It is official! Yesterday, Osprey Links has pulled their pins for the last time in 2020. After 155 days and thousands of rounds, Jeff Rogerson (GM/DM) decided to put an end to this tumultuous season. It was a great year considering the many COVID restrictions and I am already looking forward to next year.
Yesterday, Jeff sent this message out to all:
Course Closed For The Season
We thank our members and patrons for a great season, for your understanding
and co-operation as we worked to maintain a safe environment for our customers and
staff in light of COVID protocols.
We wish you all a safe winter and we look forward to serving you again in 2021.
I want to thank Jeff and his team for another awesome season. Regardless of when I arrived to the course, the entire team was professional, courteous, and effective. They are Osprey Links greatest asset and hopefully many of them will return next year.
The maintenance team lead by the Superintendent, Craig Moody, did their usual stellar job. The course needed extra care and attention this year because of crappy winter and spring; Craig’s team was up to the challenge. Given the extremely wet spring, the course was about 6 weeks behind in many areas for the first part of the season; but, Craig did miracles and the course was in excellent condition for last two or three months.
An under acknowledge part of Jeff’s team is the kitchen staff. Gil, the head chef (and ex-military cook) always served delicious food. The serving staff always had a smile on their faces to brighten our day; regardless of how we were playing. I especially enjoyed the steak dinner after tournaments, it was always delicious and extremely well prepared.
Osprey Links has closed the books on another year. And what a crazy year it has been. However, as time slowly ebbs away I cannot help but dream about what 2021 has to offer. With only 170 days left before opening day of 2021, I wish Jeff and his team a fantastic off-season. Again, thanks for a great season and I will see you on April 15, 2021.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
2 thoughts on “Osprey Links Pulls The Pins For The Last Time In 2020”
Well that news takes some of the joy from my day. And that’s hard to do after the round I shot. The course record for a resident is 6 under I’m told. I shot a 3 under and felt like I left at least 3 or 4 more on the course. A couple of putt’s missed by an inch or less and two lost ball penalties in the rough where they should have been find-able but I suspect they plugged in the still too wet ground there, and a flubbed tee shot on the final hole after 4 straight birdies before it. There’s enough there that if I had just half of them, I’d have tied it. I mean, I’ve eagled that last hole twice this year so far and today had to settle for par. But it’s hard to complain about a four under final five holes. In fact it’s what we live for.
That sounds like an awesome round. A bit up and down, but you were scoring well. It is disappointing to know that a milestone was in your grasp, but alas, that is the way of golf. Play well the next time you tee it up and maybe the magic will happen again.