Wild Horse was honored this morning by it’s first group of golfers. They decided that in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy they would play the Star Spangled Banner to kick off their round. What a tribute and God Bless America 🇺🇸❤️
 
Saxophone played by Jack Carlson from North Platte Nebraska.

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Sunday, June 16 is the day we stop and thank Dad for all that he does! Because you know, behind every great Dad is a great kid! 😉

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We have punched holes in greens this week and now are waiting to topdress. Probably going to happen next week considering the wet weather. Again this spring we used small star and ¼” solid tines to aerate greens. This combo gives us numerous holes for water percolation and root growth but disrupts the surface very little. Putting quality is still pretty good and will quickly return to normal in about 10 days. We are quite pleased with the greens condition right now with good root development and healthy turf. The height of cut continues to go down and we are nearing normal mowing heights. That coupled with increased rolling should get the greens putting well by late next week.

May is the time when the turf really starts to move-not much happens in April. As you have probably seen there are some seedlings up in the winterkilled areas. Warm temperatures should get them moving along better in the next couple of weeks. As is normal in the spring, soil temperatures have been at the bare minimum to germinate seed so we are happy to see what we have so far, but more seedlings should be emerging soon and development will continue. This should help those thin fairway spots fill more quickly.

We will be trying a couple of new Poa annua control products on certain areas of some fairways so expect to see some discoloration or thinning in the next month in those areas. The rest of the fairways and surrounds are starting to look better every day with density and color starting to really shine.

The prescribed burn was executed on April 8 on a large portion of the perimeter of the course. Only theareas around 10, 11, 14 were left unburned due to an unfavorable wind. The rough has been a little bit delayed this year with the cooler temps, but expect thick gnarly wooga due to the ample soil moisture available this spring.

I am still trying to find a good time for the first course tour of the year so stay tuned for date and time for that.

Expect the course to start to come together in the next couple of weeks. Jmahar@live.com with questions or comments.

Hello Lady Golfers!

COME ONE COME ALL ARE WELCOME!

It is with heavy hearts we start this 2019 season without our beloved Theresa as our wonderful leader, but we know she would want us all out enjoying the sunshine, beers and beautiful fairways. So as much as we don’t want to move on without her, here is what is happening this season…..

  1. First and most importantly, we HAVE to know who all is planning to play this year.  Don will be sending out an email (and available on FB) with a sign up form for all teams to submit. This will require some very basic but important information.
    1. Team members names, email addresses, phone numbers and if you are planning to play Stroke or scramble league.
  2. Click the link below to fill out our sign up form by Tuesday April 30th at midnight.
  3. Tuesday May 7th 2019 will be our first “Organizational Kick Off” night. You are welcome to come play golf (does not count towards league play). We will start at 5:45 pm. ALL teams who have submitted forms to join the Tuesday night Ladies league will need to submit dues by that night in order to be placed on the summer schedule.
  4. May 14th will be our first Tuesday night of league play. More information and START time will be determined by May 7th depending on number of teams who have PAID.
  5. We will have 11 weeks of scheduled league play.
  6. June 11th will be our fun night with Cozad ladies, which will be held in Cozad this year.
  7. August 6th will be our final night of leagues with a end of year fun night!
  8. Dues this year will continue to be $25 which will include the end of year fun night!
  9. The women’s club championship will be held on Sunday June 30th, more information available at club house.

 

We are excited to have LOTS of ladies out playing each week and look forward to seeing you all soon! Please contact Jena by April 30th with the sign up form. We want EVERYONE to have fun and enjoy golf!

 

Jena Ziemba RN, BSN

77417 Road 410

Gothenburg NE 69138

308.529.7124

andersonjena@hotmail.com

Memorial Day Scramble

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Many thanks to our active and retired military personnel!

Monday May 27th, 2019

  • 9:00 A.M. Shotgun
  • 4-Man Scramble from the Black tees
  • Limited to first 40 paid teams.
  • $200 per team (non members pay a $15 cart fee)
  • A quick lunch at the turn is included
  • No Outside carts

— Members only sign up period is from May 1st until May 4th —

Sign Up by giving us a call at (308) 537-7700.

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The turf has greened up but has yet to start growing. We have mowed greens once-fairways and tees probably will be due next week. As expected the greens survived the winter without incident and are looking good. Also as anticipated there is some ice damage in the low areas of fairways. Much like last year’s damage-some areas are better than expected and some are worse. Thinning occurred in many areas but those spots will recover on their own. Other spots like near 2 exit path and 6 exit path are complete kills. To remedy those situations we will double aerate and throw ryegrass seed into those holes. After that we will run the slit-seeder across those same areas with bluegrass seed. Then we wait-unfortunately cold soil temperatures hinder quick establishment so please be patient and when possible avoid running carts over those damaged areas as the new seedlings will be quite tender. Also to aid in recovery the damaged areas will be juiced up with extra fertilizer to encourage lateral growth and density.

 

We have just begun the aerification of fairways and that will continue into next week. Here again is the
spring aerification schedule:

April 1-12 Fairways (one or two holes per day)
April 15-16 Greens surrounds
April 22-23 Tees
May 6-7 Greens (mini tines)
May 8 Topdress Greens

 

Our prescribed burn will probably take place next week if we get the right conditions to execute it. We will be working on the outside permiter of the course and hope to make it all the way around if all goes well. Despite our mowing and burning, the rough is likely to be very lush considering the ample soil moisture available this spring.

We consider April the set-up month for good conditions to come in the summer. Much of what we do now pays off during the prime summer golfing season. Aerification, fertilizer applications, weed control, and rough management by burning of the “wooga” all are accomplished in this month. As we move into May our focus shifts to better playability in a more regular mowing routine, improved green speeds, more bunker maintenance, and daily course setup.

We are excited to see green grass again and are looking forward to a great year. You can always email me at jmahar@live.com if you have comments or concerns.

Our prescribed burn will probably take place next week if we get the right conditions to execute it.  We will be working on the outside perimeter of the course and hope to make it all the way around if all goes well.  Despite our mowing and burning, the rough is likely to be very lush considering the ample soil moisture available this spring!