Golf at Congressional May 2, 2017

This past weekend’s Men’s Member Guest highlighted what’s best about Congressional. Golf on our championship courses, an amazing Food and Beverage experience, and the camaraderie of the membership were on full display.

One of the guests commented after play that “I don’t want to play any more golf, but I don’t want to go home either”. I couldn’t think of a better compliment.

There is so much to look forward to at Congressional as we head into May.

I look forward to seeing you at the Club soon.

With best wishes,

Jason Epstein, PGA Director of Athletics

Congratulations again to the 2017 Men's Member Guest Champions, member Bryan Judd(R) and his guest David Paik(L), great playing Gentlemen!

Blue Course Aerification....

Blue Course aerification is in progress this week. Weather cooperating we hope to complete the process by weeks' end and open for play on Saturday.

Please allow two to three weeks for healing to occur. Thank you for your patience!

Agronomy Update...

Sediment removal from 10 gold pond is complete. Four feet of sediment was removed increasing the pond depth to 7.5 feet. The large brown bags in the woods below 13 gold green hold the sediment that was removed until it is dry enough to remove and use in the future as soil on the courses and grounds.

New in-ground trash cans have been installed at #10 Blue course tee. They are located between the gold and white tee as well as beside the steps to the green tee. This is part of our effort to remove clutter from the golf course. Let us know what you think.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Jason Epstein at jepstein@ccclub.org or Mike Giuffre at turf@ccclub.org.

Important Housekeeping Items...

Driving Range

A gentle reminder, all Juniors must hit on the lower level of the driving range.

Also, please familiarize yourself with Driving Range Hours for the month of May below.

Monday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday and Holiday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thursday and Sunday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm **

**Thursday and Sunday hours are adjusted to reflect weekly range maintenance schedule.

Club Cell Phone Policy

In consideration of Members and guests, the use of cell phones at the Club is discouraged. Members and guests requiring the use of telephones are encouraged to use the Club's courtesy phones which are located throughout the premises. These rules are designed to provide members and their guests the flexibility to use cell phones for family purposes.

Permissible Use – Cell phones must be on “vibrate” or in silent mode while on Club premises. Cell phones may be used in the following areas.

(i) in the parking lots

(ii) in the men's and ladies' Locker Rooms

(iii) on the golf courses, provided usage on the course does not interfere with the pace of play or the enjoyment of the game by other players. Phones may be used on the outdoor pool decks and grass terrace areas.

Clubfitting Fridays...

Stop by the driving range on Friday, May 5, John Hafera will help evaluate your current set makeup and show the newest golf equipment and technology. We will have the fitting carts on the driving range so you can demo 2017 products. Clubfitting Friday will be held on 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Complimentary Tips From the Tee...

The professional golf team invites our adult members to enjoy our Complimentary Tips on The Tee on Saturday, May 13. Our professional golf team will provide tips and demonstrations on various skills and clubs. This month's topics are drivers and hybrids, putting, full swing fundamentals and short game. The one hour sessions will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Members can sign up on the Congressional website here or by calling the Golf Shop at 301-469-2032.

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