General Manager’s Message Rick Rainville, General Manager Summertime, summertime… it’s that time of year again and we are busy planning for your return to Naples! Golf, fitness, spa, dining and activity calendars are being planned with your suggestions in mind. Our goal is to provide events and activities that are both appealing and convenient to schedule during your time at the Club. As soon as dates and details are confirmed, we will post them on our Members website calendar. As always there will be printed versions available at the Administrative Office in early fall for you to take home. Our annual membership meeting was held on Thursday May 8, 2014. Member feedback following the meeting was very positive. We are committed to listening to our Members and we use Member feedback to develop action plans to improve your Club experience. My General Manager’s Report and a summary of the question and answer session from the meeting are available on the Members website. Tiburón Golf Club Supports “TEE IT FORWARD” What is TEE IT FORWARD? TEE IT FORWARD, is a national awareness campaign encouraging golfers to play from tees best suited to their ability. Tiburón’s Director of Golf Chad Nigro and our professional staff are excited to support this national initiative and encourage all golfers to give it a try! Here are some basic reminders: • • TEE IT FORWARD is highlighted at golf facilities nationwide, but you can TEE IT FORWARD every day, every round, every time you play. TEE IT FORWARD helps golfers play from tees best suited to their game. That can mean more click here to play video fun and maybe faster rounds. In 2012, golfers nationwide reported: • • • • 56% felt they played faster 56% were more likely to play more often 85% had more fun 93% are likely to TEE IT FORWARD again Jack Nicklaus TEES IT FORWARD. Chad and I recently experienced the benefit of this program firsthand when we suggested to a gentleman we were playing with to move up two sets of tees for his round. What a difference! We witnessed a transformation in confidence and scoring and we sure saw a lot of smiles. After the round, the gentleman thanked us for suggesting he play from the forward tee. He said he had more fun playing the game than he had in many years and he would definitely be moving up from now on. We work very hard to make your time spent at Tiburón enjoyable. If we succeed, please tell your friends. If we don’t, please tell me.