Month: April 2015

Turf Talk 4-30-15

By:  Andrew Buchholz, Superintendent                                           It has been a very busy past couple weeks for the golf maintenance staff at the Ortonville Golf Course and it doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon.  We had a few irrigation lines that failed this past winter due to the freeze/thaw cycles.  All irrigation problems have been fixed and we are able to water as needed.  Over the next few weeks greens speeds and smoothness will be the number one focus of the maintenance staff.  We will be achieving your midseason height of cut by May 15th and we will also be doing several other agronomic practices to ensure a true and consistent putting surface.  A reminder that Ladies League will again be on Wednesdays and Men’s League will be on Thursdays, you still have time to sign up to take part in league play.  See you on the course!

April 9th Turf Talk

Andrew Buchholz, Superintendent Welcome back to the golf season at the Ortonville Golf Course.  The course is officially open for the 2015 season with all 18 holes open with no cart restrictions.  The greens were mowed yesterday and they look great for this time of year.  I anticipate the course greening up and recovering nicely with the warmer weather that is forecasted over the next two weeks.  During your round you will notice black and white poles in the center of the fairways; these poles indicate 150 yards to the center of the greens.  I hope that these poles will give everyone a great visual to keep your tee shots in the center of the fairways and also help with pace of play this year.  On holes 1,7,8,9 you will also see orange tee markers and orange flags that will be utilized for Footgolf this year.  I would also like to remind everyone to register in the pros hop before your round and to adhere to all signage and traffic control placed on the course.  …


New at the Ortonville Golf Course! Get ready for a fresh challenge…. FootGolf is a fun new game that combines the popular sports of soccer and golf. It is easy to learn and is a great group activity for people of all ages!!!! Rates: 9 Holes – Adult $8.00 9 Holes – Junior (17 & under) $4.00 Soccer Ball Rental $3.00 For more information contact: Andrew Buchholz-Golf Course Superintendent Phone: 320-839-3405    Email: Printable Flyer:  OGC FootGolf Flyer!

Turf Talk 4-3-2015

 THE WAIT IS OVER….the Ortonville Golf Course will be opening Thursday April 9.  All eighteen will be open and carts will be allowed.  At this time I feel confident that all the frost will be out by next week and we will be able to start the irrigation system as well.  I finished installation of the footgolf holes on Tuesday and can’t wait until everyone has an opportunity to enjoy this exciting new sport at the Ortonville Golf Course.  I would also like to remind everyone to please adhere to all signage and traffic control on the course.  I thank everyone for their patience and hope to have outstanding golf season.