June 2012

Our apologies to The Cleaning Crew, a housecleaning service that cleans both homes and offices. Apparently, the phone number on their ad has been wrong for the last four months. The correct number is 541-476-1702.

Great Outdoor Fun at Grants Pass Golf Club

GrantsPassGolfCourseWith 52 years of experience under my belt, I can attest that golf is challenging, frustrating and rewarding all at the same time. Just when you think you’ve mastered the sport, your mind goes south, and it’s almost like starting over. Then the next day, BAM, it’s all working again.
Whatever your level of expertise, a great place locally to enjoy this sport is Grants Pass Golf Club, a beautifully-manicured 18-hole course located at 230 Espey Road, just south of Grants Pass. The original vision for the Club began in 1946 when eleven local businessmen and golfers got together to discuss their desire for a golf course. In 1948, after considerable financial and physical support, a 9-hole course was inaugurated. An additional nine holes followed in 1972.

The original stock issuance limited the Club to 200 members, and in 1972 it was increased to 450, a number which stands today. Each member owns a full share of stock in GPGC, which is governed through an elected Board of Directors and the Director of Golf.
The golf course is not, however, limited to just its members. The public is invited to enjoy the course during selected hours. “Something members and guests tell us over and overishowmuchtheClubmeanstothempersonally,” said Director of Golf & Operations Matt Reams. “Often we hear from prospective players that they thought GPGC is a member’s only club and out of reach for them financially. The true reality is, membership at Grants Pass Golf Club is easy and a tremendous value at just $173 per month for unlimited golf. Non-members, however, are welcome to play the course after 12:00 Friday through Tuesday, after 1:00 on Wednesday, and after 1:30 on Thursday.” Nestled in the woods next to Cathedral Hills with “unprecedented natural maturity and beauty,” Grants Pass Golf Club is considered one of the premier golf courses in Southern Oregon. The course includes two driving ranges, a sand and pitching practice areas, as well as a practice putting green, all open to the public.
The Pro Shop is a full retail golf equipment and apparel store with staff that are experts in fitting all players with what they need to maximize their enjoyment of the game.
“We are in the business of great golf and great golf experiences,” Matt said. “Golf has evolved from many years ago when it was generally considered an elitist sport. Today it is a game for everyone. Young and old, men or women, we all experience fresh air, exercise, camaraderie with friends, and the everlasting challenge of moving a little white ball from tee to green and in the hole.”
The beautiful clubhouse, which was built ten years ago, includes a restaurant and is used by members for many special events, and is open to the public and local community groups.
“We also boast two PGA Class-A Professionals who provide cutting edge group, clinic and individual instructional opportunities utilizing state-of-the-art video feedback,” Matt said. “Beginners to expert, we help you get the most enjoyment from your game while also working to introduce new players. Join us as we present our next 5-week Beginner’s Golf Clinic beginning on June 16 and be a part of the greatest game every played.”
For more info on the club, services, membership or to reserve a tee time, call 541-476-0849.

Quality Construction from Spectrum Design

I heard on the radio the other day that housing starts are the highest they’ve been since the bubble burst, so maybe the housing slump is seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Taking advantage of that “light” is Steve Matiaco, owner of Spectrum Design Inc., a construction company that he founded in 2006.
“We are committed to providing the highest quality work and products to our customers,” Steve said. “Our projects range from new construction to remodels and weatherization. We are a 3-star trade ally of the Energy Trust of Oregon and specialize in the weatherization of existing homes, including windows, air sealing, duct sealing and repair. We also offer ductless heat pump installation in our weatherization scope.”
Steve was born and raised in the Rogue Valley, graduated from Hidden Valley High School, and attended college at Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University. His family has lived in the Rogue Valley since the mid 1900s.
“I enjoy hands-on work and the reward of seeing a customer’s vision become the real thing,” he said. “We strive to be able to offer a wide variety of services and quality products to customers to fill their needs. We’re also proud to live and work in such a great community. As part of that, we want to help customers increase the comfort and energy efficiency of their homes while reducing their cost of living.”
The phone number at Spectrum Design is 541-659-8362.