GreatLIFE members,
Well mother nature has not been too friendly this spring.  Hopefully we are making a turn for the better. It was nice to see some rain the last week and as the ground temperatures start to warm up, we will start seeing the grass turn green and starting to grow.  We have a lot of activities going on this spring.  Most of our leagues are starting this week. Our first couples’ event of the year is this Friday at Willow Run, the GreatLIFE Traveling Senior League started May 1st with 114 players down at Fox Run in Yankton and we have the GL Championship coming up in the middle of May. Below are some golf updates for the upcoming season.
Willow Run Irrigation Project
The biggest changes will be going on out at Willow Run this Spring and early Summer.  The irrigation out at Willow Run is 30+ yrs. old and was badly in need of an upgrade.  We put in a new pump station in 2019 and now are upgrading the rest of the irrigation system. The crews have started digging in the main line and will soon start on installing new pipe and sprinkler heads.  With this big of a project, we will have some holes closed at Willow Run from time to time.  The good news is this will only affect one hole at a time.  The crews will be working on a four-day work week so this should not disrupt any weekend play.  When we have some holes closed, we will have a par 3 to play on the short game area so all players will have the option to play 18 holes.  In the end this will allow for us to water more efficiently and effectively which will ultimately lead to better turf conditions.
Golf Carts
You will or may have already seen some changes to our golf cart fleet at Willow Run and Rocky Run.  We received 50 new Club Car golf carts at Willow Run with Visage GPS units.  This will be a nice upgrade to the golf cart fleet.  The carts that were at Willow Run have been moved up to Rock Run and will have the same Visage GPS units.  Our goal is to keep upgrading the golf cart fleet each year.  We will add 25 new carts in 2023 to Willow Run to complete the fleet.
GreatLIFE Jr Tour
We are in the 5th year of the GreatLIFE Jr Tour and will have 14 events in 2022.  This is a great way to get your Jr in to play some competitive golf.  All of the events are 8 am shotguns(unless noted)  Click on the link for more information.
GreatLIFE Golf Academy
This is the second year of the GL Golf Academy and our Player Development Director, Drew Trautman has done an excellent job with programming of all levels of golfers.  Whether you are a beginner golfer or a seasoned veteran we have all the tools to help your golf game.  We also provide custom fitting for your golf club needs. Visit the GreatLIFE Golf Academy for more information.
Thank you for your support of GreatLIFE and we appreciate your membership.  I hope to see you out on the golf course real soon,
Fairways and Greens,

Jason Sudenga

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