New Muleshoe Country Club golf pro offers experience, love for the gameRhea Gonzales April 25, 2019 0 COMMENTS
BY GAIL M. WILLIAMS
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent
Making a hole-in-one is every golfer’s dream.
Mark England, the new Muleshoe Country Club golf pro, has realized that dream five times and also has a double eagle to his credit.
“A lot of it’s luck,” he said.
It’s worth noting, however, that you have to play a lot of rounds to have that much luck.
Born in Alaska, England grew up in Tacoma, Washington. For eight years, he was the golf pro at Roswell Country Club. His duties at Muleshoe Country Club include serving as general manager and supervising grounds and maintenance.
Built in 1953, the 9-hole Muleshoe Golf Course is open to the public year-round from 8:30 a.m. until an hour before dark. Tees are available for men, ladies, juniors, seniors and advanced golfers.
Also open to the public are four-day junior camps for 6- to 14-year-olds. Starting at 9 a.m. each day, the camps run from June 25-28 and July 16-19
Members and guests may use the country club dining room, offering a full dining experience for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. A swimming pool is also open to members and guests.
The pool and clubhouse can be rented for parties and special events. Muleshoe Country Club hosts the Mule Days and Kickin’ Nights concert every summer.
England has eagerly followed the career of Tiger Woods and was excited about his recent Masters Tournament win. He said he “absolutely” believes Woods will win another major, possibly this year.
“I’d like to see him win again,” England said. “There’s something called the ‘Tiger Effect.’ When Tiger’s winning, more people watch the game and more come out to the golf course.”
England moved to Muleshoe with his wife Kim; daughter London, 12; and son, Kingston, 9, who is in the third grade. London is finishing the year with online courses. However, she plans to attend Muleshoe ISD in the fall.
Muleshoe Country Club offers four different membership levels:
Full membership, $125 a month with a $400 initiation fee
Associate membership, no voting privileges, $125 a month with a $200 initiation fee
Junior membership for anyone under 35, $75 a month with a $100 initiation fee
Social membership, which includes restaurant, bar and swimming pool, $75 month with a $50 initiation fee.
For more information about membership, greens fees and activities, call Muleshoe Country Club at 272-4250 or search for them on Facebook and other social media.