Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Greens Committee Letter

Every month a member from the Greens Committee will submit a letter for the Brookstone Golf & Country club newsletter. The information will consist of discussion and viewpoints from the Greens Committee for the given month. Below is Mr Visentin's letter for January:

Dear Brookstone Members,

As 2014 draws to an end and we start a new year, I want to reflect on the numerous improvements that have been made to our golf course and club facilities this year:
· Complete Greenside Bunker Renovation
· Cart Path Renovation
· Resurfacing of Several Teeing Areas
· Tree Removal in Several Areas
· New Artificial Driving Range Mat
· New Pavers for Amenities             
· Geese Removal
· Large Percentage of Contamination "Yellow Dog"     Removal from our Greens
· Resurfacing of Tennis Courts
· Outdoor Fire Pit and Seating Addition to the  Clubhouse
· New Golf Cart Fleet

Along with these improvements we welcomed our new General Manager, Mark Turner, in June of this year.  Mark has made some tremendous strides in making improvements to the club, and we greatly appreciate all of his hard work.

Another major accomplishment was that our Class A Golf Course Superintendent, Joey Franco, became a
recipient of not one, but two, very prestigious national honors this year.  The Golf Course Superintendent
Association’s highest designation - CERTIFIED GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT (CGCS)....Please
congratulate Joey when you see him, as this is a highly earned honor.  Joey Franco was also interviewed by the Marietta Daily Journal for becoming a recipient of the MELROSE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.  The
Academy provides Golf Course Superintendents the wonderful opportunity to attend the organization's
national show, to network and improve management and developmental skills.  Please feel free to contact
Joey  with any questions at

With our new GM, Mark Turner and his staff, our Head Golf Professional, Mark Avery and his capable
assistants, and the grounds crew/maintenance staff led by Joey Franco (CGCS)  2015 is looking very bright
for BROOKSTONE COUNTRY CLUB and its members.


Bob Visentin
Greens Committee Member