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GreatHorse

GreatHorse

GreatHorse

128 Wilbraham Rd

Hampden, MA 1036

(413) 566-8010

http://www.greathorse.com

sdion@greathorse.com

FACILITY AMENITIES:

Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets, Short Game Practice Area, Synthetic Putting Green, Grass Putting Green, Covered Areas

 

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:

Indoor Simulator, Ball Flight Monitor, Other (indicate in 3c below)

 

TYPE OF RANGE TARGETS:

Flags, Bunkers, Built-up Greens, Fairway Cuts

 

INSTRUCTION PROVIDED:

Yes (Please answer questions 6a-6g below)

 

NUMBER OF PGA PROFESSIONALS INSTRUCTORS:

3

 

NUMBER OF LPGA PROFESSIONALS INSTRUCTORS:

0

 

CLUBFITTING SERVICES PROVIDED:

Yes (If yes, indicate annual gross equipment sales in 7a)

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF VISITS TO RANGE PER YEAR:

15,500

 

NUMBER OF RANGE BALLS DISPENSED ON RANGE PER YEAR:

10,000

 

NUMBER OF RANGEE BALLS IN INVENTORY

3,000

 

NEW BALLS ARE ACQUUIRED:

annually

 

RANGE PROMOTION:

At GreatHorse, we offer a full complement of instruction, club fitting and golf specific fitness training. Our practice facility includes a state-of-the-art Golf Performance facility equipped with 2 indoor/outdoor hitting bays, Trackman Launch monitor, Swing Catalyst Pressure Mat and Video analysis, K-Motion 3D Bio Feedback, and a Science And Motion Putt Lab. Students can come experience a PGA Tour Level Golf Performance facility, and be custom club fit for the newest golf equipment from Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Mizuno and PXG. The Golf Performance Center is also equipped to provide custom club repair, loft and lie with both irons and putters. The practice facility full length range designed to simulate on-course target greens with bunkers with ProV1 practice balls. Our 360-degree short game area can be utilized to dial in any shot withing 100 yards and includes 8 greenside bunkers and 3 target green complexes and 6 pins. Finally, our practice facility includes a 10,000 sq. ft. putting green. Each day the practice facility is manicured to match the on-course conditions.
A custom shaft and club head wall fixtures were installed to promote our commitment to providing custom club fitting to our members and guests. The added visual presentation of our club fitting equipment helps drive our golf club equipment sales and enables our membership to enjoy the game at the club! Our members and junior members can schedule time to be custom fit for all their golf equipment all year round with our PGA Golf Professional Staff.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING: Please share any programming you have to keep your customers & students engaged

The Antonacci family, who are the private owners of the club, are both generous and helpful to the neighboring communities of the Pioneer Valley. From academic scholarships, donations, and holiday toy drives, to sharing their space or delivering fresh produce, GreatHorse tries to reach beyond its sprawling golf course to the towns that surround its greens.
Each school year, GreatHorse supports a local scholarship foundation by awarding two students with the “GreatHorse Scholarship”. This goes out to two well-rounded high school seniors from Minnechaug Regional High School who are looking to major in business and are excelling in both academics and a varsity sport. The Antonacci’s are a family of entrepreneurs, so supporting students who aspire to further their education is reminiscent of their youth.
GreatHorse also supported the “Turf at Chaug” project in 2019, which funded the construction of a brand-new artificial turf field at Minnechaug Regional High School. This field is utilized by the high school’s sports teams as well the Wilbraham Parks & Recreation Department.
GreatHorse continues to contribute to its town library, being the title sponsor to their annual fundraiser supporting their summer reading programs.
Once summer is over and the season comes to a close, GreatHorse prepares a club-wide toy drive in efforts to be the reason a child smiles during the holiday season. Members and employees are invited to donate a gift, which are then dropped off at thelocal Shriner’s Hospital located in the neighboring city of Springfield, Massachusetts. GreatHorse has supported this local hospitalfor the past few holiday seasons, and this drive is greatly supported by employees and members alike. This year, we areextending our holiday donations to Christina’s House, which is an organization in Springfield, Massachusetts that supports womenand their children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Antonacci family donated $125,000 to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts through theMillions of Meals food drive. The Antonacci’salso offered COVID-19 vaccinations onsite at their family businesses to all of theiremployees.
In 2018, GreatHorse shared its course with the Massachusetts Golf Association to host the 109th Mass Open Championship. Thisthree-day tournament was a huge successthanks to the help of over 100 local volunteers that were invited to donate their time inexchange for a round of golf on the private course. We take pride in being part of a smallcommunity that helps each other whenneeded.
Since 2018, the local police department and other chiefs of Massachusetts are personally invited to play the course with a guest, as well as enjoy complimentary food and beverage all in honor of The Jimmy Fund. Together, the Hampden Police Department and GreatHorse raised over $2,000 in an effort to help cure cancer in 2020. Another way that GreatHorse supports the Hampden Police Department is by being an annual sponsor for their Public Safety Night Out. Families from Hampden and surrounding towns are invited to attend this free event that brings awareness to the police force, fire safety, and local businesses. The Club contributes a monetary donation towards the event that goes toward the extravagant fireworks display along with setting up a complimentary hot chocolate stand for guests of the event to enjoy.
In collaboration with SMGA, the Salute Military Golf Association, GreatHorse welcomed Post 9-11 Combat Wounded and Injured Veterans for a round of golf as recognition for their bravery and service to our country.
GreatHorse is proud to be the home practice course to the Wilbraham Monson Academy, a private boarding and day school located just down the street. By sharing the course with the younger golf community, GreatHorse hopes to encourage, support, and challenge young minds to help shape their athletic futures and promote the sport of golf to younger generations.
The Farm at GreatHorse, established in 2018, was designed to grow fresh vegetables and herbs for the kitchen. In addition to thefresh produce served in the restaurant, thesurplus is shared with the public, making personal deliveries to the local firedepartment, police department, senior center, town hall, churches, and other nearby businesses.
In addition to the community outreach detailed above, GreatHorse strives to support local businesses when committing to vendors for work-related projects. From printing promotional posters, to embroidering apparel, to purchasing milk and honey for use in the kitchen – the first place to look is always in the neighboring cities and towns. GreatHorse strongly believes in supporting small, local businesses, so if the work can be done locally, they are happy to support and build connections. GreatHorse is proud to be part of a small community that allows multiple opportunities to give back and offer support when needed.