Bridge Construction to have little (if any) impact on golfers

Check out this map for routing information during the construction of the new HWY 87 overpass!  Should be an amazing process to watch and should not impact golf availability at all!

 

Membership Referral Discount Countdown, Tuesday Night League

10 DAYS!!! April 20th…… That’s it

10 Days!  You have 10 days left to get in on the greatest Golf Deal Mid Missouri has ever seen!  Do you need to see the details?  Click on this link: https://hailridgegolf.com/golf-membership/

You have other options, but for 1/3 of the average price you can have two premium course experiences and 24 other GreatLife courses to choose from!  This is an offer you can’t afford to miss.  Get in, fill out your paperwork, hop on a cart and go play.  That simple!!

 

Tuesday Night League is going to be amazing.  We need you to sign up!

We know that the weather has not been kind to the beginning of our re formatted league.  But it is time to get this thing going. The weather for this Tuesday looks a little iffy so we will wait to play our first warmup/score setting night for 4-17.  We have sign up sheets for your team in the golf shop.

Need the details?  Here you go:

Players per team: 5

Format: Stroke Play, Chicago Modified Stableford Floating Quota Scoring (kind of, see below), team counts best 4 of 5 for weekly and season long cumulative prizes against the field.

Scoring is as follows:

Double Bogey or More: 0 Points

Bogey: 1 Point

Par: 2 Points

Birdie: 4 Points

Eagle: 8 Points

Double Eagle: 16 Points

Floating Quota: each players Quota is based on previous score(s). Number of points above or below quota is players positive or negative score.  Players quota is adjusted for the next week by half of the pos/neg number.  The maximum adjustment for one round will be +2 and -1. A substitute player or new league player’s first score will be 0 in order to further establish a future quota.  Again, we will use the best four team score against the field for weekly, half season and full season prizes. For example, if Team scores of +3, +1, 0, -1 and -4 are scored the team score is +3 for the week!  The ball is to be played down in the rough, native grass (no mow) and in any hazards.  The ball may be moved up to 6” in the fairway.  This rule will help keep the system fair for all players.  Please enforce within your group!!

Tees: Because this system is essentially a weekly handicapping system, you may choose to play any tee you like at the start.  But, you must continue to play this tee for the entire season. Please identify the tee that you choose on your first scorecard.

Team Fee: $125

  1. $10 to mid season individual pot
  2. $15 to year end individual pot
  3. $20 to mid season team pot
  4. $30 to year end team pot
  5. $50 year end fiesta

Weekly Fee: $7

  1. $1 Pin Prize
  2. $1 High Individual
  3. $1 High Team
  4. $2 Skins Game
  5. $2 Year End Fiesta

 

HAIL RIDGE Golf Membership

Golfers at Hail Ridge are happier!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

The weather on Thursday looks pretty good!! Our man (pictured below with an inhabitant of our irrigation pond) Jonah Brown will have the course open on Thanksgiving from 9am until 4pm! Golf is perfect with family before or after turkey!! FEEL FREE TO BRING THE POOR KID SOME THANKSGIVING FOOD!

Plot twist: Jonah catches the Whale!!!

Friday’s weather looks amazing!! Highs near 70 and sun! Get your tee times now!

Off Season Rates Are Now Available!

OFF SEASON HOURS

 

DAILY:
WE WILL BE OPEN DAILY, WEATHER DEPENDENT. IF THE EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE IS ABOVE 45 DEGREES WITH ACCEPTABLE GOLF CONDITIONS WE WILL BE OPEN FOR PLAY. IF THE WEATHER DOES NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS THE CLUBHOUSE AND COURSE ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

GUARANTEED OFFICE HOURS:
REGARDLESS OF WEATHER WE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY 10AM UNTIL 2PM

HOW TO GET A HOLD OF US:
IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE OR WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A TIME TO PLAY, MEET OR FOR ANY OTHER INQUIRY PLEASE CALL 660-882-2223 OR EMAIL HAILRIDGE.MO@GMAIL.COM
THANK YOU!!

 

Meet your new course pup M!

Help us in welcoming our newest staff member!
Her name is “M” and she is ready to make friends with humans. Her enemies include: waterfowl, varmint, bogeys and slow play!                                         Please feel free to love on her when you see her!

 

Aerificartion Update!

Update #2 as promised:

Equipment that we use a couple of times a year is giving us grief, but we are back up and running!  The back 9 will be closed Monday, Sept 11th!  We are hoping to have it all aerified, overseeded, top dressed and ready to go by late afternoon!!!  Also, we have a Boonville Girls Meet on the front beginning at 3:30pm!!!  GO PIRATES!!!!

 

 

 

The aerification process is under way.  Things were running smoothly, but we have had a piece of equipment go down and can not get a replacement part until Friday.

The Front 9 is done and will re open tomorrow (Thursday), meaning that all 18 holes will be available tomorrow until 3!  At 3 we will close the back 9 for a Boonville Pirates Girls Golf Meet.  On Friday both nines will be open until we get our replacement part in (10-11am).  We will then close the back nine and get it done before the weekend!

Again, we will continue to run our $20 special for golf with cart and $2 beer during this process!

Thank you all!!!!!

Next week’s aerification schedule

Hail Ridge Golf Course:

The time for aerification is never perfect.  It is a mess, it interrupts play and it just generally is no fun.  But, it is a necessity when you have the type of grass that we enjoy and has not been done in over a year.  For more information on aerification of A4 creeping bent grass please read this http://www.usga.org/course-care/our-experts-explain0/why-do-we-always-aerate-when-the-greens-are-perfect-21474872028.html

This aerification will help break up the layer of organic material that A4 bentgrass is famous for creating, allowing oxygen and water to the root level.  As you may recall we did a smaller version of this a few times this summer to relieve the pressure without the massive stress during hot/humid times.  We will be harvesting the cores as well as top dressing (sand) heavily and rolling after aerification to reduce the impact to play as much as possible.  With the disease pressure that we have experienced we will also be over seeding while we do this.

The Schedule:  We are planning to aerify greens, tees, fairways and rough.  We will begin with front nine on Tuesday. The front 9 will be closed during this process.  We will then close the back nine on Wednesday in order to preform the same procedure.  We will always have one nine open and we will re open both sides on Thursday.  The entire time this is happening we will be aerifying the rough, fairways and tees.  We anticipate the aerification healing completely within 2 weeks with weather cooperation.  If we have a weather or mechanical issue that pushes this schedule back we will be sure to let you know!

 

We have done all that we can do to keep our green complexes alive during this difficult stretch.  Now it is time to shift gears and look to the long tearm heath and improvement of this amazing golf course!

ALMOST FORGOT!!!

ALSO, AS WE APPRETIATE YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS PROCESS WE WANT TO REWARD YOU!  FROM MONDAY SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SEPT 15TH WE WILL RUN A BIG SPECIAL.  GOLF WILL ONLY BE OUR CART FEE ($20) AND BEER WILL BE $2/CAN!  THANK YOU AGAIN!

Update on no mow and greens

As many of you have seen or heard we have been battling some difficult turf conditions.  The bad news is that it looks ugly.  The good news is that it is under control, healing and putts fine!

Hail Ridge sat empty for months. That was followed by a dry warm winter.  That was followed by an impaired ability to run irrigation due to construction.  We knew that there would be some issues, we just didn’t know which problems.  And the winner of the problem pool was Anthracnose!

Anthracnose is a fungus that is active in dry, warm turf that is short on fuel.  Well….. that couldn’t describe where our turf was any better.

While our circumstances for having a perfect turf year were imposable, that doesn’t mean that we got it all right.  We misdiagnosed the problem not once, but twice.  Had we diagnosed it correctly and taken the appropriate actions right away we could have cut the consequences in half.  But sometimes this is how we learn….

So, where are we now?  We have treated the disease chemically twice.  We are topdressing weekly.  We have deep tyned 5 times in the past 3 weeks (reduce dry spots). We have cut out and replaced some of the worst spots for more immediate recovery.  We have also continued to fertilize heavily while verticutting and applying a growth regulator to encourage horizontal growth. We will also be over seeding in the coming weeks as the weather allows.  We have had several experts out to ensure that our steps on the path to a speedy full recovery are the correct ones.  I am happy to let you know that we have had 20% regrowth in the last 4 days alone!

Some have speculated that we haven’t watered enough, have over watered, roll to much or didn’t aerify. The is some merit to the fact that the course wasn’t aerified this spring.  A4 bent grass does create a heavier layer of thatch that does need to be broken through more often than older or newer strains and it certainly would have been good to aerify.  However, it wasn’t going to be done last fall and with limited access to irrigation this spring and the heat it could have led to a much larger, more immediate problem.

We appreciate everyone’s continued support as we work tirelessly to remedy this issue!!!

NO MOW UPDATE!

The original plan was to take the no mow down a couple of times this season.  However, the first person that we contracted to take the no mow down was unable to fulfill this contract due to mechanical issues. So we have contracted with another larger area mower and I am happy to announce that the process has begun today!!  By next week the no mow will be down to 6 inches and we are continuing to identify places we can decrease the no mow to help you out. And in places that players are less apt to hit it we can increase native areas without harming playability.  We are also considering a reseed option that will grow lower and thinner while choking out noxious weeds!!!

I hope that this information helps you feel more confident in the direction that we are headed!  The weather is perfect so get your butts out here and play some golf!!!!!!

 

Josh Black

Here is an example of a full blown anthracnose break out.

Surf and Turf!

This is our first crack at this so we need your help! We need YOU to get three friends, your bats, your poles, tackle boxes and join us for the Surf and Turf.  It is a nine hole, four person scramble followed by 20 min of fishing.  We will then subtract the total weight of your catches from your golf score for a total to compare against other teams!  The cost for the event is only $15 (golf rates apply).  We will begin with golf at 5:30.  Call to sign up today!

 

Pirate Ridge Golf Outing and our First Annual Turf and Surf!

 

Monday, July 10th at 3PM we will host the First ever Pirate Ridge JR Golf Academy Golf Outing!  Your 4 player team will play a rotating 3 person best shot with one player playing each hole in stroke play fashion.  We are really looking forward to the fun!  Please call 660-882-2223 and sign up your team today!

 

 

Join us Wednesday, July 12th at 5PM for our First Annual Turf and Surf!  Your team will play a nine hole 4 person best shot.  At 7:30 we will reconvene at our irrigation pond.  Your team will fish for 20 min and combined weight of your catches will be subtracted from your golf score!  Lowest Score wins!  The cost of this event is $15 (plus golf costs) and all fish will be returned to the water.

Friday Event and Monday’s Pirate Ridge JR Golf Fundraiser!

Hey all!  Hope that you all survived the fourth with all of your digits in tact!  Just wanted to remind everyone of a couple of upcoming events!

Friday, July 7th at 1PM Hail Ridge will host the Cooper County Cattlemen!  The golf course will be closed from 12:30 until 6pm.  The practice range and green will be open!

Monday, July 10th we need everyone to jump in and join us to support the Pirate Ridge Jr Golf Foundation golf tournament!  This Monday we will host our first fundraising 3+1 person best shot at 3PM.  Each 4 person team will play a best shot with players rotating playing their own ball.  The two scores will be combined for a team score!  We have a bunch of pin prizes, extra games, food and we will have a ton of fun raising money for the future of golf and the future of great, responsible humans! The Pirate Ridge Jr Golf Foundation has been created to give our youngsters access to golf, practice, equipment and quality instruction that they may not otherwise have with a special emphasis on motivating young players to build a foundation of responsible, honest, work first mentality that they will not get anywhere else. 

Call us today and reserve your teams spot at 660-882-2223

Happy Independence Day From Hail Ridge!!!

Happy Independence Day from all of us at Hail Ridge! We hope that you have a wonderful day filled with golf, family and fireworks!!!