BGC opens greens for season

Beaverhead Golf Course Manager Casey Briggs stands among the many pro shop items at the nine-hole course. The course is open and Briggs is available to answer all questions regarding the local course (683–9933). J.P. Plutt photo

 

Casey Briggs enters his second year as the Beaverhead Golf Course manager with the experience and confidence to deliver an even better season to the golfing public than last year — weather permitting.

Briggs says the course opened March 26 and now is a great time for golfers to purchase their season membership (single, couple, junior or family) to maximize the package value.

“Obviously with the weather, we’re still juggling the hours, but for now we’re open from 10:30 a.m. until dark,” said Briggs. “It’s been a long, cold spring and we’re hoping for some sunshine in the future.”

With more and more golfers taking to the fairways every day, the BGC golf leagues are beginning to organize. The men’s league sign-up deadline is April 16 with a limit of 19 teams. The league organizational meeting is set for April 23 at the club house. The men play on Wednesday evenings.

The women’s league and senior league are less structured than the men. Players are assigned to groups and play different games each week. The women’s league in particular has seen a resurgence in play and had a strong membership last year. The women play both Tuesday morning and Tuesday evening. The morning outing is primarily seniors, while the evening session attracts the working crowd. Players can attend both sessions if they so desire.

The men’s senior league plays their round on Thursday morning of each week. Very similar to the women’s league, the seniors don’t have teams, but sign-up the day before and are put in groups and play various games each week.

“I’m working with Kevin Engellant right now on a program called Hook a Kid on Golf,” said Briggs. “We’re in the early stages right now, trying to get grant money through the USGA. We’re trying to get a program to teach kids how to play golf.”

The tournament schedule debuts April 26 with the Rotary Club Scramble. A slate of membership favorites are set for the season.

“We try to have a tournament every other weekend and most of our tournaments are on Saturday, so we have a lot of open golf for weekend warriors that don’t like tournaments,” explained Briggs.

The Fundraiser Spring Scramble is set for May 10 with a four-person scramble of 18 holes a dinner and auction on tap to raise money for special projects at the course.

 

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