NBGC News By Tom Eaton
We are a great 2019 Summer Season at Neskowin Beach Golf Course.
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Superintendent Ben Hicks has been working on the golf course throughout the winter, and he reports, “We had periods of dry weather so we could keep the property in better shape, especially the greens. They’re looking good even now. I’m really pleased with our reworked long #3 green.” Usually not playable until mid-to-late season, the green was revamped in 2018 so that it can be better maintained and used much sooner. Ben thinks golfers will be pleased with the improvements and the results achieved with our new mower. Ben explained, “The updated greens mower gives us the ability to create beautiful putting surfaces. Golfers will notice the difference. Also, the new mower allows us to utilize our older greens mower for tees and fringes.”
Our calendar of activities includes golf events, foot golf, Frisbee golf, croquet, bocce ball, cornhole, magic, music, wine, and bingo. And cider. Again this summer Two Towns Cider will be hosting a cider tasting at Neskowin Beach Golf Course. Kim Hughes, clubhouse Manager, is enthusiastic about their return (and many other plans for the coming season) and said, “The Two Towns folks loved being in Neskowin last year. And it was fun to see so many people come out to sample their cider. We wanted to do it again. And there is so much more on our calendar.” Kim’s clubhouse presence was warmly welcomed last year. She’s happy to be returning in 2019 and shares, “We’re also doing an evening of wine and chocolate tasting in July. And some music, too. The croquet tournament is back as well as Foot Golf, Frisbee Golf, and a bocce ball tournament. We’re just getting started.”
With an eye to offering an expanded variety of snacks, Kim has assembled a small refrigerated assortment of cheese, salami, and other goodies that will take the edge off and complement your choice of beers, wines, ciders, and sodas. “We’re even making a little space for champagne! Everyone likes a glass of champagne and in Neskowin there is always something to celebrate!”, Kim exclaimed.
In another nod to progress, the Oregon Golf Association has measured and officially rated our golf course. For the purposes of maintaining the rating, NBGC is establishing a club and handicap chairperson. Golfers will be able to maintain their handicap through NBGC from now on. Additionally, tracking device maker Garmin Industries now has NBGC mapped in the system for those who use golf watches.
Both managers acknowledge the numerous volunteers who help. Ben said, “The course takes a lot of work. The time and effort that the volunteers give is what sets our community apart. They are amazing.” For Kim the volunteers who staff the clubhouse are part of the fun, and she shared, “They all like to be here and they like to contribute. We’re friends. The reason the clubhouse is so popular is because of the volunteers who treat our customers well.” Ben and Kim are looking forward to seeing everyone, and along with their numerous volunteers they will be ready to provide a fun, easy going, and welcoming visit to all who play the golf course or hang out on the patio.
The golf course will hold the official opening event on Sunday, May 26, at 5:30 following the NCA meeting. All are welcome to attend to learn about the business, course improvements, summer activities, and to enjoy a favorite beverage with neighbors and friends. See you soon!
NESKO Women News: “Ladies Please Join Us”
NESKO Women's Club is a philanthropic organization. Funds from our Annual July 4th Book and Bake Sale in Neskowin are granted to South Tillamook County organizations serving youth, seniors and families. We meet at the Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City on the 3rd Friday of the month @ 11:30 Sept-May, except Dec.(December's meeting is set aside to help fill the Christmas Baskets) An interesting speaker is scheduled for each regular meeting. Lunch is $13. You do not have to be a member to attend, but reservations are required. For reservations please contact Julie Krohn 503-863-9307.