As a DG member at Old Pike, I'm concerned about the lack of memberships this year and the strain that is putting on the good folks that established and maintain this beautiful course. If you're interested in joining, it's not difficult. The best way to get set up is to come out to Old Pike Doubles on Tuesday nights, where you will most likely find Mike Thomas, who will accept the $50 annual membership fee in exchange for your tag and 2013 sticker.
I'm completely off the grid here - nobody has asked me to post this - but it's concerning to me that this course doesn't have the membership interest and funds that it had in previous years. I worry that the non-DG part of the Old Pike club is trying to phase this course out by not supporting Mike and the rest of us. If that is the case, we may lose the course if we don't get people signed up and paying.
I know that it's hard to pay memberships without meeting with Mike on site, believe me...he and I played phone tag and whatnot for weeks before I renewed my 2013 membership. Please don't hold that against Mike or the club, the resources at his disposal aren't what we've had in the past, like signing up and paying fees at the pool clubhouse...that time is over.
It's one of the most entertaining courses around, you don't have to worry about overcrowding like at Rosedale, Water Works, Swope, etc., and especially lovely in the dog days of summer with all of the shade from that sun.
This might not even spark any further interest, but please understand that I wanted to get this off of my chest. I quite simply love this course.