Sandblaster May 2023

From our Club President

Erika Sheffield-Stull

President, Twin Lakes Board of Trustees

Hello Twin Lakes,

After slogging through a cold and rainy April, May is showing some promise. The club is shaping up for a great summer season and I hope you take advantage of all the opportunities to connect with members on the golf course, at social events and in the clubhouse. I’m excited to see some of our snowbird members return from their warmer climates. The Pool opens Memorial Day weekend, golf tournaments are plentiful and Social events are ramping up.

A reminder to all members – the golf course cart paths are for golf traffic ONLY. They are not for pleasure walks or dog walks. If you observe this behavior, call the pro shop or clubhouse and the staff will take care of it. Please do not take action on your own. 

The May and early June calendars are packed. Come out for one of many golf events – see the club website for details. The Kentucky Derby Watch Party, Mother’s Day Brunch and the Wine Tasting Extravaganza should be some terrific events.

I’d like to remind all members to please do their part to take care of the golf course. Unraked bunkers and unfilled divots don’t maintain a country club atmosphere and the superintendent staff can only do so much. Please rake – it’s frustrating enough to hit into the sand, it’s even more frustrating if your ball ends up in someone’s footprint. Additionally, please fill your divots – if an unfilled divot is near you that isn’t yours, go ahead and fill that one too. I try to fill as many as I can when I’m playing a round. We all can ensure the golf course is in top playing condition especially as we welcome guests to the club with the upcoming Men’s and Women’s Invitationals.

I look forward to seeing you around the club!

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!


John & Jenn Amdal
Andrew & Shaina Scheifley
Todd & Carolyne Tindall
Pierre Diaz & Erin Palmer

From our General Manager


General Manager

             I think the weather is changing for the better. The sun has come out a couple of times and the temperatures are warming up. If you haven’t been around the club – you have missed a lot of changes.  

              Twin Lakes offers a lot of benefits for the price. Our mission statement and vision for the future is in alignment and I look forward to this upcoming season. Let’s make this summer the best summer ever. The golf course is in awesome shape, the golf shop is fully loaded & the clubhouse staff is ready to make your experience noteworthy.

              Come out and enjoy your experience, meet someone new and welcome them to the club. We have a chance this summer to show our guests and visitors the real reason why Twin Lakes is the place to join.

              One final thought – I have been in the industry a long time and the one thing that hurts the growth and future of the club is the rumor mill. The Board has made it their mission this year to be transparent, my door is always open, or you can call me or text me. We have some projects that need to be taken care of. This facility is older, and we are doing everything we can to maintain it, but sometimes that effort isn’t enough.



Golf Shop – Finished

Lounge Sound Proofing – Finished

Lighting Ladies Locker Room – Finished

Ceiling in Ladies Locker Room – Finished

Warm up Cage – New Net

Stairwell in the Clubhouse – Finished

New Past Presidents Plaque – Finished

New Board of Trustees & Management Staff Pictures – Finished

I want to thank Gerald & Kim Crahan for all their help with the pictures & framing

Bunkers on Hole #4, #11 & #16

Ladies Tee Box on #12


Projects that will be finished before June 15th

Bathroom on #15

Family Bathroom at the pool

Snack Shack

Fitness Room

Gate for Garbage area


Upcoming Events:

Spring Two Man – Saturday & Sunday -May 6th & 7th

Kentucky Derby – Saturday May 6th

Mother’s Day Brunch – Sunday May 14th

Wine Tasting Social – Tuesday May 23rd

Women’s Invite – Thursday & Friday May 25th & 26th

Memorial Day Couples – Sunday May 28th

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


2023 Management Staff Contacts

David Hobson – General Manager –

Kathy Wake – Head Golf Professional –

Alexis Parrish – Accounting –

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!

May Birthdays  &


  • Janet Bales
  • Norm Hebert
  • Mary Hoefel
  • Jon Lackey


  • Mike & Mary Hoefel
  • Al & Noelle Engberg


From our Head Golf Professional



Before I start my article, I have a couple of “Big” thank you mentions.  First and foremost, to David Milligan and your staff, for all of your hard work and dedication in getting our golf course in great shape for us. To get us through this past winter and the first quarter of the year with the cold and wet winter that we had is greatly noticed and appreciated by all who play golf.  We got through the aerification process with temperatures below normal conditions and we are now ready to “Rock N Roll” going into May.  Now we just need to make sure that we continue filling divots with sand/seed and repairing those ball marks on the greens during rounds.  If we all do our part to help, the greens will always be nice a smooth and the fairways in great shape for our enjoyment. My second goes to the house committee for their support in fixing up the golf shop exterior and the new back door to the cart building.  We now have a much cleaner appearance for our guests and new member prospects.


In a few weeks we will have a new addition to the driving range.  You guessed it right – New Range Balls.  With the supply of range balls that we will be able to provide, we need your help in keeping the range balls & buckets on property and not in your carts, car trunks, or garages.  If by chance you have a bucket lying around, please bring it back.  We keep mentioning this bucket shortage problem but it is a problem.  We are continually buying buckets and having them disappear.  Be kind and fair to the other members who would like to practice as well.



SPRING 2 MAN EVENT – May 6 & 7; 9am shotgun both days – course will be open after 2pm on #1 tee Sat; after 2pm on #10 tee Sunday (Back 9 only play on Sun)

SWGA Team Play, May 18 – course will be open after 2pm

PGA JR LEAGUE Practice starts May 8 – still room to sign your junior up

LADIES INVITATIONAL– May 25-26 – Thursday & Friday 9am shotguns

MEMORIAL DAY COUPLE’S May 28 – 1pm Shotgun

MEMORIAL DAY – Monday, 8am first tee time

COUPLES MIXER’S – Thursday May 4th & 18th – 5:30 Shotgun; Sunday, May 21 10:30 – 11:30 tee times

MEN’S LEAGUE – Wednesdays 5:30 Shotgun; Fri/Sat/Sun Competitions anytime

We want to remind all members to please make sure to call the golf shop and/or look online for the availability of tee times, especially, during these dates.  If you need help scheduling a tee time with one of our reciprocal courses during any of these days, please call the golf shop and we will do our best to help you set up your neighboring visit.

MEMORIAL DAY COUPLES EVENT: We will have the Memorial Day couple’s tournament on Sunday the 28th with a 1:00 shotgun start.  The first tee will be blocked from 11:00-1:00 with tee times available before 11:00.  The format for the event is an Alternate Shot Scramble.  The teams are made up of three couples.  You can sign up as a team or if you want to play but don’t have a full team we will help you find other couples to make a team.  For those of us who have been here, let’s ask some of the newer members to join in on the fun.  This is a very fun event.  The format calls for the ladies to tee off on odd numbered holes and then you select the best drive of the ladies and the men then hit the second shot and repeat this sequence until the golf ball is holed.  The men will tee off on the even numbered holes repeating the process of always alternating between men and women.  Call the pro shop and sign yourselves up for a fun afternoon.

MEN’S INVITATIONAL JUNE 7-10: There are still a few spots available.  If you are interested in signing up for this event or need more information, please contact the pro shop or the club’s office for an entry form.  It is four days of golfing, fun events, and lots of great food.

PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE: Started April 18 with a “Kick Off” meet & greet.  Starting Monday, May 8 we will have two practices per week that will include on-course practice.  We are then off to the first match starting in June.  We currently have 15 juniors this year representing Twin Lakes.  We are in the process of finalizing our roster and team names.  There is still time to sign up – if interested, please contact Ben or Kathy in the golf shop.  Price is $399 which includes uniforms, matches, practices, lessons, and most of all a lot of fun.

SENIOR EXCHANGES:  Those members 50+ that would like to participate in the Senior Exchanges with Fairwood G&CC, Alderbrook, and Kitsap, please contact Kathy in the golf shop for information.  Our first exchange is with Fairwood on May 18.

ONLINE TEE TIME RESERVATIONS: We want to remind everyone that if you haven’t set up your tee time profile to please take the time to go online and register.  This way the staff knows exactly who is playing in your group.  This will help facilitate the staging of golf bags, push carts, and golf cart rentals as we get into the season.

TAYLORMADE FITTING EXPERIENCE: Taylormade was here Wednesday, May 4 with their 2023 line of equipment.  Cobra will be here Saturday, May 13, check out your membership calendar for future fitting dates from most of our manufacturers.  We do have the Cobra Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids, and Irons in our Demo Bag along with the PING G430 Drivers and Fairway Woods in the golf shop for you to test drive.  Thank you in advance for supporting your club with these purchases.


With a lot of great events this month – Here’s to hoping the sun continues to come out of hibernation so we can break out the sunscreen and start golfing in shorts.

Greens Committee

It’s starting to be golf season now.  The last few days of April have been really great golf days.   Be sure to get out there and enjoy.

We have filled in several of our little used sand bunkers around the course on #4, #11, & #16.   These are still growing in, so please stay off of them for now and take a drop to the side if your ball comes to rest in one.   Also, please be aware of any newly seeded areas on the course.   Let’s let those get established before playing on them.


In general, we should avoid walking or driving on the bare areas to allow them to recover.   Some problem areas are near the middle tee on #15 and the area near the green where everyone walks off and parks carts.


The new directional tree has been planted near the #6 tees.   When matured this should help direct tee shots on #6 away from the #7 fairway.  Poplars number 1-3 as numbered from the #7 tee toward #7 green, will be removed later this year.  Once removed, one of our new trees, currently near #6 tee, will be relocated to that area.


The course has firmed up considerably.   We are now able to drive power carts on the course again.   Please remember power cart etiquette.   Don’t drive over any repaired areas of the course and make sure to get back on the cart path 30 yards before the green.   Tempting as it sounds, please don’t drive around the back side of any of the greens.    You should never have to drive on any of the par 3s or number 9.   Let’s keep the areas around the greens the best they can be for golf.  Remember to check the power cart path rules for the day posted on the whiteboard near the first tee.


The forward tee on #12 has been expanded making for more teeing area there.  We have also mowed out some new teeing areas for green tees.   They look great. 


The greens are starting to roll very nicely, and they are also firming up, however, a ball will still leave a pitch mark when it lands.    Sometimes they are hard to see.  Let’s remember to repair your mark and one or two others.   By now, I’m sure all of us know our hole assignment for the Emphasis Sanding Program (ESP).  If not, check out one of the flyers around the shop and clubhouse.  Maybe you could take the time to repair a few extra ball marks on your ESP hole as well as sanding on the tees and fairways.


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

          April was another busy month for golf.  The 18 hole ladies TEAM played two matches.  One at Rainier and one at Glendale.  They are doing quite well.  In May they will be playing at Sand Point and Sahalee.  Good luck Ladies!

Results for 18 Hole Ladies. On April 4th the competition was ACEDay/Low Net.

  • In Flight 1 Sharon Lorenzo and Sung Chang tied for 1st and Anna S. Lee and Chong Sena Tied for 3rd. 
  • In the 2nd Flight Hui Suk So was 1st and Denise Harrell, Joomi Shou, SeSook Sung and Sue Sohn tied for 2nd. 
  • In the 3rd Flight June McNeese was 1st, Minhee Chung was 2nd and Sue Hebert was 3rd.  The ACE of Aces for April was a tie with Sharon Lorenzo and Sung Chang having 74’s.  Congratulations ladies.

Results for the 9 Hole Ladies.  Competition was Low Net

  • In the 1st flight Ilima Brainard was 1st, Maribel Harrell was 2nd, and Callie Wesson was 3rd. 
  • In the 2nd flight Linda Elder was 1st, Teri Jones was 2nd, and Nori Ng was 3rd.

Results for the 18 Hole Ladies on April 11th.  The competition was Blind 9

  • Tami Greene was 1st, Anna S. Lee was 2nd and Hisayo Masada was 3rd. 

Results for the 9 Hole Ladies.  The competition was Blind 5

  • Kathy Reed and Kim Crahan tied for 1st and Diana Rawlings was 3rd.

Results for 18 Hole Ladies.  April 18th was 15-24-33

  • Sue Sohn was 1st, Sung Chang and Jennifer Glasgow tied for 2nd.

Results for 9 Hole Ladies.  Competition was 13-34-15

  • In Flight 1 Erika Sheffield was 1st, Kim Crahan was 2nd, and Kelley Beebe was 3rd. 
  • In Flight 2 Nori Ng was 1st, Diana Rawlings was 2nd and Myrna Romack was 3rd.

Results for 18 Hole Ladies and Ace of the month will be in next month’s Sandblaster.

Results for 9 Hole Ladies.  Competition was the Waltz

  • The team of Kim Crahan, Karey Wolber, Cherie Howland, and Kathy Reed was 1st.  The team of Callie Wesson, Laurie Christianson, Teri Jones, and Ilima Brainard was 2nd.

The Twin Lakes Women’s Invitational is coming up on May 25th and 26th.  This is a really fun tournament and a great time to show off our beautiful course. Captains Cup starts May 9th and Presidents Cup is May 23rd and May 30th.


Maribel Harrell

Maribel is the 9 Hole Ladies Low Net of 2022.  Maribel started golfing 6 years ago at Twin Lakes. She started golf at age 46 due to peer pressure. What she likes most about golf is getting to meet new people and exploring away courses. Maribel has had one hole-in-one  at PGA West on the Nickolas Champ course hole #12.

Sharon Lorenzo

Sharon is the 18 Hole Ladies Champion and has been for 5 years. Sharon’s Grampa started her golfing at Jackson Parks 9 Hole course when she was 12. What she likes most about golf is the mental and physical challenges. Sharon has had one hole-in-one at Jackson Park Golf Course.

Thursday morning lunch bunch
Team players Jen, Sherry, Anna and Frankie

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 




Summer is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to see you around the club. Don’t forget to check out the Kentucky Derby party this Saturday for a chance to win good prizes and money! It’s guaranteed to be a great time.


While summer is just getting started, we want to be sure you mark your calendar to be at the club August 18th. The Corey Wilds band will be playing, we will have a big raffle with many amazing prizes and cash, and many other fun activities. Join us for sunshine, friendship, and great food.


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)
  • 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.