The Tuesday Work Group (TWG) is a volunteer group that has been around almost as long as the Golf Course has been in existence. Currently consisting of 48 members, most of them turn out early each Tuesday morning, from 7 to 11 a.m., to work on the Golf Course and occasional projects elsewhere in the community.
They do this for nine months of the year, taking a break during the hot moths of July, August and September.
This year, the men have spent about 50 percent of their time helping with the Turf Reduction Project, according to Sam Theodora, who coordinates the major projects and ensures the volunteers have the equipment and supplies they need each week to get their jobs done.
The men are grouped according to skills and experience, with crews for such tasks as concrete, welding, trimming, vehicle and shop maintenance, lake maintenance (Golf Course lake), sanding divots, etc.
The TWG Committee Board meets each month in the Magnolia Room of the Country Club to discuss and plan upcoming projects. Over the years, many projects have been completed, saving the CLPOA a considerable amount of money. Much of the money TWG uses for supplies comes from the annual Beautification Golf Tournament held each spring.
“Most of these guys are journeyman and very particular about the job they do. When we give them a task, they get it done,” says Sam. “I’m very proud of these guys.”
There is good camaraderie among the members but they are actively recruiting new members since some of the men are older – in their late 80s and early 90s. If interested in joining this active group, show up at the Maintenance Yard on Tuesday mornings until the end of June, or call Sam at 951-244-4474.