Welcome to 2021, as we all anxiously await the arrival of the new golf season here in the Northeast and say goodbye to 2020!
While we can all agree that the challenges we faced as golfers pale in comparison to the challenges that many have faced in day-to-day life, they were challenges just the same. I, for one, would like to say thank you to all the members of the Board of Governors and the management of Orange Hills Country Club for finding ways to make the season feel as normal as possible throughout a difficult year. Let me also give an individual shout-out to Tom Terzakis who, as Tournament Director, probably had the toughest challenge of all coordinating a full season or tournaments and doing it successfully.
As I rejoin the Board, I am looking forward to having the opportunity to continue building on these successes. However, as I have said so many times before, the Board of Governors cannot do it alone. Keep this in mind, the Board of Governors is here to represent you, the members. During my previous tenure on the Board, I would say it at every Annual Meeting, the Board needs and welcomes your input in order to deliver the product you expect from them.
I know for a fact that many of you have thoughts, ideas or suggestions about something you would like to see different. I have heard it. I have spent time in the back room on a weekend after my round and hear the things that are talked about. But gentlemen, I will not speak for the entire Board, but I know that I do not read minds. I am guessing most of the other Board members don’t either. So, if the only four people who know what your ideas are, are you and the three guys you play with every week then you really cannot expect anything to be different.
I would like to see that change. Let me say this again, if you have a thought, if you have an idea, if you have a suggestion or concern share it with the Board. Not during their round of golf, please. But I would like to know what you have on your mind and I will make myself available to hear it. Here is my personal email address, drop me a note: firstname.lastname@example.org Although I prefer to talk with you personally, these are still different times so reach out and we can schedule a convenient time to talk either by phone or face-to-face. During the season if you see me after my round at the clubhouse, say hello. Tell me if you have something on your mind.
Gentlemen, like all of you, I am looking forward to getting this golf season started and hopefully this pandemic that has held the world hostage for nearly a year begins to settle down and we can get back to some degree of normal. Help us make this a grand “Re-Opening”.
I wish each of you good health and success in 2021 and look forward to seeing you all soon. Until then, please stay safe.
Glenn Hottin, President
OHCC Men’s Golf Association