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City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / News

Valley Hi Golf Course gets a GIMMIE for the Pro Shop
Monday, December 22, 2014


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—  The Valley Hi Golf Course is proud to announce it has selected GIMMIE Golf, Inc. to manage all aspects of play on the golf course. The first day of business under the new management will be Friday, Dec. 26.

“We are excited to bring GIMMIE Golf on board at Valley Hi. They offer 67 years of combined experience in the golf industry and since taking over management of the pro shop at Patty Jewett in 2001, they have raised its service and professionalism to a new level. We are confident they will provide the same caliber of service to our customers at Valley Hi and create a positive team environment where customers can interact between both golf courses on a regular basis,” said Dal Lockwood, Golf Manager.

In anticipation of the contract with current vendor Northern Golf, Inc. expiring Dec. 31, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department sent out a Request for Proposal in April 2014, for which it received two proposals. The selection committee unanimously decided to award the contract to current Patty Jewett Pro Shop vendor GIMMIE Golf.  The term of the contract will be for five years with options to extend.

GIMMIE Golf will supervise and be responsible for all aspects of play on the Golf Course, to include, the practice areas, driving range, pro shop operation, tee-time reservation and starting, tournament and group scheduling, golf cart operations and pro shop personnel.  Maintenance and playing conditions of the golf course will be the responsibility of the City.

 

“We are grateful to Mike Northern of Northern Golf, Inc. for his many years of service as head golf professional and wish him the best in future endeavors,” said Lockwood.

 

The Valley Hi Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course built in the 1950’s as a private golf course; it was purchased by the City in 1976 for use as a public golf course. It is one of the City’s enterprises, meaning that it is operated using only the revenue that it generates, without any tax support. Opening hours range from 6:30 to 8:00 AM with dusk as closing time throughout the year. The golf course has averaged 60,180 nine (9)-hole rounds over the last three years. The course has a practice area, putting greens, lockers, and fifty-one (51) golf carts.  Golf lessons are taught by Golf Professionals.