Pusch Ridge Golf Course Open House
Event Date: Thurs. October 26, 2023
For Hospitality Industry Staff Professionals
On October 26th Friends of Pusch Ridge Golf and Indigo Golf hosted an “Open House” event for Hospitality Professionals.
The event was a way to ‘advertise’ the Pusch Ridge course to local hotel professionals who, in turn, will promote the course to their guests and visitors.
Tourists, corporate travelers, and out-of-town visitors are an essential target audience for Pusch Ridge Golf. One of the ways we target this critical market is through hotel employee guest referrals.
Over 40 local hotels, resorts, management, and front-line employees attended the event. Many of them had never seen the course before, so this was a fantastic opportunity to showcase it as an additional amenity for their customers. Boy, were they impressed!
Everyone took a course tour in golf carts with FORPG “tour guides” pointing out the attributes of the course. There were fun Halloween golf games, such as a putting and chipping contest, Guess How Many Golf Balls in the Bowl game, and a driving contest for “Closest to the Skeleton”, who in fact was hanging by a hook on the first fairway! Plus, they enjoyed breakfast burritos, pastries and drinks on the Pro Shop patio.
Guests were given marketing material and course information, including the Hotel Guest Special and tournament package information that they took with them. (The Hotel Guest Special is a unique pricing opportunity for hotel guests. It includes 9-hole play, golf cart, rental clubs, and a sleeve of Callaway golf balls for $45.)
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who made our hotel guests feel so welcome that morning. Volunteers included Greg and Laura Baldwin, Kelly Windsor, Donna Bennett, Sandy Walhof, Helen Dowling, Stan and Dorothy New, Angelo Bifano, Dan Talsma, Rosi Buccerelli, Scott Stream, Tim and Mary Forsythe, OV Councilman Mo Greene, Anji Verlaque, Lisa and Tony D’Angelo, and Nick Bond.
Jennifer Fuchs, Stacy and the Pusch Ridge Tennis team made the lawn area accessible and helped with the setup of tables and chairs.
Thank you to Darryl Janisse, El Con Director of Golf, Mark Thesing, our PGA pro, Zach from the Overlook Restaurant and our fabulous Pro Shop team, Ron Brun, and Brian.
And a special thank you to the Town of Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield who attended the event and visited with many hotelier guests.