Just about two years ago I made my first trip to Atlantic for Mark’s 50th birthday party. He had his party at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club. Mark has been a member there for about 30 years, give or take a year or two. He went there as a kid and teenager to swim at the pool. He took his children to the same pool while they were growing up, and he’s played many rounds of golf on the 18-hole course. He and his family have enjoyed countless meals and social engagements at the bar and restaurant. It’s been a place where life time friendships have been built. And he invited me in.
I met about 100 of his closest friends that night of the party. These were people he’d grown up with, his high school buddies, his parent’s friends, and his daughter’s friends. The country club was the meeting place, the glue that bound them all together over the years.
Over the past two years I’ve grown to know many of these people through activities at the club. I’ve played in a Pitch card tournament. I’ve played Friday night 2-ball golf. I’ve watched the golf “Tournament of Champions.” I’ve had many meals and Friday night get togethers with others in the bar. I’ve become friends with the bartenders and wait staff. This year I celebrated my own 50-year birthday with several new friends there and I’m going to be golfing on the women’s league on Thursday nights this spring. They might regret that decision later!
I feel incredibly grateful for the wonderful new friendships I have developed through my association with Mark, his past friendships and the Atlantic Golf and Country Club. I know they are running some new member specials this year. I joined as a member with Mark and I’m looking forward to many years of new memories! Call Sheryl for questions about joining.
The club is located at 102 West 29th Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022. The general manager is Sheryl Dusenberry. Phone number is (712)-243-3656.
I hope I see you out there!