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2017 July Newsletter

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Enter to win a round at the current AND new
layout of City Park Golf Course for you and your friends!
Denver Golf is giving away the last round on the current layout and the first round on the newly designed layout at City Park Golf Course! Enter to win on the Denver Golf Facebook page! 
  • Contest runs through September 15th
  • Four winners will be picked LIVE on the Denver Golf Facebook page
  • One entry per email address
  • Receive three bonus entries if you share the link with someone else who enters the contest

Denver Golf Socials Are Here!
Ladies Only:
July 10-Evergreen-4:30 PM, chipping Tips
July 24-City Park-4:30 PM Full Swing Irons
Price includes instructional tips, 9-hole green fee with cart, drink and appetizer.  All skill levels welcome. Come out to socialize and have fun playing golf!

*Registration closes the Friday before each event at 6 PM.
To register or for full schedule go to:

Night Golf Event
July 21st @ Overland Park
Come take part in The Mile High City's premier after hours golf experience!
July Events
July 21st-Overland Park, $55 includes your green fee, glow balls, glow accessories, and one drink ticket.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register beginning July 7th.  
74th Annual Wellshire Four-Ball Championship sign up begins July 1st!
Who:  Two man teams
When: September 2nd - 4th
Cost: $230/player, includes green fees, cart, prizes, tee gift, food and drink coupons and range balls.
Registration: Call pro shop at 720.865.0440.
This is a flighted event that has prizes, hole contests and skins game.
Willis Case will continue their Yoga For Golf classes in 2017.  Classes are   drop-in and are Every Thursday night at 6 pm.

2017 Women's Golf Experiences
Sign up today...space is limited!
If you are a beginner or an intermediate player, the Women's Golf Experiences are for you.  In conjunction with the Colorado Women's Golf Association, Denver Golf is hosting THREE events this year.  

July 8th at City Park
NEW!! July 16th at Harvard Gulch
At City Park you will have a 1/2 day of lessons covering full swing, putting, chipping and rules & etiquette.  Price includes lunch and prizes after golf!
New this year, Harvard Gulch will host an on-course clinic. 9-holes with lesson and lunch included. (This is a walking event.  Carts are not offered.  Please bring your own pull cart if you need one.)
For more information or to register,
click here
Willis Case will continue their Yoga For Golf classes in 2017.  Classes are   drop-in and are Every Thursday night at 6 pm.

Summer Beer Garden Party and Demo Day June 21st!
Come taste local brews and test out the latest club technology from 4-8 p.m., then play night golf (preregistration required for night golf).
Did you know Overland Park carries every number (0 – 99) of the Titleist Pro V1, the #1 ball in golf?   One of only two courses in the state to offer them.  Stop in and pick out your favorite play number today! (Sold by the dozens only).
July Shop Special 
20% off any golf bag in the shop.  Includes NFL bags (Broncos, Packers and Steelers in stock).
Donate Clubs to support the First Tee Of Denver!
Harvard Gulch Golf Course is pleased to announce our 2017 First Tee of Denver Donation Drive! Harvard Gulch is proud to partner with The First Tee of Denver with our Club Recycling Program.  In the past, this has been a huge success.  In 2016, we were able to raise over $10,000 to support The First Tee of Denver, and hope to improve on that in 2017. Your unused clubs and golf equipment can make a big difference and help educate and inspire youth academically, socially, and physically through the game of golf.
Now thru Sept 31 2017, bring in any used clubs, balls, bags, or accessories to Harvard Gulch and enjoy 50% off your green fee while you’re here!
*Offer valid Monday thru Thursday before 3 p.m.
**Must be used same day of donation. One discount per person/donation

Congratulations to all of our City Am Winners!

Men's Championship
Grant Olinger

Men's First Flight
Spencer Rogerson

Men's Second Flight
Steven Feder

Men's Third Flight
James Kinkade

Men's Fourth Flight
John Pacheco

Senior Men's Championship
Brian Woody

Senior Men's First Flight
John Balnis Jr.

Senior Men's Second Flight
Kurt Schneider

Senior Men's Third Flight
Mike David

Men's Champion
Grant Olinger

Senior Men's Championship
Brian Woody


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


First Tee has a new Website!  Check it out at:


Register for Summer Classes today!

Denver Provides FREE Weekday Golf Program For Kids
Sponsored by CoBank 
The City of Denver has launched a new pilot program that will enable youth golfers to play for free at city courses on weekdays throughout the summer of 2017.
Underwritten by CoBank, the benefit is available to every child that participates in a golf class through The First Tee of Denver. Program participants will have the standard weekday junior green fees waived at all seven City of Denver Golf courses through September 30, 2017.

“The First Tee does an incredible job broadening access to the game of golf for kids of all socio-economic backgrounds while teaching values that will benefit them throughout their entire lives,” said Arthur Hodges, Senior Vice President of corporate communications for CoBank. “We’re delighted to be sponsoring this initiative and look forward to the benefits it will deliver to First Tee Denver kids throughout the summer.”
For more information on The First Tee of Denver visit www.thefirstteedenver.org or call 720-865-3415.

Capital Improvements

Kennedy sidewalk construction in progress on the North West section of the walk.  Moving of Utilities underground still in progress.

Harvard Gulch - 2017 - Early 2018 New irrigation system and pond renovation.  Site utility survey has been completed.

Wellshire irrigation renovation. Construction Late 2017- Early 2018.
Going out to bid first week of April.


Aqua Golf Gets New Mats!
At Aqua Golf, we strive to provide our customers with a premier driving range and miniature golfing experience. Come down and try out our brand new Fiberbuilt Driving Range mats which will provide better performance and improve your driving range experience.

The Heat Is On!
By Steve Hasler
Superintendent, Kennedy
Summer is here and with it comes the rise in temperatures. This is the most stressful time for the turf and the maintenance crews that manage it. Cool season grasses, that are common on our golf courses slow down or stop growing during extended periods of heat. Summer dormancy is a condition where the leaves turn brown and die. Fortunately, turf can recover with cooler temperatures and the grass can re-grow crowns. But during these stressful conditions many factors can attribute to turf damage. The turf is much more susceptible to diseases with higher temperatures and humidity. Proper cultural practices are essential. This includes proper watering, correct fertilization practices, and traffic control. Mowers must be adjusted properly and in good, sharpened condition. Mower damage can create excessive stress to the turf. Raising the mowing height, if possible, promotes better turf health. Slow release fertilizers are much more ideal in summer and do not promote an abundance of nitrogen. Good drainage and water movement through the soil is also very important during summer stress periods.  Weeds that thrive in hot conditions can out-compete with the turf. Weed control with the use of herbicides can also damage turf, careful consideration and proper use of products must be followed.  Insects are at their most active stage in the summer and can damage already stressed turf. More often, golf courses are incorporating drought tolerant grass species such as fine fescue. The next few months are the most challenging for us in maintenance and while you enjoy your next round of golf please know that all of us are working very hard on the courses keeping the best turf conditions we can!
2017 Hole-In-Ones 
2017 Hole-In-Ones 
Date Name Golf Course Hole #
6/16/17 Frank Kelly Overland Park 10
6/19/17 Kevin Schipper Overland Park 8
6/24/17 Brandon Spruce Evergreen 3