Aloha Maui Country Club ‘ohana, and Happy Monday morning!
We hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday and felt a small sense of normalcy yesterday spending time with family and loved ones. That word—normalcy—has been popping up lately, as it’s something many health experts are saying will help us get through this uncertain time.
We can definitely say it’s true here on our end, as we relish seeing familiar faces who swing by for takeout, throw us a smile or a big double shaka while walking out to the beach, or simply send us a photo or message saying how much they appreciate the club.
Though our facilities remain limited, members have mentioned how simply being here brings a sense of normalcy to the day.
You may not be able to sit at your favorite barstool, but you can still swing by, chat with Laurent, and order an MCC burger for lunch before taking home a bottle of wine you’d normally enjoy at the club. You can do your cardio workout on the lawn, wave at friends in the parking lot, and enjoy the ocean and mountain views that you normally see on the fairway.
(*One that note, this could actually be time to improve your game by taking it slow, walking the course, and studying the nuances, yardage, or lies on holes that give you trouble).
Mahalo to all of our wonderful members who keep supporting the club, and here’s your daily blog for Monday—we look forward to seeing you soon!
Another great day with of lunch specials at your club to go along with the lunch menu! Reminder the burger is only $9—best deal on the North Shore!
Fish Special: Southern style fish and chips with cocktail sauce and Cajun fries – $13
Plate Lunch Special: Kalbi Ribs – $13
“What’s with the Rice?” Special: Kalua Pork and Cabbage
Open for takeout 7 days/week from 11am-3pm. Call (808) 877-4690 to place your order for takeout!
The USTA has just announced that all league tennis, junior events, and adult tournaments are all suspended through May 31, and league nationals for 2020 have been officially canceled.
You can see the full announcement and details on the national USTA website, and we’ll work to keep you up to date with all the latest info!
In the meantime, even though league tennis is currently on hold, it doesn’t mean this isn’t a good time to improve your strategy and technique. There’s A LOT you can still learn without even stepping on a court, so here’s a video on 4 simple tips you can use to win more matches.
Are you practicing any trick shots at home? If so, get them on video! Here’s some inspiration from a kid named Leo Boniface. The first one is cool—but the second is terrifying. Definitely don’t try at home!
PS: If you’re wondering, he’s only 7.
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Hat tip to fitness instructor Susel James for sending us this link for at home workouts with Les Mills on Demand. You’ll find 100+ workouts that have temporarily been made available for everyone working out at home!
For a full schedule of local instructors, take a look at the Virtual Fitness Calendar for a class that fits your schedule!
Do you know where pickleball got its name? Would you believe it’s a dog named Pickles? Grab a drink and settle in for this short video on the history of a sport that’s taken the nation by storm.
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No wind? No problem! Irene Papaconstadopoulos sent us this video on how son, Jason, is practicing jibes from landlocked lockdown on the North Shore.
You can see the full list of all the entrants over on the blog page.
Special MCC History Project!
Have you been a club member for generations? Are you a Senior member? Super senior member? Maybe had parents that were members back in the day?
Our “Director of Virtual Operations” is working to collect old photos and stories that help tell the club’s lengthy 95-year history. There is SO much that’s happened here at the club, and we want to be able to archive and share it with newer members and guests.
If you’re looking for something to keep you busy at home, contact Kyle Ellison at firstname.lastname@example.org with photos, anecdotes, stories, and tales that tell the great history of our club.