2014 President’s Letter
As I sit here staring out at 8 more inches of snow in March, I wonder if spring will ever get here. It
certainly has been one of the coldest winters I can remember but history tells me that in 6 weeks the grass will
be visible and maybe even green.
Before I started my President’s letter, I read through all the pages of financial numbers, advertising
strategies, equipment upgrades, tee box sponsors and course improvements that have been achieved over the
last 6 years. The more I read the better I felt. All of a sudden the giant piles of snow and the freezing
temperatures didn’t seem so bad. Maybe spring is coming.
The fee schedule for this year will remain the same as last year. If we can continue to offer the best golfing
value without increasing our rates, the entire staff should be very proud of their hard work and efficiency. This
will be the third year in a row that The New England Golf Guide has distinguished our course as “The Number 1
Golfing Value in New England”. They rate all 675 public courses in New England! Well done!!
My philosophy has remained constant since day one. “Continue to increase the amenities, improve the
physical structure of the course and provide an affordable and enjoyable experience for all”. The two largest
items left on my wish list are a driving range and a television commercial. Will anyone be surprised if I have to
start a new wish list next year? Check the website for updates (www.lakekezargolf.com). The next President’s
Blog is due in April.
In closing, I would like to thank Dennis Hodge for the work he accomplished in his first year as
Superintendent. There were some that were very concerned about what shape the course would be in as we
transitioned from one maintenance director to another. I never had one doubt that the conditions would be
spectacular with Dennis at the helm. We now have a system of soil testing, water testing, fertilization, spraying,
mowing, trimming, bunker maintenance and communication that the course has never had.
If you believe that the “Snow Birds’ bring warm weather with them as they migrate North, I hope they come
soon as we have a lot of melting that needs to get done.
Yours in golf,
Bradford A. Littlefield