Ladies Wine & 9 Clinics – Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s & Thursday’s

 

Wine & 9

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Wine & Nine at Val Halla Golf Course

2018 Clinics, Memberships & Loyalty Programs

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History of the Program

It’s our 11th year!  A strictly beginner program started in 2008 with a catchy title intended to introduce ladies to the game of golf.  We were hoping for 12 ladies and 73 ladies signed up that first year.  Each year since we have capped out at 200+ ladies annually in our program and sign up for the season fills in less than 12 minutes.

Why Wine & Nine?

It’s a simple program with an underlying theme…have fun.  It’s all about learning something new, networking with other ladies and play a difficult game in a relaxed atmosphere.  As one woman put it…”as a woman I organize everything.  This is the only thing I don’t organize…you do and I love it!”

Three groups of ladies are drawn to Wine & Nine: ladies with young kids who are looking for a night out; ladies who are professionals and have run corporate events for years and now want to play in them; and ladies whose husbands are about to retire to Florida and want to join them in the sport they have played their whole life.

We offer 3 levels and 3 sessions (May, June/July and August).  Often ladies will take several sessions of the same level and moving to the next level is determined by confidence in the previous level.

THE LEVELS

Level 1 – Beginners; new to the game or played a long time ago (wooden clubs).

Level 2 – Intermediate; Level 1 graduates; some experience but looking for help with an aspect of their golf game.

Level 3 – Advanced; Level 2 graduates; independent golfers looking to play with other occasional women golfers.

THE FORMAT

  • Gather at Rachel’s on the Green 15 minutes prior to the start of class (5:45 PM).
  • Leave clubs next to the putting green behind the Pro Shop.
  • Meet and greet fellow class members.
  • Proceed to the Junior Golf Room or Tee Box at class time (6:00 PM).
  • Receive nightly announcements and instruction.

If the weather is in question we use three methods to communicate.

  1. Email the class.
  2. Post class status on the Val Halla website.
  3. You may call the Pro Shop at 829-2225 x1.

THE CLASSES

Space in sessions is limited.  All sessions are 5-weeks long (a rain date is figured into each session).  The fee is $115 per 5-week session.  All registrations are electronic and handled through Cumberland-North Yarmouth Recreation.


 

LEVEL 1 – TUESDAY’S (6-8:00 PM)

Limit of 24 golfers per session.

Session 1 – May 8th – June 5 (rain date June 12th)

Session 2 – June 19th – July 17th (class will be held on July 3rd; rain date July 24th)

Session 3 – No Level 1 offering after July 18th

Includes education and introduction night (no clubs our first night), clinic-style instruction, golf, golf cart and wine.  If you do not have golf clubs we can provide them for you. Comfortable, athletic clothing and sneaker/golf shoes is recommended.

 

LEVEL 2 – THURSDAY AFTERNOONS (1-3:00 PM)

Limit of 12 golfers per session.  We have tried this in the past and it works well so let’s try it again!

Session 1 – May 4th – June 1st (rain date June 8th)

Session 2 – June 15th – July 13th (rain date July 20th)

Session 3 – July 27th – August 24th (rain date August 31st)

Includes clinic-style instruction, golf, golf cart and wine.  We will split into groups…each group will be assigned a clinic for the night.  Following the clinic for the night, each group will have the opportunity to play golf until 8:00 pm.

 

LEVEL 2 – THURSDAY EVENINGS (6-8:00 PM)

Limit of 24 golfers per session.

Session 1 – May 10th – June 7th (rain date June 14th)

Session 2 – June 21st – July 19th (rain date July 26th)

Session 3 – July 27th – August 24th (rain date August 31st)

Includes clinic-style instruction, golf, golf cart and wine.  We will split into groups…each group will be assigned a clinic for the night.  Following the clinic for the night, each group will have the opportunity to play golf until 8:00 pm.

 

LEVEL 3 – WEDNESDAY’S (5:30-7:30 PM)

Limit of 12 golfers per session.  Same program with a slightly earlier tee time.

Session 1 – May 3rd – May 31st (rain date June 7th)

Session 2 – June 14th – July 12th (rain date July 19th)

Session 3 – July 26th – August 23th (rain date August 30th)

Includes nightly/friendly competition golf, cart and wine.  We will provide on-course oversight and support but no instruction.

 

LEVEL 3 – WEDNESDAY’S (6-8:00 PM)

Limit of 12 golfers per session.  Same program with a traditional tee time of 6-8:00.

Session 1 – May 3rd – May 31st (rain date June 7th)

Session 2 – June 14th – July 12th (rain date July 19th)

Session 3 – July 26th – August 23th (rain date August 30th)

Includes nightly/friendly competition golf, cart and wine.  We will provide on-course oversight and support but no instruction.


REGISTRATION PROCESS

We use on-line registration exclusively for this program. 

 It will begin on-line on Thursday, April 6th at 8:00 AM.

Click here to register for programs

 

RULES OF WINE AND 9

Issues and expectations we need to address (I’m sorry but we had to do this.)

  1. Signing up indiscriminately and transferring classes…now carries a $25 administrative fee per change.
  2. Expectation of instruction in Level 3…there is no instruction in this level.  There will be on-course monitoring and support.
  3. The programs are intended to be 2-hours in length.  End times may need to be enforced as we needs carts returned timely (no night golf).
  4. Distribution of the graduation gift…you must attend the last night in order to receive this gift.
  5. Showing up on other nights because you can’t make your assigned night…given our staffing ratios we cannot allow this.
  6. Domination by one or two participants of the instructors time…sorry but that’s not the purpose of the clinics.  Private lessons may be what you need.