Dear Members and Guests,
This year marks an incredible milestone for ClubCorp: the 60th anniversary of our founding. In 1957, we began construction on our first club, Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas, and, with that, launched our collection of first-class private clubs. While our mission of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives remains the same, what sets us apart as the World Leader in Private Clubs is our continuous effort to reinvent the industry and enhance daily life for today's private club member.
In the past few years, we have added new business, lifestyle, and family-friendly amenities, unparalleled programming, and new membership products unmatched in the industry. We also have achieved record charitable giving with our ClubCorp Charity Classic raising more than $20 million since its inception 10 years ago. So what's next? We will continue to enhance Member experiences and value our Employee Partners, while we look to the future of private clubs and how we can continue to exceed your expectations.
As ClubCorp celebrates 60 years of service, I'd like to thank you - our Members - for helping us succeed and I invite you to celebrate along with us. Be sure to watch your email and club newsletters for the next 12 months for information on special events throughout the year, drawings for incredible trips and prizes, and gifts just for you. You will also see programs and activities at our clubs all year, plus stories in the Access newsletter and on ClubCorp's social media platforms from tenured Members and about our Employee Partners, who show commitment, dedication, and care daily to create exceptional experiences for you and your guests.
Thank you for the incredible journey - we look forward to celebrating with you and I am excited about the future.
President and Chief Operating Officer