News from the Pro

News from the Pro

June 6, 2017

Summer is here!  This month we have Family Golf Night starting on Sunday evenings.  Please call the golf shop at 308-233-3265 to reserve your tee time.  view this link for more information:    Family Golf Page

Our Father’s Day Scramble is one of our most popular events.  Please call the golf shop for more info at 308-233-3265 or view this link for more information: Father’s Day Scramble

Have a great Summer and we will see you on the links.

March 6, 2017

What a great winter we are having.  Temperatures have been well above average and we have been very busy.  We had a record February with 779 rounds played.  With that being said we ask that you all drive carts on the cart paths when paths are available.    Dan and his crew have several projects scheduled this spring and they just completed some cart path repairs.   

Just a reminder that if you played in League last  year teams have until March 31st to sign up. Men’s League and Business League open enrollment begins April 1st for all new players and teams.  Ladies League sign ups will be emailed out the first week of April.

Don’t forget to use our website for booking tee times.

Thanks for your  patronage and hope to see you soon.

David James, PGA
Golf Course Manager

September 15, 2016

Well it is that time of year again when the greens are perfect and we need to punch holes in them….YES, Aerification time.  On Monday, September 19, we will start with the aerification process.  Dan Knipping, Golf Course Superintendent will explain the process and have some interesting, informative photos to post on his blog and on our Facebook page. @meadowlarkgolf

 

July 21, 2016

HOT OR COLD:  As we enter into the summer months the temps are hot but our game can be cold so be sure to contact Dave James, PGA and/or Scott Bruha, PGA to help you with your game.  Check us out our Lesson page. 

COUPLES NIGHTS: Our last couples night is August 12th.  Be sure to sign up for that.

FAMILY GOLF: Come out with your family on Sunday’s – 6:00PM – $20 for a tee time – carts not included…for more info, check out our Family golf page.

 

March 23, 2016

What a great winter/spring we are having.  Temperatures have been well above average and we have been very busy at times so thank you all for visiting the golf course.  If you have noticed, the greens have come out of dormancy very well.  Dan and his crew have several projects scheduled this spring and they just completed landscaped the islands in the parking lot and will trim shrubs around the clubhouse soon.  Our new Pump Station will arrive in April.  Staff is very excited about this as irrigation will be a lot better and easier to turn on and off controls from our main computer. 

Clubhouse News:

Leagues are filling up and we have booked several tournaments this year.  I will remind  everyone to visit our calendar on our website for course availability. Also, don’t forget you can book tee times online on our website.  We are excited for a new golf season!  We have a TITLEIST GOLF BALL PROMOTION going on now until April 17.  Purchase 3 dozen Pro V’s and receive one free.  Call Dave James at 308-233-3265 to order

Thanks for your  patronage and hope to see you soon.

David James, PGA
Golf Course Manager

 

December 1, 2015

The snow is falling and I wanted to write a recap of the 2015 season.  We got off to a great start of the season in March and April as the temperatures were really mild. We had 500 more rounds in March and 300 more rounds in April played than projected. As the grass started growing we noticed that the WINTER was not kind to us again and we had to come up with a plan on how to grow in the greens due to winter kill.  Dan and his crew worked hard on hand sanding the greens again as this application was daily for several months.  May came and so did the cooler temps and rain.  We had several days in May with zero rounds due to rain. We finished off strong with 29,096 rounds played for the fiscal year.

Congrats to Sheryl Bosshamer and Brian McGuire our 2015 Club Champions.

Thanks for being a part of the Meadowlark Hills Family.

Dave James
Golf Course Manager

June 24, 2015

Course Update:  Just wanted to give everyone an update on our Golf Course Conditions.  The golf course as a whole is looking good!  We have added 70 yards of sand to the bunkers, we plan on filling in dirt areas around the cart paths, and as of today the maintenance crew has begun hand-sanding time to start this practice. The sand on the greens will help the ball roll smooth in the void areas.  Additionally, the maintenance staff has been doing some plugging on the greens as needed.

Club Championship: Our Club Championship is scheduled for July 18-19, with 7:00AM tee times, along with a HORSERACE on Friday, July 17 at 6:00PM.  For more information please view on our website under the Events tab.

Father’s Day Results: Congratulations to Don and Ryan Clark as they won the Father’s Day Tournament firing a -13 under par 58.  For all results please view on our website under the Events tab.

Thanks for your Patronage and we hope to see you soon! 

Dave James, PGA
Golf Course Manager

April 29, 2015

Welcome back to Meadowlark Hills Golf Course. We hope you had a great winter and are ready for some golf. 

We just wanted to inform everyone how the year is coming along.  The greens took a hit again last year and we have been looking very closely on the new growth.  Some areas have not yet started to grow so we are currently venting greens, sanding them and planting seed.  This process should be completed today.  The rest of the golf course is in awesome shape.

The Business League and Men’s League started last week. These leagues are full with 144 participants in Business League and 120 participants in Men’s League. Our Ladies’ League will begin on May 6th playing on either the front or back nine’s for the season.  The nine that the League will not be on will be open for play starting at 6:15PM.

Our new golf carts have arrived and we are very pleased with them.  They are the Yamaha Drive and some of the features include…windshields, a sand and seed bottle for divot repairs and a cooler attachment for a cooler that you can pick up in the snack bar.

Carts staged

We hope you have a great 2015 golf season and thank you for your patronage.

March 23, 2015

Spring Update:

Our NEW cart fleet will arrive the week of April 13th.  Our best option was the Yamaha Drive (fuel injected) cars.  The cars are tan and will have windshields, sand and seed bottles and a cooler option.  We are excited.

The course is looking good coming out of the winter, but we still could use some rain.

Pro-Shop:

We have great spring pro-shop specials…come check out the sale.

We have a TITLEIST GOLF BALL PROMOTION going on now until April 13.  Purchase 3 dozen Pro V’s and receive one free.  Call Dave James at 308-233-3265 to order.

November 13, 2014

As the cold temperatures arrive I am sitting at my desk looking outside wondering where the nice warm weather went.  That being said, I thank each and every one of you that played a round of golf, purchased something in the pro-shop or used our practice facilities this past year.  Without patrons like you Meadowlark Hills would not be as good as it is.  We ended our fiscal year with 27,482 rounds played.

We have come up with a new pass for 2015 and we are calling it an ELITE ANNUAL PASS.  This pass is unique as it is packaged with unlimited carts, greens fees, has guest passes, range usage and you will receive a lesson from either Dave or Scott.  We have 7 day single and couple and 5 day single and couple passes.  You can view the outline of the fees on our website under course info…”NEW” Elite Annual Pass.

If you have not been out for a while, come out and view our selection in the pro-shop.  We have sale items and we are selling gift cards…they make good stocking stuffers or visit our web page and purchase gift cards in our online store.  It’s that easy!

Are you looking for a place to have a Holiday Party?  Call us at 308-233-3265 and we will set it up for you in our newly remodeled clubhouse.  Come out and check it out.

Hope to see you soon!

Dave James, PGA
Golf Course Manager

 

August 8, 2014

Below are some improvements on what is going on at Meadowlark Hills this year.

Coming soon is our new Maintenance Shop, golfnow.com & Website.

The maintenance shop is in the process of being built and part of the construction will be attached public restrooms.  These restrooms will be located on the east side of the building and will be accessed behind the fourth green.

We are now on golfnow.com. Go to their site and check out the deals for Meadowlark Hills. Book tee times online.

We will have our new website completed soon and players will be able to book online tee times on our new website as well as purchase gift cards.  Part of our website is a calendar and also a blog from our Golf Course Superintendent, Dan Knipping.  He will write a blog on the things he and his staff have done to the course and his upcoming future plans for the golf course.

By the way, the greens have grown in really good from the winter kill. However,  due to the high humidity and lack of rain we have had to pour water on them so they have been slow and soft.  We are currently topdressing the greens and have lowered the mowing cuts to help speed up and firm them up.

Thank you for supporting Meadowlark Hills and we Thank you for your Patronage.

Dave James, PGA
Golf Course Manager