Hantz reaches out to help non-profits
Jamie McClintock is excited about working with local non-profit groups to help them raise money for their organizations. The club manager of Hantz Golf Club in Tecumseh was told by Hantz Group CEO, John R. Hantz, that the organization needed to give back to the community.“Mr. Hantz’s goal is to help local organizations to raise over a million dollars,” McClintock said. “We have developed a package that enables organizations to generate top dollars.”Groups can set up an afternoon of golf, including lunch and a buffet dinner, for $50 a person. This is 50 percent off the normal rate for play at Hantz Golf Club.“The reduced cost allows groups to put more money back toward their bottom lines,” said McClintock. “Mr. Hantz is trying to provide the value of a public golf course and the experience of a private course.”Setting up an event does not require membership in Hantz Golf Club. McClintock is happy to work with any group on their fundraising program. “You don’t have to be a big organization to enjoy the benefits of Hantz Golf Club,” he said. “We’ve had about 13 organizations set up golf outings with us.”Unlike many golf courses, Hantz does not limit days available for fundraising golf outings. “We’ve been able to open it up any day of the week,” said McClintock.Hantz Golf Club is limited to having only one charity outing per day, and groups can only take the course after 2 p.m. The day includes a number of amenities for golfers.Events begin with a hot dog lunch on the turn, followed by 18 holes of golf, and finishing with a buffet style dinner that includes a salad bar, main course and dessert.Hantz provides a full-time PGA golf professional, Ryan Leitner, to help run the events. Participants have access to locker rooms, including use of a few guest lockers.Time on the practice range with unlimited balls and bag drop service are also included as part of any event. A professional welcome announcement, registration tables, course contest set-up and signage placement are also part of the golf package.Hantz Golf Club provides customized scoreboards, personalized golf cart signs, and professional scoring. An on-course beverage cart is included for any organization with 32 or more participants.Whether a group has experience planning a golf outing or is new to event planning, McClintock is happy to help set up a perfect outing. “Our goal is to pick up another eight or 10 golf outings this year,” he said.Planning an outing isn’t limited to 2014. McClintock can help secure dates for the next few years. “There are a lot of open dates at the beginning of the season,” said McClintock. “That’s a good time for an outing because people are ready to get out on the course.”Since Hantz Group purchased the Tecumseh Country Club in 2011, there has been a commitment to improvements. “We’ve done a lot to the course to accommodate all levels of play,” McClintock said.According to the Hantz Golf Club website, “The central focus is 18 holes of superbly maintained fairway and outstanding greens. At par 72 and three sets of tee positions (5,400 yards to just over 6,800 yards from the tips) this club welcomes all levels of golfers.”A typical round of golf takes three and a half hours to play. “Mr. Hantz bought the course because he didn’t want to see it close,” said McClintock.Groups interested in setting up a benefit golf outing can contact McClintock at 423.3916 ext. 2110 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.