President’s Blog October 2013
As we wind down the 2013 golf season at LKCC, it seems like a great time to look back at all of the changes and
accomplishments. I can remember many questions being directed my way in the spring. The superintendent that we
have had for 26 years was gone and some people seemed concerned about our survival. I did my best to reassure everyone
that we would not only be okay but we would be better than ever. This was not a sales ploy on my part but my honest belief.
I was very confident that Dennis Hodge would not only thrive as the superintendent but would create a work environment that
is second to none. Jim Hadlock stepped into the role of assistant superintendent and orchestrated the building of the new 8th
green and he resurrected any other greens that needed care. Mike Lewis was hired as the master mechanic but soon
expanded his roll to "do anything that needs doing", purchasing agent and head chef. He has done a tremendous job and if we
add a title of "Dictator" that will be his goal. The rest of our maintenance department have all done a fantastic job and if you
have been on the course recently you understand why I say that. Thank you all for making LKCC such a beautiful place to play
Bill Bisset and the staff at the clubhouse work so hard to keep our patrons happy, get a tee time for all that want one and greet
everyone with a smile. The rain in May and June may have gotten us off to a slow start but it never dampened the work ethic
and focus of our staff. We have rallied from that slow start and will finish strong with another great year for our
The new flower gardens, clubhouse renovations, new 8th green, tree harvesting, new maintenance equipment and course
sponsors were all a big part of our success in 2013. I would like to thank Eric Green for taking the reigns of LKCC golf
instructor and adding another important amenity to our club. As I start planning for next year, I can't help but feel
confident and secure with all the staff we have and the extraordinary job they do.
My sincere gratitude to all the members, patrons and staff for another exceptional year at Lake Kezar Country Club.
Yours in Golf,