The Muni Update
The Muni Update
Good Morning,   This past week I was able to complete a lot of spraying to control clover and other broadleaf weeds. The only areas left to spray are the rough on holes 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 17, and 18. I hope to complete these areas this coming week. The majority of clover has been eliminated in the...
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The Muni Update
The Muni Update
Good Morning,   This past week the golf course operations were back to as close to normal as we could expect considering the devastation our community experienced two weeks ago. We still have staff members that are dealing with the loss or damage to their homes and I am giving them as much time...
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The Muni Update
The Muni Update
Good Morning,   The golf course opened for play once again on Saturday, June 29. It was nice to see some of the folks come out to play golf and express their relief to "just get away from it all." We didn't have a lot of golfers, but it was a successful day for everyone that had a chance to...
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The Muni Update
The Muni Update
Good Morning,   It’s been a devastating week for the citizens and business owners of our community. Quite a few employees at the golf course were also affected.     The golf course came through everything with no flooding issues to any buildings or sheds. Our only problems were from the...
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6-24-24
6-24-24
Good Afternoon,   The Spencer Municipal Golf Course will be closed until further notice. There is currently power in the clubhouse but no internet or phone service.    The golf course was not really affected by the flooding. There was a lot of surface drainage that covered the course after we...
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6-16-2024
6-16-2024
Good Morning,   Monday morning started off with a bang at the golf course. Literally, there was a loud bang and a hydraulic valve blew on one of the Toro green mowers. Hydraulic leaks are usually a rarity but when they happen it is not good for the turf. We used oil dry to try and soak up as...
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6-9-2024
6-9-2024
Good Morning,   The past week consisted of wrapping up the 2023/24 irrigation renovation project at The Muni. The contractor was on site Tuesday and Wednesday to complete the installation of irrigation heads and wire on the last ten greens. Our last green to finish was the practice green and...
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6-2-2024
6-2-2024
Good Morning,   The golf course irrigation renovation started this past week. The contractors were on site Wednesday to get the project started on #18 green. We used a small track hoe to expose the old irrigation heads and remove them from the system. Two new irrigation heads were installed in...
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5-26-2024
5-26-2024
Good Morning,   The past week was spent on clean up after multiple storms passed through the area. There was a total of 4.5" of rainfall that arrived Monday night through Tuesday another .8" of precipitation overnight on Thursday. It was definitely a challenge for staff and volunteers to get...
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5-19-2024
5-19-2024
Good Morning,   This past week at the golf course was spent trying to catch up on a lot of our daily maintenance practices. The high amounts of precipitation and warmer temperatures has the grass growing at a rapid rate. We were able to get everything mowed multiple times by the end of the...
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5-12-2024
5-12-2024
Good Morning,   The past week was filled with rain and more rain causing the golf course to become completely saturated with multiple days of surface drainage causing flooding. The irrigation pond was overflowing into the large flood drain but it could still not contain the water. The water...
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5-5-2024
5-5-2024
Good,   This past week there were multiple days of rain or thunderstorms resulting in over three inches of rain which was preceded by more than two inches of rain the week before. The golf course held up very well throughout all of the rainfall until we reached maximum capacity on Wednesday...
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4-28-2024
4-28-2024
Good Morning,   Last Sunday we hosted our first golf event of the 2024 season. This was a four person best shot with 144 golfers participating. This is the first event in a long time where all 36 teams that registered actually showed up for the tournament. It was a little breezy but everyone...
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4-21-2024
4-21-2024
Good Morning,   This past week the weather was beautiful at the start of the week and slowly dropped in temperatures as the days passed. We did receive 2.5" of rain at the golf course which helped provide precipitation for the golf course as well as the new trees we planted last season. The...
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4-14-2024
4-14-2024
Good Morning,   The maintenance staff has spent the past couple weeks working on course preparation. There were a couple of trees removed and lots of branches and small sticks cleaned up throughout. We also went through all the streams and waterways to remove garbage and other debris impeding...
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3-31-2024
3-31-2024
Good Morning,   The past week we pushed through the snow and rainfall to have a little bit of golf at the end of the week. We had close to 3" of rain and about the same amount of snow. The precipitation was great for the golf course and it all soaked in pretty quickly.    Thursday staff spent...
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3-24-2024
3-24-2024
Good Morning,    The weather has changed and reminded us Winter might not quite be over yet. With the uncertain snow amounts in the forecast I felt it was best to spray the greens with a fungicide. This treatment protects the bentgrass greens from the threat of "snow mold." This is a fungus...
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3-17-2024
3-17-2024
Good Morning,   This past week we completed our first mowing of the 2024 golf season. The tees and fairways were mowed on Monday and Tuesday. Lots of dormant grass was removed with a dense green grass present underneath. The soil still had plenty of surface moisture creating a lot of soil...
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3-10-2024
3-10-2024
Good Morning,   Another week is winding down at the golf course. We started the season with the earliest opening date in The Muni history. It has continued to be busy on the days the golf course is open. The online tee times are starting to fill up for the next few days. Beautiful golf...
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3-3-2024
3-3-2024
Good Morning, Our driving range opened last week and we had a lot of golfers take advantage of the warm February weather. This led to a lot of phone calls and text messages wondering about the opening date for the golf course. Every year I open the golf course as soon as the course is ready for...
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2-18-24 Update
2-18-24 Update
Good Morning, 
The weather continues to be quite abnormal and leaves us all anxious for spring to arrive. The start of the golf season is always on everyone's mind that owns a set of golf clubs. Weather patterns definitely play the biggest part in that each year. Here...
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2024 Golf Season
2024 Golf Season
Welcome to the website for the Spencer Municipal Golf Course. Please take the time to enter your email address if you wish to receive event notices or seasonal specials. Your email address will only be used by our facility as a way to better serve you the public. Visit the rate page, of our...
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2-11-24 Update
2-11-24 Update
Good Morning,
This past week I attended a seminar at Lake Creek Country Club, in Storm Lake, to learn about the updates to the World Handicap System. There are new changes for the 2024 season that will affect how a golfer’s Handicap Index will be adjusted for rounds of golf more than nine holes...
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2-4-24 Update
2-4-24 Update
Good Morning,
Golf season is only a couple months away. The warm temperatures have melted the majority of the snow which helps provide moisture to the golf course but also leaves it unprotected from the winter weather conditions. Severe drop in temperature, high winds, and now snow cover can cause...
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