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MOREHEAD CITY COUNTRY CLUB NEWSLETTER
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Friends of Parmie Byrd are invited to a celebration of her life
on Tuesday, January 21st from 2-4 pm at MCCC.


Obituary
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Members only sale!
Under Armour, Columbia, Adidas, Bald Head Blues,
Monteray short sleeve shirts on sale for $25!!!
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NEXT FRIDAY!!!
Roaring 20's Prohibition Party! 


Friday, January 24th
Party with the Tea Cup Gin (playing from 7:00 to 10:00)
$20 Cover Charge includes light appetizers.

Those not eating can attend at 8:00 or after at no charge!

Online Reservation
 
Exactly 100 years ago on January 25th, prohibition was enacted across our country! 
This led to the Roaring Twenties, Flappers, Bootleggers, Rum Runners,
Moon Shiners, Bathtub Gin, Speakeasy’s, Gangsters and Elliot Ness!


Come party with us on the “night before this historic event.” 
Make sure to come Dressed to Kill! Prizes for best dressed male and female.
Enjoy adult beverages at “Marlins Moonshine Bar.” 


Enjoy the authentic music of Tea Cup Gin, live from Durham, NC featuring 
Christy Benson, John Klonowski and Mike Reid, accompanied by Mike Chrzanowski 
on bass and our very own Vic Olsen on drums.


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2020 is the year to improve your game!

Beginners take this opportunity to learn the game the right way!
Experienced golfers take advantage and lower your handicap!
Parents this is for kids also!


Each member has one hour of complimentary lesson time.
Take two thirty minute lessons or one one hour lesson.
Lessons provided by Nick, Andrew & John.
Custom iron fitting also available.
Club fitting generally will take thirty minutes.


Online Registration for Complimentary Lessons

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Sunday, February 2nd
Super Bowl Golf Tournament
Sign up individually or with a team
Format: Superball
12:30 Shotgun Start
$40 Members includes cart and prize payout
$70 Members Gest includes cart and prize payout

MCCC is offering not only a golf tournament,
but also great food & drink specials!
Tournament Registration
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Paging all MCCC lady golfers! 
The Ladies Golf Association at our club is comprised of a wonderful group of women. 
As 2020 president of the LGA, I encourage ALL ladies to come join our ranks. 
We have various and fun tournaments every Tuesday starting in late January. 
The more players, the merrier! 
Please fill out the application below, or pick up one in the ladies lounge. 
We have the very best golf course in east, and we want our LGA to be the best as well! 
Thank you!  Peggy
Stallworth


LGA Membership Application
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#1 question:
Golfers playing forward tees are seeing their course handicaps reduced.
As an example white tee players handicaps have reduced by 6 strokes.
Handicap indexes are the same, however course handicaps are based off
of par instead of course rating.  Course rating for men from the white tees is 65.9.
Quick example.  Player plays from the white tees and shoots an 80.  His index
will roughly be 14.  With the old handicap system the players course handicap
would be a 14 from the white.  With the new system players course handicap is an 8.
The benefits of this is players do not need to adjust course handicaps
when competing against players playing different tees.

Additionally:  Men playing the gold tees course handicaps are not reporting properly. 
Handicap providers have been contacted and this should be rectified in the next day or two.  

Mobile app users:
Step 1:  Uninstall the app completely
Step 2:  Shut off or re-boot your phone
Step 3:  Go to Playstore and search for "GHIN Mobile" and install new app
Step 4:  When logging into the app do not key in any leading zeros as part of your GHIN number.



Click on the following articles for more information:

World golf handicap article from Golf Digest
World golf handicap FAQ from USGA
Additional information from USGA


GOLF RULES OF PLAY
 


1.  Golfers must check in the golf shop.  
All play is to start on the #1 tee unless otherwise directed by the starter. 
            Play is not allowed on the back nine until 9:00.
            All golfers are to bide by suggestions and request of golf shop staff. 

 

3.  Dress Code:  While on the golf course proper golf attire is required to be worn at all times.  
Acceptable:  Turtleneck or shirt with a collar.  Spikeless shoes or shoes with soft spikes.  
Hemmed shorts providing they are no shorter than 4” above the knee.  
Golf slacks providing they are not frayed or have any holes. 
Jeans are not allowed on the course or on the driving range.


4.  Pace of Play:  A round of 18 holes should be completed in 3 hours and 45 minutes or less. 
            Pace of play increased 2 ½ a minutes a hole for each cart path only hole.
Groups of 3 or 4 players are not obligated to let single or twosomes play through.

            However, if one or more holes are open in front of a group, the group is obligated to invite any waiting group to play through.
            
            
5.  Carts are to use the 90 degree rule unless course conditions dictates otherwise.  
             Member cart fees.  $8 per nine when starting before 3:00.  $3 per nine when starting after 3:00.
             Cart path only means cart path only for all carts including those handicapped.  
             Carts are not allowed off the cart path inside of 20 yards from the green.
             Carts are to remain on cart paths around tees and are not allowed on tee boxes
             Carts are not allowed on par 3’s.  
            Only two people and two golf bags are allowed on a cart.  
            Two single rider club owned carts are not allowed in any group.  Each player on a cart must have a set of clubs.
             All operators of golf carts must be at least 16 years old. 
     
Handicap cart privileges
             Must provide documentation to be granted handicap privileges.
             Handicap privileges allow golfers to be no closer than 10 yards from greens. 
             Carts with handicap privileges are allowed on par 3’s.
            Cart path only holes are cart path only for handicap carts.
             Handicap carts are not allowed between hazards (water or bunker) and the green.  
             Handicap privileges do not extend to another cart occupant unless he or she is also handicapped. 
             Only carts with handicap privileges are allowed in practice areas.
            In extreme cases additional handicap privileges may be granted by the general manager.



6.  Pull carts must be kept out of bunkers and off of greens.  
            Pull or Push carts will be required to stay on the cart paths on days the golf course is deemed too wet. 


7.  Carry bags must be kept off fringes and greens.


8.  Pro shop staff has the right to pair singles and twosomes.
            Group of 5 players are not allowed until after 2:00.


9.  No child under 12 may play without an adult unless approved by Pro Shop staff.  


10.  Any person bringing pets or animals to the golf course or club property
will be held responsible for damage inflicted and the cost of repairing such damage. 


11.  Ballmarks are to be properly repaired with a ballmark tool.  
Ballmarks, divots and footprints in bunkers should be raked to a level surface and the rake is to be left in the bunker.  
Fairway and tee box divots should be filled with the sand provided. 


12.  NO GENERAL ABUSE TO THE OVERALL FACILITY


PROCEDURE:  All the above rules are to be followed by anyone using the grounds.  
Anyone observing a violation should report the violation to the pro shop.


VIOLATION OF RULES: 
1st Offense Verbal & written notice   
2nd Offense Written notice & referred to Board of Directors
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Both full and afternoon/social memberships are open.
Join for no initiation!



The fastest growing membership has been the afternoon/social.

Afternoon/Social members receive:
Full golf privileges after 12:30.
 Members play 18 holes for $16 with cart, walk for no charge.
After 3:00 play 18 holes for $6 with cart.
Visit the clubhouse or pool any time!
Have access to social functions and tournaments!

Afternoon/Social members Dues Rates:
NO INITIATION OPTIONS:
Families under the age of 40.....$375 quarter dues ($125 month)
Resident membership.....$575 quarterly dues ($191.66 month)
Non-resident membership.....$475 quarterly dues ($158.33 month)

INITIATION OPTIONS
$1,000 INITIATION:

Resident membership.....$490 quarterly dues ($163.33 month)
Non-resident membership.....$433.75 quarterly dues ($144.58 month)

Additional $25 a quarter to have unlimited use of the driving range.
 
Click here for full membership rates & application
Call Nick Eatmon at 252.342.0951 for more information
or send email to:  moreheadcitycountryclub@gmail.com


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Club is nearing
$400,000 in lifetime memberships!

All money raised is going to clubhouse project.
More information on lifetime memberships can be found below


Take advantage of this limited time offer. 
With a one-time fee you pay no dues life!

Lifetime membership fee:
$12,500 ~ Over 69 years of age
$17,500 ~ Ages 56-69
$25,000 ~ 55 years of age and under


Lifetime memberships.
Limited number of spots available.

Your support for lifetime memberships will assist
in beginning the much anticipated new clubhouse!

                                                               
YOU DESERVE THE BEST

These are truly exciting times to be a member of Morehead City Country Club.
Your continued support has allowed the club to grow to where it is today.
The mission is simple.  Management and the Board of Directors are striving
to provide members with unmatched membership value.

Phase 1 improvements transformed the course to one of the top courses in all of eastern North Carolina. 
The course provides enjoyment for all levels of golfer, while providing a memorable playing experience. 
MCCC now has a spectacular course that can be enjoyed for a lifetime!

Phase 2 aquatic center construction brought a complex with superior views.
There is no better pool area in Carteret County to bring the family.
Delicious food and ice cold drinks complement the pool at the Tee-Ki bar!

Phase 3 clubhouse will bring a new level of dining and entertainment options.
Your new clubhouse will have unmatched views of golf, Newport River and spectacular sunsets.

Below is information on Phase 1 of Morehead City Country Club’s Capital Campaign;
a campaign that will be instrumental in construction of the clubhouse.

The time is now for a vision to become a reality!

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN OFFERING
NO DUES FOR LIFE!


For the first time in club history
Morehead City Country Club is offering lifetime memberships!
Act fast, this is a limited offer.
If you are interested in a lifetime membership please contact
Nick Eatmon at 252.342.0951
or by email:  moreheadcitycountryclub@gmail.com

Lifetime membership categories:
Lifetime memberships are family memberships
Under 55 years of age $25,000
55 to 69 years of age $17,500
70 years of age and over $12,500

Plus!

Youth Legacy Lifetime Membership:
Members can purchase this membership
for any child under the age of 10.
Cost is $5,000.

Youth Legacy Lifetime Membership allows the child to be a single member of the club for life.
Once married, if the individual would like to change from a single membership
to a family membership there will be a $5,000 reduction in initiation fees.
This is also a limited offer.

Lifetime memberships will assist in funding the clubhouse project.
Lifetime memberships can become effective as early as July 1st of 2019.     
                                            
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Lifetime Memberships:  Lifetime memberships are available to those resident and non-resident members that elect to pay for their dues in a lump sum.  The dues shall be in such amount as may be set by the Board of Directors. Members shall become a member in this classification by request of the member and approval by the Board of Directors.  There shall be no more than 50 lifetime members at any one time.  There shall be no refund of any lifetime dues paid for any reason, including but not limited to:  resignation, or death of member or if the member shall be terminated or suspended pursuant to these bylaws.   
      
The Board may establish different dues payments for different age groups and set any conditions or limits on such lifetime memberships in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, and such payment amounts and terms and conditions may vary over time.  Lifetime members will be exempt from the regular periodic payment of dues paid by the other classes of members, but will still be required to pay any special assessments, capital/building fund fees, range or handicap fees, member charges or any user fees the club may establish.  A lifetime member shall be required to be a stock holding member and shall be entitled to one vote per share and be entitled to vote as other shareholders pursuant to these bylaws.
 
Youth Legacy Lifetime Memberships:  Youth Legacy lifetime memberships are available to those current Resident and non-resident members that elect to pay a one-time fee, in such amount as may be set by the Board of Directors, for a family member under the age of ten (10) to receive a lifetime individual membership.  Members shall become a member in this classification by request of the current member and approval by the Board of Directors.  The Board may set the limit on the number of Youth Legacy lifetime memberships available.  Youth Legacy lifetime members will be exempt from the regular periodic payment of dues paid by the other classes of members, but will still be required to pay member charges or any user fees the club may establish.  Upon reaching the age of twenty-five (25), the Youth Legacy lifetime member will be required to pay any special assessments and/or capital/building fund fees as set forth by the Board of Directors.  In the event the Youth Legacy lifetime member requests to transfer his/her individual membership to another classification (subject to approval by the Board of Directors), the Youth Legacy lifetime member will be given a credit of the amount of the one-time fee initially paid for the membership to be applied against the initiation fee in existence at the time of the request.  The Youth Legacy lifetime member would then be responsible for the regular periodic payment of dues for the classification of membership in existence at the time of the request.  Youth Legacy lifetime members shall be Class C stock holding, non-participating, non-voting members.
 
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Frequently asked questions:
 
What is the scope of the capital project?
The project entails a new clubhouse, which will have restaurant, bar, kitchen, golf shop, locker room for men and women, office space and storage.  Wrap around porches will allow for ample outdoor space.  Site will allow for a new parking lot and an extension to our current driveway to reach the new parking lot and clubhouse. The new building will be located in the clearing between the 9th green and the 18th green. The new parking lot will be located in front of the new clubhouse and extend down alongside #10 tees.  Parking location allows easy access to the clubhouse for everyday and provides ample spaces for any additional events being held at the facility throughout the year.
                                                                                                          Conceptual Rendering
 
Why is the club starting a capital campaign now?
Morehead City Country Club has long needed investment in its capital infrastructure having operated out of aging facilities for years.  The original capital improvement plan was broken down into 3 phases. Phase 1 was to renovate the golf course.  Renovations were needed to improve aging greens, add teeing options,  along with improving bunker design.  The course renovation and new course layout allowed space for a new pool and new clubhouse.  Phase 2 added the pool and pool bar.  Now that Phase 1 and 2 are complete, the club is ready to move to Phase 3 – The new clubhouse.  The club’s current clubhouse does not meet the needs of the clubs diversified and growing membership. 

How much are you trying to raise in this campaign?
Based on anticipated cost of construction and the current loan proposal, the club is looking to raise a minimum of 1 million dollars.  Just like home buyers the club is required by the bank to have a down payment to secure the loan.  Lifetime memberships are Phase 1 of the capital campaign and will assist in raising money for the down payment.  Additionally, the club is looking into the possibility of naming rights for different aspects of the clubhouse along with potential hole naming rights. 

Will there be an assessment or dues increase?
It has always been the policy of our Board of Directors to work to avoid dues increases and assessments.  This policy is reflected in the fact there has not been a dues increase since 2006, despite an increase in inflation, a recession and most recently extensive losses from Hurricane Florence.  Completion of Phase 1 and 2 brought over $3 million in improvements with no assessments or dues increase, which is unheard of in the club industry. 

If you are concerned about an assessment or dues increase please bring your concerns to Nick Eatmon.  He is glad to show how the club is working to avoid substantial dues increase and assessments.  Nick can be reached by phone at 252.342.0951.  

What is your timeline for completing the clubhouse?
The soonest the club can begin construction will depend on money raised and completion of construction drawings.  A realistic goal is to break ground in 2020.  The clubhouse may take up to 18 months to build.  Take note, current construction cost due to Hurricane Florence have risen by more than 20%.  Any plans to start construction before next year when costs are anticipated to normalize would have resulted in a cost exceeding budget.
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The club has changed to paperless billing.
Those wishing to receive a paper statement
can do so, but must contact the business office by phone
at (252) 726-4917 ex. 2

Click here to update email.

Reminder anyone paying by credit card for
dues and member charges will be charged
a 2.5% processing fee


You can check your statements and or 
pay your dues online through the following links.
Click here to view your itemized statement.
Click here and go to bill pay tab for online payments.

If you have already registered your account:
Simply type in your username
and password and click "Log In."
Click on your name in the top right hand corner
and then click on "Member Statements."

Members who have not registered your account:
Click on "Member Registration." 
Use the name shown on your statement
along with your member number
to register your account.

Once your account is validated,
you will create your username and password.
Click on your name in the top right hand corner
and then click on "Member Statements."
Your statements will be uploaded and
available to view within the next 24 hours.
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Calendar of Events
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Mailing address:  PO Box 2400, Morehead City, NC 28557
Physical Address:  2900 Country Club Road, Morehead City, NC 28557
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