Cross County Open Championship at Meadowview & Lakeshore

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH 

Lakeshore GC, Taylorville

SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH

Meadowview GC, Mattoon

ENTRY FEE: $100/PLAYER

Covers 18 holes of golf with cart and lunch both days and a tournament golf shirt

2 Day Stroke Play Tournament

**Flighted Prizes**

Flights BASED on Size of Field and flighted after Saturday Round

Entry deadline is JUNE 21, 2017

Give us a call to get signed up!

Meadowview GC, 6489 Meadowview Lane, Mattoon, IL 61938

(217) 258-7888

Lakeshore GC, 1460 E 1000 N Road, Taylorville, IL 62568

(217) 824-5521

**$100 Entry FEE must be prepaid

 

DEMO DAY May 7th

Callaway and Taylormade will show off their 2017 new golf equipment.  FREE club fittings!  Special sale prices!  Come and swing the newest in products from these golf vendors between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 7th!

Meadowview is hiring for cafe positions…

We are always looking for friendly, hardworking individuals to join our team! 

Meadowview is currently accepting applications for the positions of:

Snack Shop Attendant   (Part time)

Beverage Cart  (Part time)

Duties include sandwich making, serving drinks, cleaning and various other duties.  Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends and into the fall until the end of the golfing season.

Come join our team at Meadowview Golf Course! Apply in person in the pro shop at 6489 Meadowview Lane, Mattoon.  Retired individuals encouraged to apply.

 

Adult Golf Clinics

Ready for spring golf at Meadowview?   Adult Clinics will help you “Get ready for golf” by learning and reviewing the basics of putting, chipping, and golf etiquette.  A relaxed, friendly atmosphere provides the right setting to get started in the game or to refresh your skills.  

Date Of Clinics:  Monday evenings on May 1st, 8th and 15th at 5:30 p.m.

Cost is $10.00/session/person.  You may sign up for one or more sessions.

Classes will be limited to 8 men/women.

Call Meadowiew to get signed up!

(217) 258-7888

SPRING SWING Golf Tournament

Spring Swing
Golf Tournament @ Meadowview Golf Course

Saturday
April 29, 2017

2 person scramble

1:00 Lunch
2:00 Shotgun Start

$50.00 entry fee/person

Flighted based on number of entries
**** Lot’s of Prizes****
Sign up deadline is April 27th

Jump-start your golf season!!
This is the tournament you don’t want to miss!!! Join us at Buffalo Wild Wings after golf for specials!!! Call Meadowview GC at 258-7888 to sign up today or email us at meadowviewgolf@consolidated.net!

DEMO DAY MAY 7th

Callaway and Taylormade will show off their 2017 new golf equipment. FREE Club Fittings. Special Sale Prices. Come check it out from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Mens’ League Starts April 13th

Call the Pro Shop to Sign Up!
217-258-7888

2 Year 3 Course Membership Offer

Limited Time Offer!

The reason for turf aerification…

TURF AERIFICATION:

One question often asked by our golfers is: “Why do we aerate when course conditions and weather are perfect?” This question is very perceptive. Weather plays a large role in turf recovery.  Performing aeration when the weather favors turf growth leads to quicker recovery. Also, aeration is stressful on plants. Performing aeration on healthy, “perfect” turf is critical. If aeration is conducted on already stressed turf, the result can be very negative.

The range of ideal weather varies depending on the type of turf species. If the turf is predominately bent grass like the greens at our facility, late August to late September is a good time to aerate. The warm days and cool nights of early fall favor bent grass growth and recovery. Most times, our golf schedule dictates aeration timing more than the weather.

Another question we often receive is: “Why is so much sand applied?”  Following CORE aeration on greens, filling each of the aeration holes with sand will promote quicker recovery and improve ball roll. There is no doubt, the surface of greens and turf is disrupted during aeration and greens play differently. However, effects on playability as a result of aeration can be reduced if aeration channels are completely filled with sand.  Applying enough topdressing sand to fill aeration holes will result in a smoother post-aeration surface.  In addition, the grass recovers quicker than a surface with open aeration holes.

Sometimes, we do use solid tines versus core tines when aerifying.  When solid tines are used, we do not fill the holes with sand. It is not necessary as the holes created in the turf are smaller in diameter and close quickly.  Solid tine aerification looses up the compacted soil and allows the turf to “breath”.

Aeration of collars, fairways and rough can be done in the late fall and does not require topdressing with sand.  This also opens up highly compacted soil conditions and allows for water, nutrients and air to reach the turf.

Greens aerification at our facility is performed every spring and fall to improve turf health and playing conditions. Core and deep-tine aeration are critical for the health of well maintained greens. Keep in mind aerating greens is a necessity to ensure exceptional conditions during the golf season.  Tolerating aerification holes in the greens for a few days is a small price to pay for great greens and turf all season long.

Follow this USGA link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=863Ix8czcoY to watch the process of aerificaton.

Source Elliott Dowling edowling@usga.org

Backwards Scramble at Meadowview!

Backwards Scramble at Meadowview Golf Course!

Last year was so much fun we decided to do it again! Playing the course in reverse gives a different perspective for sure!

Date of Event:  October 15th 

Registration and lunch at 12:00

Shotgun start at 1:00pm

Entry is $20 for FULL members, $35 for ANNIVERSARY members, $50 for non-members.  The entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes!

Sign up by October 14th as a two person team.  This is an 18 hole event.  We will blind draw to complete the 4 person team.

Give us a call to sign up today!!

(217) 258-7888