Welcome to Jonathan's Landing Golf Club

Message from the GM
By Dick Naumann

Following a wet fall and early winter, the weather has certainly improved. What a great stretch we have enjoyed the past several weeks. I hope that you have been enjoying all that JL has to offer.  All of our facilities are full of happy Members; happy to be here and happy to not be up north with all the cold and snow.

At our Annual Meeting a couple weeks ago, Paul Stockall did a nice job explaining the Strategic Planning process that we just completed.  The Strategic Plan will be posted on the Member side of the website next week.  Give it a read; a lot of time and effort by approximately 100 Members went into creating this document.  The plan will help guide our Board, Committees and staff in planning and executing initiatives to ensure JL is successful in meeting and exceeding the expectations of our Members while operating in a fiscally responsible manner.  Bob Kane is reporting on two topics that came up during the Strategic Planning process: dress code and the branding of the Club and use of our logo.  Your Board and Committees listened to everyone’s comments and understand that some Members differ in opinion on the questions.  The plan will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.  As times change, so will the Strategic Plan and certain Club policies.  As Bob Widman stated in his remarks, “as times change, we must be flexible and nimble enough to change along with them.”

I have a couple personnel changes to share with you.  Our Controller, Terri Papageorge, will be retiring on March 31st.  Terri has been at JL for over 30 years, first working for Alcoa, and has been our Controller for approximately 24 years.  She is a wealth of knowledge, a talented accountant and will be missed.  I would like to welcome Ed Pass to the JL family as our new Controller.  Ed comes to us from Lost City Golf Club and was previously the Controller at Loblolly Golf Club for 18 years.  Our Membership Assistant, Courtney Houston, is leaving us to begin a career in the insurance industry.  Courtney has done a wonderful job for JL during the past five years, and we wish her all the best as she embarks on her new career path.

We will be changing up the location of the Easter Egg Hunt this year. The event will be held at The Landing at 9:00am.  Coffee and muffins will be served.  The children will be broken up into age groups for the Easter Egg Hunt.  The tradition of the “golden egg” will continue with one special egg in each age group area winning a special prize for the child who finds it.  Face painting and fun and interactive entertainment will follow the hunt.  Reservations are required and we will ask the ages of the children attending for planning purposes.  The event is complimentary for members and their guests.  Make your reservation for the Easter Buffet on Sunday, April 1st.  The buffet will be served from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  New this year, we will open The Landing for dinner service on Easter night; make your reservations as normal.

My next Member Roundtable will be held on Friday, March 23rd at 9:30am in the Nickaleer Room.  Please RSVP with the front desk, I hope to see you there.