The country club at DC Ranch is a country club where you can enjoy many of the activities with your loved ones. The activities includes tennis, fitness, swimming, awesome dining venues and many other social events too.The best Scottsdale golf club is located in the heart of the city Scottsdale. For all the members DC Ranch continuously organizes many events & activities whole year which cannot let the members go away from us for a minute.
Friday, 23 January 2015
Thursday, 22 January 2015
On that note, please accept my sincere thanks and gratitude for your generous contributions to the annual Employee Appreciation Fund. After sending a brief ‘reminder’, we went from a 665 participation rate to 80% within just a few days. As a result, your total contribution to the fund was $135,620! Every employee of the Club (except me!) receives a portion of this fund – calculated by dividing the total amount of funds available, after taxes, by the total number of months collectively served by the Club’s employees. Your generous contributions provided every employee with an appreciation bonus of $1,019! Please trust me when I say that your giving made a huge difference to many of our employees.
Until next time,
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
The 2015 Scottsdale Golf Club Round-Up Gentlemen’s Member-Guest has been scheduled for April 22-25, 2015. Registration will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16th on ForeTees under the “events” tab or by calling the Scottsdale Golf Club Golf Shop at 480.342.7210. We recommend signing up online as phone lines will likely be busy. Entries will not be accepted prior to 7:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16th so please mark your calendars and plan on registering in a timely fashion. The entry deadline is Friday, February 6th, 2015 at midnight.
Based on Member survey results this year’s Scottsdale private golf club Round-Up will be returning to the popular five nine-hole match play format played in past DC Ranch Member-Guests from 2000-2012. The field will be limited to 72 Scottsdale golf club teams. Should entries exceed the 72 team maximum; teams will be accepted based upon the following point system; 1 point will be given for each year that a member has participated in past Round-Up Tournaments and 1 point for members who registered for past events but did not get into the field. Teams not making it into the 72 team for 2015 will receive priority entry into the 2016 Round-Up field. The remainder of the 2016 field will be filled based on the point system.
Teams that make it into this year’s field will receive confirmation on Saturday, February 7th. Teams not making it into the field will also be notified and will be placed on an alternate list in order by the number of points they have, and then by the date and time in which their entry was received on Scottsdale Country Club ForeTees. Once the deadline of February 6th has passed teams in the field will be asked to provide their Guest’s information.
The entry fee for the 2015 golf club Round-Up is $1,400 per team. A $700 deposit will be placed on your February statement. The remaining balance of the entry fee will be placed on your March statement. Deposits are non-refundable after April 1st.
Included below for your review is the schedule of events and general Scottsdale Golf Club tournament information. We have added a few new twists to this year’s tournament which we believe you will enjoy including a new way to determine our 2015 Golf Club Overall Champions. We are very excited and look forward to hosting you and your special guest this year. We hope you can join us!
Scottsdale Country Club Championship Format
The Scottsdale Country Club tournament will consist of two-man teams divided into flights of six teams based on combined team handicap indexes. Each team will play five nine-hole matches within their flight to determine the flight champion. Flight champions qualify to compete for the Overall Championship to be played during the 6th and final nine-hole round. The sixth and final nine-hole round will be a two-person modified chapman format (select drive alternate shot).
Teams not qualifying for the Overall Scottsdale Country Club Championship will also play a 6th nine-hole round in a separate competition to be scored using the same format as the Overall Championship round for a separate cash purse based on the specific nine-holes they are playing.
Nine-hole matches will be played using the four-ball match play format. In four-ball match play, the better ball of the partners will be played against the better ball of the other two players. A hole is won by the team who holes the ball in the fewest NET strokes.
Play will be from the Blue or Blue/White tees based on flight. Players over 70 years of age may choose to play the White tees for the appropriate reduction per USGA guidelines.
Teams will receive 1 point for each hole won, ½ point for each hole halved, and 0 points for each hole lost. Each match has a total of 9 possible points. This scoring format requires that teams play all nine holes in each match regardless of the number of holes won or lost. Flight Champions will be determined by total points won and not by win/loss record.
HandicapsThe course handicap of all four players in each match is reduced by the course handicap of the player with the lowest handicap, who then plays from scratch. All indexes will be course adjusted and divided by half to determine the nine-hole handicap for each player. Nine-hole adjustments will not be rounded and half strokes will be given where appropriate.
The maximum handicap index and course handicap differential between partners is 10. If the differential is greater than 10, the higher handicap will be adjusted down to maintain the 10 stroke differential. Every player is responsible for playing with his correct handicap index as of April 15, 2015. The committee makes its best effort to obtain correct handicaps. If there is an error, it is the responsibility of the player to report it to the committee immediately. The Tournament Committee has the responsibility to adjust handicaps based on the USGA Exceptional Score Probability Table.
Friday, 16 January 2015
As I mentioned, 2014 was a great year for the Scottsdale Country Club tennis program:
- Traci Guy completed her second year and Arin Enge his first year as tennis professionals. They have both brought so much to the program!
- We had eight (8) ladies league teams this past fall which is the most we have ever had!
- Our 3.5 ATA team won the fall league championship!
- Our B4 and A3 teams won the spring championship!
- We had a Men’s USTA 4.0 team and a Mixed USTA 8.0 team win sectionals and go to the National Championships!
- The Scottsdale Country Club tennis courts changed colors to the US Open blue and now stand out as the championship courts that they are.
- The Scottsdale Country Club men’s program has continued to grow and for the first time we had a 3.0 USTA team to go with our existing 4.5 team.
- Pickleball was introduced for the first time at the Scottsdale private Golf Club.
- The Scottsdale Golf Club.junior program has continued to flourish under the leadership of Traci and Arin, especially the 10 and under program.
- Our many socials and events were well attended with a wide variety of participants
- Cardio Tennis continues to be our most attended activity every Saturday morning at Scottsdale Golf Club.
- Construction of our new Scottsdale Golf Club tennis building to include a pro shop and bathrooms!
- Even more creative programs, socials and events including our first ever Tennis/Golf Event.
- An expanded pickle ball program with more events and open play.
- Staff that will continue to provide the highest quality of service and an opportunity for all players to get involved in the tennis program.
A special thank you to all of the captains of our women’s, men’s and mixed teams! Your leadership and organization keep the leagues fun and running smooth. I am looking forward to seeing everyone out on the courts throughout 2015. Please feel free to contact me or any of the tennis staff if you have questions or want to get involved.
Congratulations to the 3.5 ATA team captained by Denise Gramm and co-captained by Christi Wolfe as they took home the league championship this fall! Besides Christi and Denise, the team consisted of Tania Reed, Alex Chaplik, Sunshine Torczan, Sara Fabricant, Stacie Gorder and Addie Budenbender.
Ladies Holiday Member Member Event
Ladies had a great time at the first ever Holiday Member Member Event! Congratulations to our winners: Frosty Division – Tina Poole and Carolyn Gladwell, Rudolph Division – Stacie Gorder and Addie Budenbender, Kris Kringle.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Registration for the 2015 Scottsdale Golf Club Desert Diamond Classic Ladies Member-Guest Tournament is quickly approaching and will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16th on Scottsdale Golf Club ForeTees under the “events” tab or by calling the Golf Shop at 480.342.7210. Once you have completed the initial registration on Scottsdale Private Golf Club ForeTees the Professional Staff will confirm your entry via email and provide you with all tournament information and detailed registration forms. The entry deadline is Friday, February 6th, 2015 at midnight. We have every expectation that this year’s tournament will have the largest field in the history of the event and hope that you plan to join us for all the fun and camaraderie.
The 2015 Scottsdale Private Golf Club Desert Diamond Classic is scheduled for March 23-26, 2015. The field will be limited to the first 72 teams to register. If you are in need of a partner, please inform the Scottsdale Country Club Golf Shop upon registering for the tournament and we will do our best to help find you one. Should entries exceed 72; teams will be placed on an alternate list based on the date and time in which their entry was received. Scottsdale Country Club Sports Social Members are invited to register on a space available basis.
The entry fee for the 2015 Scottsdale Golf Club Desert Diamond Classic is $700 per team. This will be charged to your account in two increments, with a $350 deposit on your February statement and the remaining $350 on your March statement.
Each year we have many Scottsdale Golf Club Ladies who like to have some fun with matching team uniforms. If you are interested in special ordering team uniforms please let us help you. We have catalogs from most of your favorite brands and can help you with availability and Member pricing so you can look your best! Turnaround time for special orders can be a few weeks so please plan on getting your orders in no later than March 1st.
Included below for your review is the schedule of events and general Scottsdale Golf Club tournament information. We have also added a few new twists to this year’s tournament that we believe you will enjoy. We are very excited and look forward to hosting you and your special guest this year. We hope you can join us!