GILFORD — As the onset of winter brings about the end of the golf season, it also marks the beginning of the first full winter season of golf at The Golf Club at Patrick's Place, recently constructed above Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford. Located at the junction of Routes 11 and 11B in Gilford, the new club will be opening its doors to the public to play a complimentary nine holes of golf on any of their 40 golf courses on Saturday, November 23 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
"We're inviting the public to come out and try the golf simulators, have some fun and experience our new club." says PGA Professional and Club Manager Dan Wilkins. "We are really pleased to have built a facility that will offer area golfers the most accurate and technologically advanced golf simulator on the market, along with an environment that members will really enjoy."
The Open House will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, with tee times reserved for foursomes every two hours. Visitors are invited to call Wilkins at the club at 387-2597 to reserve their tee time. In addition, guests can play the 'closest to the pin contest' and 'longest drive contest' for some great prizes while enjoying complimentary refreshments.
The club features three state-of-the-art golf simulators with 40 golf courses from around the world to choose from, along with driving ranges and training aids to help players stay sharp during the long winter season. In addition, Wilkins will be offering lessons, utilizing video swing analysis and comprehensive data for those interested in making maximum improvements to their golf game. "The simulators offer an outstanding environment for teaching, from the novice to the advanced golfer" explains Wilkins. "It's an ideal setting for individual lessons".
In addition to providing a venue for the serious golfer and want-to-be golfer, the club provides members and their guests a great social setting with a comfortable lounge area for golfers to enjoy. The BYOB facility has everything needed for an enjoyable round of golf, with kitchen facilities, comfortable seating, big screen TV's (with smaller TV'sat each golf simulator), a putting area and more. In addition, the club hosts special nights for ladies on Tuesday evenings and men on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
There are limited memberships still available. For a membership application and club rules and regulations, call Dan Wilkins at 387-2597 or visit www.thegolfclubatpatricksplace.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:48
LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association (LWWA) is pleased to announce a new slate of officers for 2013/2014. The new board represents a mix of continuing members and new members in 2013. The LWWA board provides strategic direction and oversight to the lake association in its mission to protect the water quality and natural resources of the Lake Winnipesaukee watershed. The new board assumed its duties on September 11.
The 2013/14 Board of Directors is as follows: officers Diane Hanley, president; Dean Anson, vice-president; Lee Duncan, treasurer; Rick DeMark, secretary; board members Steve Preston, Steve Kahl, and Steve Wingate.
LWWA welcomes Steve Wingate as the newest member to the Board. With an extensive background in forestry and strong volunteer ethic Wingate is a great asset. After graduating with an M.S. in Forest Management he served five years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam and Germany. He then began a 40 year career in the U.S. Forest Service during which he worked on five different national forests in specialties such as forest and wildlife management, and watershed based resource planning. Since retiring Wingate has continued to share his knowledge and expertise by working as a consultant on several special projects; most recently for a forest management plan for the New York City municipal watershed in the Catskill Region.
Wingate's strong volunteer ethic is evident in the many activities and organizations in which he is involved. A resident of Tuftonboro, he is a member of the Tuftonboro Conservation Commission, Joint Community Milfoil Committee, and Mirror Lake Watershed Committee. He is also a Lakes Region Planning Commission Commissioner and planning advisor, and a member on the UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Committee and Lay Lakes Monitoring Program. LWWA will benefit greatly not only from Wingate's forestry expertise, but also his enthusiasm, energy and active involvement to get things done.
Do you have an interest, passion, skill, or knowledge to share that would benefit the mission of LWWA? To learn more about the organization and what it does please visit www.winnipesaukee.org or call 581-6632.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:41
LACONIA — American Legion Post 1 will offer a Thanksgiving Day Buffet to its members and their guests from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. For planning purposes please call and let the bartender know how many will be in your group. 524-9728.
Post 1 is a smoke free building.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:34
LACONIA — The Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC is holding its 89th Annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and pastries will be served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch, featuring hearty soup or chowder with sandwich, will be served in the church hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The fair offers a wide selection of gifts and decorations for the holidays. Shoppers will find arts and crafts, knitted items, needlework and a cookie walk. A plant table will offer lovely potted plants and berry bowls.
The ever-popular country pantry will be stocked with jams and jellies, fudge, candies and breads, and wonderful pies made at the church on Friday.
The silent auction is always very popular, with gifts and gift cards. The silent auction will close at 1 p.m.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:26