Bemidji Town & Country Club Online Newsletter - 05/10/19
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FROM THE PROSHOP

SATURDAY SHOTGUN: 2019 "SPRING MIXER"
On Saturday, May 18, we will be holding our first member event of the 2019 golf season.
Details are:
  • Four-player teams:
  • Format: 2 Best Balls of 4
  • Time: 2:00pm Shotgun start.
  • Cost: $40.00, includes dinner
  • Optional Team Betting
  • Limited to the first 64 players registered.
  • ALL players MUST have a handicap
For more information and to sign up call the proshop or email me at rick@bemidjigolf.com. This is a great way to meet new members!

- Registration deadline is Friday, May 17, 12:00pm.
- Players may sign up as individuals or in groups of two.
- Proshop staff will make final pairings.


FAMILY GOLF DAY
New for 2019! The second Saturday of each month this summer is Family Golf Day. This is a great way for families, especially those with young children to enjoy the golf course in a no pressure environment. Feel free to play a couple holes or all nine. Golf cars are included at no cost. Hours are 4:00-6:00pm. More detailed information will follow. Family Golf Day begins in June.

GREEN MAINTENANCE
Monday & Tuesday, May 20-21, we will be performing our monthly green maintenance. Nine holes will be closed during this process. Under normal circumstances the entire course will be open by early afternoon.

FROM THE GREEN COMMITTEE
As we enter into the golf season for 2019 we want to take a moment to ask for your help in course maintenance. Each year, the course is faced with its share of challenges. Some come from a quick fall transition to winter without being able to fully prepare the course for the upcoming blast of cold. Some derive from a winter where we do not have adequate snow to cover and protect our course. Other course challenges come from our members and guests abusing normal practices on the course. We are speaking mostly to where golf carts are being driven. This is becoming a problem at The Bemidji Town & Country Club.

Standard practice for where a golf cart should be driven would suggest that you would drive no closer than 20 yards from any green. In our opinion this can be achieved at our club - all of our greens have easy access that do not require special access to any golf cart. Rick and his staff are aware of any special circumstances that would allow a golf cart to be driven closer than 20 yards from any green (disability, etc.) and with all of our help we can change the behaviors that have developed, and the impact on turf conditions that have resulted from these behaviors.

Steps will be taken to inform all members and guest about where to (and more importantly) where not to drive golf carts. For example, cart path ONLY on par three holes. If you are using your golf cart in an area that is too close to a green you will be given a friendly reminder about it. Repeated abuses of golf cart etiquette may result in loss of privileges.

Thank you for your awareness and respect for our golf course. Please remember, it is our number one asset and it appears that 2019 will be a great year for course conditions!

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Region 8A Boy's Preview Event - Monday, May 13th. (Course closed until 12:00pm)
  • Detroit Lakes Invitational - Saturday, May 18th
  • Region 8A Tournament - Tues-Wed, May 28-29 (Course closed each day until 1:00pm)
  • Region 8AA Tournament – Mon-Tues, June 3-4 (Course closed each day until 1:30pm)
  • Women's Golf Scramble - Wednesday, June 19th. 5:30pm shotgun start.
  • BSU- Skaar Tournament - Friday, June 21st (Course Closed)
Rick Grand, PGA
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