Dear Patron,First I'd like to congratulate you on becoming, in essence, a "new golf shop owner," as of November 1, 2011. A restructuring of the way your Golf Division does business has placed you in a position to have more to say about the goods your shop carries, the rates you pay to play in the future, the driving range balls and the restaurant menu. The direct effect of this restructuring will be found in our ability to create the finest golf value in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As you play, buy, eat, and practice at The Sykes/Lady Overland Park and St. Andrews Golf Clubs, you may be assured that you have positively influenced our goal of keeping golf affordable for the patrons of the Overland Park golf courses. Leading the way, MGMCO, Inc. was selected by the City of Overland Park to run clubhouse operations for Overland Park Sykes/Lady and St. Andrews Golf Clubs. MGMCO is headed by former St. Andrews General Manager Curt Nelson. Mr. Nelson has assembled a highly talented and professional staff that is second to none in Kansas City. Many of the professionals Curt has recruited have come from some of the top clubs in the area. These professionals have a driving focus to make the Overland Park Golf Division the best place for you and your family to spend your time. I am thrilled to have Curt and his team here for what is sure to be an exciting time for the Golf Division. Some of the changes that have occurred already include the following:·Pro Shops - Fully stocked and will meet or beat any local prices on current models.·The "OP Way" - A new customer care program designed by golf professionals steeped in private club experience and solely focused on making your experience truly outstanding.·The University of Golf! New, cutting edge instructional programs and teaching aids developed by one of the most accomplished PGA Professionals in the region. ·Outstanding golf course conditions lead by over 50 years of experience, and a passionate team of professionals. ·Grill and Pub - Enhanced menu options made with the fresh, local, high-quality ingredients. The menus were designed specifically to fit you and your family's needs. Our message revolves around the concept of keeping your dollars here at your Overland Park golf courses. You need a new driver? Would you buy it from Golfsmith, headquartered in Austin Texas, or from yourself, here at the Overland Park golf shops? Would you support Fort Walton Beach, Florida, by buying your bag at Edwin Watts or pay yourself and get the bag at St. Andrews? Support yourself and purchase your golf equipment and apparel with us, and you are directly influencing the continued improvements at your golf clubs. We're not asking you to pay more for these items, as we will meet any price on all current models! We have certified club fitters, FlightScope technology, and beautiful practice facilities to demo the clubs before you hit them; that easily beats hitting into a net at the big box stores!I hope that this letter reflects our burning desire to provide you with the most outstanding overall golf value in the region. We are proud to serve you as part of our GolfOP family, and can't thank you enough for your support. Remember this is your Golf Division; every dollar spent here stays here and is reinvested in your golf experience...why would you go anywhere else?Enjoy your Day,Sandy QueenManager, Golf Operations - City of Overland Park2012 President, GCSAA
April normally is the first chance around here to play much golf. The PGA, Professional Golfers Association, enlists it members to perform free fittings in April to get the season started off well for the golfers of we serve. Here at the Overland Park golf courses we are hosting a driver fitting morning at St. Andrews on the 21st and a wedge fitting morning at St. Andrews on the 28th. Additionally I have signed up to be a part of Free Fitting Month and would be glad to help you with suggesting club specifications that match up with your golfing style.
So what’s the big deal about equipment that fits your swing? What’s the big deal about shoes that fit? What’s the big deal about pants that fit in the waist? On this one I am sure they don’t put the right numbers so you can wear your “true” size instead of the inflated numbers they use. Seriously, if you are going to have equipment in your bag, why wouldn’t you want it to match your swing? Just one item to have customized for you is the lie angle on your irons and wedges. Lie angle correct or incorrect influences the direction of your iron shots. Lie angle is the angle between the ground and the shaft of the club. On the average golfers swing more vertical than the lie angle of their irons. For right handed golfers it means the club is looking more right and more left for left handed golfers. Does that sound familiar? If your lie angle is off as I have just described you may; close the clubface for straighter shots, have a very strong grip, address the ball in the heel because you usually hit in the toe and on and on. What if your club’s lie angle matched the one you swing on? You wouldn’t have a built in miss. Then you really could say, “It’s not the clubs fault”.
So now, are you interested in having more fun playing golf or not? April is ticking away and now is the time to check off that bucket list item, “hit more consistent and powerful golf shots”. Take advantage of the fitting mornings, the driver and wedges are important to your score. If those times don’t work for you email me at
" If we can find a mutually agreeable time I will help you with whatever equipment questions and concerns you have. In many cases your equipment can be adjusted to fit you better. A better fit through an organized process will definitely save time and money over the trial and error, aka the driver of the month, method you have been using.
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