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    Around the BENd with Ben Kelnhofer

New Course Accessories at Mistwood Golf Club

By: Ben Kelnhofer, Head Superintendent

May 21, 2014
Greetings to all from the Mistwood Grounds Department! The 2014 golf season is finally here, and we couldn't be happier to welcome you back to the course this year!  During the off-season, we took a look at some of our course accessories, and are excited to announce some new things you'll see this year when you come out to Mistwood!
Keeping with the style of our Scottish-links course, all of our flagsticks on the course now feature a classic wood shaft with a polished brass cap. These flagsticks are all hand-made in Pennsylvania and add a traditional look to each hole on the course. All of the flagsticks also feature a new flag design with a white pennant center and an embroidered logo.
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Each tee box now features new hand-made tee markers featuring our Mistwood shield. These tee markers were made in-house by the Mistwood staff over the winter because hey, what else is there to do when you're snowed in!
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At each ball washing station on the course, you will notice an upgrade to the towels. These towels are thicker than before, and the black color blends well with the ball washers. We know you'll be using these a lot after hitting your ball out of the rough and fescue!
ball washer
Probably the biggest and most requested upgrade to the course this season is the new Visage GPS System installed in each cart. This 10.4" HD touch screen allows you get accurate yardages on the course, see the layout of each hole, even keep an electronic scorecard! And don't you dare drive on our grass when it's cart paths only, because Visage is always watching...
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Last but not least, our entire course is now equipped with Thor Guard - an integrated lightning prediction and warning system. This system will give early warning of inclement weather involving lightning, and help insure the safety of all golfers on the course.
So the next time you are here at Mistwood, we hope you enjoy these new course accessories! We look forward to seeing you out on the course soon, and as always, keep it in the fairway!
Ben Kelnhofer
Head Superintendent
Mistwood Golf Club