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Rob Richards

Food & Beverage Manager

Clubhouse News

Attention All Members!

I have some exciting new things to mention this month!

First, the long-awaited new menu will be out on Tuesday, May 8! We are adding several new appetizers, seafood entrées, and sandwiches, just to name a few. The main change will be to our dinner entrées, adding several new steak items to the lineup which should be absolutely impressive. We hope you will enjoy!

Secondly… our website has a whole new look! We have updated and redesigned the site to be much more user friendly on both your PC and your mobile devices! On the website you will find our menu, calendar of events, member applications, golf information, and the Willow Talk newsletter. We’ve converted the newsletter to a digital version so you can even subscribe to receive it via e-mail. Because the newsletter will be available online, we will discontinue the printed version of the Willow Talk starting in July. Be sure to subscribe to the online version so you can stay informed about all the happenings at the Club no matter where you may be! These improvements are our way of making the busy lives of our members (and future members!) a little easier. Give it a look, I’m sure you will love it: willow-bend.com!

The greens have been cleaned up, the grass has been mowed, and the flags are out. You can feel the renewal of a new spring as the anticipation grows for a new golf season, so dust off those golf bags and polish those clubs.

It’s golf time!!!

Golf is all form and strategy, and the never-ending pursuit of the perfect game. It’s what keeps you going back and it’s what makes you love the game of golf. May you have many fond memories as the season begins, and may you take a stroke or two off your game. If not, that’s why there are still erasers on pencils! But mostly, have fun and enjoy what every day offers you.

Lastly, to my golfing friends, may I offer a golfer’s prayer…

“God, what is my fascination with this game? Is it the outdoors – the green fairways, the blue skies, the pond and trees, the feel of the breeze across my face? Is it the friends with whom I play – their companionship, their encouragement, the conversation between holes, the silence as we wait our turn? Is it the game – the balance between grace and skill and power, the striving for perfection, the loft of the ball, the precision of the putt?

Or is it all of these, and in these, machinations about all of life – harmony, friendship, balance, and every once in a while, the perfect shot and a glorious Amen.”

Now grab that cup of coffee…take a sip and let us begin this month’s fireside chat.

The first half of May is going to be action packed so make sure you keep up on the calendar.

  • Prime Rib Night is going to be on Friday, May 11. Please call ahead for reservations.
  • Our only Fresh Catch event this month will be on Friday, May 18.
  • The Club will have our first Dry-Aged Beef Night on Friday, May 25. Thought we would try something different and maybe make it a normal monthly event.

Choose Willow Bend to Cater your next event! I would like to say “Thank You!” to everyone who attended our PAC Buffets this season and we look forward to seeing you next season. The partnership between Willow Bend and the Niswonger Performing Arts Center has always been strong and it continues to grow every year. So to borrow a phrase from our partners and to add my own twist, “See you at the show and dinner!”

We all know that the BIG event for May is Mother’s Day. As always, we are geared up and excited to take care of everyone on Sunday, May 13. This year’s menu is included and we are striving for bigger and better than the last.

Our Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch is always a huge event and is already filling up so if you haven’t already, please call to make your reservations and take Mom out for a great day!

Finally, we have several private events this month so the Clubhouse will be closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 2 – Evening
  • Thursday, May 3 – Evening
  • Friday, May 4 – Evening
  • Saturday, May 12 – Wedding
  • Saturday, May 19 – Wedding

Remember...you can also check the calendar on our website, for the most up-to-date listing of Club events and closings!

As always, thanks for all your support.

Take care, be safe, and may the road rise to meet you!!

Welcome New Members!

  • Katrina & Scott Steen
  • Doug & Mary Kehres
  • Cheryl Griffith
  • Jamie & Steve Wiechart
  • Kyle Thomas
  • David & Sharon Matarese
  • Tammy & Tim Hamrick
  • Trevor & Whitney Webster