Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Message of Introduction from Director of Golf, Scott Pansch

GBCC Members:

As I begin to settle into my new role as Director of Golf, I would like to thank you all for your warm welcome to GBCC. The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind, but I am beginning to settle in. Thank you to all who have stopped by the Golf Shop to say hello and I look forward to meeting the rest of you soon. For those of you who winter down south, I wish you safe travels back home to Wisconsin.

Scott Family.jpgMy wife Christina is still in Minnesota working diligently to get our house on the market. Mother Nature is certainly not helping this process! We are hoping for a quick sale and her arrival to Green Bay sometime in May or June. We will then start our search for our new home here. I certainly miss her and our dog Cooper and I am looking forward to starting the next chapter in our lives here in Green Bay.

With the approaching golf season, I would like to take this opportunity to not only introduce myself and my family, but also to outline my core beliefs and what to expect regarding the Golf Operation.

We respect one another while empowering each team member to become successful personally and professionally. We will challenge each other to make the most of each day by continually striving to raise the bar. We will be a personable, accessible and friendly staff that operates with a service-filled heart.

As a member of our staff, I am committed to administering a first-class tournament program that meets the goals and initiatives of the Golf Committee. My attention to detail and focus on executing the perfect event will provide the club with an unparalleled golf experience that grows relationships in a fun and competitive environment for players of all ability levels.

My involvements in operating merchandising programs have taught me to treat them as an amenity to its membership while being fiscally responsible. Service is the foundation of every shopping experience. I will supply our membership and their guests with personalized and knowledgeable service on all products stocked within the Golf Shop.

My experiences as an instructor have afforded me a wealth of teaching knowledge. I will promote an environment that engages players of all abilities to improve their skills and passion for the game in private and clinic settings.

WOMEN’S GOLFIn the past, I have had success creating a welcoming environment that promotes participation for players of all ability levels. I will work with our Women’s Golf Committee to uphold a schedule of events that promotes lifelong friendships that grow the game while offering competitive opportunities.

As one of the most visible aspects of any golf operation, it is arguably the most important. My passion to work with others will help ensure members and guests will be greeted and welcomed by enthusiastic and proactive staff that anticipates and recognizes member preferences through the use of clear and consistent communication.

I am looking forward to seeing you all soon and starting a wonderful golf season.

Fairways & Greens!

Scott Pansch
Director of Golf
Green Bay Country Club

Friday, April 13, 2018

A Matter of Course: Course & Weather Update

Have we skipped spring this year...???  The calendar tells us it’s spring, but the weather says otherwise.
Picture was taken April 4th

This April, the record weather events seem to be surrounding us:
  • Most snow in April in the last 108 years: With the forecasted rain/snow this weekend, we may reach a record of most snow in April. 
  • Second coldest temperature recorded in April at 9 degrees 
  • Latest spring recorded date reaching 9 degrees on April 8th 
  • Accumulated more snow than previous months this past winter: 
    • April (so far) – 12.5”  
    • March – 7” 
    • February – 6.7” 
    • January – 5.1”
    • December – 12”
Photo from WISN Meteorologist, Mark Baden.

With all factors mentioned above, current conditions, and future forecast; there is no set opening date. Once the snow clears, the frost lifts and temperatures stay above freezing; the Grounds Crew will be out working vigorously to open the golf course. Thank you all for your patience and watch your emails for any updates.