We are offering a limited time Membership Special. If you join in the months of April or May, you can receive up to $300 in Pro Shop credit. This offer is limited to golfing members only and will go fast. Give me a call at 417-725-1506 ext. 100 or email me at email@example.com to discuss further.
Fremont Hills will be participating in the PGA Junior League Golf 2017 program. Over the past few years, the league has grown dramatically. Open for boys and girls between the ages of 9-13, this program puts the team aspect back into golf. With weekly practices, 5-6 matches against other area courses, team jerseys, and instruction from our golf staff, your child will have a blast.
Registration is available online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to sign up. The deadline to sign up is April 15th. We look forward to another successful season!
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.
The new greens are scheduled to be open on April 25th. We will be holding ribbon cutting to open up the new greens on 2, 3, 6, and 7.