Friday, March 24, 2017

Welcome Little Sister

Been discussing for some time about starting a clubhouse blog or something in that line. Welcome little sister!

THE MAINHOUSE AT GLEN ECHO COUNTRY CLUB

http://geccmainhouse.blogspot.com/

  There will be some tweaks to the sight. I'm trying to get email notification for those of you who would like to sign up. Its been 9 years since setting up the last blog so give me a little time. In the meantime, bookmark the link above and keep an eye out for regular posts in the near future. My crystal ball tells me a post from the kitchen for some reason might make it onto the next post!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring Aerations, Here They Come

This season we will be doing the DryJect Aeration process from our contractor. Scheduled initially for this Sunday PM and next Sunday PM, the dates were moved due to weather concerns.



We will be completing this process on Wednesday March 15 and Thursday March 16. I don't like to do this work during the work but we had no choice or wait until the end of April which I do not want. It is a pretty non-evasive process but we will have to have you go around the holes that we are working. We will have 2 units working. Takes about 45 minutes per green or so.

Below is the link to last years work. We usually just brush the greens and roll them if they are dry enough and they are ready for play.

http://geccgcm.blogspot.com/search/label/DryJect

Later in the month we will be performing our deep-tined areation which will help us drain water deeper through our profile as needed, especially through the earthen layer that rest 6" below ground.

I will make another post in the next few days catching you up on other work the staff have been performing.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Clubhouse Food & Beverage Service Reopening, Welcome Back Dinner

The clubhouse will reopen on Wednesday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m.

Throughout the month of March, the clubhouse will have Food and Beverage Service
Wednesday through Sunday.
11-8 Wed-Thurs
11-9  Friday
8am -9pm  Saturdays
8am to 8 pm  Sundays

Chef has a great buffet planned Friday night March 3rd and our welcome back dinner. Due to the great buffet planned by Chef and his staff, there will be no Ala Carte service Friday evening.
Help us plan our evening and reserve
your spot today.

Prime Rib au Jus
Horseradish Mousse
Alaskan Crab Legs
Shrimp Cocktail
Poke 
Crab Crusted Snapper with Sherried Basil Cream
Twice Baked Potatoes
Spring Rice Blend
Oven Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze
Mixed Vegetable Medley
Tossed Caesar Salad
Tossed California Chopped Salad
Assorted Rolls and Cheddar Biscuits

Mac and Cheese
Chicken Strips with Dipping Sauces
Fries
Toasted Raviolis

Dessert Station

$38 Adults
$16 Kids ages 5-12
4 and Under Free

Drinks billed in traditional manner

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fun At The Club, Pizza Night!


A little fun experience at the Clubhouse this Friday night at Glen Echo.  Pizza night! 

Giving our hard working Chef and staff a Friday night off since we've not been closed for multiple weeks in a row with no meals to fix. Brother Ed and I will produce you a casual but great tasting night of Italian splendor. Come and have some cocktails, a couple of beers, a bottle of wine and some excellent pizza. Look at my waistline, wheat belly and non-veggie! Its made for some great eating.


Gonna break out the ol Coach(Dad) to help us out!


























https://youtu.be/bIAUX9dSF0g


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Maple Sap to Maple Syrup

We don't have a large supply of Maple Syrup this year to provide any for breakfast but we do have enough for Chef Brian to do some magic with in the kitchen.

The lack of consistent above 32 degree day temps and below 32 degree night temps reduces the proper sap flow required to provide us with large enough quantities of sap to give us a large supply of total syrup that can be used. 43 gallons of sap to make one gal of syrup. We will have about 60 gallons of sap which will make us a little over a gallon of syrup.  As temperatures warm and bud break begins to occur, the saps flavor changes and is not suitable for consumption.

A couple videos I've made over the last couple of days.  One for fun, the other to entice you with the smell of this beautiful naturally occurring product produced right here on the grounds at Glen Echo. Close your eyes and imagine the wafts of this light, natural tasting maple syrup drizzled across some Pork or in a dessert, Yummy!

https://youtu.be/aPmeCtrZ77I




https://youtu.be/iAC3H3YCSU8

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sap Time(No we are not talking corny jokes in the bar)Maple Syrup

Maple tree sap is beginning to flow with some below 32 degree nights and above 32 degree days. Hopefully we will get a nice supply for Chef to use in something special this season at Glen Echo.

https://youtu.be/rLhXYECY868

Monday, January 16, 2017

Dr. King "Why Do You Care"

I've never posted on Dr. King's Day. I've thought about the man over the years and respected his work.  The movement that helped to transform our country over the last 50-60 years was so important and necessary.

I remember being in 4th grade and outside playing that evening when Dr. King was killed. I was out playing with a neighborhood friend in Desoto where we lived. I came in and saw the news and I think my comment was something like that is terrible, or bad, along those lines. My friend said to me
                           
                                      " Why do you care" 

Why did I care? I guess I was 11 at the time and was a current affairs geek. I was raised in a family of inclusion and equality. My parents went to high school in a small town that was known not to have African American people living within its limits in Southeast Missouri but you would have never known that from my upbringing. Never heard the stereo typical derogatory names used around my family. I think if I would of used those words I would have gotten my butt whooped good. I grew up around African American coaches and athletes which my dad worked with and coached and taught along side. We became friends, we became brothers when my parents became guardian for a young man when I was in Junior High School. We were teammates during my athletic years where we shared the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. We broke bread together, we partied together, we chased girls together, we did everything together.

When I started working I became responsible to parents and their kids who rode my buses, teachers/principals at schools who I worked with as well as colleagues/employees and upper management individuals who I reported.

Of course in the golf business I have customers, peers, vendors, staff and now members from many backgrounds and faiths, everyone deserves equal respect and treatment no matter what your place in society.

We have come a long way but still have a long way to go.