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PRESIDENT’S REPORT BY: Dr. Arthur Helgerson

JULY 2013 NEWSLETTER What a great start to July! The weather finally warmed, and a great holiday week was enjoyed by all. The course was filled, and dining numbers were up significantly. Let’s hope that the weather continues, and we can continue to enjoy the club for the rest of the summer. Congratulations to the Social Committee for organizing the first “family picnic” on Saturday, July 6 th. It was a wonderful outdoor party with over 130 members and guests participating. A special “thank you” should go to Jerry and his staff for all the work they put into the event. His team really pitched in and did a terrific job. I would also like to thank Chef Jason for the great cookout. Good news abounds! Our membership is growing once again. We now have 195 golf members with two additional candidates on the way. We still need additional social members to reach a total of 250 members this year. The Membership Committee and I both feel we can still reach this goal. Peter and I have been working on the agenda for the special Board Meeting to discuss the DuPont Settlement. We are assembling booklets with the facts that are known and recommendations obtained from a variety of consultants. This information will be given to Board members in advance for review prior to the meeting. Have no doubt, I will continue to keep the membership in the loop as these meetings and discussions take place. The Invitational Tournaments for both the men and women are this week. Please sign up if you have not already done so. These are really fun events. Finally, thank you to all our members for your support during the tough early season. The weather was really a problem. Your use of our club was outstanding given the conditions you had to endure. With your help and a terrific job by our management team, the club remains ahead of budget!

Arthur


What a fantastic Fourth of July week at the club! Great weather, lots of members, guests, families, and friends. Weeks like this remind me why we do what we do, and it makes our jobs great when you are able to enjoy the club! I work hard to avoid the catch phrases about how quickly time flies - but to see that the week of the 4th is past us, and the Invitational Tournaments are upon us……..wow! Summer truly is short in the Northwoods, which is why we encourage you to use the club as much as possible while you can. So that you don’t miss anything, please remember to visit the website regularly for updates, news, and information as to the upcoming events at the club. We are able to view our level of activity on the website and through the email blasts, and I am very pleased to see it being used a lot! We will continue to work to improve it and make it one of the most valuable tools for communicating to you! We have a lot of great things happening here at MCC so let’s continue to keep the momentum rolling. Last week, the Board had its first meeting dedicated to developing a long-term plan in relation to the funds from the DuPont Settlement. As if the general health of the club wasn’t exciting enough, we now have a wonderful opportunity to make the club strong, healthy, and focused on your enjoyment. We look forward to sharing the results of the plan as soon as it is ready! Keep enjoying the summer – we are here for your service, so let us know how we can make it great for you!

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Golf is a game in which you yell fore, shoot six & write down five!! - Paul Harvey


SPECIALTY SHOTS By: Andrew Gibson First Assistant Golf Professional

SIDEHILL

BALL ABOVE THE FEET

All uneven lies create a tendency for the player to error, resulting in incorrect distance, faulty direction or both. Here are some solutions that can be used to help offset these negative tendencies.

Choke down on the club so that it can clear the ground. Position the ball near the middle of your stance since weight transfer won’t be as strong.

Take a couple of practice swings to get the feeling of clearing the ground at the right height.

Allow for the pull or hook by aiming to the right. The steeper the ball lies, the more you must compensate.

You must swing within yourself (stay balanced.) Trying to hit the ball hard from an awkward lie is difficult. Always swing with less than full effort. This may require a stronger club to provide the added distance needed.

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telephone number? To reach the Golf Shop directly, dial (715) 356-5217


GREEN’S REPORT BY; Bill Stein

The Greens “Dyed”

No, the greens didn’t die! We’re talking about dyes, colorants, pigments, even sunscreens here. I get asked from time to time “I see you dyed the greens again?” “Well, not really” is about all I can get out in a passing conversation. The dye you see on the greens is absolutely not for aesthetic purposes at all. There are numerous types of products that we use that all produce different color results, and for different reasons. I’ll outline a few:

Tracking dye-this is the simplest product we use.

This is simply a blue dye that is used when we spray the greens. All this product does is act as a marker so we can see where we have sprayed so that we don’t get skips or overlaps. Plain and simple!

Stress Guard-this is a proprietary product and is a basically a sunlight wavelength filter.

This green colored product allows certain wavelengths of light to pass into the plant while filtering out other colors. Stress Guard is pre-packaged with numerous fertilizers and plant protectants because of its well-known fringe plant-health benefits.

Sun-Screen Products-This is just a step more advanced than the wavelength/color filters and is actually sunscreen similar to what you put on your skin to protect yourself from the sun. It has been known in agriculture for years that UV light-specifically UV-B is bad for plants and this product physically rejects UV light while letting photo synthetically active light into the plant. A large additional side effect of UV light rejection is cooling of the turf (typically 7-12 degrees) by the blockage of heat producing UV light.

Inactives-inactive products are parts of the product design or manufacturing process.

Many fertilizers we use have a blue tint to them. One other product we use actually contains latex paint (yes-latex paint!) and produces a white or hazy look. The function of the paint is as a sticking agent to enable the product to persist on the turf leaf blade for an extended period of time. The product is water soluble, and without the latex would easily wash away with rain or irrigation.

Elemental nutrients-While elements like iron or manganese have really no color at all, in a short time they will produce a very dark green color, almost resembling a black color at times. These characteristics can be confused for a “dye” as well.

Ugly-yes, I’m afraid that there are also a few products that produce “ugly” too.

Growth regulators are typically the ones responsible for the less-pleasing yellow or bronzed look on the putting greens and surrounds. These products are responsible for slowing the growth of the greens and helping to manage the speed of putting greens and putting green quality. A necessary evil! So there you have it, a little more in-depth description of why the greens take on so many different looks. Good, bad, or otherwise there are many different scenarios why the greens may look like they do. I hope the shade of green that pops into your mind is Emerald Green, but now you understand why it may differ from a perfect shade of green! https://twitter.com/stein_william JULY 2013  PAGE 4


Our first “Family Fun Day” was a hit with young and old and alike! We had beautiful weather and a great turnout for the event. The lakefront by the Minocqua Country Club was transformed into a carnival complete with a bounce house, inflatable slide and a dunk tank. Members of our staff entertained kids with face painting, balloon twisting, chipping contests and crafts. Chef Jason and his staff created a fantastic carnival spread including fresh grilled corn on the cob. We enjoyed seeing members and their families enjoying an afternoon of food and fun. Our Sprecher Beer Dinner was rained out a few weeks back and was rescheduled for Thursday, July 18th. The evening featured a five course meal complete with beer pairings for each course. We handpicked several beer selections from Sprecher Brewery and Chef Jason assembled a delicious menu to compliment each beer selection. Those who attended had an enjoyable evening. It is hard to believe, but we are looking ahead to August already here in the clubhouse. There are several events you will want to put on your calendar. Saturday, August 17th is our English Prime Rib Night. Join us for English Style Prime Rib complete with popovers. Saturday, August 31st is our annual Seafood Buffet. Being Labor Day Weekend, it is the perfect opportunity to bring your guests for a spectacular meal at the club. Heading into August the Clubhouse is in full swing and I just want to remind all the members to continue to use the Clubhouse for any of your food and beverage needs. Whether it is here at the club or even at your location, we can surely try to assist you in anyway depending on the date.

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CLUBHOUSE NEWS By: Jerry Geiger


Social Committee By: Julie Madsen & Diane Roseland

Our summer has finally arrived and the weather has been glorious. What a perfect setting for our very first Family Fun Day! Good food, lots of fun games and an enthusiastic crowd of adults and children gathered at the lakefront for a wonderful afternoon. Our special thanks to Jerry Geiger and staff who pulled it all together, and Chef Jason for a delicious array of food for all tastes. Gail Sundt and Eileen Schultz are busy planning the Shareholders Meeting on Sunday, August 18. Arrival and check-in is 3:30 PM and the annual meeting will promptly start at 4:00 PM. Be sure to make your reservations and plan to stay for beverages and appetizers after the meeting. Polish up your talents as plans are well under way for our Closing Party on September 7th. We still need acts for “our really big show.” Please contact Julie Madsen, Diane Roseland or Mark Leman to schedule your part in the show. “The Club Variety Hour” promises to be a delightful evening with a walk down memory lane. Festivities will start at 6:00 PM so be sure to make your reservations early. We are looking forward to sharing the final party of the season, full of fun and laughs before we leave for our winter activities and locations.

July Fun Facts In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, July is the seventh month. However, on the Roman calendar, it was actually the fifth month and was called Quintilis, which meant fifth. Later in 46 B.C. Caesar gave 31 days and the Roman Senates named the month Julius in honor of Caesar. In the northern hemisphere, July is usually the hottest month of the year when it is actually winter time in the southern hemisphere during July.

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Membership committee By: Jerry roseland Along with the great weather and superb golf conditions of late there has been an increase in new member activity. Currently we have 240 Total Members, made up of 195 Golf and 45 Social. Please be sure to take a moment to meet our new members listed on the sign in the clubhouse lobby and welcome them to the club. While your Membership Committee continues to refine and update the current prospects list and work other recruiting activity, the source of virtually all our input is you, our members. Of the 12 new members that have joined since the start of the season, most learned of our club through an invitation from you or a fellow member. Often the invitation to join might take months or even years before it is acted upon, but you have sown the seed and, if and when time and circumstances are right, good things happen. If Peter, Jerry or any of the staff can help you in extending an invitation please just give them a call but make the “invitation offer.” Enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing you at the club!

In Case of an Emergency We have 3 AED’s (Automated External Defibrillator) Golf Shop Clubhouse Lobby Comfort Station JULY 2013  PAGE 7


Dobrý den! (DOH-bree dehn) Hello in Czech !!

Meet Barbora (left) and Rita (right) From Slovakia!! Barbora attends Charles University in Prague studying liberal arts and is in her last of her three years. She is from Levoca and hopes to one day work as a hotel or resort manager. She said this summer has been “perfect for her!” Rita is completing her final year of her Master’s Degree at University of Economics in Bratislava studying International Business. She is from Galanta, likes our American food and would like to work for an International company in the export industry. Both of these bright young women have been a pleasure to get to know and see our great country through their eyes. They return to their homeland on September 15th!

WELCOME NEW MCC MEMBERS!!! Steve & Paula Bell David & Jill Jones Robert & Joann Kennedy, Jr. Joel & Angela “Angel” & Levin Dave & Delta “Chris” Orlowski JULY 2013  PAGE 8

Roxie’s Canvas of Color!


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Weekly Clubhouse Dining Events Sunday Night—Sunday Summer Supper Tuesday Night - Pasta Garden (9th and 23rd being the exception) Wednesday Night -Family Night Featuring Chicken and Sundae Bar Friday Night - Fish Fry Our Full Menu is Also Available Tue

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10:30 AM Ladies Bridge 11:00 Restless Weasels 11:00 AM Lunch 3:00 PM Family Golf

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9:00 AM Women’s Clinic 11:00 AM Lunch Men’s Overnight Trip

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11:00 AM Lunch 5:00 PM Dinner John Allen on Piano Friday Couples Golf

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11:00 AM Lunch Closed for Dinner Private Event Club Championships

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10:30 AM Ladies Bridge 11:00 AM Lunch 11:00 Restless Weasels 5:00 PM Dinner Private Golf Event (AM)


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