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Country Club Management Committee

2013 Annual Report

In 2013, the Country Club Management Committee and our professional staff, Jay McGrail, the South Shore Country Club Director of Operations; Joe Keefe, PGA Golf Professional; Chris Riley, Asst. PGA Golf Professional and Jake Silva, Golf Course Superintendent continued our efforts to improve the facilities and enhance our recreational offerings at the South Shore Country Club.

In keeping with our long-term program to upgrade the playing conditions of our golf course, this year, we restored and rebuilt the sand traps on the third hole and relocated and redesigned the approach to the tee area and the tee box on the fourth hole.

We are also especially pleased with this year's improved summer tennis program, junior and adult golf programs, beginner and advanced swim lessons, our expanded offerings and upgraded facilities for children's birthday parties and corporate functions, and our enhanced driving range and golf practice areas.

The following is a brief review, as well as, some of the highlights of our year at the South Shore Country Club:

• Over 50,000 rounds of golf were played

• Over 200 children participated in tennis lessons

• More than 100 girls and 120 boys participated in junior golf lessons

• Between 25-40 women played golf each week in "Girls Night Out"

• Thirteen bowling leagues, with more than 300 league bowlers used our alleys each week in the fall and winter months

• More than 175 senior bowlers displayed their bowling skills on our alleys each week (with some of our better bowlers being in their 90's)

• Over 2,000 hours of golf were played on our three "state-of-the-art" indoor golf simulators, mostly when it was too cold or wet to play outside

• 240 families and individuals purchased swimming pool memberships and enjoyed our newly heated swimming pool

• Approximately 550 children participated in our YMCA supervised swim lessons (we are one of the few venues in area offering Red Cross life-saving certification)

• As many as 160 children participated in the SSCC swim team activities, competing in five home swim meets

• Almost 1,000 free hotdogs, with fruit juice and chips, were consumed by kids and their families during "Kite Day" festivities

• At this same event, an estimated 150 kites were counted in the air over our golf course and another 10 or so ended up in the trees

• Too many pumpkins to count and other treats and prizes, were given away, during our children's Halloween festivities , which was held in our party tent and jointly run with the Hingham Recreation Dept.

• During this same event, more than 450 children rode in our wagons for a scary hayride around the golf course

• There were as many as 40 high school boys and girls golf matches and many more practice rounds by our local teams in the spring and fall

• 30 charity and/or recreational golf outings were held on our course

• Approximately 110 birthday parties were held in our new party room and renovated bowling alleys (we install bumpers in our gutters for the children's parties-so everybody wins)

• Thirty-two weddings and 150 bridal/baby showers and other functions were held in our ballroom, tent and function rooms

• A state senior amateur golf qualifying tournament was held on our golf course this summer

• Up to 70 full and part-time employees enjoyed working for us this year, many of them students, during the summer months

• Last but not least, as many as 35 additional employees worked in the restaurant (Raffael's Greenside Grille) and function rooms during the year and the restaurant served over 36,000 meals

There are not many communities that can match the recreational and entertainment opportunities that are available to the public at the South Shore Country Club. We intend to continue to conscientiously manage and improve this wonderful Town resource.


The Country Club Management Committee
Paul J. Casey
Terence Clarke
William Friend
Scott D. Peterson
Kerry Ryan



(Appt. By Selectmen, ATM 1993 By-Law 37)

William Friend

Paul J. Casey

Terence Clarke

Scott Peterson

Rod Gaskell