A segment featuring Brian Bennett, FHCC Director of Golf and Tom Trtan from KOLR, aired on KOLR 10, Ozarks Live Friday July 25, 2014! Brian and Tom played Hole #13 at Fremont Hills. Click the link to see the interview!
A big congratulations is due to our Director of Golf, Brian Bennett. Brian shot a 72 (+2) yesterday at the famed Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, OK. His round placed him second in a field of 96 players and earns him status at the US Open Sectionals held at Colonial Country Club in Memphis, TN on June 2nd. His round was highlighted by a string of four birdies on the back nine on holes 11 through 14.
This achievement will also help prepare him for the PGA Professional National Championship on June 22—25th in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Follow the link below to see the official results from the qualifier. Select May 12th & Oklahoma from the drop down menus to view the results.
Starting in 2014, we will have a launch monitor available. With this monitor, our staff will be able to get you the best launch conditions possible. This unit will tell what the launch angle, backspin, sidespin, angle of attack, club head speed, ball speed, carry yardage, and total yardage is for each hit. We can then confirm what the best driver and shaft configuration is right for you. This will help us tremendously during fittings or if you just want to get your adjustable driver set on the right setting. Feel free to call Brian for more information on this great piece of technology.
Congratulations to Robert Meunch and the whole Glendale swim program for their back-to-back MSHAA Championships.
Tune in tomorrow, or set your DVR for Ozarks Live! A segment featuring Brian Bennett, FHCC Director of Golf and Tom Trtan from KOLR, will be airing at 4 PM Thursday, July 25th on KOLR 10, Ozarks Live! Brian and Tom will be playing Hole #7 at Fremont Hills.
The new greens will be open for play this weekend (June 8 & 9). They will be closed down during the week of June 10-15. At the end of that week we will make the decision keep them closed for an additional week until the Men’s Member/Guest or open them for play indefinitely. Regardless of the decision they will be open for play on the weekends.
The greens have recovered from the damage well. They feel much firmer under foot compared to a few weeks ago. The turf is still tender and thin in spots, but is creeping together more and more each day. The main concern is to be sure that the turf is growing fast enough to keep up with the damage that is caused from regular play. This weekend will be a good indicator of how the new greens will handle the traffic.
Although the new greens will be open for play they will not feel or putt the same for some time. The existing greens have a thatch layer built up between the soil and the leaf. This layer is what absorbs the impact of the ball. Since the new greens do not have a thatch layer yet the ball will react differently. As the year progresses the thatch layer will continue to develop and the turf will become finer as it matures. This process usually takes about six months.
The new greens are now on the same chemical and cultural program that is used on the existing greens. This means they will be top dressed with sand and sprayed with fungicides just like the existing greens. The new greens are currently being cut at a height of .150”; the existing greens are being cut at .125”. Each time we top dress the height will be lowered until all the greens are the same height. This will take time and is heavily dependent on temperature; however the current weather is great for growing cool-season grass.
I would like to thank the membership for their patience with this construction and grow-in process. As I mentioned in previous letters, I am very grateful for the opportunity to be involved in this renovation project. All the members have been very supportive of me and my staff and it is truly appreciated.
The Signature Oak Fund Committee met on, March 21st. At that meeting they unanimously approved to allow up to $11,000 of Signature Oak Fund money to be used for the purchase and installation of a new driving range mat.
This project should include concrete preparation, installation and the installation of a 6 foot by 95 foot piece of Tee Line Turf.
The construction will begin immediately and should be completed by 4/25.
Starting this summer, we will extend the popular golf camp to two separate camps. There will be a camp for beginning golfers along with a camp for intermediate juniors.
Our Director of Golf will also be starting a “Play with your Pro” day for junior golfers, taking place on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Call Brian in the pro-shop for details.