As is our annual tradition here at Hayward Golf Club, we’re once again hosting a series of Fitting Days for our Membership and guests can try out some of the latest equipment from the leading companies in the field! In addition to some usual participants, Callaway and TaylorMade, this year we have Titleist for the first time in several years!

The schedule is as follows:

  • June 9th — Callaway (1pm – 5pm)
  • June 16th — Titleist (1pm – 5pm)
  • June 19th — TaylorMade (12pm – 4pm)

Reservations for these Fitting Days are required, so contact the Pro Shop (715-634-2760) to book a slot!  You can also sign-up directly with Callaway at this link.

Also, just a reminder that the Caddyshak Bar & Grill is now serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays! 8am – 12pm. Lunch available daily from 11am – 4pm (and 3pm on Sundays). Full menus can be found HERE.

Additionally, we have a Tuesday Night Special! Tonight, the offerings are:

• 6 Honey Dip Wings with French Fries and choice of sauce — $9.00
• BBQ Brisket on a Bun with French Fries or Chips — $11.00

We also have to unfortunately announce that our Ladies Invite (previously scheduled for June 17th) has been cancelled. We look forward to bringing this event back with a vengeance next summer!

Finally, if you’re a Member who needs or wants access to our online Membership Directory, contact the Pro Shop! It has been updated as of May 26th, and will continue to be updated periodically as more memberships come in. It’s a handy tool for making contact with other Members at HGC.

If you’ve recently played our course, you’ve probably noticed the massive excavation taking place in the area of holes 12 and 13.  This is for the pond that will serve as the reservoir for our new double-row irrigation system.

To add a little extra excitement to the project, we’re holding a fundraiser for our On-Course Improvement Fund.  For a $10 entry, you can attempt to guess how long it will take to fill the pond with water, being specific down to number of days, hours, and minutes.

The 2.2 acre pond should begin being filled sometime next week, and it is expected to require approximately 6.1 million gallons of water.  The pipe supplying the water may be sporadically turned off to meet other irrigation needs.  Use that information to inform your guess!

You can purchase as many entries as you’d like, and if you buy 5, you’ll get a 6th for free!  We will be paying the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd closest guesses.  Contact the Pro Shop or stop in to sign up!

Starting May 31st, we’re implementing a new rate after 4pm on Sundays and Mondays.

• 18 holes walking — $14.99.
• 9 holes walking — $9.99.
• Regular cart rates apply.

If you’re looking for a quieter time to play and get in a quick 9 or 18, this is going to be a great opportunity to take advantage of an incredible value!

We’re also announcing a sale on our Callaway Strata 16-piece Women’s golf set.

The price is $389.99, including a dozen Callaway Supersoft golf balls! Supply is limited, so act fast!

The Caddyshak is now serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am until 12pm! The menu is available HERE.

Regular hours for the rest of the week (dine-in or take-out):

  • Monday – Friday: 11am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 3pm

Finally, the next Couples League outing will take place on Sunday, May 31st. Tee times available starting at 1pm. It’s a great opportunity for couples to get out there and enjoy a casual round in some (hopefully!) beautiful weather. Call the Pro Shop to sign up!

Due to the uncertain state of things regarding gatherings of large groups, we’re disappointed to announce that we are going to be unable to run our Junior Golf Program this summer. We look forward to this every June, so we’ll certainly miss it this year. However, we have every confidence that the Program will be back in 2021 with renewed energy and excitement from all involved!

If your junior doesn’t like the prospect of skipping a year, there is availability for private lessons with either the Golf Pro or Assistant Pro. Contact the Pro Shop for additional information.

In better news, the Pro Shop can now officially be open to the public with a very limited capacity — 5 guests at one time. Golf Pro Ben Kanters gives a very brief overview of the Pro Shop’s offerings…

Even with the Pro Shop open, we’re still accepting check-in and payment over the phone for those who wish to make use of that option.

Also, Couples League begins play on Sunday, May 17th. Tee times starting at 1pm. Please call the Pro Shop to sign up.

And just a reminder that the Caddyshak Bar & Grill continues to be open for take-out and curbside service from 11am to 6pm, seven days a week. See the Caddyshak menu HERE, and call (715) 634-2460 to place an order.

We want to thank everybody for all their support during what has been a very unusual (to say the least!) early leg of the 2020 season. Please continue to keep Hayward Golf Club in mind as we all move forward.

As with any small business, we’re very reliant on your ongoing support, so the next time you’re looking for balls or gloves, consider bypassing the big box store or online and getting them from us. Or the next time your thinking of grabbing some take-out, give the Caddyshak’s new take-out service a try (menu HERE)! Maybe consider inviting your neighbor down the road to dust off the clubs and come out with you for a round of golf.

As HGC continues to invest in the future of the facility with our major irrigation project this summer, all continued support and patronage is appreciated!

Those of you who have played our course recently will no doubt have noticed a quite substantial amount of earth being moved around in the vicinity of holes 12 and 13. This is the first major stage of our irrigation project, requiring the excavation of a new pond that will act as the reservoir for the double-row irrigation that will be installed this season.

Jerry Elbert, a member of our Board of Directors, gives a brief overview of this initial phase below, accompanied by some aerial footage of the excavation site!

Additionally, as many of you may remember from last year, we partnered with Swing King to offer a Hole-in-One contest one our third hole. Previously, this required a daily entry in order to participate. However, this year, we have the capability to offer a Swing King Membership, where each and every time you play, you’ll have a shot at a designated prize amount. Just like last year, any and all proceeds received by Hayward Golf Club through the offering of this package will go directly towards our on-course improvement fund.

Membership Tiers
Par — $100 for the chance to win $2,500.
Birdie — $150 for the chance to win $5,000.
Eagle — $300 for the chance to win $10,000.

Whether you play 5 rounds or 500 rounds this summer, you’ll have a chance to claim some winnings on the third hole! Contact the Pro Shop to sign-up.

Also, we’ve updated our Member Directory on the Hayward Golf Club website for 2020 (and will continue to do so in the coming month). It’s a handy way for our membership to keep in touch with each other, so if you’re a member interested in having access, contact the Pro Shop for the password!

We wanted to extend a big thanks to everybody who came out over the last few days and helped make Hayward Golf Club’s opening weekend a success!  We are looking forward to continuing to offer a high quality and safe golf experience!

We also want to let everybody know that our Membership Referral promotion has been extended through May 15th.  If you speak to a friend or neighbor, who was not already a member last year (2019), and that person then becomes a member at your referral, we’re prepared to offer you a credit that can be applied towards the purchase of your 2020 membership or, if you’ve already purchased your 2020 membership, general course credit usable in any department (Pro Shop or Caddyshak Bar & Grill). We’re offering three credit tiers:

• $75 for referral resulting in a Couple or Family Membership
• $50 for referral resulting in a Single Membership
• $35 for referral resulting in a Twilight Membership

There are no limitations on the number of referrals you can send our way! Again, this promotion will be in effect through May 15th, 2020. If you have any questions, contact the Pro Shop at (715) 634-2760 or proshop@haywardgolf.com.

We’re also continuing to offer a new Vokey SM8 wedge promotion!

Also, a reminder that the Caddyshak Bar and Grill is offering take-out!  Full menu (which you can find HERE) will be available 11 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week.  We’re also offering a special to kick-off our opening. Order any of our new fresh made pizzas or spend $20 or more, and get a free 2 liter bottle of an assorted Coke product. While supplies last. Call 715-634-2460 for your order and payment. Credit and debit cards only.

Finally, here’s a peek at what the new normal for settling up golfing debts might look like!

With the extension of Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” order, golf courses in the state are now permitted to begin operating — with some restrictions — as of Friday, April 24th!

Per the governor’s order and guidance from various golf industry leaders, here are the new policies:

•    All golf will be walking only.  No golf carts will be allowed.
•    Members and Guests welcome.
•    Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines while on the grounds of Hayward Golf Club.
•    The practice facility/ driving range across the parking lot will be closed.
•    Tee times can be reserved by calling pro shop or making reservations online.
•    Online reservations will require immediate payment, so we encourage groups to know exactly who and how many will be playing in group.  Tee times can be booked HERE.  The Pro Shop will take 1 credit card payment from each group paying over the phone. So please plan ahead with 1 designated payer for the group.
•    The clubhouse/Pro Shop will be closed to the public.  The clubhouse main entrance will be open for access only to the bathrooms, which will be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
•    We are preparing to offer a vending machine with a variety beverages near the club storage room. The vending machine will be sanitized throughout the day.
•    Tee times will be spaced 10 minutes apart to avoid groups potentially stacking up on the course.
•    Please arrive at golf course no more than 20 minutes ahead of your specific tee time. During busy periods, we will look to create a spaced flow of no more than 3 groups near the clubhouse at one time.  The 1st group will be on the tee preparing to tee-off, the 2nd group will be near the Pro Shop/ practice green checking-in, and the 3rd group will be unloading their clubs in the parking lot.
•    If needed, scorecards/pencils can be picked up near clubhouse.
•    Push-carts will be offered for rent and will be sanitized after each use. Rental clubs will not be available.
•    Essential golf merchandise (gloves, balls, tees) can be purchased over the phone during check in and picked up outside Pro Shop.
•    Once on the course, please leave the flagsticks in at all times. There will be a PVC insert in the hole that will keep golf balls from falling to the bottom of the hole and will assist us in eliminating the flag as a touch point. Additionally, bunker rakes, ball washers, and water coolers will be removed from the course.
•    We encourage players to download the wsga.org handicap posting app or post scores directly on WSGA website because the clubhouse will not be open for score posting. Call the Pro Shop if you need help with this process.

Special information for members and prospective members:

Given the mandate to keep the Pro Shop closed, we’re asking all those who intend to purchase memberships to do so through our online store (clicking HERE will take you there), over the phone, or through mailed-in membership forms and payment.  If members would like to make half-payments, those would have to be done over the phone or through mail.

Members are encouraged to call the Pro Shop for tee times if they are unsure of exactly who will all be playing in their group (to avoid being charged guest fees for perspective spots being filled by members).

We also encourage members to set-up accounts receivable accounts (A/R) to further ease transactions during this period (monthly billing available).  Call Pro Shop for details.

To book a tee time, click HERE to be taken to our online tee sheet, or call the Pro Shop at (715) 634-2760.

The Caddyshak Bar and Grill will be open to serve carry-out food that is consumed off premises.  Full menu will be available 11 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week, starting Wednesday, April 22nd. View our menu HERE. We are offering a special to kick off our opening — order any of our new fresh-made pizzas, or spend $20 or more, and get a free 2-liter bottle of an assorted Coke product. While supplies last. Call 715-634-2460 for your order and payment. Credit and debit cards only.

Members and guests, please follow all course guidelines to ensure we will continue to be able to offer golf in this capacity!

Things are going to be a little different for a while, but we’re very glad to be able to provide an opportunity for guests and members to enjoy some rounds of golf in the warming spring weather!  Hopefully, sooner rather than later, we will be fully operational and able to offer you the complete HGC experience!

We want to congratulate Lori DeJoode for winning our pre-season membership drive prize, and also remind everyone that our Online Store is set-up to purchase memberships of various configurations.  Click HERE to take a look.

In terms of updates about the course, we are continuing to get the facility ready for the go-ahead to open for play. Extensive maintenance of the grounds and clubhouse building has been underway.

When the Wisconsin state government determines that golf courses can open for business, we will be ready and enthusiastic about providing a safe experience guided by input from industry leaders and health professionals. We’ll give as much lead time as we possibly can.

In the meantime, we’ve also been hard at work calibrating a new menu for the Caddyshak Bar & Grill (see hours HERE), which we are excited to debut right here!

We’re also offering a new Vokey SM8 wedge promotion!

In addition to our emails and website posts, please follow the HGC and Caddyshak Facebook pages for updates, and also check out the Caddyshak’s new Instagram page.

With the Hayward Golf Club Pro Shop temporarily closed (see our previous statement about that HERE), we wanted to make all our prospective members aware that — for the first time — memberships are now available to be purchased directly through our online store. This will allow you to make a purchase without having to show up in-person at the Pro Shop.

Clicking HERE will take you to our store, where you will find a variety of membership options for golf, carts, and driving range!  We look forward to being able to see you in person sooner rather than later, but until then, explore what our store has to offer!

Also, all early pay members (from Jan 1st through April 15th, 2020) are eligible to win a prize with a $375 value! 1 winner will be drawn.  The prize package includes 4 guest passes for 9 or 18-hole green fees, a $50 Caddyshak gift card, and a brand new 2020 Titleist SM8 Vokey Wedge or Callaway MD5 Jaws wedge (1 total wedge given out). Think of this as the HGC Stimulus Plan!