Bemidji Town & Country Club Online Newsletter - 07/05/04

Hello golfers. Here is a little update from the Green's Committee. We now have a new flagpole and flag. We felt it appropriate to display the stars and stripes once again. Our old flagpole was taken down and was in bad shape. The #2 blue tee is complete and looks pretty good. The #17 red tee is ready for sod and should be nice and level now. We will be working on the #13 tee next.

The speed of the greens should meet with your approval. They are putting true and are nice and quick. So far, 40 dead and diseased oaks have been taken down. In the fall we will be planting new trees in hopes of filling in the empty spaces. It sure looks barren up there without the oaks. The plantings will most likely be with red pine and spruce.

This week I repaired about a zillion ball marks on the greens and replaced lots of other folks divots in the fairways. Please, please repair ball marks and replace divots. There is no excuse for not taking care of our course.

Thank you !
Steve Hagenah- Greens Chairman

The Member Classic is this Saturday, July 10th. Get yourself a partner and sign up for this great event. The $25.00 per person entry fee includes great prizes and a wonderful dinner after golf. You can signup for either the 8:30 am or 1:30 pm shotgun in the proshop.

Remember that if you post scores for handicap purposes you MUST use the Equitable Stroke Control - "ESC" system to adjust individual scores. ESC sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's Course Handicap. ESC is used only when a player's actual or most likely score exceeds his maximum number based on the table below but is applied to all scores for handicap purposes, including tournament scores. There is no limit to the number of holes on which a player may adjust his score.

  Course Handicap     Maximum Number  
On Any Hole
9 or lessDouble Bogey
10 through 197
20 through 298
30 through 399
40 or more10

Stop out this Thursday, July 8th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm and try out the new Taylor Made golf clubs.

We now have all of our ladies clothing at 25% off.

In our last newsletter I said the Proam was Monday, July 10th. It should have said Monday, July 12th.

-Paul Grovum
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