Sandblaster June 2023

From our Club President

Erika Sheffield-Stull

President, Twin Lakes Board of Trustees

Hello Twin Lakes! 

   We have come into our busy season and Twin Lakes is humming with activity and opportunities to play golf. The weather has been phenomenal, and the course could not be in better shape, so bring a friend or two out and show off to them what a great place Twin Lakes is. A perennial reminder to do your part to take care of the golf course: keep carts 30 yards away from greens and tee boxes, fill your divots, rake bunkers and repair your ball marks on the green. For a quick refresher, please visit this article from USGA: 5 Ways Golfers Can Care for the Course.

The Women’s Invitational always brings a lot of energy and excitement to the club and the players had two unprecedented good days of weather. Thank you to the volunteers who came out to help prep and clean the Club ahead of the Thursday Invitational start. The Men’s Invitational is around the corner the 7th-10th, two couples’ mixers on the 15th and 18th and the Cross-Country Horserace on June 21st. Twin Lakes is proud to host the Northwest Women’s Open June 26th-28th. This is a prestigious event, and our golf course looks outstanding. Kathy has stocked the pro shop with awesome apparel, shoes, clubs and accessories, come see what’s new! The Kentucky Derby had great attendance, I’m looking forward to our annual Martini and Jazz event, back on the 23rd! The pool is open on only weekends until school is out in Federal Way.

   Proprietary members, please check whether you are receiving emails from the Club. If you are not getting communications regarding a potential upcoming assessment to update the irrigation pumps and swimming pool, please contact Dave Hobson or me directly so we can reactivate Constant Contact and send you our previous communications. The Club will host two Town Halls to discuss the upcoming projects – they will be June 19th and July 11th at 6:30PM.

   Twin Lakes has some unique opportunities available to members that will contribute to the revenue needed for these and other projects that we need to ensure the future of our club. Look for announcements on Lifetime Memberships (limited to 5) and marketing sponsorship packages. For more information, please reach out to me or Dave Hobson.

I look forward to seeing you around the Club!



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!



Kelly & David Abbott 
Gary Rodia
Holly & Aaron Kindt


From our General Manager


General Manager

It is June already. At the end of May we had our Women’s Invitational. It was a lot of fun; great weather and the golf course was in awesome shape. This month we have the Men’s Invitational, and the weather looks good. The golf course will be in fantastic shape, the golf shop staff is ready, and our servers have the beers on ice ready to go. The Snack Shack will be open on the Weekends & Monday until School Gets out. We have expanded the menu and added some fun adult drinks (only available in the Snack Shack).

I’d like to thank Rick Noble for donating the two beautiful hanging baskets each year that brighten the Club entrance.


In May we had fantastic volunteers work day – I want to thank all members that came out and helped. 

I am excited about our new Lifetime Membership Opportunity –See below for more information.  



Projects In Progress

Family Bathroom at the pool

Gate for Garbage area

Upcoming Events:

Men’s Invite – Wednesday – Saturday June 7th – 10th  

Cross Country Horserace – Wednesday June 21st

Penguins Swim Meet – Thursday June 22nd

Martini & Jazz- Friday June 23rd

NW Women’s Open – Mon.-Wed. June 26th – 28th

Penguins Swim Meet – Thursday June 29th


2023 Management Staff Contacts

David Hobson – General Manager –

Kathy Wake – Head Golf Professional –

Alexis Parrish – Accounting –

Molly Lemaota -Sales –

David Milligan – Greens Superintendent –

David Hobson

PGA Certified Member

CMAA Member

General Manager – Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club


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

June Birthdays  &


  • Scott Glasgow
  • Teri Jones
  • Gloria Lyon
  • Brady Winder


  • Rene & Ric Ewing
  • Chris & Cristine Orr
  • Erika & Jaason Stull
  • Tom & Joanne Urquhart

From our Head Golf Professional



What a change in the golf weather we are having, and I believe that you would all agree that it is about time.  We ended May with our Women’s Invitational and our Memorial Day Couples event and we begin June with our Men’s Invitational this next week.  In between, we have enjoyed our Tuesday Women’s 18- & 9-hole competitions, our Wednesday Night Men’s League, and our Couple Mixers on Thursday nights.


Wednesday starts the Men’s Invitational with their practice round starting at 1pm.  The Driving Range will be closed at 3pm so that we can get all of the range balls off the grass so that the grounds crew can mow Thursday morning.  The driving range will open up after 2:30 on Thursday after the men tee it up for their first round of the invitational.  The range will be open Friday morning after 11am for those wishing to practice.  And on Saturday, the range will be open after 2pm.  This gives the staff time to pick the balls off the range and have them ready for you to use.  

Speaking of the driving range, we are very excited about having brand new balls for the members to use.  We are also disappointed in the fact that the inventory has depleted rapidly in a week.  These range balls along with all the buckets that are missing, make it hard on the staff to provide you with the service level that we are intending to give you.  We are asking all of you once again to bring back all the buckets that you may have along with the golf balls so that all members have an equal chance to practice.

Our Twin lakes PGA Jr League teams are hosting a match here on the 18th starting at 2pm.  We will be hosting Auburn GC, Northshore, and Glen Acres.  They will be using the front 9.  For those withing to play in the afternoon, the back 9 will be open after 4pm for tee times. 

For the men’s league participants, we have the sign up open for the Men’s Presidents Cup.  the matches will begin July 1. This event is a match play format where you pay in pods and the winners of each pod advance to the final match play event to determine the overall winner.   

As I am writing this column, we are having our annual Battle of the Sexes.  Golf Genius will have the results posted.  Use GGID tlmixers23 to view all of the couple’s mixer results as well as to sign up for the couple’s mixers and events.

Mark your calendar to participate in the Cross-Country Horse Race on the 21st starting on #10 at 5:30pm.  The sign-up sheet will be posted in the golf shop.  It is a fun event to participate in or just to come out and watch the players play hole 10 to the 11th green; Hole 12 to the 13th green; Hole 14; and then Hole 15 to the 16th green.  This is a mixed event using the ABCD random draw to determine the pairings.

Looking for some new apparel for the golf season?  The Golf Shop is fully stocked with great product for both men and women.  We also have a few demo/fitting days with PXG on the 7th; XXIO on the 14th;  and TaylorMade on the 29th. 


A reminder that with the amount of play the golf course has and will be receiving, it is vital to keep up with sanding divots, raking bunkers and fixing ball marks. David Milligan’s staff has worked extremely hard to get the course in great shape and mother nature has really helped us this spring.  So, I ask you all to help do our part to keep it going in the right direction.


Regarding booking of tee times, with the golf course starting to get busier and busier we need to make sure that if you booked a tee time and are not going to play, please call us and get it cancelled.  This will give every member a fair and equal chance to enjoy our golf course. If you can, please try to add all the names of players into your tee time online and/or when you call the golf shop to reserve. This will also ensure we have all your golf bags and push carts ready for you upon arrival.  


Lastly, I want to let all of you know that Steve Hussey’s last day with us will be on the 18th.  He and his family are relocating to the Gig Harbor area at the end of the month.  Steve has been a face of the golf shop for many years and has been a great asset to me and the operation since arriving here in December of 2021. 

Please make sure to stop by prior to the 18th and say good-bye.  I’m pretty sure that many of you will still have close contact with Steve.   He promised to come back around from time-to-time for a game of golf or two, but he will be missed by all of his co-workers on a daily basis.


For now, enjoy the great weather, the time you are able to spend with your family and friends, and most of all enjoy swinging the golf club!


See you around the club!


Kathy, Ben, and the Golf Operations Staff



Kathy Wake

Head Golf Professional

Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club


Greens Committee

It’s golf tournament season!   The weather is cooperating and the course is in great shape. 


We had a recent work party and we were able to do some sanding.  Many thanks to those that gave up their Monday to help with this effort.   However, we were unable to complete the entire course.   We will be hosting many outside players this season in our tournaments.   So let’s do some extra sanding out there as you playing your normal round.  The sand is nice and dry now and its prime growing season.


Poplars number 1-3 as numbered from the #7 tee toward #7 green, will be removed later this year.    As part of that effort, all the foliage has been removed from those trees.    Later this fall the remainder will be removed.   We will remove the trunks later when the ground is more firm.  This will allow us to get a large truck in there to haul away the substantial logs without doing as much damage to the course.


For all you walkers, we have mowed some new walking paths off the tees to the fairway.   They are not as green as the surrounding areas yet, but will be as they get used to being cut shorter.  We are still evaluating some other areas that may benefit from a new walking path.


This month we’re giving out Friends of the Golf Course awards,  Sandies.   For best performance sanding and pitch mark repairing during normal play, the Sandie goes to Dan McNeil.    Dan plays more golf than 3 regular members and he sands twice as much, do the math.

For best performance in an organized sanding event, the Sandie goes to Scott Kawahara.   Scott attends most of the events and sands profusely, even if he is one of the few that show up.    Please congratulate these members on their awards when you see them.   They can go pick up their awards from Kathy in the Pro shop. 

If you see any members that you’d like to nominate for a future award, send their name and a brief description to our receptionist as below and the committee will determine the winners.


Let’s remember our power cart etiquette.  Repair those divots in the fairways and pitch marks on the greens.    If you see a playing partner forget, please remind them too.   When our course looks great it’s much easier to attract new members.

Remember if you have any issues or questions.   You may email our receptionist, using    She will forward the email on to the committee.  

See you out there.  

Women’s Division

Lots of golf went on this month.  Team played two matches, one at Sandpoint and one at Sahalee.  WOMENS Invitational was May 25th and 26th.  Presidents Cup was May 23rd and May 30th.

       Results for the 18 hole Ladies   Low Net for the month of March was Frankie Stephens with a net 66.  Congratulations!!  March 25th competition was The WALTZ.The Foursome of Stephanie Papke, Kim Crahan, Hui Suk So and June McNeese came in 1st. The team of Hisayo Masada, Gayla Dahl, Tami Greene, and Minhee Chung came in 2nd.  The team of Sung Chang, Kathy Ouellet, Sally Irvine, and Sue Stevens came in 3rd.   Low Net of the Month of April was Kim Crahan with a net 70. Way to go Kim!!      Results for the 18 Hole Ladies for May 2nd.  The competition was Ace Day/Low Net.In Flight 1 Anna S Lee was 1st, Frankie Stephens was 2nd and Hisayo Masada and Kim Crahan tied for 3rd.  In Flight 2 Hui Suk So was 1st, Chong Sena was 2nd, and Gayla Dahl was 3rd.  In Flight 3 Anna UH Lee was 1st, Sue Stevens was 2nd and Sally Irvine was 3rd.   Ace of the Month was Anna S Lee.   Great job Anna!!       Results for the 9 Hole Ladies.  May 2nd the Competition was Low Net.  In Flight 1 Kim Crahan was 1st, Maribell Harrell was 2nd and Rebecca Anderson and Ilima Brainard tied for 3rd. In Flight 2 Diana Rawlings was 1st, Anne Gintz was 2nd, and Linda Elder was 3rd.       Results for the 9 Hole Ladies.  May 9th competition was Yellow, Green, and White. In Flight 1 Kelley Beebe was 1st, Karey Wolber was 2nd, and Maribel Harrell was 3rd.  In Flight 2 Lenore Ng was 1st, Anne Gintz was 2nd, and Linda Elder was 3rd.        Results for the 18 Hole Ladies.  May 16th the competition was No Cinco de Mayo.  In Flight 1 Sharon Lorenzo was 1st, Frankie Stephens was 2nd, and Anna S Lee was 3rd.  In Flight 2 Chong Sena was 1st, MiChong Kim was 2nd, and Sue Hebert was 3rd.         Results for the 9 Hole Ladies.  May 16th the competition was Best 3 Ball.  In flight 1 Ilima Brainard was 1st, Kelley Beebe was 2nd, and Erika Sheffield was 3rd.  In flight 2 Linda Elder was 1st, Kathy Reed was 2nd, and Myrna Romack was 3rd.          Results for 9 Hole Ladies.  May 23rd the competition was Odd & Even.  Myrna Romack and Lenore Ng came in 1st, Diana Rawlings and Kathy Reed came in 2nd and Terri Larock-Stewart, and Karey Wolber were 3rd.         Results for 9 Hole Ladies.  May 30th the competition was 9 Hole Step Aside Scramble.  In 1st place was the team of Maribel Harrell, Laurie C., and Teri S. In 2nd place was the team of Erika s., Callie W. Linda E., and Myrna R.


Women’s Invitational


The 2023 Twin Lakes Women’s Invitational is in the books!  What a great tournament this year. We could not have asked for better weather, BOTH DAYS!  The course and clubhouse looked amazing and the food was delicious. Our pro shop, clubhouse and greens staff went above and beyond. Kudos to Dave Hobson, Kathy Wake, Dave Milligan and Juan Ibarra.  Our Tournament Chairs, Frankie Stephens, Denise Harrell and Sally Irvine thank you all.  Congratulations to our big winners, Sharon Lorenzo and Jeanne Link for winning overall Low Gross and Jill McBroom and Jennifer Dzubay for winning overall Low Net.  The winning horse race team was Sandy Brown, Beth Mayofsky, Mi Chong Kim and Tami Greene. A full list of winners and results can be found on Golf Genius, GGID tlwinvite23. A big thank you to these wonderful women who volunteered their time and talents to help make this years’ invitational a success: June McNeese, Kathy Reed, Rita Keough, Sue Hebert, Gayla Dahl, Joomi Shou, Diana Rawlings, Teri Jones, Coralee Owsley and Ann Marie Uhlman. We also thank Rick Irvine, Mike Caldwell, Dan McNeil, Jeff Eberle and Murray Riggio for all of their time and effort. Save the date for next year, May 23-24!



Low Gross Winners of the Women's Invitational Sharon Lorenzo and Jeannie Link
1st Flight winners Anna S Lee 3rd Hisayo and Stephane (not pictured) tied for 1st place
2nd Flight winners MiChong, Chong, Sue S
Winner of the President's Cup Sung Chang
Horse Race Winners MiChang Jen Sandy Tami
Toast to the Horse Race Winners
Ladies Invitational Horse Race Participants
Horse Race Gallery
Diane and Pay going to Women's Invitational
Jen and Suzy at Women's Invitational
Karaoke after day one of Women's Invitational Denise and Frankie
Teri Jones “mom” of Jen Glasgow. Started golfing in 1962 because she married a golfer and wanted to spend time with him. Teri started golfing in Long Mont, Colorado. Best thing about golfing is being outside, walking the courses, it’s an outdoor activity, and the challenges. Not had a hole in one yet!
Jen Glasgow “daughter of Teri Jones”. Jen started golfing in 2014 because she lived on the course and her Mom was a golfer. The best part of Golfing is the friends she enjoys golfing with. Jen has had one hole in one on #16.


Mark your calendars! June 23rd is Martini and Jazz night from 6-9pm. This event led to a packed house last year and we cannot wait to do it again. The jazz band will be set up in the lounge and there will be drink specials all night. Get there early to secure your spot in the lounge!


Save the date: Monday July 10th for our Food Truck Extravaganza.  Enjoy great food, a Kid Zone with family friendly games, swimming, and a raffle for prizes.  Open to everyone!


The sunshine is here, and the social committee is getting wild with the Corey Wilds Band on August 18th. The End of Summer Bash will have games, raffle prizes and so much more. Keep an eye out at the club for more details! We can’t wait to fill the club with good music and turn things up a bit!


As a look ahead to the rest of the year, Ladies Day will be on Sunday, November 5th. We sold out tickets last year, so keep your eyes out for details in the coming months.


The social committee activities help benefit the tennis/pickleball court project the club is currently undergoing.


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)
  • Sherry Butz
  • Brandon McCann
  • 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.