Lake Ridge Weekly Newsletter Oct 23, 2017

Would like to thank all who came out Saturday night for this year’s Annual Awards Banquet. It was a great evening. Would like to congratulate Kelli Eagen and Jean Ackerman for being selected as Members of the Year. And would also like to congratulate Russ Bastian, our Superintendent, for being selected as Employee of the Year. All are 3 are well deserving of the awards. And of course would like to thank Bill and Tammy for the great dinner and Mary, Melynne, Aaron and Madison for the great service. It takes a lot of hard work and effort in running both a golf course, bar and restaurant.  It simply would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of all the Lake Ridge staff. So please thank all the employees for all they do. Pictures of this year’s event have been downloaded to our Facebook page for your viewing pleasure.

Want to give a shout out to Brett Hahn for shooting a “59” last week. What an amazing round. Brett shot 30 – 29 in route to setting a new 18 hole course record. Great round Brett. And if anyone needs a little help with their game, give Brett a call at GolfTEC. He obviously knows how to play the game.


Fall is a beautiful time of the year to hit the links. With cooler temperatures and the changing colors it doesn’t get much better than that. Or does it? Fall golf just got even better at Lake Ridge. Starting this weekend, guest who are accompanied by a member, can play all day, cart included, for $29.50 on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. But wait, there’s more. Price also includes a menu selection of $9.95 or under from Fairway’s Restaurant.  Anything over $9.95 you pay the difference. So what are you waiting for, grab some friends and head on up to the Ridge and take advantage of this great offer.


We are also offering our Fall Golf Special Monday – Friday from 7:00 – 7:00 and after 2:00 on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. You only pay for your golf and get free cart rental. So grab your clubs and get your golf fix in before it’s too late.  Fall is a great time of the year to play some golf,  but we all  know what comes after fall!!! Brrrr…


The Men’s Wed league has now enter their Fall Fun League.  This is open to anyone who has a league handicap. Tee off this week will be at 5:00. However, feel free to start early if your group is ready…


All right poker fans, we now have Texas HoldEm every Tuesday starting promptly at 7:00. Poker players enjoy Happy Hour rates when playing and the chance at winning prizes. If you like poker, Lake Ridge is the place to be on Tuesday nights.


Starting Oct 1st, if you purchase a new membership or renew your current membership by Dec 31st you get a 10% discount for the 2018 golf season.



We will be having a Halloween themed 2-person Glow Ball Tournament on Friday Oct 27 starting at dusk (around 7:30). Cost is $50 for a  members team and $80 for a guest team. A buffet will be provided before we tee off along with raffle prizes when we finish. Prize for best costume. And let’s not forget the fireworks. This event is FULL. If for some reason you are unable to play, please let us know in advance so we can fill your spot. Thanks. And once we are done golfing, get your freak on in Caddies Lounge and get you Halloween weekend started right with some Halloween fun and Karaoke for all you scary singers.   


The Adult Halloween Party will be held Saturday Oct 28 starting at 9:00 in Caddies Lounge. There will be party games, a costume contest and a Karaoke competition. We will also provide Happy Hour rates ALL NIGHT LONG. So get let’s your freak on and let’s party at the Ridge!!!


Independent Damsels in Defense will be having a “Warrior Workshop” on Saturday Oct 28 from 7:00 – 9:00. The workshop is a hands on, rollicking, colored water pepper spray shooting, stun gun firing (not at each other, of course ) good time. Combining the Damsel IN DEFENSE products & simple self-defense skills designed especially for smaller and more agile fighters – like Damsels! They also have more casual “wine and weapons” events, for those that prefer something a little less rowdy. Anyone interested please arrive early for registration.


The annual Kids Halloween Party will be held on Sunday Oct 29 from 2:00 – 4:00. There will be games and a costume contest. We will also provide complimentary sugar cookies and apple cider. Hope to see you there.


We will be having another Conceal and Carry gun class on Saturday Nov 4. Registration begins at 8:00 am  and the class starts at 8:30 am and is schedules to run until 4:30. The cost of the course is $100  per person. Payment can be made via PayPal using Please use the friends and friends  function or add 3.5% for the fees. Please include the name of who is attending the class in the notes section.  You can bring the range fee with you the day of the class or you can include it in the PayPal payment. If you have an issue with PayPal or don’t have an account  you can mail payment to the address below. To reserve your seat, please make sure payment  is made prior to  Oct 27. There is a class enrollment minimum, so if there isn’t enough people paid by Oct 27, the class is subject to be cancelled. If the class is cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be given, less any fees from PayPal. You will need to bring a firearm of any caliber with a holster that can  be concealed. We recommend a belt holster on the outside of the pants and a jacket or  button down shirt to  conceal the gun. Most of the qualification is drawing from concealment, but  there are no time limits.  Please  do not bring any ammunition into the classroom portion; you may, however, bring an unloaded  and cased weapon  if you would like. Training material and handouts will  be provided for the classroom portion. Also, you will need range  protective gear as well. Eye protection and ear protection is required. 100 rounds of manufactured practice ammunition  should suffice. Officer Brian Hayes will be the instructor. Spots are limited so please contact the pro  shop if you would like to sign-up. The address to send payment to is as follows:

Brian Hayes

The Tribe, LLC

Big Red Gun

12209 N 152nd Circle

Bennington, NE 68007



The 1st annual CougarMama Prom-A will be held Friday Nov 10 starting at 7:00. Tickets are $40 per person and are LIMITED (100 tickets available), so please reserve yours today via PayPal or mail a check. If paying via PayPal, select send money to a friend, If paying by check please go to the following link and complete the form: Payment must be received no later than 14 days from your registration date to reserve your spot. This Should be a great evening. Must be 21 and over to attend.


The annual Lake Ridge Fall Arts and Crafts Show will be held this year on Thursday Nov 16 from 6:00 – 8:00.  Wine tasting and appetizers will be provided. If you want to set up a stand, please contact Martha at 402-235-4653. Cost for a vendor stand is $15.00 per table. This is always a great event with some great gifts for the upcoming holiday season. We look forward to seeing you there.


The Husker’s (3-4) travel to the Purdue Boilermakers (3-4) this Saturday Oct 28. So why not come and watch the game in Caddies Lounge. Kickoff is at 6:30 on the BTN. Enjoy Happy Hour rates during the game along with free Jello or pudding shots every time the Huskers score a TD. We also have 50 cent drumsticks (minimum order of 6 – dine in only). Whether it’s our beloved Huskers playing , your favorite college Team or pro team,  why not come watch your team battle  it out on one of our many TV’s.  Sit on the deck, sit in the lounge, sit in the restaurant. Sit where ever you want. But wherever you sit always know that we will do our very best to ensure you have a great time.  So put on you Red and   head on up to the Ridge to cheer on those Huskers. GO BIG RED!!!

Booking a tee time has never been easier. Just go to our new and improved website at Not only can you book your tee time online, but you can view all the upcoming events for the season in the events Club Calendar. You can view our menu, order gift certificate’s from our online shop and keep up-to-date with the latest golfing news with my online news blog. It even links you to our Facebook and Twitter pages.  So please take a few minutes to check it out and add to your favorites list.

Need to plan an event? Well look no further. Whether it’s a golf outing, retirement party, birthday party, class reunion or any social event, we look forward to working  with you to plan and host your event and make it an enjoyable and memorable experience for all. An up-to-date schedule has been posted on our website at and has also been posted to our Facebook Page.


And speaking of Facebook, feel free to “like” and follow us on the  Lake Ridge Country Club’s Facebook Page. Keep up-to-date with all the events and daily specials Lake Ridge has to offer.  Please click on the link If the link does not work, simply cut and paste the link into your address bar on your web browser. Please feel free to rate us and give us any feedback that would allow us to better serve you.


We are open for dinner from 5 – 9 seven nights a week. Whether you want to dine in the restaurant, Caddies Lounge or out on the deck, we are committed to providing quality food at a great price in a very comfortable setting. In a hurry or don’t feel like cooking, call us in advance for takeout orders.

Like breakfast? The Dormant Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 for breakfast in Fairways Restaurant. This is open to the public so why not treat yourself to a nice breakfast and get your day started off right. What a great way to start your day, sitting on the deck and enjoying the view of the golf course.


Enjoy discounted prices on beer, wine and spirits in Caddies Lounge.










Sundays are Members Appreciation night. All members get 20% off their food order. So come on out and take advantage of your membership for some great food at a great price.                               


Darts anyone? Come on up and enjoy a few beers, play some darts in Caddy’s Shack and listen to some of your favorite songs on the Jukebox. And for all you music fans, download  the AMI Jukebox app to your phone and play the jukebox from your phone. Just do a search for AMI Jukebox under your APPS store and download the app. Once you have downloaded the app, select Caddy’s Lounge as your location. It’s quick and easy to setup.


We have Karaoke every Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00. However, if you ever want to practice your skills, once the kitchen closes, we can fire up the Karaoke and let the singing begin.


Todd Berry

Director of Golf

Lake Ridge Golf Course

Phone: 402-235-4653