Le Sueur News-Herald wrote back in 1949 a history of our clubs inception in 1926…
“Along about the year 1926 in the late spring, Dr. R. M. Kraft, now living in St. Johns, Michigan, Ben Schlegel, now living in California, and the writer, Paul Eastwood, Sr. were enjoying a Sunday afternoon picnic dinner. In the course of the conversation Dr. Kraft said he thought it was about time for Le Sueur to build a golf club. The other two agreed that as long as it seemed to be the smart thing, for smart towns to do, certainly Le Sueur should keep abreast of the times. Ben said he had just the spot for it, out on his farm east of town. None of the three scarcely knew a golf ball from a yard stick, so agreed to get a hold of someone who did, and take a spin out to this Schlegel place.
The only person in town at the time whom we thought knew golf was Ray Pefferlie, who owned Rexall Drug store here. Bright and early Monday the four looked over the acres suggested and taking Ray’s word for it, decided then and there to get it started. It was a tough assignment most people contacted knew nothing of the game, and did not care to learn more. But the foursome kept at it, and in a short time raised enough money to rent that old corn field for a year as a try out.
By that time there were twenty-five willing to put in a little money and a lot of time. First thing was to get out there with hoes, pitchforks, and get the corn stalks off the ground and burned. Along came Ebbie Gilbertson, who had played a lot of golf before moving to Le Sueur, and to him was delegated the job of laying out the nine holes. That done and sand and a tin cup added to each “green,” Le Sueur golf club was ready for business, and it did a surprisingly good business, too, as more and more persons became interested in the great national outdoor pastime.
Next spring the grass was growing and of course needed mowing. About twenty of us took our lawn mowers out and up and down the fields we went all afternoon, and did a nice job too. Remember Gene Felton was one who spent the afternoon on the business end of a mower. He was living in the house now occupied by George Ochs, and at that time he had about fifty square feet of lawn to mow. And when we let him off at home, there was a big husky doing his mowing job. That was the spirit that started what is now the finest golf club in the state.
The Le Sueur golf course is not simply a good place to play golf. It is a place where friends can meet in a social way, enjoy good food in most pleasant surroundings. In short it gives to our little community a meeting place for all the folks of the Minnesota river valley, a folksy place where all feel at home where all are neighbors and friends.”
ANNUAL DUES (plus tax)
Stockholder Golf Memberships
Family (includes spouse and children under age 19) $2,100
Dual (includes spouse or spouse equivalent) $2,000
Single $ 1,900
Senior Dual (age 65 & over) spouse or spouse equivalent $1,900
Senior Single (age 65 & over) $1,800
Stockholder Social Memberships
Social with Pool (includes spouse and children $340
Daily Non Member Pool Fee $3
Non-Stockholder Golf Memberships
Young Adult (age 19-23) with Parent as a Golf Member $250
Young Adult (age 19-23) without Parent as Golf Member $375
Junior (under age 19) $135
Member Guest Green Fee
18 Holes $42
9 Holes $24
Member Golf Cart Rental
18 Holes $34
9 Holes $19
Family Annual Golf Cart Rental $720
Single Annual Golf Cart Rental $620
Annual Golf Cart Storage (Gas) $310
Annual Golf Cart Storage (Electric) $350
Annual Golf Club Storage (per bag) $50
MGA GHIN Handicap $40
Above prices are subject to 6.875% sales tax.
Golf, Social, Social-Pool, and Inactive Stockholder memberships are available at the Club. Please refer to the Club By-laws for membership privileges. The Le Sueur Country Club, in the Membership’s best interest, has limited the number of Golfing Members to 350. The Membership Year is defined as the calendar year.
A stock subscription of one share of stock, valued at $300, is also required of all adult stock holding golf and social members. This doesn’t apply in the first-year of promotional membership specials.
Stock holding Golf Members must spend a minimum of $240.00 in the Clubhouse on food only by October 15th. Purchases must be charged to stockholder’s member account. Gratuity does not apply toward minimum. Any accounts not reaching the $240.00 requirement will be billed by the end of the calendar year for the balance. This doesn’t apply in the first-year of promotional membership specials.
CREDIT POLICY (STOCKHOLDING MEMBERS ONLY)
The business office at the Club prepares a monthly billing statement at the end of every month. This statement will include all charges made at the Club for that month, plus the dues for the next month (for those members choosing to have their annual dues billed on a monthly basis). The payment of this balance is required to maintain your membership status at the Club. Disputes may be registered within 30 days after receipt of statement. Member charge accounts that are not paid in full by the last day of the month in which the billing statement is received are “past due” and are subject to a finance charge of 1.5 % of the “past due” balance. Member charge accounts that are not paid in full by the end of the second month, after receipt of the billing statement, are considered “delinquent”. Golfing and charging privileges will be revoked to accounts deemed to be delinquent until all “delinquent” payments are received. Further if payment of “delinquent” charge amounts is not received by the next meeting of the Board of Directors, the membership will be “suspended” and legal action will begin for collection of the entire balance owed by the member charge account.