Poplar recovers, Fully open

After the recent flooding, Poplar recently reopened all 18 holes and grounds are great.  Road closures make detours necessary but it is worth the trip.

The course Superintendant and his crew worked non-stop to bring the course back to pristine condition and deserve accolades.

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From an early start to an early closure!  The weather sure is finicky!  Poplar Golf Course (WI) experienced the wrath of weather with the recent rains.  The undulating Middle River normally winds around holes 5 thru eight, but now, it completely envelopes the holes.  Although the back nine remins open, the front nine excludes holes five thru eight.  Makes my scoring even better!

Poplar Golf staff continues with flooding clean-up but is at the mercy of the Middle River.  When the river returns to it’s banks, staff will have those holes re-opened in record time.  In the mean time, enjoy the back nine!

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Demo Days, Enger Park Golf

Sponsored by Nevada Bob’s, Demo Day’s at Enger Park Golf will be held Thursday, May 24th, Noon to 5 p.m.  All manufacturer reps will be there.  Highlight of the show just may be the elusive PING Tour Van that will be at the show.  This is the only stop in the region for this ultra-modern wheeled golf facility.

According to Ryan Bard, Manager of Nevada Bob’s, the appearance of the van at this years event is a major coup.

If you want to get your hands on any of the latest and greatest golf equipment and get tips direct from the manufacturers, stop by demo days at Enger, this Thursday.

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Demo Day at Poplar Golf Course

A mini Demo Day is scheduled for Poplar Golf Course on Saturday, May 19th.  This is your opportunity to try out the latest in golf equipment on the PGC driving range.  See how new shaft technology, club composition and design will help improve your game with hands on experience.  Also scheduled for the date is PGC member/guest day and free chair massage.  Call clubhouse for details  715.364.2689

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GOLF Alignment

When your car is wandering all over the road, pushing to the right or pulling to the left, you bring it in for an alignment, Right?  Well the same is true for golf.  One of the initial problems identified by qualified golf instructors when assessing a student is alignment.  Correcting alignment also corrects many issues with ball flight due to the fact that the arms and mind/eye are not fighting each other.  Swing plane straights out and ball flight straightens.

If your having some of these problems, have your qualified golf pro check you alignment and stay in the fairway!

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The first thunderstorm of the year seems to always green things up.  The staff at GOLF! closed the office today after putting the phones on hold and hit the fairways.   Well, some of the fairways.  OK, really just put the ball in the trees.  But, what a difference a couple of days makes…   everything emerald green!

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Poplar Hole In One!

On the opening day of the 2012 Golf Season at beautiful Poplar Golf Course, Mike Daniels of Spooner, Wisconsin scored his lifetime first Hole in One. Daniels’ 7 iron shot on the 150 yard sixth hole bounced once on the green and rolled into the cup.  Witnesses to the ace were Seth and Traci Fonger of Superior who watched the shot from the seventh tee box.  Temperatures at Poplar soared to near 80 degrees for a perfect mid-march opener.

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Enger Opens Range

The driving range at Enger will be open at noon on March 19th.

Let’s go hit some rocks!!!!!   Golf is here!!!!!!

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It’s 20 minutes from Duluth, It’s 20 degrees warmer, and it’s only 20 bucks including a cart.  Poplar Golf Course is open for the season after an extreme makeover of the clubhouse.

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Nemadji is scheduled to open their driving range at noon on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th.  Perhaps only a week away from opening some of the course.

Stay tuned…….

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