Golf News

Director of Golf Report – June 2015

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Total rounds for May were down slightly from prior year, however revenue did increase. The percentage of public play year-to-date is consistent with recent trends, with less than 5% of total rounds played by public players. For the year 172,057 rounds have been played on our courses. With longer daylight […]

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Director of Golf Report – May 2015

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Total revenue for April exceeded both budget and prior year, despite a sharp decline in public play. For the year we are $28,000 behind budget and $69,000 behind prior year. Get Golf Ready classes proved to be popular this year and were well attended. From November through May 108 students […]

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USGA Expert Tours North Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Due to concerns expressed by RCSC Cardholders about the conditions on the North Golf Course, Director of Golf Brian Duthu toured the course with United States Golf Association agronomist Brian Whitlark to assess the condition of the greens. Whitlark has made the following observations about the North Course which we would like […]

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Director of Golf Report – April 2015

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Total rounds played were down 2,389 rounds to prior year, mostly as a result of an additional rain day compared to prior year. Rounds at the executive courses remain brisk, posting their second highest number of rounds played in March since 2006. Despite weather challenges rounds are remaining steady with […]

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Director of Golf Report – March 2015

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops February rounds played for all courses posted the 2nd highest total since 2009 and posted 462 more rounds than last year. Year-to-date rounds remain behind the prior year (due to January weather). Despite January performance year-to-date, rounds remain on pace with the prior eight year average. The first annual Can/Am […]

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RCSC Announces Trial to Revise Tee Time Booking Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RCSC has recently begun an initial trial of tee time booking changes with the end-goal of eliminating the in-person draw for the golfing residents it serves. One of the most common complaints of RCSC golfers is the in-person draw, which requires golfers to be at a golf course no later than 6:45a.m. to […]

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Free golf clinics at Lakes West

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sun City residents and their guests are invited to participate in free golf clinics offered every Saturday this month at Lakes West Golf Course. Each clinic begins at 9:30am. Led by Sun City resident PGA and LPGA golf professionals, these clinics can help you – whether you’re looking to improve your game or just […]

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Director of Golf Report – February 2015

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops Early frost days in the beginning of the month and rain days throughout the month took their toll on total rounds played. There were 5000 fewer rounds played in January 2015 than January 2014. The first half of February trended above 2014, and with only a little rain predicted in […]

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Director of Golf Report – January 2015

By Brian Duthu Pro Shops Rounds for December continued the year long trend, posting the highest number of rounds played in a year since 2007. Rounds played at our executive courses in December, were the highest recorded total since at least 2006. For the year a total of 320,481 rounds were played throughout RCSC golf […]

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Director of Golf Report – December 2014

by Brian Duthu Pro Shops November temperatures proved to be a double edge sword, the warmer temperatures increased rounds played, however the temperatures kept the Bermuda grass from fully going dormant. Total rounds played in November were the highest level since 2007, rounds played at the executive courses were the highest level since at least […]

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