by Brian Duthu
Revenue for January was $93,164 behind last year. Green Fee and Cart Fee revenue accounted for $88,677 of this deficit, driving range revenue accounted for $4,664 and merchandise revenue accounted for $300. Total revenue was $101,554 behind budget.
The average high temperature for January was 63.3 degrees versus an average high temperature of 67.2 degrees. The average high temperature through the first 15 days of the month was 57.9 degrees. There were 19 days in the month with a low temperature below 40 degrees. In addition to the cold weather January 2013 was the 8th wettest in recorded history.
Wilson hosted a demo day on February 4th at Riverview G.C. generating over $2000 in sales. Wilson will return to Riverview on March 20th and will have representatives on hand to answer questions and assist with product selection. They will be on site from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..
Cleveland Golf has also scheduled a demo day for March 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cleveland has proven a popular draw for demo days in the past and will have their latest products on hand for demonstration.
Free golf clinics will be offered March 2, 9, 16 & 23 at Lakes Golf Course, classes begin at 9:30 a.m. There is no need to preregister and the clinics are open to golfers of all skill levels. The clinics are a great introduction to the game of golf or great way to brush up on your game.
Our first night tournament of the year has been scheduled for March 29th at Lakes East G.C., the entry fee is $25.00 per person, with green fees paid on the day of play. Fee includes first “night” ball, dinner and night golf accessories. Check-in is 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:00 p.m. and the event scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. Entries will be limited to the first 56 players to sign up.
The courses have completed the barricade operation. Barricade is a pre-emergent herbicide designed to kill unwanted growth in areas of established turf. We are primarily using barricade to control Poa Annua.
We currently have a well pump at South down to equipment malfunction. The pump has been pulled and the motor will be rewound.
In addition to the North renovation, the bunkers at Willowbrook will also be renovated this summer. Work on the Willowbrook bunkers will begin in early May and will continue throughout the summer.
With reduced play on the courses, snack shop revenue for the month was $10,213 behind budget.