Setting Goals for the 2018 Golf Season

The golf season is just getting started here at Bucks Run. As you prepare for an enjoyable season ahead, it can be helpful to set some goals to achieve in 2018 when it comes to your game. Sure, everyone wants to get better, but if you want to see any kind of meaningful improvement, you have to first identify what it is you are yearning to accomplish. Only then can you explore how to achieve it.

Let’s take it step by.

Posted by admin at May 22, 2018 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Golf, Goals

6 Golf Clothing & Gear Tips for Unpredictable Weather


Every year it’s the same thing: winter far overstays its welcome, reaching its long, cold tendrils well into April. We can all agree spring is "supposed" to be for golf, and for good golfing conditions; plus, it’s nice to have warm weather! Well, sunnier days are headed our way. But for now, we have to prepare ourselves to dress for the weather on any given day this spring.

Mother Nature may be.

Posted by admin at Apr 24, 2018 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Spring, Rates, Golf top

Interesting Facts about the Masters Tournament


Bucks Run Golf Club Mt. Pleasant MI Masters Tournament Facts

The Masters Tournament has a history rich in tradition. If you make it here, as they say, you can make it anywhere. The Masters is like the Super Bowl of golf, where the best of the best come.
Posted by admin at Mar 27, 2018 Category: Other
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Exercise Tips to Prepare for the Golf Season


No matter how good your golf swing, no matter how strong your game, you can always lose skill, strength and strategy if you take the winter off. To stay sharp so you can outwit and outplay your opponents come spring, now’s not the time to drop the ball. Here at Bucks Run, we welcome players every spring who are optimistic about getting back on the green but lack that physical ability they had just a season before.

It’s not.
Posted by admin at Feb 27, 2018 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Exercise, Tips, Golf, Stretching top

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 top

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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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

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
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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
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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

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
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Topdressing, Sand top

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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Tee Renovation Update

If you have been out to golf, you have seen first-hand the progress of our tee renovation. Over the past few weeks, our team was able to sod #14 and #11, both which turned out very well.

Bucks Run Golf Club Mount Pleasant MI Tee 11 Renovation

Posted by admin at Apr 27, 2015 Category: May 2015
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The Slow Melt

The snow continues to disappear on the course. The recent warm weather prompted a nice, slow melt, and as of today, we are about 85% snow free. The slow melt helps reduce water on the course and it also reduces the chance of the river flooding. Overall, the grass that we have been able to see looks very healthy. We have some snow mold activity in the fairways, which should grow out pretty quickly. The greens and tees look great and we are very happy with how they came.

Posted by admin at Mar 17, 2015 Category: March 2015
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Golf, Winter, Melt, Spring top

Guest Blogger - Off Season Golf Preparations, Part III

Welcome back for a final post from Guest Blogger, Jon Conklin. Today, he discusses the importance of practicing and playing during the off-season.

Bucks Run Golf Club owns and operates our own golf simulator,.

Posted by admin at Feb 17, 2015 Category: February 2015
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Guest Blogger - Off Season Golf Preparations, Part II

Welcome back for another post from our Guest Blogger, PGA Head Professional, Jon Conklin. Today, he discusses the importance of stretching in the off-season.

I have never heard of a person getting younger as time goes by. We used to be able to do some incredible things with our bodies without stretching beforehand, but as we age, that becomes a thing of the past. .

Posted by admin at Feb 10, 2015 Category: February 2015
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Guest Blogger - Off Season Golf Preparations, Part I

Hello everyone and welcome back! For the next few weeks, I am excited to announce that our PGA Head Golf Professional, Jon Conklin, will be posting to our blog with tips for preparing for the 2015 golfing season. Jon has been with Bucks Run Golf Club since January 2009. Prior to that, he was employed at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Florida and the Detroit Golf Club in Detriot, Michigan. Jon graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Marketing and a Minor.

Posted by admin at Feb 03, 2015 Category: February 2015
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Guest, Off Season, Golf, Prepare, Putt, top

Monitoring the Chippewa River

The Chippewa River winds through the course, providing some dramatic and enjoyable views. We monitor the height and ice coverage throughout the winter to prepare for what may lie ahead in the spring. With a fall and early winter that saw high amounts of precipitation, the river was much higher than usual going into January. The week of January 12th, the river was at or near bank-full along #17. 

Posted by admin at Jan 27, 2015 Category: January 2015
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Chippewa River, Ice, Ice Jam, Winter, Spring, Golf top

Course Update 3/19/2014

Winter continues to have a pretty good grip on Michigan. Although we are starting to see warmer temperatures we are still well below normal. We are beginning to slowly see the snow pack melt, we currently have around 90% snow cover. The patches of grass that have been exposed look like they have wintered very well and hopefully that trend continues as the rest of the snow melts away. The slow melt has been nice because it has reduced flooding potential and reduced the possibility of an ice.

Posted by admin at Mar 19, 2014 Category: March 2014
Tags: Bucks Run, Spring, Golf, Clean up top