Saturday, August 27, 2016

Green Bay All Stars Finish Post Season Play

The Green Bay All Stars finished an amazing PGA Jr. League post season run at Milwaukee Country Club against North Shore. The Green Bay team had lots of great golf shots, but North Shore prevailed 8.5 to 3.5.

The all star team was comprised of the best golfers under 13 years old from Green Bay Country Club, Oneida Golf and Country Club, and Thornberry Creek.

Congratulations Green Bay All Stars on a great run, and good luck North Shore on your next match in post season play!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hole in One!

Chris M. hit a hole in one on August 14th, 2016 on Hole #4 from the white tees. He used his 8 iron from 130 yards. It's hard to say who was happier in this photo, father or son! Way to go, Chris!

Hole #4, "Creekside"

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Chipping Green Opens

On August 9th, the chipping green next to the range opened for practice. From now until the end of season our Grounds crew will continue to lower the cutting height of the turf until we reach true course conditions. Happy practicing!

Related link: Green Bay Country Club Garners National Honors

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hole in One!

Darren Heesacker hit an ace on Thursday, August 11th on Hole #4 from the Blue Tees. 
The shot was 171 yards with an 8 Iron. Way to go, Darren!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Drive, Chip and Putt Results

Three young ladies from the GBCC Youth Golf Academy represented us well on August 6th in the sub-regional qualifier for the national Drive, Chip, and Putt (DCP) Championship.

  • Megan G. placed 5th overall and 2nd in Driving in the 7-9 year old age group.
  • Emma W. placed 3rd overall and 1st in Putting at the DCP sub regional competition in the 12-13 year old division. 
  • Grace D. placed 2nd in Putting and 6th overall at the DCP sub regional competition in the 12-13 year old division. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Junior Club Championship Results

Congratulations to the following juniors who placed in their divisions at our Junior Club Championship!

Boys 15 -18 
Champion – Brett O’Shaughnessy
Runner Up – Andrew Northway
* Won in a playoff

Girls 15 - 18 
Champion – Maddie Woodward
Runner Up – Rachael Revolinski

Boys 13 – 14
Champion – Grant Allen
Runner Up – Ryan Jewett 

Girls 13 – 14
Champion – Madison Vincent
Runner Up – Faith Flynn  
Boys 11 – 12 
Champion – Max Reis
Runner Up – Sam Aleknavicius

Girls 11 – 12
Champion – Emma Wolf
Runner Up – Grace Durkin 

Boys 10 & Under
Champion – Bennett Madson
Runner Up – Mason Haupt  

Girls 10 & Under 
Champion – Alaina Heesacker
Runner Up – Ella Madson


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Preserving the Health of the Course Over the Summer Months

By Golf Superintendent Ben Larsen

This past month’s temperatures, once again, have been above average. In July, the average high is 79 but we have experienced an average of 83, that’s a 4 degree increase. With an increase in temperatures, plants need more water and need it more frequently in order to stay alive. A too hot or too dry weather pattern can be a bad thing for turfgrasses. Turf “wilt” can occur when restricting the turf too long from water. Wilt damages, thins and browns the leaf tissue which will then expose the crown of the plant to the sunlight and heat forcing the plant into a dormant state. Dormancy is the plant’s defense mechanism which allows the turf to slow its growth in order to preserve carbohydrates for survival.

Another common issue associated with dry and/or hot weather is localized dry spot or “LDS”. LDS can occur any time of the year but becomes more evident during long periods of high temperatures. LDS, or what some have called “the brown spots”, is caused by an organic coating that disallows water molecules to adhere to the soil particle. The result is a soil becomes hydrophobic, thus cannot “hold” water. LDS appears as patches of dormant or dying turf grass. The soil beneath the spots will be powder-dry to a depth of 1 to 2 inches. After a rainfall of 1” or less, the turf’s appearance will usually improve, but only for 2 or 3 days.

Pictured above is a fresh cut cup in #9 green. This is an example of LDS and how cut and dry 
(no pun intended) it can appear.
LDS appears for many reasons including: 
  • Long periods of hot and dry conditions
  • Insufficient irrigation sprinkler coverage
  • Thatch (main culprit in fairways)
  • South facing slopes
  • Areas compacted by heavy traffic (another culprit due to carts)
  • Open sun areas
  • Heavy clay soils 
  • Shallow soil 
To combat LDS, we use products called soil surfactants, or “wetting agents” to help wet the soil.  Wetting agents allow us to water more efficiently, and more effectively.  Over the course of the season, we have made applications of wetting agents to our greens, tees, and fairways.  We will continue our methods of applying wetting agents along with handwatering dormant spots and aerifying areas (only with extreme LDS).  In the long run, our continued cultural practices (topdressing, brushing, verticutting and aerifying) on greens, tees and fairways will help minimize the annually occurring “brown spots.” 
As you can see the “brown spots” in the fairways have already started to recover.  Notice the grooves from the verticutting performed this past spring.  The turf was able to recover and spread because of the removed thatch from the verticutter.

On a positive note, our bentgrass has survived the heat wave in great condition.  Pictured below, is our cup cutter showcasing 7”+ roots taken from #5 green.  With roots this deep we will be able to keep providing great playing conditions until the end of the season.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Veterans Golf Outing Set for October 3rd, 2016

Veterans interested in playing in the October 3rd outing should bring the $75.00 entry fee along with the names of other veterans in their foursome to the Main Clubhouse at Green Bay Country Club, 2400 Klondike Road, Green Bay, WI. Those who do not have a foursome will be paired with other golfers.

This is a member-sponsored event and veterans do not need to be a member to participate. The fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, lunch, heavy hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. An awards ceremony and program will follow golf. No Club funds are being used to host the event. 

For additional information please call the Golf Shop at (920) 339-GOLF (4653). 

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Lori Heinrich made a hole-in-one on July 31st, 2016, Hole #4, Red Tees, 112 Yards, 8 Iron. Congratulations Lori!