Play Rivers Edge Golf Club May 2016 Update
3 Generations of Gilder golfers headed out to Shallotte, NC to play the wonderful Rivers Edge Golf Club. Jeff, Big D, and first timer ELI hit the links before speaking with head pro Jeff Pianelli. As expected, the course was in fabulous condition. We can’t say the same about the condition of our golf game. 6 year old Eli, playing his first full round of golf, had a blast and requested we come back every week.
After a fantastic day of slicing and dicing, we spoke with PGA Head Golf Professional Jeff Pianelli. Last month, Jeff updated us about the Scoring Initiative that has been firmly put in place. Now with another month under the belt, he explained that it has been a big hit with the lady golfers. Now, the ladies have a little advantage over the men during handicapped events. This doesn’t make the men very happy, but they will just have to make sure to include the ladies on their team. The “Scoring Tees” are moved forward into the fairway. As of now, they are marked with a white plate/disk on the ground. You can also see the word “TEE” clearly marked on the cart path when coming to the Scoring Tee. The tees are rated by the USGA and listed on the scorecard.
This summer will mark the first time that the new greens will be aerified. This process starts on June 9th. The course will close the afternoon of June 9th and be closed through June 10th. After reopening, the greens will take approximately 2 weeks to get back to normal. During this time, look for special rates on playriversedgegolf.com.
During our time with Jeff, Tonya stopped by for a visit. You will see Tonya out on the course running the beverage cart. Tonya might have the most important job at the facility: keeping you free from thirst and hunger. Very important.
At Rivers Edge they also have weekly and biweekly shootouts that are held in the evening during the summer. They have different formats, such as “beat the pro”, for each event to keep it interesting. They have dinner afterwards, as well as, awards and lots of prizes. If you are lucky, DJ Jeff P #BIGDEAL will be on the mic hosting a legendary Karaoke battle.
Visit playriversedgegolf.com for special 9 hole rates, summer rates, and specials during aerification. Their website is always up to date and easy to maneuver. So, make sure to put Rivers Edge Golf Club on your MUST PLAY list on the Grand Strand.