Fall at Bucks Run

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

Fall golf is almost upon us here at Bucks Run. Cool mornings and beautiful fall colors will be showing up soon, as well as some great golfing weather. Fall, for Turf Managers, means prepping the golf course for winter and the next spring. With summer stress (for the most part) being a thing of the past, it is time to get turf strong going into the winter months, which, in turn, equals.

Posted by admin at Sep 13, 2017 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Golf, Fall, Aerification

An Update on our Sustainability Projects

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

It's hard to believe it’s already August. However, Bucks Run is in prime condition and ready for you to enjoy! In this week's blog post, I wanted to give some updates on a few of our projects that we touched on earlier this year.

THE BUCKS.

Posted by admin at Aug 07, 2017 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Sustainability, Organic, Garden, Vegetables, Chickens, Eggs, Bees, Butterflies top

Six Fun Ideas for Outdoor Weddings
Blog Post By: Amy Saunders, Event Coordinator

Have you and your loved one decided to have an outdoor wedding ceremony/reception to celebrate your special day? Well, I have some fun ideas I'd like to share with you today for making your big day more fun and memorable for your guests!

Posted by admin at Jul 24, 2017 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Reception, Putting Island top

Putting Tips & Tricks from PGA Pro, Jon Conklin

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, PGA Professional & Director of Operations

Often times when you are watching the Golf Channel or reading Golf Digest, you will come across segments and articles which discuss improving ball striking, getting the additional 10 yards, or fixing that wicked slice. However, when looking at shooting par for the course, it's important to.

Posted by admin at Jul 17, 2017 Category: Other
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The Flood Aftermath
Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

The last couple of weeks have been the most challenging, yet inspiring, time of my tenure at Bucks Run Golf Club. The month of June saw 21.75 inches of rain at our club, with all of that coming within a two week span. The night of June 22nd we received nine inches of rain, which.

Posted by admin at Jul 11, 2017 Category: Other
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6 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Venue
Blog Post By: Amy Saunders, Event Coordinator

Selecting the perfect venue for your wedding can be a challenge. Because of that, I want to discuss some factors which I feel are important when considering and deciding upon your wedding venue.

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Posted by admin at Jun 20, 2017 Category: Other
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Family & Golf

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations & Head Golf Professional

One of the fondest memories I have as a child was golfing with my father on Sunday evenings, during the summer months. Over the years, this grew with my brother and mother joining in on the fun with.

Posted by admin at Jun 13, 2017 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Family Day, Putting Island, Kids Menu, Free, Putt Putt top

An Update from the Grounds Department

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

PREPARING THE COURSE FOR THE STRESSES OF SUMMER

Summer-like weather is in full swing, and hopefully, so is your golf game.

Posted by admin at Jun 05, 2017 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Summer, Organic, Garden, Honeybee, Beehive top

4 Tips for Pairing Wine with Food

 Blog Post By: Brien Duffy, Food & Beverage Manager

Here at Bucks Run, we have revamped this year's wine list to include more of a global flare. There is nothing better than enjoying a great bottle of wine with your lunch or dinner on a beautiful summer day. Matching food and wine is something of an art. However, even the novice can follow a few guidelines.

Posted by admin at May 16, 2017 Category: Other
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Looking for New Golf Equipment?

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director or Operations & Head Golf Professional

In my world, Christmas comes in January with all the new golf equipment releases for the upcoming season.  It is so exciting to receive the latest and greatest in equipment, while being able to test them out and.

Posted by admin at May 09, 2017 Category: Other
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Tips for Fertilizing your Lawn

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

In today’s blog, I would like to tackle some home lawn fertilization issues that we are commonly asked about. With the weather becoming nicer, homeowners have started tending to their lawns in order to keep it just a little bit nicer than the neighbors. Therefore, I want to give you a couple tips to help you reach this.

Posted by admin at May 02, 2017 Category: Other
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We Have a New Menu!

Blog Post By: Brien Duffy, Food & Beverage Manager; and Chef Ben Walker

The golf course has finally opened for spring, and with that comes the beginning of the Quarry Grill's summer hours. What's even more exciting is that we are introducing to you a new menu for the 2017 season! Since we are making our new menu available this week, I thought I would discuss our exciting new steak options. Throughout the winter, Chef Ben and I have.

Posted by admin at Apr 19, 2017 Category: Other
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GolfBoards are Here!
Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations & Head Golf Professional

Myself, along with the Management and Staff at Bucks Run, are pleased to announce the arrival of GolfBoards to our course! Named the 'Best New Product for Golf' at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, we have GolfBoards here and ready for play starting NOW!
Posted by admin at Apr 11, 2017 Category: Other
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New Sustainability Projects at Bucks Run

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

It is finally that time of year to get out and enjoy some spring golf. The course opened for the season on Friday, March 31st. The staff at Bucks Run have been hard at work preparing the golf course and all other amenities on the property for your enjoyment. The greens have come out of winter beautifully,.

Posted by admin at Mar 30, 2017 Category: March 2017
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Greens, Vermicompost, Chickens, Goats, top

Simple Tips for Newly Engaged Couples
Blog Post By: Amy Saunders, Event Coordinator

Newly engaged couples often face many questions from family and friends. Most of the questions you will be asked are going to get repetitive, so it's best to prepare yourself!

“How did he propose?” 

Posted by admin at Mar 27, 2017 Category: March 2017
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Prepping your Golf Game

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations & Head Golf Professional

A new golfing season will soon be upon us, which means it's time to start focusing on your golf game. Although there are some people who work on their game in the off-season, most take time away and return in the spring.  If you're one of those individuals, I would like to share some simple tips for helping you get back to playing great golf in no time.

Posted by admin at Mar 20, 2017 Category: March 2017
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Winter Project Highlights

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

BRIEF WINTER REVIEW

Despite the unseasonably warm weather a couple of weeks ago, it is looking like Mother Nature wants to have a couple more weeks of winter. However, golf season is still right around the corner. The Grounds.

Posted by admin at Mar 14, 2017 Category: March 2017
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Grounds Department, Maintenance, Trees, Vermicompost top

Three Epic Moments in Golf

2016 marked golf's return to the summer Olympics, reaffirming the sport's importance on an international scale. What better time to celebrate some of history's most famous golf shots and.

Posted by admin at Nov 15, 2016 Category: November 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, History top

A Review of the 2016 Season

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, PGA Head Professional & Director of Operations


Looking back on the 2016 season, it ended up being a very nice year for golf in Mt..

Posted by admin at Nov 02, 2016 Category: November 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Golf, Season, Review, Summer, Fall top

Fun Halloween Cocktails!

Blog Post By: Alanna Lieber, Banquet Coordinator

Halloween is only a few weeks away! This means the time has come to finalize the details of your costume, as well as your party cocktails. Therefore, I am excited to.

Posted by admin at Oct 12, 2016 Category: October 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Quarry Grill, Restaurant, Cocktails, Halloween top

Going Back to Basics

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, PGA Head Professional & Director of Operations


At Bucks Run, we have a wide-variety of players who inquire.

Posted by admin at Sep 28, 2016 Category: September 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Lessons top

Tailgating Time!

A Blog Post By: Executive Chef Pete Lieber

It’s football season and tailgating is a favorite pastime of many fans.  So, I thought I would share my favorite tailgating ideas with you. 

Posted by admin at Sep 13, 2016 Category: September 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Recipe, Tailgating, Kebabs top

Women and Golf: Babe Didrikson and the Founding of the LPGA

At this year's Rio Olympics, the world watched as Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Inbee Park of South Korea dueled for the gold medal, with Park coming out on top. The real victor, however, was ladies' golf, as a whole, with the sport enjoying unprecedented exposure on the global stage.

Today, women and golf go hand-in-hand. During our 2016 season at Bucks Run, we have invited women.

Posted by admin at Sep 07, 2016 Category: September 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Ladies, Women, Leagues, Clinics top

Prepping for Fall

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley

Here at Bucks Run Golf Club, fall is coming fast. In my opinion, cool mornings and beautiful colors always make for the best time to golf in Michigan. As I am sure you know, the dry summer came to an abrupt end with us seeing close to 7” of rain in August. Thankfully, when the Fisher family built Bucks Run, they did all the right things,.

Posted by admin at Aug 30, 2016 Category: August 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Fall, Maintenance, Aerification, Nursery top

Summer Recipes from Chef Pete
Blog Post By: Executive Chef, Pete Lieber

We are in one of my favorite times of the year.  Tomatoes are ripening on the vines, there are berries in the patch, and the fruit markets are bursting with freshness.  It’s time to think about freezing and canning as much as we can.  Even more exciting, it’s time to work some.

Posted by admin at Aug 16, 2016 Category: August 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Quarry Grill, Dinner, Menu, Salad top

Golfing in Central Michigan

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, PGA Head Professional & Director of Operations

Today, I would like to talk about what makes Central Michigan an ideal place for a getaway vacation. In addition to our award-winning golf course Read more...

Posted by admin at Aug 09, 2016 Category: August 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Central Michigan, Mid Michigan top

Beating the Heat!

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley

July has come and gone, and our turf, as well as our staff, have been battling the hot stretch that we have been experiencing. Our dry spell from May to the beginning of July has been replaced with a lot of rain, along with hot and humid weather. I would like to reference a quote from another area Superintendent on Twitter, which I feel really sums.

Posted by admin at Aug 01, 2016 Category: August 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Heat, Brown Patch, Flower Bed top

Golf your way to Better Health & Well-Being

All too often in daily life, we find ourselves moving so quickly, working hard to maintain our lives and striving towards our dreams; however, when we find a chance to take a deep breath, slow down, and look around us is when we truly see the beauty of the here and now. Golf is a unique opportunity that allows us to do just that, and in doing so, reap the many health benefits of slowing.

Posted by admin at Jul 26, 2016 Category: July 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf Course, Golf Outings, Health top

Wedding & Reception Planning Tips

Blog Post By: Alanna Lieber, Banquet Coordinator

 

Wedding season is booming here at Bucks Run and I would.

Posted by admin at Jul 19, 2016 Category: July 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Wedding, Reception, Tips top

Ladies in Golf

A Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, PGA Head Professional & Director of Operations

It is no secret that the PGA, NGCOA, and GCSAA are all on the same page with growing this great game of golf.  It is also no secret that we all believe the key to this is to grow our female numbers. Think about it for a minute.  It’s Saturday morning, and you want to hit the links.

Posted by admin at Jul 12, 2016 Category: July 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Ladies, Womens, top

The Benefits of Golfing as a Family

Golfing as a family is a great way to spend time outdoors and make fun memories with loved ones. Our new Family Day event is the perfect option for your family.

They say the family that plays together, stays together. Well, golf epitomizes that.

Posted by admin at Jun 29, 2016 Category: June 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Family, Putting, Island, Dinner, Kids, Children top

An Update from the Grounds Crew

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley

I hope this update finds you well and enjoying the beautiful days we have been having. This summer has been full of great golfing days and gorgeous sunrises. I wanted to first share this picture overlooking our 14th green. Every morning when I make a scouting run around the golf course, I.

Posted by admin at Jun 28, 2016 Category: June 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Sunrise, Grounds, Maintenance, Moisture, Water top

Grilling Ideas from Chef Pete

Blog Post By: Pete Lieber, Executive Chef

With the summer grilling season finally here, I thought we could talk about a few of my favorite things to grill.  These days, it’s very popular to grill vegetables and even some fruits. Read more...

Posted by admin at Jun 14, 2016 Category: June 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Quarry Grill, Executive Chef, Grilling, Recipes top

Welcome to Outing Season!
Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Head PGA Professional & Director of Operations

Just yesterday, it felt like we were opening our doors for the 2016 golfing.

Posted by admin at Jun 07, 2016 Category: June 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf Outings, Planning, Scramble, Swing top

Improve your Game with Lessons from the Pro

As any professional golfer will tell you, a great swing is the secret to lowering your score on the green. If your swing could use perfecting, lessons from the pros at Bucks Run Golf Club will help you master your technique.

At our golf resort, our

Posted by admin at May 31, 2016 Category: May 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Lessons top

Divot Replacement at Bucks Run

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley

The long term forecast is finally looking promising for some great Michigan golf. I would like to take this time to go over Bucks Run’s preferred divot replacement, as well as ball mark repair.

Posted by admin at May 24, 2016 Category: May 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Divot, Golf, top

Refreshing Summer Cocktail Recipes
A Blog Post By: Pete Lieber, Executive Chef

Warm, summer weather will soon be upon us, and we will begin spending more of our time outdoors. To keep you cool while you enjoy the summer sun or while you entertain guests, we have listed a couple of our favorite refreshing, summer cocktail recipes.  These are easy to make at.

Posted by admin at May 17, 2016 Category: May 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Quarry Grill, Summer, Cocktail top

Finding the Right Golf Equipment

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Head PGA Professional & Director of Operations

As a Golf Professional, I still get giddy when new clubs are released for the upcoming season.  At times, companies may release their new equipment in the fall for the snow birds, in the lower part of.

Posted by admin at May 10, 2016 Category: May 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Equipment, Demo Day, Golf, top

Prepping the Course for Summer

A Blog Post By: Craig McKinley


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Posted by admin at May 02, 2016 Category: May 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Summer, Spring, Prep, Needle Tining, Topdressing top

Impress Your Guests with a Golf Outing at Bucks Run

Studies have shown that sharing a new or common experience has tremendous power in strengthening the relationship between employer and employee, service provider and client, or business partners. When people bond over a shared experience, they establish a positive bond or solidify an existing one. That’s why golf outings are an excellent choice for corporations looking to thank business partners, establish new clients, or reward their.

Posted by admin at Apr 26, 2016 Category: April 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf Outings, Corporate, Charity, Employee top

Tips for Planning the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

Blog Post By: Alanna Lieber, Banquet Coordinator & Pete Lieber, Executive Chef

Imagine a day of full sunshine and gorgeous views.  A light breeze to sway hanging fabrics, a temperature of exactly 75.

Posted by admin at Apr 18, 2016 Category: April 2016
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A New Season & the Masters

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Head PGA Professional & Director of Operations

The New Season

Only in our good ole state of Michigan can we have a colder April than December, thus far.  We opened our doors on March 18th with great enthusiasm and have been battling Mother Nature ever.

Posted by admin at Apr 11, 2016 Category: April 2014
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Winter Review & Spring Updates

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Course Superintendent

Although the recent temps don't show it, spring has arrived here at Bucks Run! While this winter was mild, it was not without its worries. Around the first of the year, we had a freezing-rain event on top of our snow cover. This created a sheet of ice 2-3 inches.

Posted by admin at Apr 04, 2016 Category: April 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Winter, Spring, Ice, Mow, Rock, Evergreens, Logo top

Winter Maintenance Update

A Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Golf Course Superintendent

During the course of the winter, our Mechanic, Bill, inspects every piece of equipment from top to bottom, in order to ensure that our club's investments are working at the highest level. He also.

Posted by admin at Feb 09, 2016 Category: February 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Equipment, Repairs top

A Winter Update from your Bucks Run Grounds Crew
A Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Course Superintendent
With the unusually warm weather that we have seen this winter, we were able to tackle a few projects in December that we normally would not be able to do. One of which was installing 200.
Posted by admin at Jan 19, 2016 Category: January 2016
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Winter, Drainage, Water top

Putting the Golf Course to Bed for the Winter - Part II
A Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Course Superintendent
As I mentioned last week, there is a laundry-list of tasks that need to be accomplished in order to ensure a healthy golf course in 2016. In today's post, I will be explaining another of our important fall tasks.
Posted by admin at Nov 10, 2015 Category: November 2015
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Winter, Fall, Clean Up, Leaves, Thank You top

Putting the Golf Course to Bed for the Winter - Part I
A Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Course Superintendent


Posted by admin at Nov 03, 2015 Category: November 2015
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Course Projects - Update

A Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Course Superintendent

This past month has seen some great weather for golf, and it has been our pleasure to provide great playing conditions for our patrons. With good weather also comes great days to tackle projects around the golf course. Our staff has started tackling projects that will greatly improve.

Posted by admin at Aug 11, 2015 Category: August 2015
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New Topdressing Program

A Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Course Superintendent

Last season, we changed our topdressing program from a relatively heavy topdressing every few weeks, to a lighter one every Monday. We feel that switching to this light, weekly rate will not only keep greens smoother and truer for putting, but also allows us to work more sand into the green's profile.

A frequently asked question is, "Why sand?"  Well, greens.

Posted by admin at Jun 26, 2015 Category: June 2015
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Project Wrap-Up

The Grounds Team has been busy putting the finishing touches on the spring projects. We had a pretty aggressive schedule and work has been progressing well.

Bucks Run Golf Club Mount Pleasant MI Tee 11 Renovation

I’m happy to report all of.

Posted by admin at May 19, 2015 Category: May 2015
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