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Acreage

BGC total acres: 127 total
89 acres #1 - #4, #10 - #18. 38 acres #5 - #9.

Acres of fairways: 24

Acres of tees: 3

Acres of greens: 3

Average green size: 7500 sq. ft.

Number of bunkers: 47

Pond sizes: #9 is .5 acres, #12 is .87 acres

Irrigation

Type of irrigation system: Toro LTC

Water source: Pond at # 9 - 2 wells to refill.

Irrigation coverage for fairways:
single row and a few double row.

Irrigation coverage for greens and tees: 
full circle heads for surface and surrounds.

Pump Station: Located by the pond on # 9. Two large volume pumps and one jockey pump.

Environmental

Ponds
Started a pond naturalization and purification program on the # 12 pond. Stocked the pond with bluegills and plan to add bass.

Wildlife
Numerous ducks and usually a nesting female with ducklings each year. A nesting pair of cooper hawks. Deer visit the course regularly. A large variety of birds nest and visit.

Recycling
All of our tree limbs are ground into mulch. All pesticide containers are recycled. Containers are located around the course to recycle plastic, glass and aluminum.

Operations

Greens

Bentgrass/Poa annua mix. Inspected daily for diseases and other pests. Cut daily during the season at .125". Groomed weekly. Sprayed and fertilized as needed. Verticut in the spring. Aerified the first week of August.

Tees

Ryegrass/Poa annua mix and Bentgrass / Poa annua mix. Inspected daily for diseases and other pests. Cut every other day. Bentgrass at 0.50" and Ryegrass at .625".

Fairways

Ryegrass/Poa annua mix. Inspected daily for diseases and other pests. Drag the dew for disease suppression. Cut every other day at .625".

   

Bunkers

Raked 3 times per week normally and for every tournament and special event. Bunker faces hand mowed at 3".

Intermediate Rough

Ryegrass/Poa annua mix. Cut every other day at 1.25"

Rough

Ryegrass/Poa annua mix. Cut as needed at 2.5"

Maintenance and Staff

6 full time staff members and 5-10 seasonal staff members.

Course Management

Superintendent - Charles E. Lincicome, CGCS
Assistant - James Laubach

We strive to provide the best possible playing conditions. Our focus is to provide consistency from green to green and hole to hole. We are able to do this because of the support we receive from the Green Committee, Board, and general membership.

Our recently begun tree management program allows us to harvest diseased trees, establish turfgrass in areas of rough where no soil or turf is present, and replant trees where voids occur. 

Environmental issues are always at the forefront here at BGC. Our spray programs are preventative and curative. We try to spray only when the prevailing weather conditions tell us there is the potential for a problem or when we see a problem.

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