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February 1, 2020

Dear Members & Friends of Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas Golf Clubs:

We are so fortunate weather wise this time of year because we typically do not have snow, sleet and ice to deal with it. However, so far since December 1st, we’ve experienced 33 frost delays and 29 days of rain in this fall/winter season, as compared to 26 frost delays and 16 days of rain for the same period last year.

Our very dear Joe Smith, who has been our Tournament Director for several years, has decided to pursue another chapter in his life. Joe’s last day will be Saturday February 15th. If you know Joe, please tell him thanks for all that he’s helped with! Dale is working hard to setup an interim contact until we find a permanent replacement for Joe. We will miss you incredibly, but we wish you the best.

Many a comment has been made recently about customer perceived increases in golf or dining prices, so I thought a quick moment down memory lane might be advantageous. Effective January 1, 2017 Arizona residents voted in the mandatory minimum wage legislation. This mandatory minimum wage has effectively increased a minimum wage employees wage by 33.33% in just 3 years. Effective January 1, 2021 the minimum wage will again increase, and in every future year, by the percent associated with cost-of-living and continuing in this manner indefinitely. I hope this explains why the cost to provide our services has increased!

I’ve been very open regarding Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas being available for sale. If anyone knows an investor that is serious about purchasing a golf course, and can demonstrate the financial capability to close such a deal please refer them to me. I’ll be talking about this a bit at the February 9th member only dinner.

Has anyone seen extra range balls and bags in your car trunk or garage? If yes, bringing them back to either golf shop would be very appreciated.

On Friday February 14th we will be offering a wonderful Valentine’s Day 3 course dinner from 4PM to close at Canoa Ranch Grill On the Green. An eblast with all information will be distributed soon, but please make your reservation now by calling 520-625-1933.

Jon Vayre and Mike Hertel have a challenging 2020 schedule for Golf Schools, Academies, and Clinics. Please visit our websites for further information. If you need help with any part of your game give Jon a call at 520-235-9821 or email at , or call Mike at 520-222-4700. Jon is now a certified PING fitter, so if you need a new set of clubs, or maybe just a new putter or wedge, please give Jon a call. He’s already ordered a full set of PING clubs for a customer. Get your fitting scheduled with Jon, and get the clubs to improve your game.

On Saturday Jan 11th 72 members & guests participated in a Member/Guest Mixer event, with lunch following. Winners of the event were; First Flight – Allison Duran, Craig Duran, Jen Morningstar and Jerry Morningstar with a score of 119. Second Flight – Cindy Henkel, Tom Henkel, Dave Stark and Charlie Wolff with a score of 130.

We have many wonderful events for your enjoyment, so please note your calendars. Additional information will be forthcoming.

     Sun. Feb. 9, 5:00PM - CR (Members only) Dinner, No Golf
     Sat. March 7, 8:00 - TB (Women's Club Championship)
     Sun. March 8, 8:00 - CR (Women's Club Championship)
     Sat. March 21, 8:00 - TB (Men's Club Championship)
     Sun. March 22, 8:00 - CR (Men's Club Championship)
     Sat. April 11, 8:00 - CR (Member/Guest) "Superintendent's Revenge" and Lunch

Have you been designated to organize a gathering for family, church, your HOA? The Canoa Ranch Clubhouse is the perfect venue for special occasions such as family reunions, HOA events, birthdays, anniversaries and community events. We offer a wide variety of specialty menus from boxed lunches to full breakfast, lunch or dinner. The spacious clubhouse, with its’ own fireplace and view of the golf course, is perfect for small and large groups, seating 90+ in addition to the attached patio for outdoor use. Please email or call Bethany Hardy at 520-352-1080 to reserve your event.

This month’s quote makes a simple statement in this complicated world of today, “Sometimes being with your friends, and golfing is the only therapy that you need”, author unknown.

As always, my thanks to all of you for the support you provide, and the patience you have had as we continue to make improvements at both Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas.

Mike Cochran - General Manager
Canoa Ranch & Torres Blancas
520-352-1031 (office)