Dear Member, As we enter the last month of 2020, I know I am not alone when I say “good bye and good riddance” to a year riddled with a worldwide pandemic, a heated election, increased anxiety, extreme worry and terrible loss. This holiday season will be unlike any other — to cap off a year that was unlike any other. Instead of wishing you happy holidays, what I really wish for you is warmth, joy and tranquility. I hope you are able to hold on to memories from holidays past and know that things will get better. I sincerely thank you for sticking with us through this incredibly difficult year. Your support, coupled with an amazing ownership group and a dedicated team of hard-working associates, humbles me and makes me truly thankful and grateful.
Steve Shrawder, President The National Golf Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Please welcome our newest members: NATIONAL GOLF MEMBERS Matt & Dawn Brandom Ed Enyeart
PURPLE ROSE MEMBERS Russell & Whitney Perez
ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS PAGE Junior Golf Winter Camp .................. 3 Golf Shop Holiday Sale ..................... 4 LGA News............................................. 5 The National Scrapbook .................. 9
On this page you’ll find the most up-to-date information regarding the procedures and protocols in place for Club operations. We appreciate your support and commitment to the health and safety of one another and our associates. By working together and adhering to county ordinances and CDC recommendations, we are optimistic that we are doing everything possible to keep members and associates safe. Please contact the Clubhouse at 816.746.0200 if you have any questions. THE NATIONAL AND DEUCE CLUBHOUSE DINING The National’s Mixed Grill, Dining Room, Watson Library and Veranda are open for dining, BY RESERVATION ONLY, in two-hour windows. Limited dining is available. Please check in at the Concierge desk no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your reservation time. No reservations are required for The Deuce Grill. To-go orders must be placed at least 30 minutes prior to closing. National Hours Deuce Hours Monday: Closed Monday: Closed Tuesday: 11a to 7p Tuesday through Sunday Wednesday: 11a to 7p 11a to 6p Thursday: 11a to 8p Friday: 11a to 8p The Deuce Grill Saturday: 11a to 8p will close for the season Sunday: 11a to 7p after Sunday, December 6th HOLIDAY HOURS Thursday, December 24th — Christmas Eve Clubhouses and Golf Facilities Closed Friday, December 25th — Christmas Day Clubhouses and Golf Facilities Closed Friday, January 1st — New Year’s Day Clubhouses and Golf Facilities Closed PROTECTING MEMBERS AND STAFF The following protocols are in place at both The National and The Deuce. These procedures will be strictly enforced: Mandatory daily temperature checks for all associates,
members and guests entering the facilities. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be denied entry. All associates will wear face masks at all times. Members and their guests are required to wear a mask in accordance with Platte County's ordinance while inside or outside the buildings (except while actively eating or drinking). This includes the Veranda and Terrace area. Associates will wash and sanitize their hands frequently throughout service. Tables and chairs will be sanitized after each seating. Linen tablecloths at The National Clubhouse will be changed after each seating. Disposable menus will be used. Straws and condiments available upon request. Only contact-less payment via member charge is allowed Clubhouse restroom touch-points are sanitized regularly throughout the day, according to CDC guidelines. All members and their guests must maintain proper social distancing at all times. If you are sick, please stay home. Practice diligent personal hygiene. Wash your hands. Page 2
GOLF OPERATIONS The National Golf Shop and golf facilities are open with the hours of operation and procedures in place: Golf Shop hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 8a to 5p. Practice Facility hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 30
minutes prior to first tee time until one hour before sunset.
Access The National Golf Shop made through the back
Golf Shop entrance or the main Clubhouse entrance.
Access The Deuce Golf Shop through the entrance closest
to the first tee.
All members and their guests are required to wear a
mask in the Clubhouse in accordance with Platte County's mask ordinance and maintain proper social distancing. All members and their guests will have their temperature taken upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be denied entry. Golfers sharing a golf cart must wear masks unless the two occupants live in the same household. Golfers must wear masks on the golf course when within a six-foot radius of another golfer unless you live in the same household. THE FITNESS CENTER The following procedures will be strictly enforced: The Fitness Center is open from 5a to 10p daily. Members no longer need to register for group exercise
classes in advance. Members will be signed in by the instructor upon arrival to class. The minimum age to use the Fitness Center is 14. All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Proper athletic attire and closed toed athletic shoes must be worn. Bathing suits and sandals will not be permitted. Sign in at the front desk and log your temperature upon arrival. This will be strictly enforced. Members only; no guests allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Members may access the facilities using their key fob. Showers, water fountain and towel service are not available. The water bottle filling station is still active. Members must maintain a six-foot radius between other members at all times. Due to Platte County ordinance, masks must be worn at all times while in the facility. All equipment must be wiped down before and after each use with the provided wipes. Contact Drew at 401.316.5659 to schedule your personal training sessions.
Nic Ingram Director of Golf email@example.com Dear Members, I can confidently say that this golf season has sped by the fastest for myself and our Professional Golf Staff. It seems just like yesterday we kicked off the golfing season. As we turn the page to our off-season, please remember that the last day to post scores on GHIN will be Thursday, December 31st. If you travel outside of the Midwest on vacation, you are still able to post those scores throughout the winter. Also, any outstanding Golf Shop credit must be redeemed by the end of the year. Thank you all again an incredible 2020. We hope you and your families have a great holiday season. Best, Nic Ingram
DECEMBER HOURS of OPERATION Golf Shop Tuesday through Sunday 8a to 5p Practice Facility Tuesday through Sunday 30 minutes prior to first tee time until one hour before sunset SAFETY PROTOCOLS
in accordance with Platte County’s ordinance Members/guests must wear a
mask in the Clubhouse and maintain proper (six-foot) social distancing.
Golfers sharing a golf cart
must wear masks unless the two occupants live in the same household.
Golfers must wear masks on
the golf course when within a six-foot radius of another golfer unless you live in the same household.
JUNIOR GOLF WINTER TRAINING CAMP Wednesday and Thursdays 30-minute sessions from 4p to 6p starts January 13th Junior Golf Winter Training Camp is open to all National, Deuce and Purple Rose juniors, ages 8 to 17. The 30-minute indoor sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4p to 6p, starting Wednesday, January 13th. Space is limited to three juniors per session. Fee is $15 per session or $125 for unlimited sessions. One session per day per junior. To register, please email Kyle Golos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Sale going on now through Wednesday, December 23rd ALL CLUBS, SHOES & BAGS 15% OFF! Elite: was $399 … now $299! Mini: was $199 … now $174! BARGAIN TABLE loaded with a wide variety of merchandise! ALL APPAREL AT LEAST 25% OFF!
with select apparel 50% OFF! Do your holiday shopping in the Golf Shop to take advantage of the great savings and to get entered into the
Helpful Reminders: Golf Shop credit must be used by December 31st, 2020. Golf Shop credit may not be used to enter the Holiday Raffle. Sale prices valid for in-stock merchandise only.
For every $25 you spend in the Golf Shop, your name gets entered into the Holiday Raffle with prizes valued at more than $8,500! This year’s prizes include: HALF-OFF CART PACKAGES or TRAIL FEES 10 GUEST FEES SMALL GROUP OUTING with LODGE STAY
and much, much more!
It was a cool 42 degree Closing Day for the Ladiesâ€™ Golf Association at The National Golf Club. We welcomed several new players to the LGA this year and look forward to adding even more members next year! Thank you to all the ladies for an incredible 2020. We hope you and your families have a great holiday season and we look forward to a golf-filled 2021!
2021 LGA OFFICERS Chair
Co-Chairs Pat Booth Lori Snyder
Sports Chair Michelle Wolf
Marilyn Lewis Edna Schieber
COMMITTEES Morning Belle Kelly DeFeo Susie Probst
The ladies posed for their traditional group Closing Day photo on the Terrace â€Ś quickly removing masks to capture these beautiful smiles!
Dear Members, It’s hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of 2020, but I think we would all agree that putting 2020 behind us is a good thing. I am looking forward to 2021 as we continue to find ways to improve The National. Below is a list of tasks that are still in progress or just finished as we close out the year as well as a few other items that will be going on throughout the winter months. Pre-emerge on all rough and native areas is complete. This is for weed control during the 2021 season. All sod work in rough areas is finished. Roundup will be sprayed on Zoysia in December, weather permitting. This is a post-emergent application for eradication of Poa and other grassy weeds. Creek bed clean-up is underway. Tree management will begin in January. This includes trimming the canopy on all trees located in the rough areas, removal of dead trees (or trees that present a safety hazard) and evaluating trees that cast unwanted shade or restrict air movement in sensitive areas.
Blowing leaves on #5
There are many manholes throughout the golf course that are buried. The Platte County Regional Sewer District has determined that these need to be located and brought to grade. A private contractor has been hired by PCRSD to do the work and we will be working closely with the contractor to insure that there will be minimal damage to other parts of the golf course during this process. This will be ongoing throughout the winter months and hopefully finished by the beginning of our 2021 golf season. I will keep you posted as this project moves along. That brings me to the end of this newsletter for the 2020 season. Here’s to a healthy and happy holiday season to each and every one of you and a prosperous 2021.
Frost on #1
Regards, Gary Sailer, CGCS Director of Golf Course Maintenance email@example.com
New sod on #7 cart path Page 6
New sod at #8 tee box
You may be tempted to put those clubs away until spring but why not keep your skills sharp and work on perfecting your trouble spots so you can come out swinging in the spring. With The National’s indoor practice facility, equipped with our state-of-the-art GCQuad Launch Monitor, we’ll work together to analyze your swing, speed, launch angle, spin rate, distance and overall performance. Then we’ll formulate a personalized instruction plan to address any issues you may have.
Josh Nahm Director of Instruction firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call me at 910.610.7094 or email email@example.com to schedule your lesson or schedule online through my website (joshnahmgolf.com) where you’ll also find some helpful videos that may be of interest to you.
GIVE THE GIFT OF GOLF! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your favorite golfer this holiday season, may I suggest the gift of GOLF LESSONS! Gift Certificates are available for hour-long lessons or five-lesson packages — for adults and juniors. They make GREAT stocking stuffers and are valid through 2021! Gift Certificate Options: 60-Minute Junior Lesson ................$125 60-Minute Adult Lesson ................$150 Five 60-Minute Junior Lessons .....$575 Five 60-Minute Adult Lessons ......$675 It’s easy to purchase and download your gift certificate at my website: www.joshnahmgolf.com/rates.html
I look forward to working with you (or your kids) throughout the winter months. Warmest regards, Josh
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL TIPS Check out joshnahmgolf.com to view videos to help improve your swing and distance and sign up for online lessons! SCHEDULE A PRIVATE LESSON Josh is available for private member lessons: One-hour lessons are $150 Junior one-hour lessons $125 Please call or email Josh to schedule your lesson: firstname.lastname@example.org joshnahmgolf.com 910.610.7094
The National Golf Club’s GCQuad Launch Monitor analyzes your swing, spin, speed, launch angle, rate, distance and overall performance!
What an amazing response to our Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go this year. With 82 orders, we did the math and determined we served around 600 people! Thank you for allowing us to be part of your celebration! Now that December is upon us, our team will continue to provide weekly specials, speedy to-go service and a safe, sanitized environment for in-Club dining. In addition to regular safety protocols in place, we are under a new ordinance from the Platte County Health Department which limits groups to no more than 10 people for Club dining, whether inside or outside. The ordinance also requires masks worn inside and outside the Clubhouses at all times except when actively eating or drinking. Thank you for adhering to these procedures. If we all work together and play by the rules, we can save lives. It’s as simple as that. While we have traditionally shortened hours of operation for the Dining Room during the winter, we have decided to extend December hours to better serve you (listed below). Remember to place your to-go order no later than 30 minutes prior to closing and don’t forget RESERVATIONS are required. We hate to turn anyone away but, with limited seating due to COVID, we remain vigilant about protecting you and our staff. DECEMBER CLUBHOUSE HOURS: Sunday 11a-7p Monday Closed Tuesday 11a-7p Wednesday 11a-7p Thursday 11a-8p Friday 11a-8p Saturday 11a-8p Thank you for your continued support. We wish you and your family a safe, festive and happy holiday season! Jack Meyers Director of Food & Beverage email@example.com
ENJOY A MADE-TO-ORDER
WAGYU BURGER AND FRIES $14++
Additional toppings extra. Dine in or carry out! Consuming raw or undercooked meats may increase the risk of a foodborne illness.
FOOD & BEVERAGE MINIMUMS REMINDER Throughout 2020, to help lighten the burden of meeting food and beverage minimums, The National postponed these requirements to allow any remaining balance to carry over to the forthcoming quarter. This policy will continue through this year; however, any unspent minimum balance needs to be spent by the end of the year or fourth quarter, depending on your type of membership. Purple Rose Members: Your annual minimum must be spent by the end of business on December 31, 2020.
Throughout December The National is proud to feature CLONTARF’S TRINITY PACK IRISH WHISKEY. These unique bottles actually “break” apart to create three 200ml bottles of Clontarf Single Malt, Reserve and Classic Blend. Makes a GREAT holiday gift! $28
National Golf Members: Your quarterly minimum, based on the last name of the primary member, must be spent by the end of business on the following dates: Last name A-G: December 31, 2020 Last name H-N: January 31, 2021 Last name O-Z: February 28, 2021
Available for in-Club dining or take-out. Order your bottle by calling 816.746.0200.
As a reminder, only the net price of the food and beverage applies to your minimum, not including tax or service fee. All food and beverages purchased for in-Club dining or take-out applies toward your minimum.
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Thank you to everyone who attended our November 4th Woodford Reserve Tasting Event! Woodfordâ€™s Brian Rosenfeld lead the tasting and taught us about this unique brand as we sampled Bourbon, Double Oaked, Woodford Malt Limited Release and Rye â€Ś paired with a small plate of food items to bring out the flavors of these beverages. Thanks to Tammy Halstead and Alberto Howard from our Food & Beverage team for sharing these photos.
To cap off an unusual 2020 golf season, our November Masters Challenge allowed members to compete against fellow members with our Masters Pool.
Thanks to Jack Meyers for capturing this beauty shot of morning fog at The National Golf Club.
Thanks to Director of Food & Beverage, Jack Meyers, for sharing this photo. Page 9
Dear Member, Due to the new ordinance issued by the Platte County Health Department, the Fitness Center now requires all members to wear masks inside the facility at all times. We must also limit the number of members allowed in the facility to no more than 50% capacity and we will monitor that carefully. In addition to these new protocols, we will continue to follow and strictly enforce the following rules. We remain committed to providing you a safe place to exercise and stay healthy.
Drew Tanner Director of Fitness FITNESS CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION DAILY HOURS 5a to 10p
access with your key fob
We’re very happy to announce that FRIDAY YOGA IS BACK by popular demand! You may now participate in Vinyasa Yoga on Mondays AND Fridays from 9a to 10a (see complete details on the next page). We have also changed BOOTCAMP and MIND BODY BALANCE from in-person classes to Zoom classes in order to accommodate members who feel safer exercising from home. Please see the next page for details and instructions on how you may participate. FITNESS CENTER RULES The Fitness Center is open daily from 5a to 10p. All children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Athletic attire and closed-toed athletic shoes must be worn. Sign in at front desk and log your temperature. This will be strictly enforced. Members only; no guests allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Members may access the Fitness Center using their key fob. Showers, water fountain and towel service are not available. The water bottle filling station is active. Please bring your own water and towels and take them with you when you leave. Members must maintain a six-foot radius from other members at all times. Masks must be worn at all times while in the Fitness Center. Equipment must be wiped down before and after use with provided wipes. Contact Drew at 401.316.5659 to schedule personal training sessions. Happy holidays to you and your family! I hope to see you at the Fitness Center soon. Drew Tanner, Director of Fitness 816.505.4254 firstname.lastname@example.org
PERSONAL TRAINING HOLIDAY SALE for new and existing clients Page 10
Beat the holiday bulge or give your loved one the gift of getting off the couch after a dismal year. Whether it’s getting in shape, improving your muscle tone or improving sports performance, The National Team of Fitness Director Drew Tanner (MS, NSCA, TPI), Fitness Center Coordinator Wes Buntenbach (BS, NSCA) and Personal Trainer Sarah Stout (MS, NSCA, TPI) can build a program that works for you!
A great Stocking Stuffer idea!
10% off a package of 5 sessions 15% off a package of 10 sessions 20% off a package of 20 sessions To schedule your session or purchase a gift package, please contact: Drew Tanner, Director of Fitness 816.505.4254 email@example.com
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES ARE FREE FOR MEMBERS! Members no longer need to register for exercise classes in advance on the Calendly website. Instead, members will be signed in by the group exercise instructor when you arrive to class.
FRIDAY YOGA IS BACK!
MIND BODY BALANCE
Mondays and Fridays 9a to 10a
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30a to 8:30a
LOCATION: Ladiesâ€™ Locker Room The National Clubhouse Join Yoga Instructor and National member, Jenny Musgrave, for Vinyasa Yoga. This class focuses on a variety of poses, proper alignment and linking movement with breath. All levels welcome!
Drew Tanner Director of Fitness
Sarah Stout Personal Trainer
Moved to Zoom to accommodate members who feel safer exercising from their own homes.
Meeting ID: 5288449639 Passcode: 052288 Experience a different class each week with Group Exercise Instructor, Kelly Hrisak. Includes yoga poses, yoga with weights, Pilates mix, toning exercises and low-impact cardio to boost your cardiovascular health and keep your mind young!
Wes Buntenbach Jenny Musgrave Fitness Center Group Exercise Coordinator Instructor
Wednesdays & Fridays 7:15a to 8:15a ZOOM MEETING:
Moved to Zoom to accommodate members who feel safer exercising from their own homes.
Meeting ID: 5760915545 Passcode: PLANK Bootcamp will keep your heart rate and your calorie burn high! Julie Brookings, Group Exercise Instructor and National member, leads this efficient workout mix of total body strength exercises with fat-blasting cardio intervals.
Julie Brookings Group Exercise Instructor
Kelly Hrisak Group Exercise Instructor Page 11
STAFF DIRECTORY The National Clubhouse Information or reservations: 816.746.0200 firstname.lastname@example.org Golf Shop 816.741.0634 Steve Shrawder Club President 816.505.4250 email@example.com Lori Pillatzke Controller 816.505.4289 firstname.lastname@example.org Gary Sailer, CGCS Director of Golf Course Maintenance 816.505.4262 email@example.com Nic Ingram Director of Golf 816.505.4251 firstname.lastname@example.org Josh Nahm Director of Instruction 910.610.7094 email@example.com Kyle Golos PGA Head Golf Professional 303.808.0869 firstname.lastname@example.org Jack Meyers Director of Food & Beverage 816.746.0200, ext. 137 email@example.com Tammy Halstead Assistant Director of Food & Beverage 816.746.0200, ext. 134 firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew (Drew) Tanner Director of Fitness 816.505.4254 email@example.com Carolina Mayorga-Perry Tennis Professional 816.550.0475 firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Bashara Chief Operating Officer email@example.com
Monday, December 7th The Deuce Grill closes for the season Thursday, December 24th Christmas Eve Clubhouses and Golf Facilities Closed Friday, December 25th Christmas Day Clubhouses and Golf Facilities Closed Friday, January 1st New Year’s Day Clubhouses and Golf Facilities Closed
INDOOR TENNIS AT THE CARRIAGE CLUB The National is proud to offer reciprocal benefits at The Carriage Club, one of KC’s oldest and most respected country clubs. The Carriage Club is home to 10 tennis courts (including five courts that are seasonally covered for indoor tennis), two paddle tennis courts and a pickleball court. Tennis court usage is based on availability and applicable rates will apply. (Expenses may not be charged back to your National member account.) Reservations may be made 24 hours in advance. The Carriage Club 5301 State Line Road Kansas City, MO 64112 816.363.1310
These National and Deuce associates are celebrating a company anniversary this month. Please help us congratulate these team members! Paul Grigsby — 6 years Stella Cheatum — 4 years Allie Thomas — 3 years
COVER PHOTO Thank you to Rebecca Gleason for capturing this beauty shot of the Clubhouse last year. If you would like to share a photo that you personally took, please email it to: Diana Miller Cooper Communications and Marketing Leader firstname.lastname@example.org