Bemidji Town & Country Club Online Newsletter - 05/27/14
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FROM THE OFFICE
As some of you may know, I will be leaving Bemidji Town & Country Club as my husband John and I begin our new adventures in Marquette, MI. I would like to thank Bemidji Town & Country Club membership, board of directors, employees, staff and patrons for providing me with many wonderful experiences. It has been a pleasure working for this organization and I hope I have made a positive impact during my time with you. My last official day will be May 29th.

Warm regards,
Jenny Centko

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Greens aerification is scheduled for Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3. Nine holes per day will be completed.

BENEFITS AND NEEDS OF AERIATION
In short, aeration promotes root growth, removes thatch and organic matter, provides channels for oxygen and gas exchange, improves drainage, reduces compaction, and provides smooth, firm surfaces. It also allows us to sustain a course that endures the wear and tear of mechanical, environmental, and golf pressure we experience every season. Aerification is one technique that helps us accomplish our goal of meeting player demands at BTCC.

Understanding that our practices and recovery time are dictated by the weather, our techniques must be flexible to help address and achieve our agronomic goals. Hollow tine aerification in the late fall creates poor putting surfaces for fall and early spring. A few years ago BTCC officials made the decision to change the hollow tine process to late spring because the better warmer weather will make the recovery faster. Aerification now will contribute high quality putting surfaces this summer and thru the fall. Throughout the season we will be venting the greens as needed to help with compaction and circulate the flow of air throughout the profile. The venting process is non-disruptive to the greens.

We hope this information will help you understand the need for this important cultural practice. If you would like to learn more about aeration, visit the following link.
http://gsr.lib.msu.edu/article/bevard-putting-3-4-11.pdf

BTCC will continue to use best agronomical practices that promote and contribute to best turf conditions.

FROM THE CLUBHOUSE
SUMMER HOURS
The new hours for the North Shore Grille will be as follows:
  • Monday thru Friday 11:00AM until 9:00PM
  • Saturday and Sundays from 8:00AM until 9:00PM (breakfast will be available from 8:00AM until 11:00AM)
FRIDAY EVENINGS
Friday Nights we will once again be offering prime rib beginning at 5pm. You have your choice of the all you can eat prime rib for $23.95 or a single 14oz. cut for $21.95.

MEMBER KICK-OFF
Member Kick-off Event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10th from 5:00PM to 6:30PM. Join your fellow members for complimentary wine and hors oeuvres and feel free to stick around for dinner. Reservations for dinner may be made by calling 751-4535.

NO MENU SERVICE AVAILABLE
On the following dates, menu service will not be available. Please note, tickets for dinner buffets will be made available to the public for purchase for events marked with an asterisk.
  • Friday June 20th (Skaar)*
  • Friday July 18th (Nagle)*
  • Tuesday July 29th (Birchmont)*
  • Friday August 8th (Lumberjack)*
  • Saturday August 9th (Wedding Reception)
FROM THE PROSHOP
WOMEN'S GOLF SCHEDULE
Attention all women members: Monday mornings starting the week of June 2nd, we will begin our weekly golf events. No registration is required, just meet in the clubhouse 15 minutes before tee times start to arrange pairings. Golf times start at 9:15. If you have any questions, please call the proshop. NOTE: If Monday is not available, we will play Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY "LADIES DAY"
Shotgun Events begin June 4th. 9:00am starts through the summer. Please call the proshop to register.

MONDAY "LADIES LEAGUE"
  Play begins June 2nd
  18 Hole League – times starting at 3:00
  9 Hole League- times starting at 5:15 (Short game clinic each week at 5:00)
  Call the pro shop to register each week.

COUPLES GOLF
Weekly couples events begin next week. The schedule for June is as follows:

Friday Night Couples
  • May 30th – 5:15 shotgun
  • June 6th – 5:15 shotgun
  • June 13th – 5:15 shotgun
  • June 20th – No golf (Skaar Tournament)
  • June 27th – 5:15 shotgun
Sunday Sandbaggers
  • June 1st – 12:00 tee times
  • June 8th – 12:00 tee times
  • June 15th – 12:00 tee times
  • June 22nd – 12:00 tee times
  • June 29th – 12:00 tee times
Remember: All members are welcome to participate in our club events.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Callaway Golf Demo Day – Saturday May 31st, 11:00am-3:00pm.
  • BSU Skaar Tournament – Friday June 20th. (Course Closed)
  • BTCC Women's Golf Scramble – Wednesday June 18th.
  • BTCC Member Guest – Saturday June 28th.

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