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August 2016 Newsletter

  August 2016 Denver Golf Newsletter View in browser  
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Try My Choice Pricing at Denver Golf Today! 
When making your tee time, be sure to look at the My Choice Pricing feature to get better rates.  The My Choice Pricing feature allows the customer more choices when booking!  In the past, Denver Golf has offered one price all day long. Now, customers will have more pricing options. Those that are price sensitive will get to pick their tee time and the most reasonable price.  Since customers who are price sensitive will play at different times, to get a better price, customers who are time sensitive should find more tee times available when they prefer to play.  The customer controls what is more important to them, price or the time/day of play.


 Last Socials of the season!
 Harvard Gulch Ladies Only 
August 22 - $35
On Course Instruction
Kennedy Mixer
August 29 - $45
Clinic on Woods - Full Swing

All socials include 9-holes of golf, golf tips, drink and appetizer.


Night Golf at Overland Park!  
August 26th
  • $55 players receive 9-hole green fee, 2 glow balls, glow accessories and a drink ticket.  
  • Check in begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Shotgun start at 9:00 p.m.
  • Credit card is required for the reservation.
  • Call 720.865.0430 to sign up
 Thursday night Yoga for Golf starts in September at Willis Case!  Because your body doesn't get a mulligan!
Enhance breathing awareness, ease the ability to quiet the mind, increase your sense of balance, reduce your risk of injury, and increase your overall well being!
  • $10 per person, pay as you go.
  • Class begins at 6:00 p.m. in the First Tee Room downstairs in the clubhouse.
  • To register call Laura Beuhring 720.865.0702

The mission of The First Tee of Denver is to educate and inspire youth academically, socially, and physically through the game of golf.

Register for The First Tee Family Open Today!
Summer is almost over and there is no better way to wrap up an outstanding golf season than with a fun-filled family day! Join us for our Parent-Junior Tournament. 
When:  Saturday, October 1st, 2016
West Nine - 9:00 a.m. shotgun
Par Three - 9:15 a.m. shotgun
Par Three - 12:30 p.m. shotgun

Where: Kennedy West NIne and Par Three Courses, 10500 East Hampden Avenue, 80014  
Format: Two person teams: 1 Adult (18 years old and up) and 1 Junior (ages 4-17)

-Modified alternate shot
-One tournament on the West Course and TWO tournaments on the Par Three Course
Entry Fee:  $60 per twosome for the Par Three and $75 per twosome for the West Course 9 holes which includes green fee, cart and lunch
Prizes & Raffle:
- First place in each tournament will be awarded a trophy.
- Raffle tickets will be sold at the tournament: 
1 for $10 or 8 for $40
-Raffle will be drawn at 12:00 p.m.
More than 90% of your entry fees go directly to programs for children.  the First Tee of Denver is a non-profit organization, Tax ID #03-0506671.

Nine -n- Dines 
at Evergreen
Nine -n- Dines are every Thursday evening through the end of September at Evergreen.  Enjoy 9-holes with a cart and dinner afterward for $39/person.  Call 720.865.3430 for more information or to reserve your spot.

New at Kennedy
Kennedy has installed a new Footgolf course on the par three.  Pay the regular green fee, bring your ball, and kick your way to the hole.  Larger size holes have been installed near the greens to acommodate soccer balls.  Play Footgolf along side your golfing friends.  Plus kids play free golf or Footgolf with a paying adult every day.
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 Japanese Beetle Bugging You?
By Pam Smith, Director of Agronomy
We have seen an increasing number of Japanese Beetles in the Denver area.  They are the beetles with a rainbow metallic shell that you might be seeing in ornamentals, some trees, and milling around in creepy beetle piles.   Over the past five years I’ve seen their numbers grow from a few stragglers to a significant pest presence.  I witnessed this same pattern in the Midwest in the early 90’s and once these beetles found a home in turf, they were an annual nuisance that became very destructive.  We learned to cope with these insects and I’m sure we will have to do the same here in Denver.

Here is what you need to know:
NEVER NEVER NEVER use a Japanese beetle bag as a means to eliminate this pest.  These traps have both male and female sex pheromones along with a food scent that will draw beetles in from miles away.  If you really want to buy one, give it to someone you don’t like so they can get all the beetles at their house.
Adult beetles are tough to kill. I prefer not to kill the adults because treating ornamentals with insecticidal powder or sprays may also kill honey bees. So don’t do it. Check out some natural methods that may repel the beetle rather than killing it. 
While the adult beetle can cause some grief in ornamentals and some trees, it is their offspring that cause the most trouble.  The adult beetle lays eggs into lawns in mid-summer.  Those eggs hatch and grow into fat root-feeding white grubs that impact turf in the fall and spring.  Turf may appear drought stressed and you can easily pull it up like a rug.  Skunks and raccoons can cause a great amount of destruction in grub infested turf by rolling up turf searching for white grub snacks.  Best thing to do if you have grubs in your lawn is to apply an insecticide to turf in the spring and make sure it is the kind that lasts until fall.  We stay away from neonicotinoids and use some of the newer chemistries that don’t impact honey bees.  


Date Name Course Name Hole Number
7/9/2016  Ty Gilbertson Harvard Gulch 3
7/17/16 Greg Papi Willis Case 17
7/8/16 Kevan Aubel Evergreen  6
7/9/16 Ty Gilbertson Harvard Gulch 3
7/17/16 Greg Papi Willis Case 17
7/24/16 Bill Seiner Evergreen 8
7/25/16 Alexis Thomas Evergreen 6