From our Club President
President, Twin Lakes Board of Trustees
Dear Twin Lakes Members,
July has been a month! The assessment vote was held and passed. I’m thrilled to see how many members believe in this positive investment in our club. I’ve appointed Brandon McCann to act as the project manager for the pool project, thank you in advance, Brandon! Our head super David Milligan will manage the irrigation pump project. The goal is to have these two projects wrapped up in early Q2.
In July the Board also announced that we will be saying goodbye to our GM, David Hobson, after 8 years at Twin Lakes. His last day will be September 1st. Please join me in wishing him the very best in his next chapter. I appointed Denise Harrell to lead the new GM Search Committee and we have had some excellent candidates apply. The committee already has interviews planned. Thank you to the dedicated Twin Lakes members who are volunteering their time to help us find the best candidate for our new GM.
There will be some lag time between Dave’s last day and the start date of the new GM. In the interim, department heads will be leading the club with Board oversight. We have some very talented staff members and I’m confident they can keep us going in the interim.
In September, Twin Lakes will play host to the PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur, Senior and Super Senior Tournament. This is a prestigious 3-day tournament and will be held on September 19, 20 and 21. Twin Lakes is honored to host these talented women golfers. The club will be taken over by the PNGA for this event and the Board would love to see a strong volunteer turnout. There will be a need for volunteers for all three days in shifts starting at 6:30AM through 3:00PM. Please use this link to access the Google forms signup sheet PNGA Volunteer Signup . This is a neat opportunity to watch some great golf and showcase our club. Please direct any questions regarding the tournament to Head Pro Kathy Wake: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There were over a hundred entries for the Golf Course Photo Contest – it was a tough decision with many great images submitted. Congratulations to our Winner – Allan Smith! Allan’s panoramic sunrise shot from the top of #9 green will be printed and hung in the stairwell. Congratulations, Allan. It’s a beautiful shot of our golf course and we’ll display it proudly.
Welcome to our new members! We’ve had 5 new golfing members sign up over July and August and we are thrilled to welcome you. Two lifetime memberships are still available!
An evergreen reminder to fill divots, repair ball marks and rake sand traps. Thank you for helping to care for the golf course.
2023 Board Members
Welcome New Members!
Jr. Family Proprietary:
Aron & Megan DeFaccio
Thomas & Yelena Saville
Yong Ho Joung & Do Jin Jung
Jr. Individual Proprietary:
Brian Burns & Jenna Quantz
Soon Boon Lee & Mark Lee
From our General Manager
Championship month is here – Women’s Club Champion final round will be held on the 8th, Men’s Club Championship will be held Friday 11th – Sunday 13th and the Seniors Club Champion is on 25th & 26th. Good luck to all those playing.
End of the Summer Bash is coming up on the 18th. This event will have a band, dunk tank, dancing, raffle prizes, 50/50 and a chance to win $10,000 in the hole in one challenge.
As my time at Twin lakes is nearing its end – I can’t thank everyone by name. Over 8 ½ years that list would be long, and I would leave someone out. Twin Lakes has a bright future with no ceiling on the club’s potential. Just remember that a future without strong leadership, visionary members & staff, Board Members understanding the vision & important traditions, and a membership that is inviting.
From me and my family Thank you for allowing me to be the General Manager.
Our new Lifetime Membership Opportunity – LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY (only 2 left)
Women’s Club Championship – Final Round August 8th
Men’ Club Championship – August 11th-13th
Summer Bash – August 18th
Senior Club Championship – August 25th & 26th
PGA Certified Member –
August Birthdays &
- Tim Scheuffele
- Jack & Gloria Lyon
- Brady & Adrian Windner
From our Head Golf Professional
HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
I cannot believe it is August already! We have had such a great season so far and I look forward to having some more fun and making more memories. This month we have our Women’s, Sr. Women’s, Men’s, and Senior Club Championships. Even if you are not playing, come out and watch some exciting golf as our 2023 Club Champions are crowned.
The Wednesday Night Men’s Competitions have continued to have an amazing turnout and we will keep running them through September. Our leading point winner so far is Stephen Sealey with 1921 points. Close behind with 1643 and 1529 respectively, are Jeff Eberle and Trace Harrell.
Our Sr. Exchanges have fared well this season. We have been able to provide a full 12-man team in all our events. We had 260 points collected in our July event. Friday, Aug 18 is our last event at Alderbrook, and we wish all team members play their best games and shoot lights out to bring home the win.
The Women’s Club Championship started last Tuesday, Aug 1. The field of 25 players make up the three flights. Our low gross leader after the first round is Anna S Lee with her 78. Sharon Lorenzo is close behind with an 83. Anna is also leading the first flight in the net category with a 67. Hui Suk So leads the second flight gross & net with her scores of 92/68 respectfully. Our third flight gross leader is Kaein Gim with her 101 & our net leader is June McNeese with her 70. The second round is Friday starting at 10:30am with the final round next Tuesday, Aug 8 at 9:30.
The Men’s Club Championship sign-ups are open using GGID (Golf Genius ID) tlchamp23 on Golf Genius or by calling the golf shop. If you have not signed up yet, please do so by next Wednesday, Aug 9 at noon. For Friday’s round you can make tee times to fit your schedule, but you need to make sure you are playing with someone else who is playing in the championship. The first tee time for Saturday and Sunday will start at 9:00am. We will be playing the white tee markers for this event.
The Senior Men’s Club Championship (50+ yrs.) sign up are also open using GGID tlsrchamp23. Those seniors 65+yrs have the option of playing the green tees. The Women’s Sr Club Championship will be running concurrently with the men’s event. Saturday tee times will start at 8am so those players can attend Nora Dornan’s Celebration of Life at 2pm.
PGA Jr League completed its season last weekend. We have now entered the All-Stars part of the program. Our Twin Lakes representatives for this year’s all-star team are Cullen Green, Emmett Eichholtz, and Parker Kjack. We wish all three players the best of luck representing us along with their fellow team members from Glen Acres, North Shore, and Auburn Golf Course.
Junior Camps are halfway through the program. Everything is working out with the back 9 start for the membership while they finish their on-course play on the front 9. A reminder that the driving range on Mondays does not open until 11:30 during this time. We are using the whole practice facility for the juniors from 8am – 11:30am. The last Monday for our junior program is Aug 21 after which Monday play goes back to its normal hours.
Driving Range continues to be busy throughout the day and the range balls continue to rapidly diminish. I have mentioned this before and have to say it once again. We need your help to keep the range balls on property. We put 12,000 range balls in circulation in May. We now have only 3,000 left to distribute throughout the day. We will be continuing the closure of the range between 5-6pm daily (or when we run out). Those members wishing to practice in the late afternoon/early evening will need to call the golf shop for the closure status. A reminder that this is a practice range not a Driving Range. We have a few members that want to find out how far they can hit their driver/fairway woods and try to get the balls over the back net. If you are noticed hitting the ball too close to be going over the net, you will be asked to drop down to your irons. The range is only 200 yards long so that should remind you what clubs you should be practicing with. The golf operation would like to thank all of you for your support with our driving range operation and your cooperation with the use of the range balls.
The golf shop is running a shoe sale in August. Come in and take advantage of the 25% off on men’s and women’s in-stock supply of shoes.
New arrivals to the golf shop this month are men’s/women’s PUMA apparel. In addition, for the women, we have new Adidas and Under Armour clothing.
Now, it’s time to mark your calendars for the following golf course events/closures coming up.
Golf Course Availability/Closure on the following days/times:
Monday August 7, 14, 21 – Golf Course open at 1pm for tee times off #10 (Junior Camp on front 9 till 2:30pm). Driving Range open 11:30 to membership
- August 3rd course closed all day- Outside Event – Flo Form
- August 1, 4, 8 Women’s Club Championship (Aug 8 will be a back 9 start all day)
- Aug 6 Parent/Jr Scramble at 3:30pm on the Front 9
- August 10 Couples Mixer at 5:30pm
- August 11,12,13 Men’s Club Championship (12th & 13th back 9 start all day)
- August 17 course closed all day – Outside Event – Young Life
- August 20 Couples Mixer at 10:30am
- August 24 Couples Mixer at 5:30pm
- Aug 25,26 Men’s and Women’s Sr Club Championships (26th back 9 start all day)
- Aug 26 TaylorMade Fitting/Demo Event 11am-3pm
- Aug 31 Course closed most of the day – PSGA Outside Event – tee times off #1
Lastly, I know that we are just getting into August…. But do not forget to mark your calendars for the Labor Day Couples event on Sunday, September 3. This is the last couples’ event for this year so start thinking about grabbing your partners. Sign up information and Format will be announced shortly.
Enjoy the great weather and we will see you around the club!
Kathy and the Golf Operations Staff
Well, we sure have had a long stretch of hot sunny weather. As a result, you can see that there are many dry spots on the course showing the weakness of the existing irrigation system. The greens crew has been spending a lot of time hand watering the most critical areas to keep the course in the best condition possible. Many of the dry spots exist because of a lack of water, but many others exist due to the condition of the soil where the water just runs off. The greens committee will be looking at potentially aerating the fairways this fall/spring to help with the soil condition. The fairways have not been aerated for a number of years, so it is probably time. Additionally, replacement of the pumps which was just approved through the assessment will help address several of these areas as well.
This month, once again we’re giving out a Friends of the Golf Course award, the Sandie. For best performance sanding, pitch mark repair and raking, the Sandie this month goes to Chong Senna. Chong was nominated for her continued service in exemplary sanding throughout. Please congratulate Chong on her award when you see her. Kathy has the award in the Proshop.
Reminder, when you see members that you’d like to nominate for a future sandie award, send their name and a brief description to our receptionist, as noted below, and the committee will determine winners.
Now for the etiquette part of the article. Please refrain from eating sunflower seeds on the course. Particularly do not spit the sunflower seed shells on the green. Nobody, and I mean nobody wants to have to move your expectorated seed out of their line. Again, please refrain from eating sunflower seeds on the course. Additionally, please remember to keep your power cart on the cart path when within 30 yards from the green and repair those divots in the fairways and pitch marks on the greens.
If you notice any issues or have any concerns please email our receptionist, using email@example.com. The receptionist will forward the email on to the committee.
Enjoy the beautiful summer we are having and see you out there.
July was another busy month. Sweeps was held at the Plateau and the State Championship was held at Bear Creek and Ladies Guest Day which was a huge success.
Results for the 18 Hole Ladies on July 11th. The competition was ACE Day/Low Net. In the 1st Flight Jenn Dzubay was 1st, Sung Chang was 2nd and Stephanie Papke and Hisayo Masada tied for 3rd. In the 2nd Flight Sue Sohn was 1st, Jill McBroom was 2nd, and Chong Sena was 3rd. In the 3rd Flight Minhee Chung was 1st, Jill McBroom was 2nd, and Tami Greene was 3rd. In the 4th Flight Tied for 1st was Kathleen Ouellet, Janet Sage, and Anna UH Lee. ACE of the month was Sue Sohn with a 67 net.
Results for the 9 Hole Ladies on July 11th. The competition was Low Net. In the 1st Division Kelley Beebe was 1st, and Kim Crahan and Erika Sheffield-Stull tied for 2nd. In the 2nd Division Lauren Sealey was 1st and Diana Rawlings and Karey Wolber tied for 2nd. The 9 Hole Ladies Medal Play begins.
Results for the 18 Hole Ladies on July 18th. The competition was Substitute Par, In the 1st Flight Jenn Dzubay was 1st, Hisayo Masada was 2nd and Suzy Eberle was 3rd. In the 2nd Flight MiChong Kim was 1st, and Sue Sohn, Myung Lee, and Sherry Butz tied for 2nd. In the 3rd Flight Kaein Gim was 1st, Anna UH Lee was 2nd and Tami Greene was 3rd. In the 4th Flight Sue Hebert and June McNeese tied for 1st, and Kathy Ouellet was 3rd.
Results for the 9 Hole Ladies on July 18th. The competition was Sub Par. In the 1st Division Becky Anderson was 1st, and Ilima Brainard and Maribel Harrell tied for 2nd. In the 2nd Division Lauren Sealey and Teri Stewart tied for 1st and Karey Wolber was 3rd. Results for the 18 Hole Ladies on July 25th. The competition was Cha Cha Cha, In the 1st flight the team of Woo, Chang, Greene, and Hebert came in 1st. In 2nd place was the team of Masada, Butz, Dahl, and Stevens.
Results for 9 Hole Ladies on July 25th. The competition was Cha Cha Cha. The team of Crahan, Beebe,Romack and Stewart came in 1st. The 2nd place team was Sealey, Howland, Wolber, and a blind draw (Elder).
We had a fabulous turn out for the Food Truck Extravaganza. The best attendance ever. I hope everyone had as much fun as we did. Thank you to the food trucks vendors, KC Dee’s BBQ, Where Ya At Matt? Fat Zach’s Pizza and Village Perk. Shout out to David, Janel and the entire staff. We can’t wait until next year.
While summer might be in full swing, we want to draw your attention to the End of Summer Bash on August 18th from 6-11pm. If you joined us as a new member in 2023, we are offering you a free raffle ticket, when you attend the event on August 18th. You do not want to miss out on this event, so grab your friends and come on down. Corey Wilds Band will be playing outside from 7-11pm, as well as other activities for your entertainment.
You can buy golf balls to participate in a chipping contest. A KP qualifying round for a single shot Hole in One contest, with a chance to win $10,000. There will also be a raffle for an array of gift baskets and prizes, so don’t forget to bring plenty of cash to participate! We will be doing pre-sale for the raffle prizes on August 4th and August 11th, for those who would like to participate in the raffle but are unable to attend the evening of August 18th. This is a kid friendly event, with a movie being played on a big screen under the patio deck. We look forward to seeing you.
Some of the raffle items are Golf Lessons, PNW experiences, Golf Packages, and beverage baskets.
This event is a fundraiser for the Pickleball and Tennis court re-model.
Ladies Day will be on November 5th. This is a great opportunity to mingle and meet other ladies at the club, while getting some shopping done as well. We have a great line-up of vendors this year and can’t wait for you to see what they have to offer. Your guests are more than welcome at this event! Stay tuned for details on registration and all that we have planned.
GM Search committee
Denise Harrell, Chair
Alexis Parrish, Staff Representative
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)
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)
Meeting: Third Wednesday - 5:30pm
- Randy Russell (Chair)
- Erika Sheffield-Stull
- 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)
Meeting: Third Thursday
- Suzy Eberle (Chair)
- Sherry Butz
- Brandon McCann
- Andrew Johnson
- Denise Harrell (Board Liaison)
- Janel Metcalf (Staff)
- David Hobson (Staff)
Meeting: Second Wednesday - 6:00 pm
- Christina Witmer (Chair)
- Jennifer Tarica
- Suzy Eberle
- Alyssa Johnson
- Michelle McCann
- Krisie Santacruz
- Marlies Scott-Wenzel
- Tim Scheuffele (Board Liaison)
- David Hobson (Staff)
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.