This winter has been warmer than usual and the golf course is looking spectacular for our March 15th opening day. During the off season we always take member trips to great places. We recently came back from Pebble Beach with 21 members and my two assistants for the first ever Whispering Pines Ryder Cup at Pebble Beach. We take this trip every February so make plans to go with us next year. I’m looking into a member trip to Ireland in August when the club closes for maintenance as well.
The PGA show was a great educational opportunity for me in January. I was able to listen to many of the best instructors and mental experts on the game of golf. My mind is full of new ideas to make each of your better on the links this year. The teaching facility recently got The Plane Swing teaching aid. This is one of the best teaching aids I’ve ever come across so make sure and come by the teaching facility to try it out. We also have Flight scope technology, which is a Doppler radar for golf that measures swing speed, angle of attack, club face angle and basically every facet of the golf swing. This technology is truly a game changer for analyzing swings along with fitting for golf clubs.
The Professional Shop is stocked with Peter Millar, Dunning, Foot joy and Straight Down clothing. If you don’t see what you’re looking for let me or my staff know and we will special order any item. The Professional Shop also will have the new Titleist Vokey wedges along with free fitting for any new set of clubs. We match prices on all clubs with the discount chains so come see us if you’re needing new equipment. If you are looking for shirts for your corporation or having a fun event and need team uniforms we can do this and give you a 20% discount for all large orders.
The tournament schedule is listed on our website. An email will go out to entire membership for all tournaments and we draw for spots based on cottage space. The Highlander is scheduled for the second weekend in June and The North South Tournament is scheduled for the middle of July. Each of these events are fun and a great way to entertain along with meet other members.
Don’t forget to come out to watch your favorite Big 12 team compete in the Big 12 Championship in April. Whispering Pines recently moved up in the rankings in Golfweek to #32 in America for modern courses and #68 in Golf Digest best in America. Whispering Pines is truly a special place and continues to get better every year. With the new spring schedule we will be open every Tuesday and the month of July. This gives all of you more days to play the best golf course in Texas!
If you need anything from me or my staff please do not hesitate to ask. We are all here to make every experience at Whispering Pines special.
As always it’s a blessing and honor to work for the Robertson family.
Head Golf Professional