Not only does The Grill at the Hamm Clubhouse at the Speidel Golf Club offer a great view overlooking the 18th green of the Jones Course, it also offers delicious sandwiches, appetizers and legal beverages with a smile.
Brandon Ernest is one of Oglebay’s dedicated staff at The Grill. Ernest has been working at the Speidel Golf Club for 12 years, and about five years ago Brandon was asked by one of the golf club managers to help out in The Grill on a particularly busy day. Brandon never left The Grill and now serves the classics, plus a few other surprises, to his loyal customers.
“I like to cook and spend my spare time experimenting in the kitchen,” said Ernest. “I love my customers and they appreciate it when I make something special for them. We have golf groups that come in from Canada every year and I am so proud when they ask for me.”
One of Brandon’s customer favorites – a fried bologna and fried egg sandwich – grew so popular that it was added to this year’s menu as the “Brandini.”
Rico Coville, Director of Golf and Skiing, said he encourages his staff to go above and beyond for each and every customer. “I appreciate Brandon’s initiative and creativity,” said Coville. “Our tremendous staff is one of the reasons golfers come back year after year,” said Coville.
“Of course, the two championship golf courses give golfers a good reason to return,” added Coville. Coville also added that both the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed course and the Arnold Palmer designed courses are in great shape for the middle of the summer.
During golf season The Grill is open daily 7 am until dusk. The Grill is also open during the Winter Festival of Lights when the Pro Shop transforms into the Christmas Shop. This year’s Festival of Lights runs November 14, 2014 through January 4, 2015.
A golf e-newsletter with golf specials and updates is sent out weekly during the season. For more information on the Speidel Golf Club and to sign up for the golf e-newsletter visit www.oglebay-resort.com/golf