Pokegama eNews (May 27, 2016)

Pokegama Rain Policy
Greetings Pokegama Golfers,
This article below was plagiarized from fellow golf professional Tom Abts, General Manager at Deer Run Golf Course in Victoria, Minnesota.
Pokegama Golf Course rain policy replicates Deer Run Golf Course's rain policy. 

Please read:
"You know that saying "April showers bring May flowers"? Well, I think for Minnesota it
should be "May showers bring June flowers". We're about a month north of most of the
country. But, a little rain shouldn't stop your golf plans. Last Sunday the report was for rain
- it rained for 15 minutes at 4pm - big deal. Because of this rain phobia inspired by an over
active media to heighten the threat of storms, people waste valuable beautiful Minnesota
So, every year I send the following:
Did you ever see the episode of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM when Larry accused the
weatherman of manipulating the weather reports so he can have the golf course all to
Did you also know that episode was based on fact and that all weathermen manipulate their
weather reports to keep people off the golf courses?
Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit... but not much.
Bad weather makes news. Bad weather keeps everyone tuned in. Gee, how did we survive
before Doppler Weather reports?

Make your tee times dependent on your schedule - not the dubious reports of the
weatherman.  And, if it's too nasty of weather - just cancel. Or, try it out and if it's not fun,  come inside for a raincheck, refund, etc. We're not trying to take advantage of you trying to play golf in bad weather. I've heard of golf courses that won't give rain checks if you play one hole - that's real fair. We're not like that. We'll do whatever is fair. And, we'll error on the side of getting you on the golf course. That's what we do. We want people to play. We don't do all of this work just so people can drive by and say "What a beautiful golf course."
You're under no risk making a reservation to play golf. And you're under no risk trying to
play if it looks like rain.
Try it - you'll like it.
Tom Abts, GM and Head Golf Professional"
Thank you Tom.
Bauer BetterBall Two Man Teams at Pokegama Golf Course
Date: June 4 and 5, Saturday and Sunday. Tee times from 7:30-9:30
Betterball - 18 holes each day
Entry Fee: $70.00 per player; Pokegama passholders are $50.00 / player
  - Two Man Teams
  - White Tees
  - Optional Skins games for both gross and net
  - Automatically in Gross and Net
  - Handicaps a must for net division
To register: call 218-326-3444

Two Gal Scramble at Pokegama Golf Course
Date: Monday, June 13; 9:00 Shotgun Start
18 Holes
Cost: $60.00 Entry Fee includes: Golf, cart, prizes, horsdourves
Net skins game: $10.00/player option.  Gross and net division payout.  Need GHIN handicap or equivalent for net division. 
To register: Call 218-326-3444 or email: golf@pokegamagolf.com.  Send entry fee to:
Pokegama Golf Course; 3910 Golf Course Road; Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Pokegama Golf Shop One Day ReGrip Service
We'll regrip your clubs: $9.00 and up per club. All sizes and textures available including Superstroke oversize putter grips.
We hope to see you soon at beautiful Pokegama Golf Course.
Bob Cahill, PGA, Director of Golf