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Tim Rafferty 2016 Southwest Section PGA – Professional of the Year

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Golf Pro of th e Year

Tim Rafferty Southwest Section PGA – Golf Professional of the Year The award is the highest honor given in the Southwest Section, bestowed on a working club professional whose total contributions best exemplify the complete PGA Professional. The award embraces a wide range of talent and services executed by Tim as evidenced by the PGA’s guidelines and criteria when judging those nominated for the award. Guidelines include:  Demonstration of outstanding qualities of leadership  Demonstration of strong moral character  A substantial record of service to the Section and to the game of golf Recognized and regarded as a model PGA Professional, Tim’s commitment to the PGA of America and the game of golf are unmatched and are further evidenced by the time he has spent over his career mentoring young professionals. Tim continues to hold the new member orientations for all new PGA Professionals in the section and is proud of all of his former assistants who have gone on to great careers in golf. All of us at Troon have been the beneficiaries of Tim’s professionalism, tireless work ethic, and passion for the game for over 25 years and we are excited to see him receive this prestigious honor.

Wine Lockers Did you know Troon Country Club offers private wine lockers for our members? Each wine locker can accommodate up to six cases of wine, that’s 72 bottles! To date, we have three lockers available and are looking to build additional private wine lockers. Having a wine locker at the club allows you to purchase wine through the club’s distributors and store this wine on-site for casual enjoyment, tournament dinners, entertaining guests, or enjoying with Chef’s creations. Some of the additional perks include:      

Secure, temperature controlled storage climate Discounted “wine service”, 50% off Inventory Reports Discounted rates on multiple lockers Always having wine you want at the club Make a dining reservation, and we will prepare a bottle upon request!

Limited space available and lockers will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. If you have questions on the program or would like to reserve a private wine locker please call or email Alex Kolton, or 262.844.4818

Only 6 Full Golf Memberships remain!! Once we sell out, we will be increasing our Initiation Fee to $75,000 or December 31, 2016, whichever comes first! For more information: contact Allen Miller, Membership Director at or 480-473-5093

Golf Tip of th e Month By Tim Rafferty, Head PGA Golf Professional

Hardpan Shots We have all encountered our ball coming to rest on an area of the golf course that is missing some turf and very firm and compact. (Such as those caused by golf cart traffic or unpaved paths) these areas have come to be called “hardpan” by golfers. Here are a couple of tips to help ease the difficulty of this shot. 1.) If the distance to the green is within chipping or pitching distance, it would be wise to take a less lofted club than normal and play a chip-andrun or pitch-and-run shot. This is the safest choice for two reasons. First, is that the flange of the club will be narrower and tend not to “skip” into the ball causing it to be “skulled”. Second, but more important, is that the club head speed for the less lofted iron will be slower than for the deep faced, wider flanged pitching club, so that if the ball is mishit the error will be far less severe. Chipping, or even putting from hardpan, from off the green, is generally the safest play. 2.) If you are on hardpan and have a longer distance to the hole, be sure the minimum bounce from the sole is presented. This is accomplished by squaring the face up at address. Play the ball back in the stance so the contact point for the clubface will be at the very base of the ball where it meets the ground. Make no attempt to lift the ball into the air. Instead, maintain the shaft angle that was established at address. Good Luck!

December 13 “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan. Facilitator: Beverly Gourley 3:00pm January 10th “Fortune Smiles” by Adam Johnson Facilitator: Jeanne Sullivan 3:00pm

Featured Cocktail

"This Peppermint hot chocolate is sure to keep you warm"

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Topper

How well do you know your Club? Great Job Mrs. Goldman! You guessed correctly!

Cardio PLUS Tennis

Saturday, December 10th | 9:00am – 10:30am The drills are designed to practice your tennis skills while providing upbeat music and a great workout at the same time! Cost for 5 & 6 players is $25 per clinic Cost for 3 & 4 players is $30 per clinic Please feel free to invite a friend!

7th Annual Special Olympics Tennis Fun Day When: January 21, 2017 Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm Volunteers needed & Donations gratefully accepted!


Fitness Calendar SUN







Club Calendar

December Sunday








3 Membership Committee 9:00am

Mountain League 8:30am

Golf Shop Sale 6:00pm Fish Fry a la Carte Dining

a la Carte Dining 4


6 Course/Club Closed




13 Art Class 9:00am

Proxy Comm 4:30pm

20 Art Class 9:00am

SPC 3:00pm

Patio Night Buffet “Kobe Burgers” 14

Pizza & Salad Night

Course/Club Closed 19


a la Carte Dining 10

Greens Committee 10:30am

la Carte Dining 15

Activities Committee 3:00pm

Book Club 3:00pm

TSF 9:00am



Poker Night 6:30pm

Pizza & Salad Night


Fish Fry a la Carte Dining 16

TLGA Meeting Cactus League Mountain League


Golf Comm 3:00pm a la Carte Dining 22

House Committee 3:00pm

a la Carte Dining 17

Breakfast with Santa 10:00am - 1:00pm

Finance Comm 3:00pm Vendor Patio Night “Tapas”

Fish Fry a la Carte Dining 23

a la Carte Dining 24

BOD Meeting 2:00pm

Christmas Eve Buffet 5:00 - 8:30pm

Course/Club Closed Pizza & Salad Night 25



Patio Night Buffet “Tacos” 28

a la Carte Dining 29

Fish Fry a la Carte Dining 30

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party 6:00pm - 1:00am Pizza & Salad Night

Club Closed

NO a la carte dining 31

Course/Club Closed Christmas Day

Jackson Family Wine Dinner 6:30pm

Patio Night Buffet “Brunch”

a la Carte Dining

Fish Fry a la Carte Dining

Wednesdays Mah Jong - 11:00am Canasta - 12:30pm Bridge Lesson - 3:00pm Duplicate Bridge - 6:30pm

NO a la carte dining

Fridays Bridge Lesson - 9:30am Duplicate Bridge - 1:00pm Mexican Train - 1:30pm

All times and events are subject to change

December Hours of Operation Golf Shop

Quail’s Nest

Fitness Center/Pool



Sunday - Monday



5:00am 5:00pm

Tuesday - Sunday


Tuesday - Saturday

7:00am - 5:30pm

Continental 7:00am - 10:30am

5:00am - 8:00pm

Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm

Driving Range Monday Closed

Salad & Pizza Night 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Monday Wednesday Continental 7:00am - 10:30am

Tuesday - Sunday

Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm

7:30am - Close

Patio Night 5:00pm - 7:30pm

First Tee Time Tuesday - Sunday 8:00am

Thursday Continental 7:00am - 10:30am Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday - Sunday

Closed Tuesday - Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm Tennis Monday - Sunday 6:00am - 10:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm Friday - Saturday


Poolside Grill

Continental 7:00am - 10:30am Breakfast 8:00am - 11:00am (Saturday) Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm

7:00am - Close

Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm



Tuesday - Sunday

Continental 7:00am - 10:30am

9:00am - 5:00pm

Breakfast 8:00am - 11:00am Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm

Men’s Grille Monday Closed Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Our Mission We at Troon Country Club are inspired by the idea of bringing individuals together in a club community that is comprised of passionate and sophisticated enthusiasts who appreciate tradition and quality, yet seek a contemporary, worldly lifestyle. Our genuine Club hospitality is deeply ingrained in our attitude and in how we enjoy our Club. As a staff, we illustrate this by always finding a way to say “yes�, and consistently look for ways to delight each and every member and guest as they enjoy the Troon Country Club experience.

Troon Tracks 2016