Bemidji Town & Country Club Online Newsletter - 09/18/04

We are having a new event on Saturday, October 2nd called a "Triple Event". Play is 27 holes with a partner and you play 9 holes best-ball, 9 holes scramble and 9 holes alternate shot. The cost is $50.00 per 2-man team with cash payback for the winners. Tee times will start at 9:00 am and handicaps will be assigned. For more information or to sign up ask Rick or myself in the proshop.

Hi again members. Well, it looks like the season is winding down. I just wanted to provide you all with an update regarding greens and grounds issues. We will be planting around 20 new trees this fall. The trees will be Norway (Red Pine), Red maple and Spruce. We will plant them in a strategic manner with an eye on the future loss of existing mature trees.

The resurfacing of the cart paths will have to wait for another budget year. The cost to do this is $1.50 per square foot and our budget does not have enough left in it to accomplish very much of that type of work. We do hope to go ahead with purchasing a computer controlled irrigation system. We of course, need board approval for this. By allowing us to customize the delivery of water to needed locations on the course, we will save water and wear and tear on an already overtaxed irrigation system. This should buy us significant time before a major irrigation system replacement is required. The bids look very favorable at this point.

I really think we need to commend Tom Johanns and his staff. They did a wonderful job this season. We have had fast, true greens and great playing conditions. The course continues to receive positive comments from guests and members.

Our mission this year was to do a number of small or moderate projects that improved playability and appearance of the course. Of course, there is always more to be done. I appreciate all of the members input and suggestions. It always helps to get feedback. If you have any issues to discuss or items to address please contact me at or let any member of the committee know your concerns.
  Thank You,
  Steve Hagenah

The Clubhouse will open this fall Monday-Friday at 9:00 a.m. and at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The kitchen will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Beverage cart or halfway house will be open during the following times:
   Mon. & Wed. - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
   Tues. & Thurs. - 12 p.m. to Dark
   Sat. & Sun. - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
   Friday - 10 a.m. to Dark

All men's clothes are now 25% off and women's clothes are 50% off. Remember that you must use your certificates by October 15th.

-Paul Grovum
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