May 24 Update - To the El Dorado Park Men’s Golf Club Membership
With El Dorado now having been open for just over two full weeks, I wanted to send some updates relative to the course we love and the Men's Club that is so important to all of us.
Our hats are off to our Superintendent Marc Lilliberg, for his efforts throughout the closure and since the reopen, to maintain and now re-elevate the course to really good shape considering all that has happened. We also salute our GM, Sung Min Ahn and F/B Manager Bing Smith, for their efforts to ramp the operations back up in a manner that tries to keep everyone safe and healthy, and that lays a foundation for more activities to be brought back as soon as practical. We provide Club memberships to these three guys and appreciate their participation in, and their support of, the Club and our members!
The SCGA has announced the resumption of Team Play on or just after July 9th, and with Sung's support, we believe the City of Long Beach will approve this resumption for our two teams as they head into the Playoffs. Good luck, guys!
Sung and American Golf believe strongly that Clubs are an important part of the lifeblood and success of the golf course. However, the Long Beach courses simply have not been open and operating for a long enough period of time to evaluate the success of the various protocols (including no groups or "events") that were put in place, or to confidently begin any significant expansion of operations and activities. For that reason, we will not be asking for, or trying to conduct, any Men's Club events in June; no meeting, no Partners Blind Draw and no Club Championships (at least for now). In mid-June, after the Long Beach courses have been operating for a full month, we will meet with Sung and discuss exactly what we all think we can achieve in the way of quality Men's Club events in July and beyond.
Thanks for your patience and support as we navigate these times and the hand we have been dealt. We all want to get back to whatever normal is going to be, and will keep working to do that as quickly - and as safely - as possible.
For the Board of Directors,
Dennis Tramer, President