Bemidji Town & Country Club Online Newsletter - 05/13/04

Come and join us for our Annual Wine and Cheese Party on Friday, May 21st from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. In addition to complimentary wine and cheese, Jamie, our chef, will have some wonderful dinner specials to choose from. No reservations are required.

We will be serving breakfast every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am starting Memorial weekend and ending Labor Day weekend.

On Tuesday, May 18th stop out and try some of the new Titleist golf clubs. Our Titleist Demo Day will last from 1:00-5:00 pm. On Thursday, May 20th we will be having an Orlimar Demo Day.

Monday, June 7th - 7:00 pm at the clubhouse

The long range planning committee and Board of Directors will be presenting their list of potential long-range projects and seeking suggestions from stockholders.

As some of you know, we are having problems with our well/pump system. We have replaced the pump and motor. The system is still giving us some difficulties. It is sucking up sand and gravel and this causes problems in the watering system. Tom is working feverishly to alleviate the problem. We will be having some diagnostic work done in the next week. Hopefully, we can identify the source of the problem and take steps to remedy it. It does get expensive but I've been told we need water to grow grass.

Here is an update on the various course projects. There will be benches at both men's and women's tee boxes as requested. We will place seed mix boxes on the women's tee as needed. The tree on the right front of #3 women's tee have been removed. This should open up the fairway somewhat. The tree on #14 has been removed. The hanging branch over the blue tee at #18 has been removed. Some blacktop patching at #16 has been done. We are planning to do some serious cart path repair as the year wears on. We plan on going ahead with the #13 tee box project to make in a two tiered tee box. We also plan on going ahead with enlarging the #2 blue tee box. We will be planting lilacs at the fence that runs behind # 3 tee box to behind #18 tee box. That will spruce up the perimeter of the course and keep the people driving by from beeping their horns at us as we hit our tee shots.

We are holding off on other work until we figure out our water system problem. There is no point in adding water requirements to an already problematic delivery system. Stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed.

If you have questions or comments please contact Greens Chair Steve Hagenah at or by phone at 444-3462.

We now have a terrific stock of the latest in driver technology from Titleist, Taylor-Made, Orlimar and Callaway. And now through the end of May take an additional $20.00 of our already low prices:
 • Callaway ERC Fusion  $499
 • Great Big Bertha II $399
 • Taylor Made 580XD $399
 • Ping Si3 380 $399
 • Titleist 983 K $399

Our Tuesday Nite Events are now in full swing. Winners so far are the teams of Bob Kobilka-Rob Noren and Dave Vogel-John Carlson

I've had a few comments again this spring wondering why we mail out statements when the balance is only a penny. Our policy is to mail you a statement whenever their are transactions during the month. This way you can see all of your activity. If the balance is less than $1.00 you should see a stamp on your statement that says "For Information Only, do not pay". Remember that you can pay your statement balance online at our members website at:

 • We are now posting on our website a list of all the new members for this year. We welcome you! This list is updated periodically.
 • View our calendar for the entire year.
 • Congratulations to my assistant Rick Grand for completing his apprentice education! Rick is now a PGA Member.
 • Past email newsletters are available in printed form in the proshop or on our website at this location.
 • Our online email database continues to grow. This email is sent to 362 people!
 • Here is a great page if you are looking for some basic rules of etiquette.

-Paul Grovum

RULING OF THE DAY - Reprinted from the USGA
  Q: A plays his second shot which lands on the green. B does likewise. A then asks B what club he used for his second shot. Was A in breach of Rule 8-1?
  A: No
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