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  2007 Golf Course News  

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Thank goodness the 2007 golf season is almost here! We hope everyone has been practicing all winter to get ready for another great summer of golf. Carolyn, Meg, and I, and our staff, Sandy Simpson, Patrick Cull, and Matthew Cull are looking forward to helping you enjoy your Beaver Island Golf Course experience to the maximum.

The greens are starting to show themselves under the slowly melting snow; it appears the fall program to stop the snow mold on the greens has worked. Last fall we re-seeded the fairways, and time will tell how they have come through. But the biggest excitement is the new driving range that includes a driving shed for keeping out of the elements while you hit a bucket of balls. We are updating our website, that will have photos of the new facility.

To have a golf course on Beaver Island is not possible without you and we are thankful for all the past support. We want everyone to share in the unique experience of golf on Beaver Island, and so with this in mind we have created a new annual student membership (ages 12-18) for $225.00. The popular punch cards "pay for 10 games, get one free" will return; punch cards must be paid for in advance. Family golf outings, pre-wedding outings, and family reunion tournaments are some of the ways to have fun, and I am here to help. We have also added Beaver Island Golf Course logo hats, t-shirts, and polo shirts to the Pro Shop so everyone can have a bit of the golf course year 'round.

The bathrooms are being updated this year for the ladies with a flush toilet and a sink for washing up. The gentlemen will have to wait until next year for their improvements, sorry! We have had a good response to the ladies' evening golf league for this summer, to be held on Tuesday evenings; the regular ladies' day league on Thursday mornings will continue as usual. We hope the ladies' night league will allow the "working women" to have some fun out here, too. In the future, we are looking at adding two more ladies' tees on #2 and #7, and for the expert golfers: a "Pro" tee on #4. The traditional Ladies' Tournament will be back with some new ideas, and we are constantly striving to improve the Fourth of July Men's tournament.

In our efforts to make the play at the golf course as enjoyable as we can for everyone, we have made substantial investments. We have not had an increase in membership fees for two years, and it is with reluctance that we have found it necessary to increase the membership fee to $475.00 for the first player, and $325.00 for an additional family member. We will also be offering driving range memberships for $500.00 a year, per person, or $5.00 for a bucket of 30 balls. Since this is our first year of operating the range, I am sure we will have some bugs to work out of it and I appreciate your patience as I get the hang of it. We are asking that you pay your membership fees promptly. A reasonable payment plan can be worked out if necessary; please contact me personally to work out the details so there are no misunderstandings.

The sun is getting higher in the sky, the daylight hours are getting longer, and soon the smell of fresh-cut grass the cries of "Fore!" will fill the air. We will see you when you get here!

John W. Works, Jr.
Beaver Island Golf Course


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