En-Joie Golf Course To Open For Season On June 20th

 (Endicott, NY) -- Following the severe flooding and damage to En-Joie Golf Course in September 2011, the Course is set to open for the 2012 Season on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012.

“En-Joe is an important part of the quality of life here in Broome County,” said County Executive Debbie Preston. “In addition to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, En-Joie provides a challenging and scenic Golf Course for County residents and tourists alike. Reopening the Course for the season is another step in our community recovering from the September 2011 floods, and an important summertime tradition in Broome County.”

When the Course opens on June 20th all 18 holes will be open.

Many factors went into the June 20th Opening Date, including:

Ø  Overall current condition and health of the Golf Course;

Ø  Condition of the Greens – especially the flood damaged surfaces;

Ø  Amount of areas that still need to be sodded;

Ø  Length of time before players can walk or play on newly-laid sod;

Ø  Amount of rough with thin or weak turf coverage;

Ø  Potential for further unnecessary damage;

Ø  Safety to both players and employees; and

Ø  Long-term Golf Course playability.

“Our team has worked tirelessly to get the Course into appropriate shape for our 2012 Season Opening,” said PGA Head Golf Professional Michael Deuel. “The damage to the Course in September was immense, while it is important the Course reopens in a timely fashion, it is equally important the Course is fully ready to meet the needs of the public, so not to further the damage sustained from the flooding.”

The Pro Shop at En-Joie will accept dues and payments starting on June 5th.

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Open is scheduled for August 13th – 19th 2012.

For more information visit EnjoieGolf.com or call (607) 785-1661.

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05/25/2012 - 11:49am