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Summer is starting to fade away which means aerification season is just ahead.  The schedule follows:

August 18-22 Fairways

August 26-27  Greens surrounds

September 4-5 Tees

October 14-15  Greens (same as we have been doing with small ¼” tines)

This schedule is pretty much the same as we have done previously so you can expect similar conditions as last year.

Everyone keeps telling me how easy it must be this summer with all the rain.  Well we haven’t ran much irrigation but that hasn’t decreased the workload any.  The heavy rains have kept us busy fixing cart paths and bunker washouts.  It may look like everything is fine once you arrive, but the crew has been busy putting the place back together.  The rain and continued wetness have also increased disease pressure but we are trying to weather that storm until better drier weather arrives.

 

2019 Labor Day Tournament

4 Man scramble

 

Monday, September 2nd

 

TOURNAMENT UPDATE:

10:00AM Shotgun Start

$300 per Team

Lunch Included

All players play Black Tees

3 Flights – 1st $1,000;  2nd $600; 3rd $400 based on a full field of 34 teams.

Please call with the names and handicaps of players.  All players must have a GHIN handicap or a verifiable league handicap.  Tournament will be pre-flighted.

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Thank you to everyone who came out and played!

🏆 Congrats to Dan Yancy, our overall club champion from the silver tees (pictured on the left).
 
🏆 Congrats to Travis Anderson, our black tee winner (pictured on the right).
 

Click below to see tournament results 👇

https://www.playwildhorse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Club-Champ-Results.pdf

Nebraska Cup Matches Set for Wild Horse GC

 

Event Pits the State’s Top Amateurs Against the Top Golf Professionals

 

OMAHA (July 19, 2019) – Both the Nebraska Golf Association and the Nebraska PGA Section are pleased to announce their line-ups for the 47th Nebraska Cup Matches to be played July 26 at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg. The event annually pits the state’s best amateur golfers vs. the state’s top professionals in both Four-Ball and Singles matches. The Nebraska PGA leads the series 26-20, after the PGA members won 45-27 last year at Yankee Hill Country Club.

 

2019 AMATEUR TEAM MEMBERS

Non Seniors: Caleb Badura, Aurora; Jace Guthmiller, Lincoln; Noah Hofman, McCook; Luke Kluver, Norfolk; Jay Moore, Lincoln; Ryan Nietfeldt, Elkhorn; Alex Schaake, Omaha and Nate Vontz, Lincoln.

Seniors: Tim Diehm, Bellevue; Matt Haynes, Papillion; John Sajevic, Fremont and Bill Spangler, Lincoln.

 

2019 NEBRASKA PGA TEAM MEMBERS

Non Seniors: Judd Cornell, UNL; Ted DiGiacomo, Golf Galaxy; Kevin Drew, Field Club of Omaha; Justin Herron, Pacific Springs GC; Justin Onken, Ashland GC; Nick Wanderscheid, Green Valley GC; Chris Wiemers, Stone Creek GC and Shane Zywiec, Highlands GC.

Seniors: Troy Harder, Wayne CC; Bryan Hughett, Albion CC; Jon Petersen, Tiburon GC and Jim White, Firethorn GC.

 

The battle for the Nebraska Cup begins with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start for the Morning Four-Ball Matches. Pairings for the morning session will be selected next week. The event concludes with Afternoon Singles Matches, expected to start around 1:30 p.m. Pairings for the afternoon session will be selected over lunch.

 

For more information on the Nebraska Cup Matches, visit the NGA website here: nebgolf.org/ nebraskacup/

About the NGA

The Nebraska Golf Association, founded in 1966, is comprised of all members of public and private clubs and/or municipal or regional golf associations which utilize an approved handicap service recognized by the USGA and provided by the NGA. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values to all golfers in Nebraska. Among the duties of the Association include governance of member clubs and service as their handicapping and course rating authority, conduct of state golf championships, local USGA qualifying & other notable competitions, promotion of junior golf, presentation of worthwhile educational programs and support of allied golf organizations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Golf Association is an Allied Golf Association of the USGA and carries out core services including Handicap Administration and Oversight, Course Rating, Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status, Tournaments and USGA Championship Qualifiers and USGA Initiatives and Community Programs.

About the Nebraska PGA

The Nebraska Section of the PGA is one of 41 Sections that together comprise the PGA of America. The Nebraska Section PGA is a non-for-profit organization comprised of approximately 245 PGA Members and 24 Apprentices who strive to promote the enjoyment and growth of the game of golf. The Nebraska Section PGA encompasses the entire State of Nebraska, western fifth of Iowa and a small portion of South Dakota including Dakota Dunes and Yankton. The Section office is located in Lincoln, NE and acts as a resource for local and national golf information for the golf professional and amateur player alike. Our members are often referred to as “Club Professionals”, not to be mistaken as PGA Tour Professionals. Each Nebraska Section PGA Professional serves as an expert in the ever-changing business of golf. They are the leading expert players and teachers, skilled business managers, community leaders, and superior merchandisers who have dedicated their careers to the local delivery of these services.

NGA Media Contact

 

Ben Vigil                                                                           

Manager, Association Services

(402) 505-4653 ext. 105

bvigil@nebgolf.org                                              

 

NGA

6618 South 118th Street

Omaha, NE 68137

 www.nebgolf.org

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Summer just keeps rolling along and I apologize for not doing an update in June.  Days are flying by and we have already arrived at Member-Guest weekend.  This has become a very popular tournament and we always hope to have the course peak at this time.  It is good timing for that as the heat of summer hasn’t taken a toll on the turf and the wooga is shining with wildflowers.  This year’s participants will find some receptive greens as recent rains have kept the greens softer than usual, but they are still rolling nicely.  We don’t do too much different for the event other than a double cut Saturday and maybe another roll on Sunday just to get them rolling a foot faster than our normal green speed.

 

Our normal summer routine for mowing is greens daily, tees and collars 2x/week, and fairways 2-3x/week.  Traps are raked usually on Monday and Friday unless rain necessitates more attention.  Add in weekly rough mowing, and this keeps the crew of 7 part timers busy mowing away.  They get a lot done in short order and I am thankful for their help.

 

I mentioned the wooga and the abundance of wildflowers earlier and it has been a stellar year for spiderwort and larkspur shown below.  We have mowed a couple more passes around the fairways to try to keep those areas more playable and we will begin mowing more rough this week and continue through July to keep the “wooga” in check with all this rain.

Speaking of rain we have had a lot.  Only irrigated two nights in June (other than watering in product).  This has been a blessing (reduced irrigation demands) and a curse (increased workload fixing bunker and cart path washouts).  The turf looks great now but I am expecting more root diseases as we enter the summer season due to the constantly waterlogged soil we have experienced in May and June.  Brown Patch (shown below) while not a soil borne pathogen has already shown itself on ryegrass in collars and I think that has been due to the excessive moisture we have seen lately.  In other words the course looks as good now as it will for a couple of months until we head into fall.   That being said we still expect great golfing conditions coming up this summer.  Hope you can get out to the Horse and enjoy.

Wild Horse is hosting the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour today. We have 102 kids playing from all across the state of Nebraska.