Greetings from Mill Creek. We hope everyone is doing
well and staying warm. The weather has been quite nice
with the exception of some cold mornings.
Most of our seasonal residents have returned home or will
be soon. We wish them all a Happy Holiday season and
look forward to seeing them again in the Spring.
Membership packages will begin going out near the first
of December. So if you aren’t already a member, please
let us know and we’ll email or mail a package to you as
Joe on Golf
Greetings and Happy Holidays to all,
Winter is here again. I apologize for missing the Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Unfortunately,
I was on business in New Jersey that weekend. Kristi and I did the chance however
to loan a small hand to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. It was a humbling experience
for us both and helped us to realize just how lucky were are. However, we did miss
out on another great meal courtesy of Michelle.
Many of you are already aware that there is a pending sale of Mill Creek in the works.
We have a closing date scheduled for December 27th of this year. So it is very possible
that this will be my last Edition of Slices. If it is, then as editor, I would like to thank all
of your for your continued support, photos, feedback and input into this publication. It
has been a labor of love… and hate... sometimes to put it out with deadlines, photos,
schedules, mistakes and all the details, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.
With regard to the buyer, I can now announce that Warren Hughes is the buyer. It is my
understanding that Mr. Hughes will be sending a letter and offering memberships for 2013.
If you need to get in touch with questions or concerns with Mr. Hughes, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see to it that Mr. Hughes receives your correspondence.
I have invited Mr. Hughes to the both the member dinner and the open dinner
and he said he would try to attend.
If the sale does go through, I would also like to thank each of you for your continued support
of the club. I have enjoyed getting to know many of you and will be leaving with
many fond memories.
From the Pro Shop
Pro-Shop hours will remain from 8:30– 4:30 for the winter.
Carts with Winter covers are available for rent in the Pro-Shop. The cost is $ 5.00
for 18 holes.
Please remember to keep your carts on the path near tee boxes and greens, repair
your ball marks and fill your divots. This is particularly true in winter when the
grass takes a long time to heal when damaged.
Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in
the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its
attraction to water. (Editors note: I personally find that the Pro-V1 is quite
good at hitting trees, water, and the roof of houses but performs very poorly
when asked to hit the center of a club face.)
“If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at
it, it’s golf” Bob Hope
Dave & Mike
Sales, Repair and Installations
Heating and Air Conditioning
1281 Georgia Rd. #274 Jay Gaines
Franklin, NC 28734 NC License #28254
(828) 349-4367 Licensed Bonded Insured
On Course with Super Scott
Hello to all. Looking back, we have had a great season and we feel like we have
improved the conditioning of the course significantly over last year. I am thankful
for all of the gracious compliments that have been received.
I want to thank all of you for helping to keep ball marks under control and for
sanding your divots. When we all work together, it benefits everyone.
Through the winter, you can expect to see the greens a little faster as growth slows.
Also, please note that on days when there is frost, please don’t walk on it and do you
best to avoid it whenever possible.
We are looking forward to more continued improvements over the winter. We’ll be
applying weed control, removing trees, and cleaning up creeks over the winter. We
also are hopeful that we can repair and patch a few rough spots in the cart paths over
the winter if the current plans are followed.
I am sure that many of you already know of the pending change in ownership that is
scheduled to take place at the end of the year. Regardless of whatever changes take
place in the coming months, please know that I have enjoyed my time here and hope
that my time here will continue.
Golf Course Superintendent
Member Buffet— Please note the early date
All Members and their guests are invited to attend the monthly Member Dinner. The next will take place at 5:30 on
Friday, December 7. Members dine for free and may bring guests or spouses. Normally $ 11.95 to $ 14.95 depending
on the specifics. We will also offer a cash bar. Reservations are required. For reservations, please call
828-524-6458. See the flyer on page 8.
Christmas Open Dinner
Everyone is invited to Open Dinner on December 20th. The Menu is on page of this edition of Slices. Reservations
Millhouse are required. Please call Clubhouse
We are in the process of planning a Christmas Party now. It may also be a going away party for some of us.
Tentatively the date is December 22nd. Details to follow and a flyer will be in the Pro-Shop.
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Jeff Cloer, LUTCF Mike Wood
Life and Health Advisor Agent/Broker
POB 999, Franklin, NC 28744
828-524-4442 Fax: 828-369-5917
Friday, December 7th
Braised Chicken Breasts
w/ Mushroom gravy
Homemade Yeast Rolls
Cherry Crumb ala Mode
Coffee, Tea and Water included
Members Free and $ 13.95 + tax per guest
Bar Opens at 5:30, Dinner begins at 6:00
Reservations Required by December 5th.
828-524 828 524-4653 4653
December 20th, 2012
Drinks @ 5:30, Dinner @ 6:00pm
Spiral Baked Ham
Sweet Potato Casserole
w/ Sauteed Shallots
Chocolate Peppermint Pie
Coffee, Tea and Water included
$ 13.95/person + tax
Reservations by December 17. 828-524-6458
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Mill Creek Men’s Golf Association
The Men’s Golf Association awards and banquet will be held
on Tuesday, October 2, at Mill Creek. Many awards will be
given for the competitions held throughout the year for Match
Play, Handicap Tournament, Larry LaFlam Championship,
most improved golfer, and maybe a surprise or two. Jackets
are requested to be worn for the men for the banquet. We
have finished this year with sixty-five members. The officers
have tried to make the games fun and exciting. We want to
thank our members for supporting our efforts and making our
jobs easy and fun. Thanks Guys!
It is felt that we have had another very successful year. We
want to thank Joe Culpepper, Kevin Bell, David Waugh, Scott
Tullis, Mike and Michelle for all of their cooperation and assistance
with the MGA. The course is in the best shape that
most of us can ever remember over the years. We have enjoyed
hitting the ball off of grass on the fairways!
Gerald Doering– president, 2012
Bob Kilian– vice president
Earl Boortz– Secretary/Treasurer
Mill Creek WGA News
During the Month of September, there was not a whole lot to report.
Our season is over now for this year.
We had our Annual Awards Luncheon. It was the event of the year.
Congratulations to all of the ladies who won awards throughout the
We thank all of the staff, and everyone who supported us throughout
We look forward to a great season again next year, with our new officers,
Bonnie Jones, president, Irma Mason, VP, Vivian Buck, Secretary
and Gail Thomas, treasurer.
Looking for a Game or Group
To Play with?
Mill Creek hosts several leagues and groups each week in
addition to Tournaments.
Jackson County Men play every other Monday @ 8:00
Men’s Golf Association 9:00 Shotgun start.
Carolina Mtn. Ladies Nine Holers @ 8:00am.
Dogfight @ 12:30
Wednesday Night Game @ 2:00 sharp
Women’s Golf Association 9:00am Shotgun start.
Thursday Night League 9 Holes @ 5:30
Dogfight @ 12:00
Points Game @ 12:30
Big Points Game @ 12:00
Dogfight @ 12:00
Points Game @ 12:30
For information on any of these groups/leagues, please
contact the Pro-Shop @ 828-524-GOLF (4653)
If you have an announcement for the newsletter, please email it to
email@example.com and we’ll put it into the
Sell Your Golf Cart: Mill Creek will buy your Golf Cart and pay
You Cash. Just bring it down to the Pro-Shop, we’ll have our mechanic
take a look and make you a cash offer.
Real Estate: Mill Creek Properties can list and sell your villa or home.
Call 828-524-6458. NC Licensed Broker. We also serve as a Villa
Management Company and can rent and lease your villa during times
when you are away. We currently have 18 villas in the program.
Got Visitors? Give Mill Creek Country Club a call and we can
Schedule a Villa Rental for your friends and family. 828-524-6458
Are you in need of Golf Cart Service? Mill Creek has a full
time Mechanic on duty. Golf Carts need to serviced at least
once a year. Regularly serviced carts perform better and get
better gas mileage. We offer our regular service for $ 75.00.
We can also perform any number of repairs including tires.
Give us a call 828-524-6458.
Need to Re-Grip?
Dave and Mike are happy to serve all of your Grip needs and have a good selection on
Hand and can custom order any grip you would like. Grips should be replaced at least
once every season. See the Pro-Shop for details.
Bridge and Mahjong:
If you have interest in playing Mahjong or Bridge please contact the following:
Bridge - Ellen Bailey 828-369-5884.
Mah Jong—June Hefferan 828-369-3727.
If you know someone who has the golf bug but has been impacted by the tough
Economy and doesn’t play as often as he used to, tell them to reach out to Mill Creek.
We are looking for volunteers to clean, prep and coordinate carts in exchange for Golf.
Please contact Dave in the Pro-Shop for details, schedules, etc…. 828-524-4653.
If you play in a league here at Mill Creek, you will need to pay your Handicap Fees for
2012 in order to receive Special Rate assigned to your respective league. The fee is $
30.00 per player and usually pays for itself in about 4-5 rounds. Some leagues require
this as mandatory to play. Mill Creek does not.
Miles Hyman is offering to help others with a Walking and Bicycle program on the roads
here in the Mill Creek Community. Anyone who is interested in a program with mileage
and personalized instruction need to contact Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who are not aware, when two cars come to the gate simultaneously the car that is
entering Mill Creek has the right of way. This ensures safety and keep traffic moving.
Linda Waugh, DBA
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