From Tee to Green and Everything In Between
Volume 6, Issue 8 - September 2019
PGC's Challenge Questions
A single winner will be randomly picked from all entries with five correct answers. One entry per person. Please make sure to email your answers to by September 15. Winner receives a Pottawatomie Golf Course Punch Card. Remember, you can't win if you don't enter!
  1. Who were the winners of the 4 PGA Majors this year?
  2. If you were playing from the black tees at Pottawatomie, and you eagled #1, birdied #3 and got a par on #4, which hole would you have had the lowest score on?
  3. We now know that Michael Bihlmaier was the chainsaw artist that did the carving by the putting green. How many animals were carved into the tree?
  4. A new flower bed was constructed on the #8 Tee Box in memory of our good friend and employee, Chris May. What color is the bed to be planted every year in his honor?
  5. Who won the 2019 Pottawatomie Men's Tournament?
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Denise's Corner
Fall has finally arrived! 
This is the time of year golf course superintendents can exhale! Cooler temperatures and shorter days all help in the fall seeding process. On August 13 and 14 we overseeded the bare spots in fairways #3, #4, and #6. So far, the seeding is coming in very nicely. My hope is to have those areas open by the last week of September. Fall aerification of greens and tees will take place towards the end of the month. As soon as we have a date, we will let you know.

One of the Swallowtail butterflies that was released.
We will also be planting several memorial trees this month. If you have any plans to add a tree to your home landscape, fall is a great time to plant. One thing to remember is to water it weekly until the ground freezes.

We also had another successful year saving the monarchs! The grounds crew released 119 Monarchs, with many more caterpillars adopted by Park District staff to raise and release at home. Susan, a St. Charles resident, also gave us several Swallowtail caterpillars to raise. We were lucky to be able to release 3 Swallowtail butterflies on the course. Happy Fall!
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PGCAnswers PGC's Challenge Answers
Congratulations to Nate Marchen for winning
the September PGC Challenge!
All 5 Questions this month will have a common theme - Pottawatomie Golf Course!
  1. In the Pro Shop there are six aerial pictures of the golf course showing how the course has matured over the years. What are the years of the six pictures?
    1939, 1953, 1974, 1986, 1996 & 2008
  2. What is the only hole at Pottawatomie to have "in-course" Out-of-Bounds?  Hole #1
  3. If you were playing 9 holes from the Yellow Tee Boxes at Pottawatomie and you made a Par on all 9 holes, what would your score be?  37
  4. Over the years we have added some new amenities to the golf course - water fountains, paved cart paths, bathrooms - which tee box are the bathrooms next too?  #5 Tee Box
  5. What is the name of the chainsaw artist that did the tree carving by the putting green at PGC?  Michael Bihlmaier

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