By Sam Abraham
April showers bring May showers!! When will we finally get out of this terrible weather pattern? It’s killing my already lousy golf game....
Opening June 3 & 4, 2017
Don’t shoot the messenger! Nostradamus surely isn’t the most popular guy in the BMGA rightnow but what can I say! I have a second sense about this stuff. That and the bunion on my right big toe!!! It looks like Old Man Winter is going to take his sweet-ass time letting go so we can get on with our long awaited golf season. My check of the extended weather forecast seems to indicate that we might be rolling Easter eggs before golf putts. Yikes!!!
The 2017 Tournament Schedule has been finalized and posted it to our website for your reference (http://bmga.braintreegolf.com/champions.html). For the 2017 season, we will again use the website for tournament announcements, sign ups and results. Be sure to get familiar with the website. If you need help, please ask Casey Gresh, our Tournament Directory and IT Guru for help!
The maintenance guys are on the job trying to deal with the weather setbacks to get our course ready for the start of the 2017 season. The expansion of the Café deck is in full swing. This building upgrade will be a welcome addition to the facility. It will increase the seating capacity and give more room for other functions. Very exciting!
My hard drive crash had the worst possible outcome. I lost everything and had to start from the beginning. I had a backup from several months earlier and used it to get back as much stuff as I could. I’m almost fully recovered but there are some items that are lost forever. That really sucks!!!
Thanks to everyone who responded with email updates. I made the requested changes and will continue to update the listing as necessary. Don’t hesitate to let me know of any changes that need to be made and I will respond ASAP.
The Executive Board is planning for the first General Membership meeting of the year and a notice will be sent out in advance.
That’s about all for now. I look forward to seeing everyone at the course. I hope you are as excited about the upcoming season as I am. Now all we need is some good weather!!! Come on Mother Nature. Get with it!!
TThe word from Mac Chase is that the goats came through the Winter in good shape. That’s great news!
God Bless America and the red, white and blue!
April showers bring May showers!! When will we finally get out of this terrible weather pattern? It’s killing my already lousy golf game. I think everyone would agree that enough is enough! Someone better tell Al Gore that global warming is just a fairy tale.
The month of May starts our official tournament season. We just finished up the Kickoff Classic on May 6th and I think it was a success in spite of the terrible weather. You can go to the BMGA website to view the results for this tournament and all successive events.
Our first hole in one has been recorded at the Golf Course. Congratulations to Gerry Sheehan who recorded a 1 on hole #3!
A quick check of the tournament schedule shows that we have three events coming up. They are The BMGA Four ball tournament, The Showdown, and the BWGA/BMGA Memorial Day Florida Scramble. You can go to the BMGA website and fill out the on line entry form or sign up in the Pro Shop.
The golf course is doing it’s very best to absorb the torrents of rain that has fallen over the past weeks. The grounds crew is doing a great job and they deserve our thanks for all of their hard work. The new sprinkler system pump house is in full operation and is working great. The new fairways on holes 7 and 17 are filling in nicely. There are 10 additional golf carts added to the fleet and more improvements coming.
The biggest change at the course is the addition to the building. The new space will accommodate a larger dining area as well as golf simulators, new flat screen TV’s and a wraparound deck. The projected opening date is Memorial Day weekend. Stay tuned for more info.
Don’t forget to keep play moving, play ready golf. Your target time for a round should be 4:15. Remember to fix your ball marks on the greens and replace your divots in the fairways and fill your divots on the tee boxes. It’s this type of basic maintenance that helps to keep our course in great playing condition.
That’s it for now. I hope to see you around the course. Stay upwind of the goats. God Bless America and the red, white, and blue!
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