MARCH 2004 THE TINKER GREENS The Tinker Golf & Air Force Base monthly newsletter 2004 IS A RULES CHANGE YEAR!
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THE TINKER GREENS
The Tinker Golf & Air Force Base monthly newsletter
2004 IS A RULES CHANGE YEAR!
Every four years the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association meet and review the rules of golf. The last rules change year was 2000 and rules, just like presidents, are reviewed and, if needed, changed every four years. The 2004 Rules of Golf books are available in the pro shop.
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
THROUGH THE GREEN
The golf course will be sprayed to keep the summer weeds away and to get rid of any existing weeds. This is being done to protect the valuable turf and give you, the golfer, the most consistent playing conditions possible on our fairways and tees. The beginning steps to creating the temporary greens will also be done this month.
Homeowner tips for this spring. The same environmental conditions that trigger the ornamental shrub Forsythia to bloom are the same conditions that trigger many summer annual weeds ,(crabgrass) to germinate. Apply your crabgrass control when the Forsythia blooms and you will be accurate in timing the application of your crabgrass control product. Make sure and follow instructions for proper application.
It’s an exciting
Its an exciting time at Tinker Golf Course. Work has begun on our temporary greens to ensure the best possible putting surface come July. You may have already noticed these areas which are about 60 yards short of each existing green. We have laid down a layer of top soil and are ready to plant rye grass as soon as the weather cooperates. We ask that you please stay off these areas for now. I am also looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day scramble. This is the first tournament of the year and an excellent chance to knock the dust off those clubs. We have included lunch and dinner with the entry fee, and with a keg of green beer it is guaranteed to be a festive event. See you atthe course!
YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOLF STAFF
Dan Hayes Director of Golf PGA Professional
Brett Moler Operations Mgr PGA Apprentice
Charlie Teide Course Superintendent GCSAA
Mike Nagle Pro Shop Supervisor PGA Apprentice
Jeff Stevens Asst. Professional PGA Apprentice
Wade Walker Asst. Professional PGA Apprentice
Kellie Jamison Asst. Professional
Link Up 2 Golf
Link Up 2 Golf is a program designed for beginning golfers. If you have always wanted to learn how to play golf but didn’t know where to go, then Link Up 2 Golf is your answer. The class meets one time a week for six weeks. During the six weeks our PGA qualified staff will show you the basics of the swing, rules, etiquette and most importantly will get you comfortable with coming to the golf course. The cost is $99 per person. This is an adults only class that is limited to the first eight people per session. We will be hosting a free orientation to better explain the class on 3 May at 1530 and 1700. The orientation will only last about a half hour and will provide a tour of the facility.
Callaway Big Bertha II 415
Callaway ERC Fusion
NEW DRESS CODE TO GO INTO EFFECT!
Effective 1 April 2004, Tinker Golf Course will adopt a new dress code. The new dress code is as stated below.
Appropriate golf attire will be worn at all times. No article of the uniform or mixture of military/civilian attire will be worn while playing, except that military personnel may practice on the practice putting/chipping green and driving range while in uniform. (Combat boots are not allowed on the putting/chipping green.
The following items of apparel are prohibited: T-shirts, undershirts, muscle shirts, tank tops, cut-offs or pants with frayed edges, athletic or gym shorts, (any shorts without pockets), swimming trunks and suits, abbreviated shorts, halter tops and sets, bare midriff suits and bikini type apparel.
Appropriate dress (proper golf attire) is everyone/s responsibility. A pride in personal appearance and modesty are expected of authorized participants and their guests. Shirts must be worn at all times while on the course or any of the practice areas. No one is allowed on the golf course facility as a player, observer or caddy while wearing high-healed shoes, hiking or combat boots, GI brogans, orthopedic foot casts, flip flops or any other type of shoe that could cause damage to the course. Smooth soled canvas or rubber shoes are permitted. Metal spikes are not allowed. Spikeless or soft spike shoes only.
The Sunday “Couples Outings” will begin this month on 14 March and be held each Sunday through September. Entry fee is $14 per couple to cover dinner and prizes. Come join the fun and meet other golfing couples. Sign up in the pro shop by COB the Friday before each outing.
NEW IN THE GRILL
BROASTED POPCORN CHICKEN
BROASTED CHICKEN TENDERS
BROASTED CHICKEN SANDWICH