Bully Pulpit Golf Course in Medora, ND recently announced it’s opening for the season.
Crews are preparing and people are already calling non-stop to schedule a tee time.
“Oh, if you could one be in the pro shop. Phone call after phone call . . . people looking to make tee times,” said Patrick Rominger, Bully Pulpit PGA Golf Pro.
Just two weeks ago Bully Pulpit Gold Course was covered in snow, and now it looks ready for 18 holes of golf.
“Well, we slipped mother nature a $20, and she blessed us with some sunshine,” said Daniel Gannarelli, TRMF Marketing Specialist.
Rominger attributes the quick turnaround to the recent string of warm temperatures.
“Temperatures are getting into the 70’s, so it should be a beautiful day for golf”.
Gannarelli said the grounds crew has also been putting in a lot of hours trying to get the course prepared.
“Vacuuming off the snow, sweeping the greens, putting water on when where they need to”.
This year’s Spring was one of the coldest in recent memory, but Kathy Solga, Bully Pulpit Golf Shop Manager, said they have been through worse.
“We have had seasons in the past where we have opened just to close again with a little snow. That is typical North Dakota Spring weather.
She also said the late season snowfall wasn’t all that bad.
“The nice moisture that we have received from our April snowfall is just a great recipe for great conditions on the course, so we are excited,” said Solga.
Rominger said they are a little behind from last year.
“Last year we opened around April 8th . . . 9th, so we are a couple of weeks behind”.
However, in the end people won’t care when the season starts, because there is nothing like golfing in the badlands.
Last year Bully Pulpit Golf Course had one of its busiest season yet with more than 17,000 rounds of golf played.