Bemidji Town & Country Club Online Newsletter - 08/15/07

I want to update the membership on the well situation as it stands now. First, I would like to thank Tom and his crew for putting extra time and effort into watering the course when the well was down. It was through their hard work that there was not an interruption in play and another great Birchmont went on as planned.

The current well is up and running again at maximum output after the steel shaft received two patches in the casing. That is the good news. The bad news is that the steel shaft is eroding and it is anyone's guess how long we have before another hole develops. As a result a new well will have to be created.

There are many options that the Greens Committee is now researching to replace the current well, some of the options require looking into current regulations and what can be done. Also, there are other factors such as what type of system will be best for future needs, while taking into account what each system will cost. At this time what ever system is deemed best will be implemented after the course closes this Fall so no interruption in play occurs.

As we get results back from our research I will be sending out updates in the newsletter.

Scott Tuomala
Greens Chairman

Please join us on Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th for our Annual Club Tournament. This year we are again having a "Pairings Party" on Friday, August 17th from 5-7pm with free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. At this party we will have betting for win-place-show on 2-person teams that are blind drawn (with handicap). Also, your tee time for Saturday will not be available until the Pairings Party so make sure you stop out!

 • Men's, Sr. Men's and Women's divisions. Flights based on handicap with prizes awarded to low net. The overall low gross score is the Club Champion.
 • Entry Fee: $40 includes lunch following golf on Sunday.

~Friday, August 17
 • Pairings Party: 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Free hors d'oeuvres, team betting and Saturday tee times made available.
~Saturday, August 18
 • 1st round of Club Tournament with tee times starting at 8:30 am
~Sunday, August 19
 • 2nd round of Club Tournament with 9:00 am shotgun start. Lunch included after golf.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB. Signup for this event is in the proshop

The Annual Vandersluis Golf Tournament is just a few short weeks away and is held Labor Day weekend; September 1, 2, 3. This event has divisions for Men's Championship, Sr. Men's Championship, Men's flights and Women's flights. The entry for members is $60 and is open to ALL levels of play. Please check out our website for more information.

 • Friday, August 17th - Club Tournament Party
 • Sat-Sun, August 18-19 - Men's & Women's Club Tournament
 • Monday, August 20th - Boy's & Girl's Club Fundraiser - (Golf Course closes at 10:30)
 • Tuesday, August 28th - Tuesday Night League - "Tournament of champions"

For a complete list of our events, visit our online calendar
 Rick Grand