Hat Pool Results (August 8, 2015)
Here are the red numbers for the August Hat Pool Tournament – lot’s of low scores !!
|Bob Chambers – 61||Bill Lawrence – 61 (even par round)|
|Sean Dunleavy – 62||John Frey – 62|
|Rocco Mesiti – 62||Wayne Ackley – 63|
|Davis Bunn – 65||Kein Irby – 66|
|Fred Tennyson – 66||Mike Poole – 67|
|Bob Wright – 68||Paul Ratchford – 69|
Hat Pool Results (July 11, 2015)
Here are the Top Red Numbers for the July Hat Pool Tournament
- Deborah Bunn – 58 (69 gross !!)
- Jim Elington – 63
- Maurice Alcorn – 63
- Charlie Ratchford – 64
- Tom Williams -64
- Mike Poole -64
Thanks to all who played…see you August 8th at 9:00am !!
Hat Pool Results (June 13, 2015)
Here are the red numbers for the June Hat Pool Tournament:
- Stan Brantley – 57
- John Bunn – 64
- John Fry – 64
- John Page – 64
- Fred Tennyson – 65
- Rocco Mesiti – 65
- Paul Ratchford – 65
Thanks to all who played…see you on July 11th at our new starting time @ 9:00am !!
RGA Green Initiative
Many courses across America have implemented programs to save water and reduce their golf course maintenance expenses. A good example is Bear Trace at Harrison Bay (just outside of Chattanooga). After careful study, they were able to reduce the amount of high maintenance acreage from 165 acres to 105 acres which cut their expenses and saved 7.4 million gallons of water. Good for the golf course, good for the environment.
Members of the Greens Committee, Nick Lentz (Superintendent), and various members of the Board of Directors have completed a similar review at RGA. This review included a hole-by-hole analysis of the fairways, rough, and associated grounds across all 27 holes of golf.
As a result of this review, between 30-40 acres of RGA grounds were designated to be moved from high maintenance to low maintenance status in 2015. The targeted acreage was determined to be either “out of normal play” or candidate for “natural growth”.
It was the opinion of all involved that this change would improve the overall appearance of RGA’s grounds by better framing the fairways and rough while having minimal impact upon pace of play.
These changes won’t become visibly noticeable until later this summer when growth peaks and will likely require minor adjustments throughout the year.
We are excited about the potential cost savings aspect of this initiative, the environmental benefit of utilizing less water and chemicals, and the visual improvements it will bring to RGA. We hope you can come out to see the course when the changes are fully formed later this summer.