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dconnally
No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:20 PM
The course recently posted signs no longer allowing drivers to be used on the grass portion of the range.

Complaint was that patrons were hitting over (or through) the netting on the left and damaging parked cars or businesses along that street.

Hard to believe that people could pull/lift the ball that much with a driver .....

and They just recently totally re-leveled/re-seeded that area to make it much more playable!!

If it's "through" the netting ....... how about some repairs?!

No indication from counter staff as to them looking for any solutions - I was told this was how it is going forward!

Possible solutions:

-angle the markers on the grass teeing area away from that left screen?
-lower that teeing area 5 or 6 feet to make it harder to hit over the fence?
-raise the screen??!!!!

The course has been spending money lately to upgrade their deck area, improve landscaping, asnd renovate that grass tee. But I don't think this closing the grass tee to drivers will improve their business model.

[[Edited by dconnally on Saturday December 24, 2016 10:12 AM]]
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Monday January 30, 2017 5:44 PM
Back out today to use the mats range. The whole range was shut down for a few days after all the rain we had, and the hitting area still looks like a construction zone. But the grass range was open and at least 1/2 the upper deck of mats were open.

Not sure about the lower deck of mats - they are putting some more money into the place as the cover over the lower deck is being rebuilt - overdue since that structure has looked pretty bad the past couple years. That construction may be closing the lower level.

They are also replacing some screening along 2 holes of the 9-holer.

Still no drivers allowed on the grass range, though. That seems to be the policy going forward.
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:10 AM
Called today and the 'structure' part of the range (the mats) is still closed. Grass range is open, but by reservation only.
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Thursday March 9, 2017 4:14 PM
First time back here since all the rain. Only the south half of the mats area is open - upper and lower. Grass area closed, because almost the entire left side screen is down - damaged by the storms. Poles collapsed and a power line was taken out.

Putting green open.
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Monday April 17, 2017 3:47 PM
Fence is now repaired and the grass portion of the range is open. Still no drivers allowed - I think that will be the policy going forward.

They were dusting the putting green with sand today. It's closed today - not sure what the green schedule will be.
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Tuesday May 30, 2017 8:33 PM
There last Thursday, 5/25/17. Drivers now being allowed on the grass range.

Go figure.
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Tuesday October 8, 2019 5:23 PM
Right now the grass driving range is open only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, per the course.

Reason given: turf management.
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00 PM
At the range 2/4/20.

Grass range was open (it was a Tuesday) and I was told that it is open 7 days a week now.
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Friday May 8, 2020 10:40 PM
Range/course were shut down for a long time with the COVID thing, but opened back up May 1st.

As of Friday, 5/7. mat range and grass range are open (today was 1st day for grass), but putting green is still closed (yellow tape barrier).

Masks not required, but many are using them.
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dconnally
RE: No Drivers on the Driving Range!

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Wednesday May 13, 2020 3:12 PM
When the tees on the grass pad are up forward, they put out the signs that say “No drivers allowed”, But it doesn’t look like they are doing anything to enforce it.

Putting green and chipping area are still taped off/closed.

[[Edited by dconnally on Wednesday May 13, 2020 3:17 PM]]
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