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Exciting Updates and Optimism for the 2024 Golf Season at Blackstone National

April 10, 2024

Dear Valued Guests,

As we eagerly look forward to the start of the 2024 golf season, we wanted to share some exciting updates and improvements that we've been working on during the off season. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our team and the support of our loyal members and guests, we are filled with optimism and enthusiasm for what lies ahead.

Our Grounds Department, led by Steve, Derek, and Mike, has been hard at work over the winter months. They have completed extensive drainage work on several holes, removed trees to enhance sunlight on our greens, refurbished par three tees, repaired bunkers and cart paths, and made improvements to our driving range. These efforts are aimed at enhancing the overall playing experience for our golfers.

In addition to these course improvements, Pat Beahn, Nick Bates, and our Golf Operations Department are introducing new offerings for the 2024 season. We're excited to announce a permanent spot on the schedule for the Sadie Hawkins tournament, as well as the introduction of a brand-new couples' league on Saturday afternoons. These additions are designed to add variety and excitement to our golf calendar.

One of the most exciting updates for this season is the expected arrival of our new golf carts equipped with the latest GPS technology. This advanced technology will help improve communication, pace of play, and traffic control on the course, ultimately leading to a better experience for our guests.

Our Golf Academy, under the guidance of Morgan Lemieux and her team, will continue to provide top-notch instruction with programs such as the PGA Junior League, PGA Junior Camps, Junior Clinics, and Get Golf Ready Leagues for both men and women. We are committed to helping golfers of all ages and skill levels improve their golf game so they can enjoy the sport to the fullest.

At the Grill Restaurant, we have been open for the winter season, which has allowed us to keep our talented culinary team for the upcoming season. We've added a new pizza oven to the mix this year and will be offering made-to-order pizzas on the patio at various times throughout the season. We want to extend our gratitude to all of you who have supported us during the off season.

Work will continue on the grounds throughout the summer as we strive to enhance the overall experience around the clubhouse. We have limited dates available for private parties in the Barn and the Putnam Room, so if you have an event coming up, contact us to secure your date.

Lastly, the commitment of our Barn Team, led by Marie, Celeste, Lou, and Kate, has been instrumental in our organization's continued growth and success.

We are excited to welcome you back to Blackstone National for the 2024 golf season and look forward to providing you with extraordinary experiences on and off the course. Here's to a fantastic year ahead!

See you on the golf course,

Matt Stephens PGA

Blackstone National Golf Club

 

 

Thoughts from Management - February 28, 2024

"Swinging Success: Testimonials from Blackstone's Get Golf Ready Women's Beginner League"

The thought of taking up golf and learning how to play can be both thrilling and challenging, but the Women's Get Golf Ready Beginner League at Blackstone National Golf Club has proven to be the perfect launchpad for many. Don't just take our word for it – here's some of what our fantastic participants had to say:

  1. A Winning Blend of Fun and Learning "I had a fantastic experience with the Women's Get Golf Ready League. The golf instruction was top-notch, and the camaraderie extends beyond the golf course, making it an overall great experience." - Mary
  2. Exceeding Expectations "The beginner golf league at Blackstone National exceeded my expectations in every way. Matt and his team made it super fun every week with a low-key, laid-back approach that nonetheless taught me so much." - Alyssa M
  3. A Blast for Beginners "This was my first year in the Ladies Beginner League, and I had a blast! I learned everything from the proper grip to golf etiquette and made new friendships that will be long-standing." - Liz
  4. Overcoming Intimidation "Being a young professional woman, golfing intimidated me because I didn't want to look foolish. The Beginner Women’s League at Blackstone truly met every one of my expectations." - Carly
  5. A Casual Learning Environment "The beginner league was exactly what I needed – a casual learning environment with women who supported and encouraged each other and patient golf professionals who worked directly with me to improve my level of play." - Meghan
  6. High-Quality Instruction and Lifelong Friends "I would highly recommend any woman interested in learning to golf to join the Blackstone Get Golf Ready Beginner's League. The instructors/coaches are welcoming, the coaching is thorough, engaging, and personable. I've made lifetime friends at Blackstone and found a sport I can enjoy for life." - Kelli
  7. More than Golf – A Lifetime Experience "Learning to golf had been on my bucket list for years. I signed up for golf and I got so much more... high-quality, personalized instruction, invaluable friendships, and more laughter and fun than I could have ever imagined." - Anais
  8. Progressing Throughout the Summer "I started the “Get Golf Ready” beginners program last year hoping to get a little insight into the game of golf; what I got was much more. Each foursome had their own Pro to work with them week after week, so the skills we learned continued to progress throughout the summer." - Fran

These heartfelt testimonials highlight the transformative power of the Women's Get Golf Ready Beginner League at Blackstone National. Whether you are brand new to the game or looking to brush up on your skills, our league is designed to be inclusive, enjoyable, and a whole lot of fun. Join us on the lesson tee and putting green and discover the joy of golf in an environment that encourages both learning and laughter.

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