By Jan Rahn
New things are happening at Pheasant Run Golf Club, and the general public is invited to be a part of it.
Perhaps the biggest change is the warm invitation being extended to non-golfers who can enjoy friends, food, sunsets and music without stepping foot on the course itself.
In charge of the social life at the course will be clubhouse manager Kylie Croup. The position is new this spring, created by the board to separate the clubhouse/pavilion duties from the course maintenance. Course superintendent Zane Vapenik can concentrate on greens upkeep while Croup tends to the hospitable atmosphere on top of the hill.
The board want to remind the public that the pavilion and clubhouse are being made available to anyone for events such as birthdays, alumni gatherings, wedding rehearsal dinners or family reunions.
The only fee required is a deposit to hold it.
During times when it is not booked for an occasion or when not being used for a membership league event, the area is open to the public.
“I’m very excited,” said Croup, a Grant High School graduate who grew tired of the big city life in Denver.
She is looking forward to getting ingrained in her new position and focusing on the operations of the clubhouse and pavilion.
Here are some additional changes and improvements for 2012:
• Pheasant Run is upgrading its liquor license to expand sales of wine and mixed drinks to accommodate the needs of certain events.
• Two new table/chair sets have been placed in the clubhouse shelter.
• There is a new outdoor sound system.
• The patio area now has a new heater.
• There will be some special Friday events this summer such as parties and games hosted by corporate beer sponsors that will be open to the public.
Come on out to the course located three miles north of Grant where there is plenty of seating in the pavilion and enjoy happy hour drink specials, sit near a centrally-located fire pit, watch TV, listen to music, and enjoy a burger while viewing golfers and watching the sun set.
Except for league nights or times when the pavilion is occupied, spending an evening at Pheasant Run sounds like a delightful summer activity.
Call any of the board members for information about Pheasant Run: President Shawn Stutzman, Treasurer Craig Clough, Tori Gengenbach, Eric McCormick, Kevin Poppe, Ryan Richmond, Brent Turner.