WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
Golf Operations Committee Meeting Minutes
8:30 a.m. - Saturday, August 13, 2016
Golf Course Clubhouse

Attendees Present
Commissioners: Gordon Anderson, Shelley Shelly
Staff: Jeff Bowen, Steve Wilson, Adam Kwiatkoski, Nick Marfise
 
Attendees Absent
Chair, Stephanie Foster

I. Meeting Called to Order
Meeting called to order at 8:30 a.m.

II. Approval of Minutes
Commissioner Anderson moved and Commissioner Shelly seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the July 9, 2016 Golf Committee meeting. All approved by general consent.

III. Communications and Correspondence
Wilmette resident David Kritzler sent an email complimenting staff about how well the Optimist Foundation outing was handled.

IV. Recognition of Visitors
No visitors addressed the committee.

V. Managers’ Reports
Nick Marfise (Golf Course Superintendent) reported on the following:

  • Presented photographs of the course condition and damage from the storm on July 23rd. The course received seven inches of rain in two separate storms.  The course was closed for three days.  There has not been this much water on the course since August of 2007, when the course was closed for two weeks.

Jeff Bowen (Superintendent of Facilities) reported on the following:

  • Jeff Bowen commented that the course not only lost three days of revenue in the storm, repair estimates are over $12,000. Jeff also reported that revenue is down $159,390 from budget and expenses are also down $72,368.  The bottom line is unfavorable by $82,274.  A discussion began on how the budget was developed with the new renovation of the course and how the golf business has change over the last few years.

Adam Kwiatkoski (Golf General Manager) reported on the following:

  • Adam reported that the Evanston Chamber of Commerce outing had to be rescheduled because of the course being closed.  Two new organizations, The Optimist Club and the Northern Illinois Women’s Golf Association held outings recently.  The course also hosted the 51st Al McLean Junior Golf Tournament and the Healy Golf Classic which is a member-guest event. Two vendor events with Titleist Golf Ball fitting and Foot Joy shoe fitting were held at the course.

VI. Unfinished Business
None

VII. New Business
None

VIII. Adjournment
There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 9:27 a.m.