Last February, we posted pictures of us playing golf in February. This year, we write to you hovering over space heaters and anticipating more snow. The course has a thick blanket of white on top of the fairways and greens, leading us to think we won’t be out there this early this year. That said, we wanted to share some updates about golf for 2013!
BHC Course Updates
Charlie and his crew have made some improvements since the last time you were here. Both the tee boxes on #5 and #7 have been enlarged, leveled and sodded. “By doing this work, you will have more tee area to use, better drainage and a healthier area to play from” says Basin Harbor Club’s Golf Professional, Paul Meunier.
There has been some tree work done between hole #9 and #18. Paul says “tree work and clearing of this large space will open up the sights between the two areas making it easier and safer for you to find an errant shot.”
You will see a new scorecard this summer. Paul says that “hole #8 has been changed back to a par 5. The added length comes from using the existing tee area of #13. Yes, #13 par 3 will be shortened just a bit for the golfers using the white tee box only…the total par of the course will change back to a par 72″.
(Golf) Shop Talk
Paul is looking forward to helping you perfect your swings on the practice range or fine-tune your putting. He plans to continue with the ladies only clinics. Sue Horton, will be joining us again this season to assist with these clinics.
We’re excited to announce the highly anticipated free junior golf clinics will continue the first week after our local school season lets out. Members are to sign up their children or grandchildren when the course opens.
Paul adds that he will be playing in the Vermont PGA Pro-Ams this summer, and will be in need of a team for those events!
Men’s and Ladies’ leagues will continue this season on their scheduled evenings. Keep an eye out for notifications for the Couples events and for the Spring Member-Guest. The Member-Guest is a no cost event and you don’t want to miss it.
Further Reading: “It’s February and we’re golfing” blog post from February 2012.
Contributions from: Paul Meunier