VALLEY VOICE AUGUST 2020
NEW GUARDIAN MEMBERS
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NEW MEMBERS Members and their families dressed in their finest STAY CONNECTED
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Josie and Julia TENTATIVE SEPTEMBER EVENTS
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have been challenging for all on our event walls located
of us. Thank you, Members, for upstairs between reception
your patience and compliance
with our COVID safety measures. and Greenside and at the
Golf Shop indoor entrance.
It is truly appreciated.
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the Club, please call us
at 303-690-6373 during
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Getting to Know Your Staff
We asked our staff a few getting-to-know-you questions, and
boy, did they open up! In fact, we had such a positive response
that we're going to share them with you next month as well.
What did you What was a place or What is something What is a milestone
binge-watch during event that transformed you love now that you’re working
you never could have
quarantine? your ideas, thinking, imagined you would towards right now
perspective, or made in your personal and
“Longmire.” Gotta love you come alive in a new like in the past?
a man in Wranglers. way? What changed? professional life?
Bleu Cheese. I could eat bleu
Elisa Mundy, Accounts Payable I’ve changed my agronomic cheese stuffed olives for a Graduating with a BSBA.
and Member Relations viewpoint since I started in daily snack! Shelby Muth Monique Calderon
— the business. I’d say it changed — —
about five to six years ago as Scallops. Monique Caldron
“Yellowstone.” Kevin Costner I went through a revelation — Completing my CCM
is great, and I love a great on how to better understand/ (Certified Club Manager)
western! Shelby Muth, Food implement sustainability while Quality Tequila. Back in the certification. Shelby Muth
and Beverage Manager growing turfgrass. Zach Bauer day, the quality wasn’t near as
— good as present day. Pam Rizer —
“Grey's Anatomy.” What is one thing you Personally, I would like to
Monique Calderon, Server would do if it would — become a better gardener
— be impossible to fail? Mushrooms. Jon Conboy so I can figure out what
“Ozark.” Pam Rizer, Server flowers and plants will grow
— Travel somewhere once a — in my yard. Someday I will
month. Vacations are good Brussels sprouts. Crystal Gray
“The Great British Bake Show.” have time to learn that
Jon Conboy, Sous Chef for mental health (hint, — information. Crystal Gray
— hint, Mark). Shelby Muth Curry Dishes. There are so
“Yellowstone.” many different curries and —
Crystal Gray, Controller — flavors. I’m always intrigued to I’m really focused on
— Try every beer on tap at a local try new ones. Ryan Somodji my career right now. My
“Money Heist.” goal is to become a Class
brewery. Monique Calderon — A PGA Professional.
Ryan Somodji, Executive Chef — SUSHI!! As a kid, I thought Jackie Cunningham
— it was so gross. Raw fish…
Swim the English —
“The Office.” Zach Bauer, Channel. Pam Rizer EWWWW. Now I can’t Staying healthy and
Grounds Superintendent wait to eat it again after alive. Cheryl Groetzinger
— pregnancy! Amanda Macias
— Open my own restaurant. —
I binged “Bones” again. I’ve seen — Hopefully to buy a house, and
Jon Conboy Being a dad. Zach Bauer
the entire series about three — also becoming a Certified
times, so this marks number four! — Arborist. Zach Bauer
Climb Mt. Everest. Ryan Somodji Sushi. Becky Fuson
Jackie Cunningham, —
Assistant Golf Pro Be sure to check out next month's issue as we
Eradicate COVID-19. Cheryl reveal part two of "Getting to Know Your Staff."
— Groetzinger, Receptionist
“Tiger King” (guilty) and —
“The Handmaid's Tale.” Ski Everest. Zach Bauer
“What We Do in the
Shadows.” Becky Fuson,
Director of Marketing
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A Fresh Perspective
Hailing from the Buckeye State, Valley's new Assistant
Golf Professional, Jackie Cunningham, brings with
her a history of integrity and a drive for success.
Tell us about where you grew up and what your family What most motivates you to do what you do?
life was like. I’m a highly analytical perfectionist. I refuse to ever back
I’m from a very small town in southeast Ohio. It’s the down! There’s always something to improve upon—
kind of place where everyone knows everyone, and physically or mentally, something can get better. That’s
generations of family members live close by. My family life and that’s golf. If you vow to never settle, you’re
was different, though. It was always just my mom, dad, committed to consistent improvement. Don’t hesitate
and older brother. My parents are my best friends, and when you stumble because growth is not linear. Choose
I’m actually quite proud of that. to trust the process.
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Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply my first career hole-in-one and two different course
influenced who you are, what you believe in, and what records in Ohio! Then I moved to Colorado, so it was a
you’re committed to in your work and life? Tell us great summer!
about them. Share with us something about yourself that you want
Both of my parents were stationed at the United States Air to improve.
Force Academy in Colorado Springs before I was born. I need to improve my self-confidence and self-love. This is
With that said, the USAF Honor Code was very much a something I’ve always struggled with. No matter my skill
part of our household: “We will not lie, steal, or cheat, set or accomplishments in the past, I never give myself
nor tolerate among us anyone who does.” I think that’s any credit. I think if I would appreciate myself more
one reason I gravitated to golf; it’s a game of integrity and and not be so negative, the whole world would brighten
character, not just skill or precision. Golf has far more to up! I always try to make others smile and appreciate
teach us than the sport itself. themselves, but I never help myself!
Did you have any life-changing experiences that led you Golf has far more to teach
to do what you’re doing today? us than the sport itself.
I was fortunate enough to compete in one year of collegiate
golf. I was victorious in six of our ten tournaments, What advice would you give to someone who might be
including the conference championship. During a embarking on a career path similar to yours?
workout, I tore my right shoulder’s rotator cuff and I’ll be the first to admit, I never play the “I’m a girl” card.
labrum. It was surgically repaired the summer following But the opportunities for females in the golf industry is
the season, and that was the end of my playing career. Fast incredibly immense. I’m beyond humbled that I can play,
forward to now; the repaired shoulder is actually stronger but it’s extra sweet that I am learning to teach, coach,
than the other, and my game is better than it ever was! manage, and lead. I would absolutely encourage those
God works in mysterious ways. who are obsessed with the game of golf to pursue a career
in it. Don’t ever let someone tell you what you cannot do.
What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
Personally, I’m most proud of my academic achievements.
Graduating magna cum laude from The Ohio State
University is most valuable to me. Overall, I’d say my
2019 summer. I graduated in May, and in June I got
UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS AUGUST
BOGEY BASH WGA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP MEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
$200 per player Complimentary event $50 per player
THURSDAY | 6 TUESDAY | 18 FRIDAY | 21
5:00 p.m. shotgun Tee times Tee times
Nine-hole Skins Team Kickoff Championship flight Championship flight only
FRIDAY | 7 All other flights SATURDAY | 22
8:30 a.m. shotgun WEDNESDAY | 19 Tee times
18-hole Tournament Tee times All flights
Front Nine: Modified Alternate Shot Championship flight only SUNDAY | 23
Back Nine: Stableford Two Balls FRIDAY | 21 Tee times
SATURDAY | 8 Tee times All flights
8:30 a.m. shotgun Championship flight
18-hole Tournament All other flights
Front Nine: Scramble
Back Nine: Total of Both Balls
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August Join us at the pool and
14 sample tasty appetizers
paired with a specialty
FRISBEE GOLF CAMP VOYAGER cocktail mixed by
TOURNAMENT TUESDAY Shelby. There will be live
SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. entertainment for a truly
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. See August 3 for details. great experience.
Join us for a fun game 5 7 12 KIDS' CRAFT NIGHT
of Frisbee golf! There FRIDAY
will be a beverages and CAMP VOYAGER CAMP VOYAGER VIRTUAL LOTTO 6:00–8:00 p.m.
snacks throughout the WEDNESDAY FRIDAY $20 per child
event, and you can stop 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY While parents are enjoying
by the Poolside Grille See August 3 for details. See August 3 for details. Tapas by the pool, kids
after the tournament for a 6:00 p.m. are invited to the YAC
delicious lunch available 6 BOGEY BASH for craft night. Caroline
for purchase. Closed- FRIDAY Join us on Zoom for a will lead the kids in a fun
toe shoes and pants CAMP VOYAGER 8:30 a.m. shotgun and creative craft. Dinner
are recommended. THURSDAY $200 per player chance to win a $100 is included in the cost.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This men's Member Register by Friday, August
3 See August 3 for details. tournament replaces Birdie Valley credit and other 7 and save $5!
Bash this year and is worth
CAMP VOYAGER MEN'S BOGEY BASH majorValley Cup points. It is a great prizes. Be sure to 18
MONDAY THURSDAY flighted event with the gross
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. shotgun and net winners advancing check your email closer to WGA CLUB
Lego Camp Kick off the first-ever to the overall shootout. Each CHAMPIONSHIP
$325 weekly/first child Bogey Bash event team will consist of two the event for important TUESDAY
$160 weekly/add'l child with a nine-hole team Members, and the minimum Tee times
$75 daily/first child skins game! This is team handicap is 10 with a login information. Complimentary event
$40 daily/add'l child a competition for all maximum handicap of 36. This stroke-play event is
Join us for the last week Bogey Bash registrants, Cost includes prizes, three Remember, you must be open to all WGA Members.
of Camp Voyager for the and participation is days of skins, shootout The championship flights
season. Kids will enjoy optional. Then enjoy two payout, and food. The event present to win. for nine- and 18-hole
games, crafts, outdoor fun, days of golf Friday and will also include an online players will play three days,
and so much more! Lunch Saturday. See August 7 calcutta and parimutuel 14 and all other flights will
and snacks are included. for full details on this wagering. Please register for play Tuesday and Friday.
Please register for camp exciting event. this event on ForeTees. TAPAS* Prizes will be awarded to
on TeamSnap. FRIDAY all flight winners. This is
8 6:00–8:00 p.m. a Valley Cup major and a
Complimentary event great chance to earn big
Enjoy the companionship Valley Cup points. Please
of your Club community. register for this event
8:30 a.m. shotgun
See August 7 for details.
6 VALLEY VOICE AUGUST 202*0Contingent on reopening of dining rooms. **If social distancing requirements are not lifted by this date, tee times will be used.
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WGA CLUB MEN'S CLUB
CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPIONSHIP Take a look at the social events we
WEDNESDAY SATURDAY have in store for you this month!
Tee times Tee times
Complimentary event See August 21 for details. (Left to right) Howard Kramer, Kathryn Ake, Carol Stevenson, and Steve Stine
See August 18 for details. enjoy a relaxing evening byt the pool at a 2020 Tapas event.
21 Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean we are. Even with the challenges
MEN'S CLUB COVID has presented, we've had the opportunity to continue serving our
WGA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Members, and for that, we're grateful. Thank you for your compliance with our
CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY protocols and guidelines as we receive them from the state; your patience is
FRIDAY Tee times greatly appreciated.
Tee times See August 21 for details. We've got several events planned this month that we're sure you will enjoy. We
Complimentary event lead the month with a fun game of Frisbee golf. Play all 18 holes, or pick and
See August 18 for details. 24 choose what holes to play. Either way, come out for a fun morning on the disc
golf course Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Frisbees will be
MEN'S CLUB GOLF COURSE provided, and beverages and light snacks will be served at this complimentary
CHAMPIONSHIP AERIFICATION event. The Poolside Grille will be open after the event, so head down there after
FRIDAY MONDAY the tournament to purchase lunch.
Tee times Golf course closed. Next up is Virtual Lotto. Grab your favorite beverage and hop online Wednesday,
$50 per player August 12 at 6:00 p.m. We'll send out the official Zoom link closer to the event,
Don't miss the major men's 25 and all you have to do is log in. Chat with fellow Members and win great prizes,
event of the season where including a $100 Valley credit. The best part? You don't have to wear a face mask!
Valley men can go head GOLF COURSE Make sure you join us for this fun online event.
to head against other AERIFICATION Tapas will wrap up the social events for August. Come to the pool area Friday,
Members. All skill levels TUESDAY August 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and enjoy company of your fellow Members.
are encouraged to play, Golf course closed. This complimentary event features tasty appetizers along with a specialty cocktail
and participants will be mixed by Shelby. For those of you with kids, don't worry about getting a babysitter.
flighted according to their 29 Caroline will be leading Kids' Craft Night near the YAC during Tapas.
ability. The championship Please continue to practice social distancing, and be sure to wear your mask
flight will play Friday GUARDIANS DINNER to Club activities. We can't wait to see you at the Club (and online) for these
afternoon, Saturday, and upcoming events!
Sunday. All other flights SATURDAY
will only play Saturday
and Sunday. This is the 6:00 p.m.
last major of the season
and worth big Valley Cup The Guardians will be
points. Please register for
this event on ForeTees. hosting their annual
Admission into this formal
event is by invitation
only, so be sure to
check your mail for an
Due to uncertainties in regard to COVID-19 and subsequent
legislation, dates and times are subject to change without
notice. We will keep you updated on all events via email.
Please note that a 24-hour cancellation policy is in effect
for all social and dining events.
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