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President’s Report February 2019

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019 in Club News | 0 comments

President’s Report February 2019

Presidents Report By George Perot

 

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year. It is the beginning of a NEW YEAR and we survived another year at Cottonwood. Shantel Nemecek  is the new Director of Golf.  She has a strong golf background and works very hard for the Mens Club. One thing we forget is she has only (1) 18 hole golf course to work with. It is a difficult job keeping us happy and making money for  Western Golf. We need to do a better job when making Tee Times.

  • Make sure you get there on time
  • Call and cancel if you can’t make it
  • We are having problems with guys booking for the Masters then not showing and what’s worse yet is not calling

I know you have heard all the talk about Cottonwood becoming a Sand Mine.  Dale Hilmen and I attended one of the many meeting and I took some notes. You can see below my notes and my feelings about the Sand Mine.

 

COTTONWOOD SAND MINING PROJECT

On 11/6/2018 the Valle De Oro Community Planning Group had a meeting at Otay Water District regarding the “Cottonwood Golf Course Repurposing Project”. The Planning Group  provided feedback on whether the Planning Group should approve the project and what recommendations the Planning Group should make to the Board of Supervisors who will have final approval on this project. Approximately 85 to 90 people from the Rancho, Jamul and Steele Canyon area attended the meeting.

Enviro Mine Inc presented their proposal to the group and explained what a benefit it would be to the community. (It was hard not to laugh)

  • They will remove 5.8 million tons of sand
  • They will have 85 big Trucks daily hauling sand out
  • Big earth mover digging
  • Hours of operation  00AM to 6.30AM 
  • 30AM to 3.00PM

The people from the community had their say!!! Some of the objections—-

  • 85 Trucks driven by Drug user, Drunks and Speeders
  • We have a local grade school that parents drop off kids
  • Local High School with newly licensed Drivers
  • Sycuan Casino Traffic
  • Hollywood Casino Traffic
  • Bicyclist riding Bikes
  • Disturbing Local Habitat
  • Dirt and anything else they disturb floating in the air

A number of other objections. Who is going to be responsible, when one of these trucks running at 55 MPH plus a heavy load gets lose and kills someone?

At end of the meeting this is the response from the 10 man Planning Group below:

8 thought the proposal was poorly written and would not consider this plan

2 Thought we needed the Sand and they need to rewrite their Proposal

My personal opinion: it is 10 -15 Years away from starting. They still have to answer these questions

  • Traffic problems
  • Habitat
  • Air pollution
  • What will happen to property after Sand Mining is finished (will the Cottonwood owner wait that long)?

 

George Perot

Secretary’s Report January 2019

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Club News | 0 comments

Secretary’s Report January 2019

Secretary Report By Bo Cunningham

The 6th Annual Master Cup 2018 Edition is complete. The Champion is Kevin Bresnahan. Kevin finished the 3 month play off against the top 30 players accumulating 790 pts. edging Tom Neer who finished 2nd with 760 pts. In 3rd was Andrew Bartelt with 745 pts, followed by Bill Borden in 4th also with 745 pts. Rounding out the top 5 was Dale Hilmen with 697.5 pts. The prize money showed the following: 1st Place $440.00, 2nd Place $380.00, 3rd Place $305, 4th Place $305 and 5th Place $250.00. Kevin played some amazing golf over the 3 month period, which is what it takes to become a Master Cup Champion. Started in 2013, The Cottonwood Master Cup has become the Crown Jewel with in the Mens’s Club. It awards the golfer who plays in the most events on the Tournament Schedule and who plays the most consistent competitive golf over the annual season. Here is the historical list of previous winners:  2013 John Crisp,  2014 Bo Cunningham,  2015 Dave Cammall,  2016 Mark LaBruno,  2017 Jim Landstedt and 2018 Kevin Bresnahan. The 7th Annual Master Cup Competition has already kicked off with the January event. Do to some schedule complications, the February Event will be held on Sunday January 27th. So don’t forget to mark you calendars. There will be some changes to the 2019 Master Cup. Starting in January the event will run out through the calendar year ending December 2019. There will no longer be a 3 month top 30 play off. The winner will be crowned on his performance over 12 months. This change will put a priority on consistent golf and showing up for each and every Masters Event. The 2019 Champion will not have the luxury of missing many events. So bottom line, Cottonwood Golfers, put a priority on playing in each and every one of our Tournament Scheduled Events. Again Congrats to Kevin Bresnahan for a job well done. Mr. Bresnahan you are a worthy Champion.

Handicap Report March 2018

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Club News | 0 comments

Handicap Report March 2018

 

Handicap Report By Dennis Conway

Hello Everyone!! Just a friendly reminder that THURSDAY SUMMER PLAY will be starting this upcoming thursday, June 28. We are all ready to go and plan on having a fantastic time these next few months. Just a reminder,we need everyone there a little bit early for sign ups. Please plan on getting there by 3:30. The first week we will be playing a STABLEFORD event . Each week will be a different event. Each event that you participate in,you will get rewarded a specific number of points,depending on where you finish at the end of the summer is how the payouts will be rewarded. Of course we will be having dinner for all,and our weekly raffle will also be going on. It really is one of the best ways to fellowship with all your Cottonwood buddies. Any questions or concerns,please text/call Mike Keeney 619-876-1159. 

Vice President’s Report June 2018

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Club News | 0 comments

Vice President’s Report June 2018

Vice President Report By Mike Keeney

Hi all!  We have our Thursday Summer Team event starting later this month.  We are looking for 40 players to make up our 4 teams but we need a minimum of 32 players to make it work.  Your board is working on an alternative format of Match Play if we don’t have enough for Team Play.  It will still come with a buffet dinner and all the fun on Thursday evenings!  Sign-up at CW, text me (Mike Keeney 619-876-1159) or ask any board member.

Vice President’s Report May 2018

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Club News | 0 comments

Vice President’s Report May 2018

Vice President Report By Mike Keeney

The final match has been played and Ralph Pastore edged out Kelly Moore 1 up on their 19th hole.  Ralph wins for the 2nd year in a row! Congrats to Ralph and Kelly for making it through a tough field and making our final!!!  

Ralph takes home $300 and Kelly earns $225 in script.  Others winning script are: Gerry Ruiz and Doug Lawson $50 each for their 2nd and 3rd round wins.  Others in the money ($25) for their 2nd round wins are Barry Williamson, Nino LaRussa, Dale Alexander & Lu Havlet.

I want to thank each and every one of you for participating and making The Presidents Cup run as smooth as this one did!  

Mike

Handicap Report March 2018

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Club News | 0 comments

Handicap Report March 2018

 

Handicap Report By Dennis Conway

Hello everyone! Just want to give you guys an update on how we post the results for our tournaments.. We have a new way of posting the results. The good news is that it  happens immediately after the round. Below is how you can access the information in 4 easy steps.
 
1. go to the COTTONWOODMENSCLUB website
2. go to CLUB NEWS
3. press the GOLFGENIUS WEBSITE banner
4. press MASTERS TOURNAMENTS COTTONWOOD SATURDAY
 
and you guys are in. The website shows you all the tournaments that have been played this year. It also shows everyone’s stats for all the tournaments if you are interested in seeing that. Hope you all enjoy it. Of course any questions on this,please feel free to email me at OMAHA8GRDRS@YAHOO.COM
 
Dennis 
 

President’s Report February 2018

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Club News | 0 comments

President’s Report February 2018

Presidents Report By George Perot

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR…Welcome to 2018. I hope everyone had a Great Holiday Season and a safe New Years Eve. We had a rocky 2017 not knowing which way the Golf Course was going. There were a lot of changes going on, the Pro Shop moved to the dining area, no one knew if the kitchen was going to be open or who was going to be behind the bar. We thought everything was getting better, but we found out that Jackie left for a better job. (She was part of the Management Team). Alex and Eli are doing a good job holding everything together.

Congratulation to Jim Landstedt for winning the Masters Cup by edging out Tom Neer and Bill Borden.

Our Thursday and Saturday Team Play is at the half way point. Saturday Team started out hot by winning 37 to 11. The next two matches they hit a bump and they are 1 and 2 in the standings. I’m sure they will come back in the next three matches and right the ship.

Thursday Team play swept Salt Creek but lost the first match with Mission Trails, so they are 2 – 1.

Don’t forget our February 11th Master is on a Sunday this month.

See you there

George Perot