June 5, 2023
GXXVII - Options to Open July 1
POWELL, OH — The Golfapalooza Founding Fathers convened a press conference to announce the price and general layout of GXXVII. Founding Father Butter Flanagan took the microphone to begin.
"After extensive negotiations with the pro shop and lodge management we have come to an agreement for how GXXVII will work," Flanagan said. "Similar to last year, the entire lodge has been reserved for us for the week beginning on Tuesday night. Golf will look the same with the KGB Cup on Wednesday and four man scrambles Thursday - Saturday. I'm going to summarize everything by area here in a second."
Lodging - We have the entire lodge starting Tuesday. Based on projected headcount there will be a need for a few people to share a room, but everyone will have their own bed. Within the options will be selections such as what floor and side of the building (clubhouse or putt putt) you prefer as well as preferred roommates. Some of the rooms are pet friendly so we will try to accommodate anyone that has cat/dog allergies. The trip cost includes lodging Wednesday - Saturday night. Rooms will be available for those Loozers who want to arrive Monday or Tuesday. Alpine Lake has raised the cost of their Stay and Play package to $125 (room + 1 round of golf). However, our negotiations have yielded the following pricing; for $60 per guy on Monday and Tuesday you can stay at the lodge; unlike last year a round of golf will be $30 instead of included in the room cost. This is still a $35 savings per person.
We will utilize one hotel room as a gathering space for snacks, Woo Woo, cards, etc.
With all of the changes this year it's really important to make sure you read the options menus before you make your selections as options have changed.
Food - We will have an item in the Notebook about food but here's the overview.
Breakfast - Wednesday through Saturday the lodge will have a buffet for us in the upstairs dining room. The menu for that is still being finalized. Coffee will be included in the buffet. Each room will also have the standard issue coffee makers.
Lunch - On your own at the Pro Shop as in prior years. (I hear they will have chili this year for sauce dogs.)
Dinner - We will do the buffet style dinners in the lodge as we have the last couple years. Menus are being finalized over the next few weeks and are expected to be published by August 1.
Golf - The KGB Cup will be on Wednesday afternoon with Spanky (Convicts) and Padre (Catholics) as captains. The draft for this event will take place once the attendance for the KGB Cup is finalized. As in the past this is its own option selection.
Thursday - Saturday rounds will be four man scramble teams with handicaps determined for each team. There are both mandatory and optional contests each day with the mandatory contests included in the trip price.
We have negotiated $3.00 regular beers and $4 craft beers in the pro shop again. We think it will be the Screech Owl products but still need to confirm this. There will be cart service on the course again this year.
"With all of the above in mind, the cost of this year's trip is still very low for food, lodging and golf of $599. The slight increase from last year is due to slight increases at the resort. We were extremely happy with last year's set-up and are excited to offer the same experience for everyone again this year."
Trip option selection will begin on July 1. Once the field is finalized we will ask Loozers to review their roommate selections to consider any additions during July.
Options will close August 1st. We have a lot to plan once options close, please be courteous to that date and get it done on time. This also ensures that this year's shirts are ordered and produced on time for the trip.
13 weeks out - can't wait!!!!!