A Letter of Welcome from Brett W. Mowbray
Dear Massanutten Golfer,
The 2016 golfing season is just about here. The weather is improving day by day and everyone will soon get that fever to venture onto the links. Typically, Master’s weekend (April 7th - 10th) kicks off the golfing season in the Mid-Atlantic. Whether to play a round of golf, try your hand at FlingGolf, or just hit a bucket of balls Massanutten Resort has something in mind for you in 2016.
Each year we continually look for ways to grow the game of golf at Massanutten Resort. Last year we introduced a new form of golf called FlingGolf and its popularity has skyrocketed among our owners and guests. FlingGolf is an exciting new sport that is played on a golf course, with a golf ball, alongside golfers, and scored the same way as golf! It’s fun, inexpensive, and easy to learn! We had over 1,500 golfers try FlingGolf in the first year. With the anticipation of future growth we have since moved up the beginning time to 12:00 Noon daily for FlingGolf. We also are pleased to announce that Massanutten Resort will be the home of the 27th Annual Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia on Saturday, July 30th, 2016. For more information, please visit the FlingGolf webpage.
We also are excited to announce that in 2016, Massanutten Resort will become a program location for The First Tee of Harrisonburg. The First Tee is a national organization whose goal is to provide character education and life skills programs to help young people be successful in school and life. It is essential that these programs succeed to produce the future of golf…..our juniors! We look forward to working with The First Tee of Harrisonburg in promoting this game of a lifetime through programs held at Massanutten Resort. We will be holding the 1st Annual Massanutten Resort/The First Tee of Harrisonburg Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at the Mountain Greens GC. The tournament proceeds will benefit The First Tee junior programs at both Massanutten Resort and The First Tee of Harrisonburg.
New for 2016 – A PGA Junior Golf League will be forming at Massanutten Resort. This program is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, age 13 and under, it provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun! This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game! There will be teams forming this spring/summer to compete against other local teams from the Harrisonburg/Staunton area.
This year we have also made many exciting changes to the teaching curriculum available for the novice golfer to the more skilled weekly patron. There will be many more offerings through our expanded programs to learn this great game of golf. Whether through employee clinics, golf league play, a Get Golf Ready program, or through attending our Junior Golf Camp we surely have something available for everyone. We look forward to introducing many golfers whether new or returning to the links at Massanutten Resort. For more information, please contact one of our PGA Professionals to find which program is ideally suited for you.
A few dates to put on your schedule for 2016 are:
Massanutten Resort Spring Classic - April 23rd
1st Annual Massanutten Resort/The First Tee of Harrisonburg Golf Tournament - May 21st
Massanutten Resort Club Manufacturer Demo Day - June 25th
Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia - July 30th (FlingGolf)
Massanutten Resort Annual Nite-Lite Golf Tournament - August 13th
Massanutten Resort Club Championship - August 27th & 28th
Massanutten Turkey Bowl - November 12th
For additional information or the complete 2016 Golf Tournament Schedule, please click here.
May all your drives always be straight and your putts always fall! We look forward to seeing you on the links in 2016!
Brett W. Mowbray, PGA
Golf Operations Manager
PGA Director of Golf