Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2015 Metropolitan

Last week, the Miami Valley Golf Association held their top event, The Metropolitan, at Beavercreek Golf Club. The Metropolitan is the amateur championship for the Miami Valley. This year, 97 golfers made up the field of the four-day tournament. After the first two rounds, the field was cut to the low 32 golfers for the weekend. With the weather cooperating for the week of the tournament, the golf course maintenance staff was able to allow the golf course to play firm and fast. The weekend was filled with great golf, and an exciting finish. On Sunday, the final pairing of Ryan Flick, Jeff Scohy, and Pete Betzold, were all tied for the lead at -2 thru 15 holes. In the end, Pete Betzhold was able to make par on 18 to win his first Metropolitan with a final score of 2-under par 286.

The golf course maintenance staff and volunteers did a phenomenal job preparing the golf course for the event. The staff was excited to be able to show off their hard work and provide playing conditions that the golfers loved. From the Beavercreek Golf Club Turf Staff, congratulations to this year's champion, Pete Betzold, on a great tournament win. We hope all of the competitors enjoyed playing the golf course, and look forward to seeing you playing here again soon. Below are a few pictures from the week of the tournament.

2015 Metropolitan Champion, Pete Betzold

2015 Beavercreek Golf Club Turf Team
Morning Maintenance Practices

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 Mid-Season Update

As June comes to a close, the maintenance staff at Beavercreek Golf Club is chugging along in high gear. During the month of May and the beginning of June, the staff was able to complete a number of projects ahead of schedule due to excellent weather. The latter half of June, however, has been very wet and has forced the staff to focus on storm cleanup.

On June 10, 125 tons of new bunker sand was delivered to the golf course. The staff has worked diligently to install new drainage and sand to the bunkers on hole 12. All bunker renovation work on hole 12 will likely be completed by July 4th weekend. The remaining bunker sand will be added to the green side bunkers on hole 7. In total, the maintenance staff has installed more than 525 tons of bunker sand and over 1200 feet of drain tile to renovate 21 bunkers on the golf course in the last 3 years.

Aside from completing bunker renovation work, the last half of June has given the staff trouble completing routine maintenance due to excessive rain fall. From June 12 to June 29, the golf course received 9.39" of rain. Receiving rain on 13 of these 18 days has made it difficult to mow and has shifted our focus to cleaning up debris and fixing bunker washouts. Despite the bad weather that mother nature has thrown our way, the maintenance staff has worked hard to keep the golf course in excellent shape.

As we move into July, we all can wish for better weather as it would be nice to put away the umbrellas for a while. July is a very busy month for the golf course. The weekend of July 11 and 12 is the Beavercreek Club Championship, and July 23-26 we will be hosting the Miami Valley Metropolitan Tournament. Our staff is looking forward to these events to be able to show off all of their hard work.

Staff watering and compacting new bunker sand on hole 12
Flooded fairway and approach on hole 15 during a June rain event
13 green flooded during a June rain event

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Course Closed 6/17/2015

The golf course received nearly 2" of rain in under an hour today and 4.5" in the last 9 days. With extensive flooding and more rain forecasted, the golf course will remain closed for the remainder of the day. We will update playing conditions tomorrow morning.

13 Green

Spillway on Hole 15

15 Approach

Hazard Stake on Hole 15

Walk Bridge to 1 Green