Fall has officially started and that means limited day light to play golf. You may find it harder to get in nine holes after work, but you'll be happy to know that our winter rates take effect in November. Also beginning November 1, the twilight special will start an hour earlier at 12:00 noon. Our maintenance staff has already shifted their hours and will be on the course until 3:00 pm.
A big thank you to all who provided suggestions for our golf newsletter. We will strive to incorporate your suggestions and ideas in the coming editions. Our winner of the Bow Creek Golf Course drawing is Molly Feine. She received a free round of golf with a cart to Bow Creek Golf Course. Congratulations Molly and thanks for your comments!
Tell Us What You Want!
Are you interested in playing in a golf league this spring or summer? Tell us what you want and we will strive to develop a league around your ideas! Share with us your choice for course, day, time and whether you want a 9- or 18-hole round. Simply reply to this newsletter, or email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Golfers Rave About Red Wing Lake
The Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Foundation hosted their golf tournament at Red Wing Lake Golf Course
on September 18 and those that participated raved about the conditions of the course. Now in the third year since the renovations were completed, the course offers full, lush fairways and the best greens in Tidewater! Five teeing areas are available on each hole to challenge all skill levels.
Mark your calendar now; the Foundation tournament will be hosted again at Red Wing Lake Golf Course on Friday, September 17, 2010.
Learn from the Pros!
Need a little help with your game? Each Virginia Beach Municipal Golf Course has pros available to give private lessons. Contact the pros at the numbers below for rates and to schedule a lesson.
Ed Collins at Bow Creek: 739-3381
Reynolds Dawson at Kempsville Greens: 572-0329
Sue Vreeland at Red Wing Lake: 724-2466
Todd Wise at Red Wing Lake: 437-2037
Golf group lessons are still available in October. Most classes are beginning this week, so register today
if you want to learn to play golf!
Why Play Alone? Consider a Group
If you want some competitive golf action, try the "Blitz" Saturday mornings at Kempsville Greens. You do not have to be a member, just show up, sign up, and teams will be formed based on the number of people there. Singles are welcome. Arrive early as the teams are picked at 8:30 am and the first team goes off at 8:45 am.
Women's: Beginner ladies meet at Bow Creek each Thursday evening at 5:30 for nine holes.
At Red Wing Lake, women meet each Wednesday for a relaxed and fun nine holes of golf beginning at 5:30. Some ladies play their own ball while others play a best ball format.
Ed Collins at Bow Creek and Sue Vreeland at Red Wing Lake are coordinating the play.
October Greens Aerification
Please pardon the disruption as we perform greens aerification on two of our courses in October. Bow Creek is scheduled for October 5 & 6 and Kempsville Greens is scheduled for October 13 & 14. Weather could factor into this schedule. Though two days are scheduled, the maintenance staff hopes to complete the aerification in only one day for each course. Both courses will remain open, but only 9 holes will be available until the entire 18 have been completed.