Newsletter - Empire Ranch Golf Course

Thank you so very much to all of you, members of the Empire Ranch Senior Men's Club, Men's and Ladies Clubs, Empire Ranch Card members, Annual Pass holders and the general public.  We appreciate your understanding and loyalty that you have shown during this difficult year of 2017.  Mother Nature is definitely bigger than all of us and we were certainly dealt a challenging blow this past year.  The flooding damaged tees and greens and the golf course had to be reconfigured in order to offer you an 18 hole affordable golfing option in today's expensive golf economy.
The rebuilding process is ongoing, having hired a golf course consultant specifically to deal with the task of repairing the damage in order to give a ​better than before  ​
contiguous course ​on which to play. We have recently spent thousands of dollars purchasing equipment​ and are working currently on the drainage of the course to help avoid past standing water issues.
​We are excited about sharing what we are doing with the course, as we acknowledge the many difficulties we experienced last season, with the knee high rough being the main obstacle.  Re-rating by the USGA of our 2017 alternate hole layout was achieved and this made it possible for all of our members of all of our clubs to post scores and maintain their handicaps.

As stated, we are currently addressing our drainage which is one of the most important items of excellent playing conditions.  We are purchasing new maintenance equipment and reviewing and changing our policy on mowing. (especially the rough).  And we are trying to negotiate for new carts.
 With grateful hearts, we thank each one of you for your consideration and kind words. Thanks to those who have continued to play the game we all love at Empire while we undergo the renewal process.  
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We ​look forward to hearing from all of our golfers​. Your feedback and ideas to enhance your golfing experience at Empire is valued.​​​
2018 at Empire Ranch Golf Course
1.) Affordable golf - $25 for Ranch Card holders ( thank you for the ones that have already purchased your 2018 Card!)
2.) A better course with more attention to detail - rough WILL be down all the time, greens cut and rolled daily, tees boxes maintained, bunkers trimmed and sand attended to.
3.) Range Balls provided every other tournament date.
4.) We are in negotiation for new golf carts for 2018
5.) All event credit monies awarded can be rolled over to the next calendar year.
6.) Low cost meals after tournament play for the SMC members.
All members of clubs at Empire Ranch Golf course, including the general public, can at any time order the following:
1.) Clubs - Titleist, Wilson, Bridgestone, Cleveland  
2.) Balls - Titleist, Wilson, Bridgestone, Precept, Chromax, Slazenger
3.) Shoes - Footjoy
4.) Bags - Titleist, Wilson, Club Glove, Ogio, Cleveland  
5.) Gloves - Titleist, Footjoy, Wilson, Slazenger, Bridgestone
6.) Tees and incidentals - AMA 7.) Apparel - Antigua, Ahead, Greg Norman, Tres Bien, the Weather Co.
 All these vendors are available to you.  Allow 5-7 working days to receive product,
(a little longer during holidays and weekends).The above 1-6 items will be in place for next season, and we at Empire Ranch Golf Course welcome you, your friends, and your families to come and see all of the new and exciting changes ahead for 2018.
Sean P. Boggs
Head Golf Professional
​Director of Golf
​Dwight and Sandra  Millard