Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Perfect Season of PGA Jr League Play for GBCC!

GBCC defeated Oneida and Thornberry Creek on July 23rd to cap off a perfect season! 

Four GBCC Juniors will now be on the Green Bay All-Star team which plays on Sunday, August 19th at Mascoutin in Berlin, WI to try and advance to the WI Finals at University Ridge on August 26th.

Congrats to Team GBCC! In the four year history of PGA Junior League play, GBCC  now has three undefeated seasons!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Grace Durkin Dominates WPGA Jr Tour

Grace Durkin, a golfer in our Youth Golf Academy program, has had a fun week playing in WPGA Jr Tour events.

On Monday, Grace shot an 86 to win the 12-13 year old division and finish 2nd overall in an event at Brown County Golf Course. Last week, Grace finished 2nd at Rolling Meadows in Fond du lac with a score of 89 and lost only in a playoff for first. Grace also recorded 2nd place finishes at Grand View and Horseshoe Bay GC in WPGA events in the past 2 weeks. 

Grace won the WPGA Futures Tour event on July 24th at Thornberry Creek shooting a 42. She is tied for 7th in Player of the Year points for the Futures Tour. 

Congratulations Grace on an outstanding couple of weeks of tournament play! 

Hole in One!

Congratulations Tom Laatsch! Tom hit a hole in one on July 19th at Hole 8, from 127 yards, using a hybrid. 

Way to go!

Check out a flyover of #8 below:

Friday, July 20, 2018

A Matter of Course: The Sink Hole at the Intersection of #6 & #7

By Golf Superintendent Ben Larsen

Many of you have driven past the sink hole (pictured below), located at the intersection at #6 tee and #7, wondering where it came from.

Upon further investigation the Grounds Department discovered that it was caused by a clogged drain line, on the west side of the cart path. The clog started with the adjacent cottonwood roots penetrating and growing inside the pipe (pictured below).  

From there, the water would slowly drain through the root mass leaving behind silt and minerals causing hard deposits inside the pipes (seen below). 

Once flow was completely halted from continuous deposits, the water had no choice but to back up and push through the ground, causing the sink hole.  This past week, the Grounds Crew replaced approximately 100 ft. of drainage pipe to rectify the clogged drain line.

Now, all neighboring drain lines will be ready to drain for our next heavy rainstorm…..whenever that will be.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hole in One!

Congratulations Jake Schmahl! Jake hit a hole in one on Friday 7-13 on Hole 8, 140 yards, using a gap wedge during the Hawk Member Guest Tournament!