Dear TCLS Friends,
April is here with warmer weather and the Easter Bunny is making his way to Central Georgia.

Here at The Club we are in the middle of “Spring Cleaning”. Greg is spearheading projects such as repainting all walls and baseboard, new carpet in the Member’s Activity Room and the Administrative Offices. We are in the final stages of the 2000 linear feet of cart path repair, landscaping around the short game practice facility and the renovation of our bag drop area. We will next direct our efforts towards the Pool Pavilion as we complete the sealing of the pool deck and addition of supplemental pool furniture as we prepare for a great pool season.

Madison is busy updating our website, planning new events such as Family Game Day and preparing for an active summer for our kiddos at TCLS Summer Camp.

April will be a busy month on the Golf Course as we host the Annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament and our 2nd Annual Men’s Member Guest. We would like to announce the promotion of David Franklin to Director of Golf and Instruction for TCLS. David has been an integral piece of MCC and The Club at Lake Sinclair for more than 30 years. Please congratulate David on his promotion! In addition to David’s promotion, we will also find him some help! We have initiated a search for a Golf Professional to help David and the team with our growing membership and list of golf related social events. We are also asking for Member assistance in the Golf Shop and Grounds Maintenance. Anyone interested in working in either area can reach out to me on my personal cell at 478-290-9700 for details.

As busy as Darren and his staff have been, it is just going to get busier as spring progresses into early summer. We had a great Men’s Golf Association meeting in March. There were a few concerns discussed that we will address. Most prominent was the reemergence of the cold weather weed Poa Annua on greens and fairways. Poa seeds can lay dormant in soil for up to 16 years before germinating and on poa plant can produce up to 350 seeds. It is becoming clear that our 2022 poa pre-emergent treatment was not completed. The cold weather events over the last month have allowed the dormant seeds to sprout due to the incomplete 2022 treatment. Unfortunately, the poa we are currently experiencing is showing signs of resistance to our post-emergent herbicide. Darren has ordered a different herbicide for our putting greens and yet another one for fairways and collars. We hope that these treatments will show results in 10-21 days with hopes most poa will be gone by our Member Guest Tournament. We have contracted to have tee box #13 redesigned with a shade tolerant teeing surface for better playability beginning May 1, 2023. We have also contracted to have our driving range teeing area redesigned to double the size and with a more aggressive turf to speed grow in of divots. The addition of a range mat at the rear of the range will complete the project beginning August 1, 2023.

The rainy weather has delayed the ground breaking of our new pickle ball courts. Rain events have a domino effect on the construction company. If they one project is delayed, the delay is passed on done the line. We hope to begin the addition of this popular amenity soon.

We have seen exciting growth since the Pandemic. We are confident we will reach our “Membership Cap” during the month of April. If you have family or friends who have not yet joined The Club, please let them know there is no better time to join; each new member referred by a current member will receive a $200 Club Credit. It is our intent to cap membership at 600 family memberships, at least temporarily to make sure our current members always have an opportunity to enjoy all that the Club has to offer. After we assess our growth, we may open a small number of additional membership to “Legacy” applicants or those related to or referred by current Members.

As of April 1, 2023 any new member accepted to the Club will pay an Initiation Fee of $1800.

Thank you for your support and friendship!