DENVER GOLF NEWSLETTER l OCTOBER
2022 Loyalty Memberships Go On Sale November 1st
Frost Monthly Q & A
It's that time of year where we are seeing frost delays in the mornings. Why is this important and how do I plan for it?
Q: Why should I care if there is frost on the ground?
A: Think of your fingers getting frostbite, would you let someone walk on your fingers if they are frozen? Of course not, if you are lucky, you can warm your fingers up gradually and cells will thaw without dying. If you walk on frozen turf, you will rupture the cells of the plant and it will die. If you let the turf thaw naturally and without traffic, it will resume normal cell functions once the frost has gone.
Q: Why is there frost at the course? There isn’t any frost at my house.
A: Golf courses are a lot different than residential lawns, we have microclimates where lower lying areas create cooler pockets than just flat graded lawns. These microclimates can be problematic when it comes to holding cooler air longer.
To check the lastest course conditions at the golf course for your next tee time, go to the Denver Golf Twitter page at DenverGolf5280.
First Green Event at Willis Case provides and innovative educational experience to local students
On September 28th, Willis Case Golf Course, in conjunction with First Tee Denver and GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America), hosted an innovative environmental education outreach program that uses golf courses as environmental learning labs. Golf course Superintendent, Steve Schommer, welcomed 45 fifth graders from Centennial Elementary for a First Green event.
The First Green Program focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) principles where students get hands-on learning opportunities in a real-life setting. First Green curriculum benefits students in middle school to 12th grade by helping them apply their classroom knowledge in an outdoor setting. To learn more about First Green visit www.TheFirstGreen.org.
First Green is a program of the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), which is the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. The association provides education, information, and representation to nearly 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. Learn more at www.GCSAA.org.
Winter Tee Sheets
Starting November 8th, all 18-hole tee sheets will be going to a split tee start on holes 1 and 10. This is to help reduce frost delays and help maximize 18-hole tee times during the winter months.
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More Than A Game Luncheon November 3, 2021
Join us at our More Than a Game Luncheon to celebrate our successes and to hear from our remarkable participants! This is a free lunch. Yes, it is a fundraiser, but we have to inspire people to want to give. We are looking to inspire people to help in any number of ways, like becoming a volunteer or committee member, providing connections with businesses or other nonprofits, etc.
The presentation will be fantastic. You will not be disappointed! Bring anyone you would like.
Some things to keep in mind about the event:
Where: Police Protective Association, 2105 Decatur St., Denver, CO 80211 (free and ample parking)
When: November 3, 2021 from 12- 1 PM
Why: To allow First Tee Denver to continue to offer free and reduced-fee programs to schools and families
Lunch being served will be a seasonal cobb salad and delectable dessert
Kennedy Master Plan
Denver Golf has started the process to create a Master Plan for Kennedy Golf Course. Now is the time for your input. What do you want to see incorporated in the future of Kennedy Golf Course?
Master plan survey is open now! We want your input!
Join Councilwoman Kendra Black for an in-person Town Hall Meeting
*Visit the Denver Golf table prior to the presentations at 5:30 PM for more information on the Kennedy Master Plan.
Course Specials and Updates
Fall Shoe Sale
Ball fittings are available at Willis Case with the new launch monitor.
Overland Shoe Sale
Overland will be going to mats only on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the month of October.
Wellshire Fall Sale
Wellshire also has a great selection of women's merchandise available:
Kids Play FREE!
For more info, visit www.cityofdenvergolf.com
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