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Prime Rib Night

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Valentine’s Day

Manhattan Clam Chowder

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Senders Wine Dinner 6pm

Tap Takeover Berryessa Brewery

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Manhattan Clam Chowder


It is hard to believe January is already over! I hope February brings us a lot more sunny and enjoyable weather to get out and play more golf. I would like to start off to recognize a few milestone anniversaries this month: PROPRIETARY GOLF

Brian Stamper- 20 years Martin, Lynn, Nolan, and Aily O’Hara- 1 year Jim & Kate Anderson- 1 year Richard & Betsy Millet- 1 year EMERITUS Arlo & Karen Spiess- 40 years SOCIAL Katherine, Patrick, Dylan, and Connor Geis- 1 year On January 16 & 17 our entire team welcomed Meg from Troon Human Resources as she performed hospitality training along with leadership training for our managers. It was a great two days of training as we continue to strive to raise the bar on your member and guest experience while working cohesively as a team. 2019 is going to be a great year!


I am extremely excited to announce that all of our new security cameras have been installed and are operational! We have comprehensive coverage now around the clubhouse, snack bar, parking lot, and maintenance facility. We hope as the word spreads some of our theft issues will decline but if they don’t then at least we have a much better way to catch them.

Another thing I am really excited about is we are hosting the 1st Annual Stephen McVey Shootout Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 13. As most of you know Stephen was our superintendent who passed away last August. His tournament will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Once more information is released I will make sure we send it out. In the meantime if you are interested in playing or sponsorship opportunities please email me at rseymour@troon.com. We are hosting the UCD Football Signing Day Celebration next Wednesday, February 6, at 6PM. Please join us and hear from Head Coach, Dan Hawkins, as he recaps the 2018 season, breaks down the 2019 recruiting class, and things to look forward to in 2019. This is a complimentary event with hosted hors d’oeuvres provided. RSVP HERE I hope everyone has a great weekend and although my Denver Broncos aren’t playing in the Super Bowl I will definitely still be watching. GO RAMS! See you around the club,

-Rusty Seymour General Manager


While the business slows a bit for the winter season, F&B is ramping up for the new year. We took every opportunity to detail as much as we could in those 3 days we were closed. This was a great opportunity to start the year off with a clean slate‌ pun intended. The Front of House staff met a little early on the first day for a 3 hour service training and Front & Back of House had a nice refresher on food safety and sanitation on day two. The rest of the time we wiped, scrubbed and spit shined away. This is key to our success in the future. Thanks Team!

Kasey Robinson, our Director of Catering, and I held a booth at the Sacramento Bridal Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 20th. We brought in 135 leads and have already booked 1 wedding for 2020! Kasey did an incredible job designing the booth (see picture below) and even gave out little succulents that had brides searching for El Macero when they saw another bride holding one. Overall, successful outing and we look forward to doing more.

Member Events Recap Taco Tuesday and Bingo was packed house. The new Quill format seems to be helping with event communication so far so be sure to keep reading each month for events coming up. These Tuesday night dinners are a part of our Casual Night Series this year. We will always have an affordable themed dinner on Tuesday toward the end of every month. Next up‌ Sushi in February. -Keith Culley Food & Beverage Director


Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 14th

Senders Wine Dinner

February 20th

Tap Takeover

February 21st

Casual Night & Sushi Night

February 26th

Book Group Meeting

February 27th

Casual Wine Tasting

February 28th

Crab Feed

March 2nd

Annual Meeting

March 6th

Fiddle Head Wine Dinner

March 13th

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th

Casual Night– Pasta Night

March 19th

Kids in the Kitchen

March 31st

Date & events are subject to change.


Tuesday Lunch: 11am-5pm CLOSED FOR DINNER

Wednesday-Friday Lunch: 11am-5pm Dinner: 5pm-8pm Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11am-5pm Dinner: 5pm-8pm Please call the office to make dinner reservations: 530-753-3363


MENU Foie Gras Apple, craisins, apricots * Beet Salad & Fennel Blood oranges, avocado, basil, goat cheese * *Meyer lemon Granita & mint caviar* * Tagliatelle Pasta & Scallops Pancetta, petit pois, choron sauce, petite tendrils Or Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Potato-Apple latke, Madeira & mushrooms cream sauce Or Beef Wellington Dauphine potatoes, red wine reduction, roasted cherry tomatoes * Cheesecake


EMCC's Cancellation policy of 48 hours applies to this event.


Beer drinkers rejoice! We will be hosting Berryessa Brewery for a full Tap Takeover! The brewery will be replacing many of our taps with their brews for the night. Chef will prepare hardy specials


All El Macero members are welcome to join in. On February 27, we will be reviewing the book, Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman. Location TBD. Come and join the conversation!


Join us Thursday, February 28th! 5:30-7pm

$7 per person Price includes wine & light appetizers.


Join us for a Casual Night filled with a game (TBD) and a la carte sushi! Enjoy the game or dinner or both! Non-fish options will be available. Stay tuned for more information coming! Please make your dinner reservation by calling (530) 753-3363.


EMCC's Cancellation policy of 48 hours applies to this event.


We are getting close to our first member tournaments of the year and we are excited. Unfortunately we have to postpone the Inaugural El Macero Glow Ball Tournament scheduled for tonight due to the threat of rain and low signups. We want the first event to be fun and exciting for all and we feel it’s best to hold off until Fall to hold the first event. The 1-Man Scramble is the first Men’s Club event of 2019 and while it won’t be a points race event, it is a great way to start the new Men’s Club and will some prizes. This is scheduled for Saturday, February 16th and will be a 12:00 SG. The sign up sheet is in the golf shop for this 1 man event which will surely be a great kickoff to the 2019 Men’s Club. **For the duration of the winter, feel free to play Mark, Lift, Clean & Place in all closely mown areas** - Chad Bennett, PGA Director of Golf Operations


Men’s Club 1 Man Scramble

February 16th

President’s Day-Club Open TT

February 18th

NCGA Four Ball Qualifier

March 9th & 10th

Spring Aeration (Course Closed)

March 11th & 12th

NCGA Zone Qualifier

March 30th

TBA Year Long Match Play

April 1st

Sr. Ham Shoot

April 6th

Men’s Club Par 3 Contest

April 7th

UC Davis El Macero Classic

April 11th-14th

Masters Pick Your Partner

April 14th

Men’s Club Stoke Play Champ

April 27th & 28th

Twilight Golf-3:00 SG

April 28th

Men’s Group Ryder Cup

May 11th

Date & events are subject to change.


Golf Fitness Class Play better golf and lead a healthier life by improving your strength, balance, stability, mobility, flexibility, and endurance. Our golf fitness class is off to a roaring start. Our interval training has 9 stations consisting of low, medium, and high intensity levels. This allows golfers and non-golfers of all levels of fitness to participate and benefit from each exercise. We meet on Tuesday and Friday from 8:00am – 9:15am. This fitness class comes with an added bonus though! We end each session with indoor swing tips and also show how our exercises benefit different parts of the golf swing. Class size is limited, but there are a few more spots open. Come give it a try! If you are interested, please contact the golf shop or email me at kestrella@troon.com.


New Callaway Demos Callaway’s newest line of equipment is here for you to try. We have the Epic Flash Driver, the 2019 Apex and Big Bertha irons, and the 2019 Stroke Lab putters. Click on the following links, or copy and paste the links in your browser for more information on these exciting new products from Callaway.

Click on each picture to learn more details about the clubs.

February Full Swing and Short Game Clinics Save the dates and join our fun and informative Full Swing and Short Game Clinics in February.  February 15, 2:00pm – 3:15pm $15 Full Swing Clinic: How to Hit Your Driver Better  February 16, 2:00pm – 3:15pm $15 Short Game Clinic: Tips & Drills to Become a Better Putter Call the golf shop to sign up and join the fun! See you on the practice tee! -Kevin Estrella Director of Player Development


Tree Trimming Tree trimming has conAfter Before tinued throughout this winter. We have removed a majority of the dead trees from the property at this point and will continue working towards removing all dead or hazardous trees before spring. The focus has shifted towards managing and maintaining the current inventory with long term health of individual trees being a priority. The differences in many areas will be subtle, the picture on top right is the before and bottom is after. This area yielded 6 cubic yards of wood chips, which would be equivalent to removing two large trees. Our new practice of placing rakes half in and half out of our bunkers has worked out very well and will be the new standard. Rakes are to be placed on the sides of the bunkers farthest from fairways and greens to minimize its impact on the outcome of a golf shot, please see the picture below. Thank you again for your support and cooperation.

-Joseph Cuneo Superintendent


Dear El Macero Members, It has been just one week since I joined the team here and already I feel right at home. Thank you to the staff and the many members who have given me such a warm welcome. 2019 is going to be an amazing year here at El Macero Country Club! I look forward to working with the Membership Committee on ways to enhance our Brand identity and grow our Membership in the coming year. As a long-term resident of Davis, I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work in my Community making a difference for the members of El Macero Country Club. -Karyn Yarris Director of Membership & Marketing


Tennis Lessons If you’re looking to improve your game, please contact me for more details about lessons. I offer private lessons if you like to work one-on-one, and I’m also happy to set up semi-private and group lessons if you know others who are interested. For more information please contact me by email at slmorenc@yahoo.com or phone (916) 267-4447. Member Tennis Thursdays If you are free on Thursday mornings at 10am, like to play tennis, and are a member at El Macero, then you’re in luck! Sandra Ross has organized a regular time for members to get together and play tennis. There are a total of 8 openings each week, and all you need to do to secure your spot is text Sandra at (949) 235-8133 or email her at zrossbarn@yahoo.com. After play, the group will enjoy a nice lunch gathering in the Club House. Get in touch with Sandra now to get in on the fun! Mixed Doubles Anyone? A new tradition has begun at the courts on Sunday afternoons….a little mixed doubles, followed by happy hour at the club! This is a great opportunity to enjoy some friendly competition and lovely fall weather, as well as get to know some fellow tennis players. If you are interested in playing (even if you don’t have a partner), please contact Karen Senders at karensenders@hotmail.com. Drop-In Saturdays Discontinued A decision was made at the last Tennis Committee meeting to discontinue drop-in tennis on Saturday mornings. In the past, the courts have been reserved every Saturday from 9:00am to 11:00am for drop-in tennis, but have remained empty during this time for several months. The courts will now be open for reservations during this time. There will continue to be a list of tennis playing members posted at the courts. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe to the EMCC tennis list, please contact Peggy at paleander@aol.com. For any other tennis related questions at El Macero, please call Henry Spoto, Jr. at (530) 756-6102 or email our tennis committee chairperson, Peggy Leander, at paleander@aol.com. Hope to see you at the courts! -Sara Jackson


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