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Fall 2009 Torreon Newsletter

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  • Torreon | UpdateFALL 2009

    Show Low, Arizona

  • Table of Contents

    A Message of Thanks 1Joe Long, Torreons General Manager, reviews the year and lets us know whats coming up.

    Golf Course Maintenance 2The golf courses are in good hands with Matt Kimball, Director of Agronomy and hisSuperintendent, Brandon Wilhelm.

    Golf Season News 3The 2009 Golf Season was exciting for both Members and their guests. Steve andhis group added the Senior Club Championshipto this years roster.

    2009 Golf Champions 4See who the Torreon Golf Stars are for 2009.

    Social Activities & Events 5Karen Meyer brought the Family Center to life and planned some new, fun-filled activities forthe Adult Crowd as well!

    Food & Beverage 6Chef Eduardo Mata is a wonderful additionto Torreons culinary staff. Frank Abeyta, Director of Food & Beverage tells us whats next.

    TorreonThe Best of the White Mountains 7Torreon, Arizonas Premiere White Mountain Community offers a wealth of four season enjoyment.

    Torreon hosted its fourth photography workshop of the year on the weekend of October 2, 2009. Renowned landscape photographer Jerry Sieve conducted the field sessions and critiques. Look for the upcoming gallery of Sieve class shots, and for the addition of a Members gallery of beautiful White Mountain photographs.

    Thanks to the Torreon Jerry Sieve Photo Workshop, our talented attending photographers are sharing a few of their spectacular shots.

    Cover photo: Charlotte McCluskey

    Photos on this page from top to bottom: Margie Shubin, Charlotte McCluskey and Candace Williams

    877.771.6771 | 928.532.8000 | fax 928.537.9892 | Torreon.com651 South Torreon Loop, Show Low, Arizona 85901

  • 1A Message of Thanks

    I would first like to thank you as a Torreon Golf Club Member for your fantastic support this year. The Club activity was superb with all of our events very well attended. As the General Manager I am pleased with the accomplishments of our management staff and their teams.

    Matt Kimball and his assistant Brandon Wilhelm have done a remarkable job improving the condition of the golf courses. The greens are exceptional and the contrast of the tall fescue outlines the golf course in a dramatic fashion.

    Steve Talentino is a magician in the golf shop. He and his team are always professional and all of our tournaments and golfing events have run smoothly.

    Karen Meyer, Social and Events Director, developed the most successful Family Center Summer Program in the history of Torreon. Karen also coordinated all Club events to include the creation of the themes and accents of festive dcor.

    Our Food & Beverage Director Frank Abeyta and Chef Eduardo Mata have been exceptional. The department really came alive this year by preparing excellent cuisine and elevating the service level.

    October and November are great months in the White Mountains. We welcome your weekend arrivals and your special get-away weeks. We have created a new Fall Menu which is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant is open every day for lunch with breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. The bar is also open on the off-nights (Monday Wednesday) until the golfers finish.

    This is certainly the time to begin planning your holiday gatherings. Be sure to keep us in mind as you plan your next party.

    Torreon is now selling Golf Villas II packages which include a Golf Membership. You can contact Candi Williams, our on-site real estate specialist with Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate at 928 -537-8563. She is the lead sales executive for the Golf Villas II duplexes.

    There are many people who feel owning a home in Torreon individually is a major undertaking. We now offer the opportunity for multiple families, who have their names on the title of the home, to purchase more than one membership per property. This is a limited time offer, but while we have extra memberships we feel this is a great option.

    Please contact me if you have any questions about the different membership promotions. We look forward to seeing you through the winter months and dont forget to make your reservations for Thanksgiving Day Brunch and the New Years Eve Party.

    Warmest regards,

    Joe Long, General Manager

  • 3Golf Course Maintenance

    As the 2009 season starts to wind down, we are shifting our focus from daily prep work to special projects. There are drainage and canal clearing projects ahead as well as possible tee box construction. We plan to modify the fairway cut by softening the erratic outline and increasing the width of the fairways. We will slowly modify the rough to a more user friendly height so people wont struggle as much recovering from the rough.

    The asphalt on the Tower course will be redone to look like the 4th nine cart paths. The asphalt paths have not held up well with the clay base and the winter weather we

    receive. We hope this program will look better, drive better and over time build a better base for future cart path paving. This project is scheduled for completion by spring 2010.

    We are expanding our landscape work around the putting and chipping greens and the parking lots over the winter and into the spring. Weve proposed the purchase of additional equipment for next spring. One of the pieces is a fairway aerifier. The use of an aerifier in the fairways coupled with sand topdressing will, over time, make the course much firmer, healthier, and able to recover from heavy rain events.

    Our early spring project to renovate the main driving range tee will have a great impact on the golfing members. By applying herbicide to the tee, we will kill all the grass that currently inhabits the teeing area. Next, we will re-sod, sand, and fertilize the tee. The tee will remain closed until the grass has taken root and should open back up by mid-May. This will greatly reduce the amount of poa annua that has contaminated the tee and has spread to the putting surfaces.

    As you can see, we will be busy this winter with an all-out effort to improve this wonderful facility. Thanks for all of the great suggestions and comments this season, we look forward to next season being even better.

    Matt Kimball, Director of Argronomy

  • 4Golf Season

    Thank you for making this a great season at Torreon Golf Club!

    We sincerely appreciate those of you who continually support the Club and take part in our golf activities. Participation in our golf events was very good and we look forward to building on our success. As always we appreciate your comments and suggestions. They are a valuable ingredient and a useful tool in developing our 2010 golf events schedule.

    Our first major event of the season, the Member-Member was won by Brian Hughes and Jerry Calley. The Ladies Division was won by Debra Rogers and Janie Nolen.

    Our premier mixed event was the Couples Extravaganza. The 2009 Champions were John and Janet Barton. The Junior Club Championship provided an exciting day of fun and competition for our growing number of junior golfers. The Boys Division was won by Caleb Ferganchick and in the Girls Division; Christine Johnson successfully defended her title.

    The Mens Member-Guest was once again a great success. The Overall Champions were Dennis Hawker and Quinton Smith. They played some awesome golf and their names are now etched on our perpetual trophy.

    The Ladies Member-Guest was equally successful. The Gross Champions were Sue Basso and Donna Marden. The Net Division was won by Dee Dee McCabe and Marni Lucchini.

    Congratulations to Hank Arnold and Sue Basso. They are the 2009 Overall Club Champions of Torreon Golf Club.

    Also, we would like to congratulate Steve Anderson and Claudette Bonney, the Overall Net Champions. 2009 was the first year of a separate Senior Club Championship. The victors were Tim Bateman as the Senior Gross Champion and Butch Sorensen as the Net Champion.

    The Tower and Cabin Golf Courses were in excellent condition all summer thanks to our Director of Agronomy Matt Kimball and Superintendent Brandon Wilhelm. Numerous compliments from members and guests added to enjoyment and success of our season. We look forward to a bright future regarding the condition, playability and acclaim of our golf facilities.

    Soon, we will begin preparing our schedule of events for the year 2010. We plan to send out the 2010 Packet of Events shortly after the first of the year. Thank you for supporting our golf operations. It has been a great season at Torreon Golf Club and we look to next year.

    Steve Talentino, PGA Head Golf Professional

  • 52009 Torreon Champions

    Member-Member Winners 2009Brian Hughes and Jerry Calley

    Member-Member Ladies Winners 2009Debra Rogers and Janie Nolen with Steve Talentino

    Mens Member-Guest ChampionsDennis Hawker and Quinton Smith

    Overall Net Champions 2009Steve Anderson and Claudette Bonney

    Mens Club Champion 2009Hank Arnold & Steve

    Womens Club Champion 2009 Sue Basso & Steve

    From left to right: Dee Dee McCabe, Marni Lucchini Net Division ChampionsSue Basso and Donna Marden Gross Champions

  • 6Social Activities & Events

    Thank you everyone for making the 2009 Family Center season the best ever. Our staff enjoys each and every one of your children. Were already planning the program for next years fun. Our theme for the 2010 summer months will be Around the World in 10 weeks. Each week well focus on a different country. All the activities from Kiddy Camp through the older kids will have food, games, and fun that takes place in that country. Be sure to look for the calendar on our website in early spring.

    I want to remind you the Family Cente