When it comes to changes, most people fall into one of two cohorts, those who hate change and those who like change. Regardless of our views on change, we’ve all had no choice but to deal with the changes that have come since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, now well over a year ago.
As we continue moving forward in 2021, changes continue but are getting more positive as the world continues to reopen to more normalcy. These times of alteration, modification and fluctuation reminds me of a quotes from Socrates, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”.
Our focus at the Golf Club at Rio Vista and Monarch Grill is on building the new and are very excited to provide you with more fun experiences and continuing our full calendar of golf, F&B, and social events when we can safely do so.
We were able to reintroduce our in-house tournaments in April after a long pause due to the pandemic. We hosted a Monday after the Masters tournament on April 9, the first of a four-tournament 18-hole series to be held the Monday after the PGA major tournaments. The next in the series is Monday after the PGA Championship on Monday, May 24 followed by Monday after the US Open on June 21 and Monday after the British Open on July 19. More 9-hole and 18-hole events will also be hosted later in the year.
We’ve also been busy planning and working with local entertainment groups to lock in dates for social and dinner events in the Monarch Grill. While it was disappointing that due to the pandemic we were unable to complete the 2020 events schedule, those events and much more are coming this way in 2021.
The Elvis Impersonator Dinner & Show, Pasta with the King, already had a full sign-up last March when the shelter at home order required us to cancel. If you were looking forward to getting “All Shook Up” don’t worry because Elvis will enter the building in 2021. Name that Tune with the UltraSonics and Motown Nights with Marquis will also be rescheduled among the many other new dinners, dances and more. We project these events to start in July with the caveat that we will always follow the directives of local and state protocols. Dates, times and details coming soon.
To me, golf isn’t just a game, it’s a lifestyle. It doesn’t matter whether you already play, want to learn or never plan to play golf you can love living the golf lifestyle with us. Hope to see you at the Club again soon!
- Kandace Clatterbaugh, General Manager