Check out these ideas for the golfers on your holiday gift list . In addition, visit the pro shop for Bowling Green logoed golf apparel and accessories!
Starting time is 10 am, rates are $65 public/ $60 players club/ $55 members. Don’t go shopping! Spend your time on the greens on “Green Friday”.
The end of summer has arrived and there’s a golden window of opportunity in the next several weeks to enjoy excellent turf conditions now that all turf maintenance routines aka aeration have been accomplished. The turf is set up to take advantage of cooler nights and grow with renewed vigor. Here’s a preview of the fall foliage to come -
Adam Satkowski 3peats his way to another victory in the 2013 BG Club Championship held August 3rd & 4th. He defeated junior Joey Moretti in a 72 hole marathon weekend of golf. Stacy Francis defeated Joanie Proctor for the Women’s Club Championship in an 18 hole match play final after 2012 Champ Cindy Riggs failed to defend. Trophies will be awarded with due recognition on September 22nd at a reception after the “One for the Ages” tournament (age bracketed and handicapped Alternate to the Club Championship) is held.
Other men’s flights contested:
Ben Hogan Flight: Gerry Wecht def John Proctor
Harry Vardon Flight: Bill Taylor def Danny Oliva
Walter Hagen Flight: Ted Pintard def Chuck Stein
Summer weather can make it hard on Greens Superintendent Ernie Headley and his crew. This is the season for heat, humidity, too little rain, too much rain and you’ll see the crew out syringing on hot days, applying fungicides early in the morning against turf disease or repairing drainage after heavy rainfall. What you want to see this time of year is the crew conducting extra greens maintenance practices such as grooming and rolling. As it happens, weather extremes can play havoc with these practices. Overall, we’re pleased with the shape of the greens, tees and fairways halfway through summer. Cooler nights in September and maybe even on the way in August really help the grass to recover. So while you’re playing the rest of the summer, appreciate that with a little bit of luck, the weather lines up just right to produce the kind of conditions that bring out the best in your game: fast, consistent greens for good putting, green fairways that roll, a rough that isn’t too thick to play out of and warm weather to carry the ball.
Popular local talent entertains at the Grill Room on Saturday nights 7:30 pm thru August 24th. Join us for dinner and drinks on the deck (or overlooking the deck in air conditioned comfort, your choice!) and stay for music. Chef Gary Ryan prepares entree specials for the weekend and our Pub menu of informal selections is always available. Saturday night is also Family Golf night with a shortened course for kids and beginners. Green fee includes coupon to the Grill Room. Click here for the entertainment schedule. Call the pro shop for details about Family Golf; 973.697.8688.
All Spring maintenance practices have been accomplished and the course is in prime shape as we head into summer. Greens, tees, fairways and roughs have really set up nicely. It’s time now for the sun to come out for good. Rainfall the last two weeks has been more than adequate. Hotter weather will allow the greens to firm up and then they can be double cut and rolled. Summer, a great time of year!
The Bowling Green Ladies Golf Association (BGLGA) swings into action on May 7th. Tee off is 8:30 am. A relaxing schedule of tournaments with the emphasis on fun with friends is planned; quirky events such as Beat the Pro, Rejects, Love Your Partner to name a few. Buffet lunch after golf is included. Dues for the season are $60. To sign up: New members are always welcome.