The Hot Springs Village Golf Committee met in regular session, March 15. Tom Heffer, director of golf, presented the recent rounds figures for the month of February. “February has been the wettest in Hot Springs Village on record, with ranges from 14.5 inches at DeSoto to 19.55 inches at Magellan,” said Heffer.
“We’re adding the first member’s only tournament to the golf schedule. Tentative dates are July 13 and 14,” he said. More information will be forthcoming.
Heffer said bookings made through Golf There showed $143,000 in packages for 2018 to date as compared to $67,000 in 2017, same time period.
The committee reviewed updates on the proposed Ambassador Committee. Rhonda Haynes will be working with the Board of Realtors, POA representatives Kevin Sexton and Tom Heffer along with Donna Aylward.
At this time, the committee has recruited five couples who volunteered their participation and will be trained extensively regarding involvement with potential HSV residents.
Johnny Hargrove, Cortez course superintendent, gave a brief report on conditions of the track and spring care procedures.
“We will be closing each individual course for aerification,” said Gary Meyers, agronomist. “Four days with each course closed, will allow us to do a wall-to-wall procedure including fairways, greens, cuffs and any other issues that need attention.”
There was a brief discussion concerning the GHIN System and the importance of accuracy and members to post both high and low scores in the handicap system.
Heffer has been in contact with the Arkansas State Golf Association and there will be further review for possible HSV resident participation in course rating with a team captain from out of state. Heffer will keep the committee posted on re-ratings.
Next meeting is April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Coronado Community Center.
Residents are welcome to attend.