Ng came in 1st and the team of Kim Crahan, Ilima Brainard, Teri Jones and Myrna Romack came in 2nd.


WSWGA Report

Please think about playing in the two WSWGA events this year.
State Championship is at Bear Creek on July 24, 25 & 26.  You will have a practice round included in the entry fee.
State Seniors Championship will be played at Yakima Elks August 28 & 29.  Please note the date change from September 18 & 19.
Keep in mind that entry into the WSWGA events is first come, first served.  As long as you submit your application in promptly you have an excellent chance of getting in regardless of your handicap.
I will be available to help arrange practice rounds and hotel stays if needed.
Tournaments Report
Our first major tournament, Captain’s Cup, will begin on May 9.  This is a match play tournament. If you have any questions about the format please contact Sally or Kathy Wake.
The sign up sheet and rules are now on the bulletin board, you may sign up there or through Golf Genius when you receive the email.
Contact Sally by text or email if you have questions.  206-200-6680,

Karey Wolber
9 Hole Ladies Co-Captain

Karey Wolber 9 Hole Ladies Co-Captain.  When Karey was 12 years old her Dad wanted her to golf with him, so he made up a set of left handed clubs and took her to Gig Harbor G&CC and started her golfing. Karey’s best thing about golf is coming out and playing with friends.  Hole-in-One ? Nope not yet but has come very close.

Ilima Brainard
9 Hole Ladies Co-Captain

Ilima Brainard 9 Hole Ladies Co-Captain. Ilima started golfing about 10 years ago at Twin Lakes G&CC.  Ilima started golfing when the injuries from playing soccer for many years caught up with her.  The best thing about golf is all the fun people she golfs with.  She has not had a hole-in-one but it is definitely on her bucket list.

Minhee Chung new 18 Hole Ladies member
Jodie Hill returning 18 holes member
Cherie Howland new 9 Hole Ladies member
Anne Gintz new 9 Hole Ladies member
Kathy DeLeon new 9 Hole Ladies member
Stephanie, Suzy, Sonya, Sue H

Twin Lakes
Women's invitational 2023

It’s time to start signing up for this year’s Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament. This Invitational is open to all women golfers who meet the handicap requirements below. Entry forms are now  available in the women’s locker room.

The entry fee is $200 per person.  The dates of this years Invitational are May 25-26. The field is limited to 48 teams of two, so get your team together and sign up ASAP.  This  is a member/guest, guest/guest or member/member Tournament.  We are permitting two members to play together, although we highly encourage members to invite guests if possible. This is such a fun tournament and high participation makes it all the more successful.  Maximum Handicap index allowed is 38.5 (40 Twin Lakes), with a maximum 10 stroke difference between partners. Entry fee includes practice round, range balls, 2 tournament rounds, daily payouts, horserace, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, entry into raffle, snacks, appetizers and and a fun evening of karaoke. Carts are separate, and

the charge is $40 per person for both days. 


Questions?  Ask any of our committee members:

Frankie Stephens  

Denise Harrell 

Sally Irvine 




Do you have your hat ready for The Kentucky Derby on May 6th? The social committee will be hosting our annual Kentucky Derby party from 1-4pm. Show up in your derby best with a $50 gift certificate to the first-place hat for both Men and Women.


We have many ways for you to win money and prizes, from parimutuel betting to pony races and a raffle! There will be trivia questions throughout the day, with the winner of each question getting a free raffle entry!


Post time for the race is at 3:24pm but make sure to come early enough to enjoy good food, refreshing beverages and buy your raffle tickets.


Don’t be worried if you see a chicken on the course. We will be doing 3 different chicken poop boards for your chance at more cash! The social committee will be pre-selling tickets for the Chicken Poop board on April 28th and May 5th at the Friday night raffles.

If you are looking for a way to get involved, we have openings on the social committee and would love to have you join. Reach out to Chris Witmer with any questions.


House Committee

Meeting:  Second Thursday - 5:30pm

  • Terri LaRock-Stewart (Chair)
  • Jill McBroom
  • Sue Stevens
  • Beccy Scheuffele
  • Coralee Owsley
  • Kim Crahan
  • Lori DeVore
  • Ann Marie Uhlman
  • Issac Cano (Board Liaison)
  • David Hobson (Staff)

Golf Committee

Meeting:  When Needed

  • Frankie Stephens (Chair)
  • Sherry Butz (Women’s Division Captain)
  • Jeff Eberle (Men’s and Senior’s Golf)
  • Diane Meyers (Jr. Golf)
  • Ilima Brainard (Women’s Nine Hole Golf)
  • Ramon Dzubay (Couple’s Golf)
  • Rich Price (Men’s Handicap)
  • Erika Sheffield-Stull (Women’s Handicap)
  • Rich Price (Board Liaison)
  • Kathy Wake (Staff)

Finance Committee

Meeting: Third Wednesday - 5:30pm

  • Randy Russell (Chair)
  • Erika Sheffield-Stull
  • Paul Richter
  • Robert Simmons
  • Christina Witmer
  • Dan Smith (Board Liaison)
  • David Hobson (Staff)

Long Range Committee

Meeting:  Every Other Month

  • Paul Ishii (Chair)
  • Tom Brainard
  • Suzy Eberle
  • Robert Simmons
  • Clint Smith
  • Terri LaRock-Stewart
  • Sherry Butz
  • Bryce Landrud (Board Liaison)
  • David Hobson (Staff)

Membership/Marketing Committee

Meeting: Third Thursday

  • Suzy Eberle (Chair)
  • Trace Harrell
  • Dave Cox
  • Sherry Butz
  • Brandon McCann
  • Stephanie Papke
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Denise Harrell (Board Liaison)
  • Janel Metcalf (Staff)
  • David Hobson (Staff)

Social Committee

Meeting: Second Wednesday - 6:00 pm

  • Christina Witmer  (Chair)
  • Jennifer Tarica
  • Karey Wolber
  • Suzy Eberle
  • Alyssa Johnson
  • Nora Dornan
  • Michelle McCann
  • Krisie Santacruz
  • Marlies Scott-Wenzel
  • Tim Scheuffele (Board Liaison)
  • David Hobson (Staff)

Greens Committee

Meeting: First Tuesday—5:30 pm

  • Tom Brainard (Chair)
  • Tyler Pac
  • Bryce Landrud
  • Marv Osterhout
  • Eric Marshall
  • Paul Richter
  • Taylor Ruecking
  • Karey Wolber
  • Jeff Eberle (Board Liaison)
  • Dave Milligan (Staff)
  • Kathy Wake (Staff)

Pool Committee

Meeting: Wednesday - 6:00 pm

  • Michael Gintz (Chair)
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Trace Harrell  (Board Liaison)
  • David Hobson (Staff)

Twin Lakes Vision Statement 

To help promote the game of golf by offering a challenging and beautiful course and other complementary facilities that are affordable, inclusive, and inviting. Provide a thriving comprehensive recreational and social venue offering its members, guests, and community partners exceptional experiences to play, relax and socialize in a tranquil and peaceful environment.