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Audubon Directors

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $17.95++ Adults $9.95++ Kids 4-11 Kids under 4 eat free

Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. $17.95++ Adults $9.95++ Kids 4-11

Alan Steiden President John Martin Vice President Kelly Russell Secretary Mitch Wagner Treasurer Hal Bomar Past President Members Dan Brown Greg Joyner Burleigh Kaster Tom Mueller Roger Pottlitzer Kenny Schmied Steve Scott Don Spath Fred Stebbins

Audubon Staff

Reservations are required. Call 636-1331. A la carte dining will not be available from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Evening dining will be available from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Sunday May 13, 2012

John Ballard, Ext. 150 Golf Course Superintendent Brian Berg, Ext. 109 Food & Beverage Manager Laura Bradley, Ext. 110 Membership & Catering Director Tom Byrd, Ext. 102 Controller Ken De Zern, Ext. 109 Food & Beverage Manager Bill Fugit, Ext. 135 Maintenance Supervisor Eric Gilliland, Ext. 124 Head Golf Professional Travis Hall, Ext. 112 Executive Chef Joley Klondike, Ext. 101 Administrative Assistant Murhl Searcy, Ext. 131 Tennis Professional Christina Stoll, Ext. 115 Accounting Denny Thompson, Ext. 104 General Manager


May 4th

May 5th

May 17th

May 28th




Junior Sign Ups

Memorial Day


Brunch & Dinner

Brunch & Dinner

Bomar Room


Reservations needed

Reservations needed

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Fresh Fruit & Cheese Display

Fresh Fruit & Cheese Display

Assorted Cold Salads

Assorted Cold Salads

BBQ Shrimp w/Five Cheese Grits

BBQ Shrimp w/Five Cheese Grits

Bourbon Glazed Prime Rib

Honey-Tarragon Roasted Chicken

Carving Station: Honey-Tarragon Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted Leg of Lamb with a Ginger-Ale Rosemary Glaze

Braised Green Cabbage & Red Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Broccoli & Cauliflower Au Gratin

Broccoli & Cauliflower Au Gratin

Potato Casserole

Herbed Dressing

Herbed Dressing

Smoked Salmon Display

Omelet Station

Chef’s Special Pastry & Dessert Display

Waffle Station Scrambled Eggs

$17.95++ Adults

Bacon & Sausage

$9.95++ Kids 4-11

Biscuits & Gravy

Kids under 4 complimentary!

Smoked Salmon Display Chef’s Special Pastry & Dessert Display

$17.95++ Adults $9.95++ Kids 4-11 Kids under 4 complimentary!

Memorial Day Buffet Monday, May 28th 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Live Entertainment featuring

“Da Mudcats” from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Buffet will feature *Mesquite Smoked Salmon with a Chipotle Aioli* *Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon & Molasses BBQ Sauce* *Hot Dogs & Brats* *Macaroni & Cheese* *Baked Potatoes* *Summer Vegetable Medley* *Beverly’s Baked Beans* *Stewed Okra & Tomatoes* *Assorted Traditional Cold Salads* *Assorted Cobblers, Pies, Cakes, Cookies, & Brownies* Adults $15.95++ Children 4-11 $9.95++ Children under 4 Complimentary **No a la carte dining available after 5:00 p.m.**

Casual dress accepted throughout the Club for this event!

Call 636-1331 to make your reservations. Please specify if you are dining inside or outside.


April 2012

Welcome to summer. I just wanted to be the first to say that as we bypassed spring and headed straight for the warm weather here in Louisville. Record highs and temperatures, some 20 to 25 degrees above the norm, have settled in, and we can only guess what’s next. I estimate that we are 3 to 4 weeks ahead of where we should be and evidence of that can be seen on many fronts. The zoysia tees and fairways are showing a candy apple green, dogwoods are in bloom, and I am quite positive my allergies recognize the change. I’ll bet you have even mowed your lawn more in March than you can recall. Regardless, I take it as a good sign as all the turf wakes up from a short winter nap, and we position ourselves for a solid agronomic season here at Audubon. We have just finished up with aerifying greens and approaches, and the process was smooth. Clear, dry skies and temperatures in the low 70’s made for perfect conditions to create channels for root growth. The dry weather allowed our topdressing sand the opportunity to be worked into the holes, filling them completely. This is a key factor for a speedy recovery. I elected to use more sand this time to help aid in smoothing the surfaces and am happy with where we are at. I remind everyone to be patient during the first week post aerification while the plant heals and recovers. We will be back to full strength within 2 weeks and usually a little less. I recognize this process is inconvenient for golfers, but it is vital to the long term success of any putting green.

Nick aerifying #5 green. Note the sand applied first. We have also been busy around the clubhouse grounds mulching and preparing beds for the season. Rodney continues to highlight the club and course with his landscaping skills. We will use around one tractor trailer load of mulch each spring, and he has his hands on all of it. Think about that the next time you pass a tractor trailer on the interstate, and imagine it full of hardwood mulch. Makes the 20 bags you sling around your house seem kinda small. Bunker work continues, and we are nearing the end of the tunnel on completing our green side hazards. I have heard from many of you how much of a difference this has made, and those comments are huge. There truly is nothing better than taking an area that is an issue and making positive strides that are recognized by the membership. In many ways, it is why we are here. Once we complete the green side bunkers, we will turn our attention to making improvements on the fairways. I am not sure how far we will get as it will be based on time and dollars. I will keep you posted as we move forward. I hope you have had an opportunity to get out and play the course and take advantage of this beautiful March weather. Good days are ahead, and I am excited for it all. Be sure to check out Audubon’s web site for more information. You can also find us online at Facebook (Audubon C.C. Greens and Grounds) and Twitter (@jgballard1). Sincerely,

John G. Ballard John G. Ballard, CGSCS Certified Golf Course Superintendent

It is hard to believe that our season officially started April 1st, considering that our fairways and tees have fully greened, the practice tee is open, and over 2000 rounds of golf have already been played! With all of this “early golf”, everyone should be ready for the tournament schedule to get underway in earnest. Pocket calendars are now available in the golf shop. You will also find the entire calendar, along with 2011 tournament results, at Detailed event information is available by clicking on the event name. Event sign up sheets will be posted on the golf shop bulletin board one month prior to the event date. The Trophy Fund Tour and Senior Trophy Fund Tour will get underway on Saturday, April 21st with the Trophy Fund #1 – Individual Gross & Net. Members 55 and above (as of April 21st) have the option of participating in the Senior Tour, Regular Tour, or both. Information on the Senior Tour was mailed to all eligible members and may be found on the website and on all club bulletin boards. Those intending to compete as a senior MUST indicate that intention to a member of the golf shop staff prior to April 21st. Watch for sign up information on the new Senior Match Play Championship and Senior Individual Match Play. All members age 55 & above are eligible for the match plays and do not have to be a member of the Senior TFT to participate. The “in-season” Audubon Golf Rules and Procedures are in effect from April 1st through October 31st. Some items to keep in mind concerning “in-season” rules:

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Fivesomes are not permitted. Golf carts must stay out of the rough at all times Request cards for weekend starting times are available in the golf shop All scores must be posted for handicap – late posting box outside golf shop Member-only, Men’s Association, & Ladies’ Association reserved playing times in effect

The Audubon Golf Shop Staff is very excited about the new equipment, shoes, and apparel arriving weekly this spring. TaylorMade Rocketballz is one of the hottest driver/fairway combinations to come through in years. We have a great selection of Rocketballz demos in addition to the best new offerings from Titleist, Callaway, and Ping. Our golf shoe selection has NEVER BEEN BETTER. Back in the shop this year is Nike with the Lunar Control. It may be the lightest golf shoe ever made. We also have deep inventory in the golf/street shoe category made popular by Fred Couples. Adidas and Ashworth have some of the best looks in this category, and we have them all! As always we have a great selection of traditional Foot-Joy styles. Already in stock are men’s apparel from Adidas FP, Monterey Club, and Greg Norman. For the ladies, Tail, EP Pro, and AUR are the first groupings to arrive. If you are a bargain hunter, check the sign on golf shop door with our “Deal of the Week”. So far we have featured headwear, shoes, and golf equipment with great incentives to buy. We will run these specials all season! Sincerely,

Eric C.C. Gilliland Eric C.C. Gilliland PGA Professional


Point Tournament, counting both players’ net scores on each hole. Net Par = 1 point Net Birdie = 2 points Net Birdie = 3 points


Two players per team—Teams can be Member/Member or Member/Guest. Make your own foursome


Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 p.m.

Entry Fee:

$25 per player, plus cart fee. No guest fee will be charged.


100% handicap. Please indicate guest’s home course when you enter. Guests without established handicaps must submit a minimum of 5 scores for handicap calculation.


Competition will be flighted by total team handicap


Golf Shop gift certificates


Coffee & Danish will be served at 8:00 a.m.


Optional lunch buffet will be available

Thank you for participating!

2012 Tuesday Evening Scramble Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 5:30 p.m. Shotgun Start Format:

Scramble – Teams will be formed using the A-B-C-D method


Green, White, and Red tees available to qualifying participates


Opens Sunday morning prior to event date. Will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday or until the field is filled at 44 players.


Open to all Audubon members, spouses, and dependants. (18 years of age and older)

Entry Fee:

$10.00 per player – Cart fee not included.


Winners will be awarded Golf Shop credit Example based on a full field – 1st- $55.00 per person 2nd- $33.00 per person 3rd- $22.00 per person

Thank you for participating!

2012 TWO-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP Each team will appoint a “captain” for handling all match scheduling. The captain of the top team on the bracket must contact the opposing team captain within three days after the deadline of the previous round. MAXIMUM FIELD 64 TEAMS Teams:

Member/Member (pick your own partner)


Match play reconciliation under stroke play rules. Low total team net score will win each hole.

Entry Fee:

$25.00 per player


By random draw


Golf Shop merchandise credit and Trophy Fund Tour points to “Sweet Sixteen”

Handicap Allowance- (U.S.G.A. recommended method): In each match, the handicaps of the partners will be combined (maximum individual handicap 36). The lower handicapped team will play at scratch (zero) and the higher handicapped team will receive the full handicap difference between the two teams. The strokes received by the higher team will be deducted from that team’s total gross score on the applicable holes. Posting of Scores- Individual scores will be posted for handicap using U.S.G.A. procedure for recording scores on holes not played. SIGN UP BEGINS –SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST ENTRY DEADLINE – SUNDAY, MAY 6TH MATCHES WILL BEGIN – TUESDAY, MAY 15TH

2012 Senior Two-Man Championship Each team will appoint a “captain” for handling all match scheduling. The captain of the top team on the bracket must contact the opposing team captain within three days after the deadline of the previous round. Teams:

Member/Member – Age 55 & above as of entry deadline.


Match play reconciliation under stroke play rules. All play from white tee markers. Low total team net score will win each hole.

Entry Fee:

$25.00 per player


By random draw


Golf Shop credit and Trophy Fund Tour points

Handicap Allowance- (U.S.G.A. recommended method): In each match, the handicaps of the partners will be combined (maximum individual handicap 36). The lower handicapped team will play at scratch (zero) and the higher handicapped team will receive the full handicap difference between the two teams. The strokes received by the higher team will be deducted from that team’s total gross score on the applicable holes. Posting of Scores- Individual scores will be posted for handicap using U.S.G.A. procedure for recording scores on holes not played. SIGN UP BEGINS –SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST ENTRY DEADLINE – SUNDAY, MAY 6TH MATCHES WILL BEGIN – TUESDAY, MAY 15TH

Men’s Stag Day Thursday, May 24th, 2012 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Format:

All competition will be on an individual basis; Gross & Net Play. Members-Gross & net prizes using U.S.G.A. handicaps. Guests-Gross & “bankers handicap” prizes. (Guests do not need an established handicap).


All play will be from the green tee markers


Make your own foursome (maximum of three guests per member)

Entry Fee:

$65.00 per player (golf cart not included)


12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start Immediately following golf—Hours d’oeuvres and Awards


Golf shop Credit Book & Gift Certificates Special Events—Many special event prizes for members and guests.

ENTRY DEADLINE IS SUNDAY MAY 20TH, 5:00 P.M. Thank you for participating!!


Combination Scramble/Alternate Shot - Three couples per team. Make your own “Six-some” or request to be paired.


Entries will be taken by phone or in person in the golf shop.


Open to all Audubon men, women and their guests. Single members may bring a guest with no guest fee charge.

Handicaps: Each team will be assigned a team scramble handicap through the Banker’s Handicap system.

Entry Fee:

$15 per couple (Cart fee not included).


Not included in entry – Make your reservations with the dining room. This Event Will Be Limited To 48 Couples

Memorial Day Wheel Tournament

Monday, May 28th Tee Times Format:

Two-Man teams, counting the NET BEST BALL of the partners. 100% handicap will apply (Maximum 36). Each player may play as a partner with each of the other players in his group.


Blue, Green, and White Tee divisions available.


Make your own foursome; Schedule a tee time in the Men’s Association window.


Open to all members of the Men’s Association.


$5.00 per combination - Cart fee not included.


Golf Shop credit will be awarded to the winning golfers.

Thank you for participating!

Ladies 18 Hole Golf Join us for these upcoming May Play Days! Wed., May 2nd Friday, May 11th Friday, May 18th Friday, May 25th (1st round Member/Member)

All Junior Golf, Junior Tennis, and Swim/Diving Thursday, May 17th, 2012 ACC-Bomar Room 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. A Chicken Buffet will be available from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Adults $11.95++ Kids 4-11 $9.95++ Kids under 4 Complimentary Reservations are strongly recommended!

Parties: Wednesday, July 4th: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5th: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday, September 3rd: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. UofL Fundraiser

Tournaments: Deadline for all is June 20th Mixed Doubles: Weekend of June 30th Women & Men’s Singles: Weekend of August 3rd Women & Men’s Doubles: Labor Day Weekend

June 2nd through September 15th Early Riser Fast Feed 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Heat Tolerant Fast Feed 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cancelled due to ran or if an event is scheduled Dates of cancellation: June 30th, August 4th, September 1st

Clinic prices apply.

Join The Madness!

Starting June 6th No Clinic July 4th Drills to Music 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Personal Fitness & Training Spring into Spring a new you! Take advantage of our fitness facility, and start your personalized program today. Call Eleanor Porco (certified personal trainer) for your pathway back to health and vitality! Call now, (615) 482-2356. Your new body is dying to be realized!



The schedule for Summer 2012 season is: June 17th: ACC vs. Big Spring (Home) June 24th: ACC vs. Louisville Boat Club (Away) July 8th: ACC vs. Owl Creek CC (Away) July 15th: ACC vs. Louisville CC (Home) July 19-22 City Meet Big Spring Country Club

Come on out for dinner or for lunch and try out our new Spring Menu! Chef Travis has some new and delicious items for the season!

Bridge Marathon Thursday, May 10th (final one of the season) Bridge Marathon will start back up in September!

We do not have a two week break between last regular season swim meet and city meet this year.

Just a reminder... We are headed into the busy season. When choosing to dine at the Club, please consider making reservations, so we may be prepared to serve you. Thank You!

RULES OF THE SWIMMING POOL AREA 1. Members and their guests must register with the guard at the entrance to the pool. 2. Persons in swim attire will not be admitted to any part of the Clubhouse dining areas. Swim attire is limited to the locker rooms only. 3. Children under age 12 will not be admitted to the pool, unless they are accompanied and watched by someone age 12 or older. Our lifeguards are not baby sitters. If the accompanying person is not watching the under12 year old, both persons will be asked to leave. 4. No glass is allowed in or around the pool area. 5. Running, pushing, ‘dunking’, and foul language will not be permitted. 6. No two persons will be allowed on either diving board at the same time. 7. Lifeguard chairs are restricted to lifeguard use only. 8. No pets or animals are permitted around the pool. 9. The Club is not responsible for lost articles. Please do not bring valuables to the pool area. 10. No bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller blades, or roller skates are allowed on any walks, patios, or decks. No exceptions will be made. 11. Inflatables will be allowed in the pool only during uncrowded periods and only with lifeguard permission. 12.The use of the baby pool is restricted to children under 5 years of age. Adult or designated supervision, approved by the head lifeguard, is required. 13. The lifeguards on duty are responsible for a great number of people. Enforcement of pool rules and requesting the compliance of members is their job, and as such, must be obeyed. Offenders will be denied pool privileges. This is your pool…help keep it clean and fun for all. 14. Membership rules allow you as a member to bring your parents, spouse, dependent children, and grandchildren to use the pool without paying a guest fee. Any other people who are brought to Audubon to enjoy the use of the pool are considered guests and will be charged a guest fee. Single members may bring one guest per visit with our compliments. Members are required to register and pay for all guests. Failure to do so can result in loss of pool privileges. 15. During “BREAKS” swimmers under the age of 18 years old are to be out of the pool and at least 6 feet back from the edge of the pool. 16. Providing your own food and beverage and private coolers are not allowed.

Towel Usage

Pool Hours

Please Bring Towels From Home! With the pool season approaching and the continued abuse May 26th-July 16th of towels leaving the locker rooms, we encourage everyone to please bring a towel from home. Tuesday-Saturday This could be a huge savings to the club. Towels are often 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. taken from the locker room, stack at a time, and are wasted or lost. Each lost towel cost the club money. Sunday In an effort to control our costs, we encourage everyone to 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. pitch in.

Snack Bar Hours May 26th through July 16th Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Kentucky Oaks Day Events Oaks Brunch Friday, May 4th Buffet served 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bar Opens at 9:30 a.m.

Featuring *Country Ham Benedicts* *Bourbon Ribeye* *Omelet Station* *French Toast* *Scrambled Eggs* *Bacon & Sausage* *Biscuits & Gravy* *Hash Brown Casserole* *Corn Pudding* *Assorted Salad Selections* *Pastries & Muffins* *Bagels w/Cream Cheese* *Chocolate Fountain* $14.95++

Order your Oaks & Derby Programs & Racing Forms by Sunday, April 29th

Kentucky Derby Day Events Derby Brunch Saturday, May 5th Buffet served 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bar Opens at 9:30 a.m.

Featuring *Carved Country Ham w/Redeye Gravy* *Fried Chicken* *Bacon, Roasted Pepper, & Onion Frittata* *Mini Hot Browns* *Omelet Station* *Assorted Pastries, Muffins, & Bagels* *Waffles* *Scrambled Eggs* *Bacon & Sausage* *Biscuits & Gravy* *Hash Brown Casserole* *Squash Casserole* *Green Beans w/Warm Bacon Vinaigrette* *Assorted Salad Selections* *Bread Pudding w/Bourbon Sauce* *Derby Pie* *Brownies & Cookies*

Oaks Dinner Buffet Friday, May 4th Buffet served 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Salad Heirloom Tomato Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette over Mescaline Greens, Feta Cheese, and Marinated Olives Carving Station Smoked Bison Strip Buffet Fresh Asparagus w/Baby Sweet Peppers And Béarnaise Sauce Candied Baby Carrots w/Ginger Jalapeno Dauphinoise Potatoes Crabmeat Stuffed Sole w/Lemon-Creole Beurre Blanc Five Cheese Macaroni & Cheese Dessert Derby Pie & Bread Pudding w/Bourbon Sauce $35.00++

Derby Dinner Saturday, May 5th Salad Limestone Bibb lettuce w/sliced strawberries and toasted almonds. Topped w/crumbled goat cheese & drizzled w/raspberry vinaigrette. Served with a mini brie en croûte Entrée Choices 10oz. Beef Tenderloin w/Steak Butter Or Airline Breast of Chicken stuffed w/Gethsemane Cheese & Country Ham Topped w/Honey-Bacon Butter Entrees Include Truffle Butter Mashed Potatoes And Roasted Baby Vegetables


Dessert Chef’s Specialty

Reservations are necessary at 636-1331.


We ask that any changes to your reservation or cancellations be communicated to the Club office as soon as possible to allow all members the opportunity to attend.

A la carte dining will not be available May 4th or May 5th


Golf Pro Shop Cart/Bag Room Practice Range

April Closed Mondays Tuesday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

May-August Closed Mondays Tuesday-Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Halfway House

Exercise Room Monday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Grill & 19th Hole Bar

Tennis Pro Shop Monday—Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Clay Courts Open during Pro Shop Hours

April 17th-April 30th Closed Mondays and Saturday Evenings Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri., & Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays Tuesday-Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday Dining will start back up on Saturday, May 12th

May Weather & Play Permitting

Hard Courts

Tuesday—Friday Open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Swimming Pool Sunday 9:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Opens May 26th

Accounting Office Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shoe Room Closed Monday Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Bird Cage Audubon Country Club 3265 Robin Road Louisville, KY 40213 502-636-1331

Closed Monday Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Snack Bar Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Reservations required. Private & member events will cancel. Mole Hole Bar Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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