Excitement continues to build as the new 22 acre Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC) takes shape. In the video below, Bill Peck, General Manager of the Sunriver Owners Association, gives us a quick construction update with just nine months left until the scheduled opening.
Monday morning was the big day! The $500,000 reconstruction project on 18 Crosswater greens began on Hole #1 with sod being removed along with enough thatchy material to get down to the original top mix surface (approx.3-4 inches).
Growing up playing the Sunriver Resort Golf courses likely qualifies me as a spoiled child. Living on Woodlands #13 (previously #4) has always given me an inner pride in the Sunriver golf landscape, and two summers working in the Golf Outside Services department gave me plenty of opportunities to strut my confidence around. I have played the golf holes at Sunriver Resort more times than I can even begin to count.
Playing them all in one day, however, is a completely different ballgame.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the soap you leave behind in your guest room? Or what about that small bottle of shampoo? Does it really just go into the trash? In the United States alone, over 1.5 million bars of gently used soap are thrown away every day. At the same time, it is estimated that 9,000 children a day die from diseases that can be prevented by simple hand washing. The Housekeeping department at Sunriver Resort was not ok with these statistics and decided to do something about it.
Barney Adams, the CEO of Adams Golf, has always championed the idea of making the game of golf more enjoyable for the average golfer. An average golfer himself, Adams came to the conclusion earlier this year that the game of golf was not as enjoyable as he would like it to be. After conducting thorough research about why many do not enjoy golf as much as other activities, Adams found that among the top reasons were because it is too hard. With an arsenal of new information, Adams teamed with the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association to launch a program called Tee It Forward.
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