Egypt Valley Country Club

West Michigan’s premier private country club, complete with 36 holes of golf and an elegant, yet relaxing dining experience.

Month: March, 2015

The Leprechaun Open: Kicking Off Our 2015 Social Season

Irish eyes were definitely smiling as we kicked off our 2015 social season last weekend with the Leprechaun Open.  Our annual Leprechaun Open features 9-holes of putt putt golf, hosted kegs & shots, specialty cocktails and a 5-course Irish inspired menu which is staged throughout the clubhouse.
We kicked off the evening by handing out welcome shots from one of our new club cars as we greeted our guests.  The gathering then progressed into the Lounge with passed hors d’oeuvres and artfully crafted Irish-inspired specialty cocktails.  The putt putt course began in our formal dining room accompanied by a delicious selection of Irish cheeses, hand-cut smoked fish and Irish cheese fondue.  The fun times then rolled into the main hallway with our second and third holes leading up the stairs to the Trophy Room.
The Trophy Room was the home to our fourth hole, a hosted Guinness keg and a delectable spread of Irish pub-style specialties.  The course then moved through the locker room to it’s final destination, the large ballroom.
The putt putt challenge ended in our ballroom with a lot of competitive talk over a main course dinner featuring such Irish favorites as shepherd’s pie, a Dublin hotpot and of course, corned beef and cabbage prepared by our amazing culinary staff.  We’d like to congratulate our winner, Mr. Jim Novitsky, who will be enjoying a special Chef-selected dinner for two in our Valley Room in the near future.
If you missed out on the fun that was the Leprechaun Open, don’t worry!  We have an amazing schedule of events planned to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.  We look forward to seeing you soon!DSC00075

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Egypt Valley’s Jeff Holmes to Lead Michigan Golf Course Superintendents

EAST LANSING – Jeffrey T. Holmes, the golf course superintendent at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada Township since 1993, has been elected as the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association (MiGCSA) Chapter President for 2015.

The MiGSCA held its annual elections last week at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing during the Michigan Turfgrass Conference.

Other officers elected to the MiGSCA board include Vice President Justin Bickel, superintendent at The Nightmare and Dream Golf Courses in West Branch, and Secretary/Treasurer Mark Ostrander, superintendent at The Moors Country Club in Portage.

The election marked the end of board service for Greg Pattinson, superintendent at Indianwood Golf &Country Club and the 2013 President and 2014 Past President, and Gregg Matthews, superintendent at Tam-O-Shanter Country Club in West Bloomfield who completed his term as President and moves into the Past President position on the Board.

Dave Pawluk, superintendent at The Inn at St. Johns, was reelected to the Board to represent the Detroit District. Mike Rosen, superintendent at The Otsego Club in Gaylord was reelected to represent the Northern District.

Dan Mausolf, superintendent at Radrick Farms in Ann Arbor and certified golf course superintendent Rob Steger were elected to the Board of Directors replacing Greg Pattinson and Phil Owen, superintendent at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc. Pattinson and Owen ended their terms in the Mid District.

The MiGCSA is “dedicated to providing value to our members through programs and services that enhance and promote our profession.” The MiGCSA is managed by Adam Ikamas, CGCS Executive Director, who can be contacted at adamikamas@migcsa.org, 1-888-3-MiGCSA.

Please click here to view the original article provided by the GAM website:  http://www.gam.org/Public/News/?newsID=689