From the Bunkers – Week of June 15, 2020

NEW LIMERICK, Maine — Temperatures are improving and the kids will be out of school soon. Now what to do for the summer? 

How about enrolling your child in Junior Golf at Houlton Community Golf Course? Classes start soon with our instructor Dave Grant. They will be held at the driving range on Monday mornings for anyone aged 6 through high school. Call the proshop for more info and to sign up. This might be the only youth recreational activity available this summer. And they are outdoors in the fresh air. And golf on a weekend afternoon is a great family activity.

Men’s Twilight League began last Monday. Twenty teams battled in their first match. There are now 10 undefeated teams. Ladies Association members are being polled to see when they wish to start the season. More on this next week.

Our Memorial Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 27, starting at noon. It will be a four person, 18-hole scramble to honor those who have passed. The signup sheet is in the lounge. Entry is $20 per person with proceeds going to help with flowers and other plants on the course. This is a great kickoff for the season.

The Houlton High School Alumni Association nine hole scramble is set for Saturday, July 11, at 9 a.m. This annual event is always a sellout so call the proshop at 532-2662 to sign up your team. Don’t have a full team? We’ll put you together.

The Lakeside Restaurant is going strong, serving delicious meals Wednesday to Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 805-5250 to save your table this week.

Now a course update. Several of the greens were punched this week, then seeded and sanded in an effort to get the greens growing. Fairways and roughs are being mowed as scheduled and the range is now open for business. 

The downed trees by the road will be removed this week. This week the greens may be a little bumpy, but they are eager to become the nice surfaces for putting that we are used to. I am trying a little experiment. You may have noticed that I have not put the little white golf cart signs out this year. They tend to be a blight on the landscape and a nuisance to the grounds crew. So please keep the power carts at least 10 yards from the greens and use the cart paths whenever possible.

Golf for Life is going strong. If you would like to participate, you just need to be a new golfer with a desire to learn. Five group lessons and the use of clubs. And don’t forget the perks when you complete the classes. Half price memberships. All for the price of a phone call to Dave Grant at 538-8333.

We hope to see you enjoying the course this week.

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