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"The Pines Course is about two weeks behind that," Peters said.
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The dry, sandy patches aren't entirely gone, but the Fort Walton Beach Golf Club's two courses are the healthiest they've been since the spring of 2012.
Some of the greens on the Pines course were there when the club opened in 1961, he said.
Although it has loyal members, Beedie said he plans to go online to tap new markets.
That healthy uptick, along with the City Council's recent decision to move the Golf Club's operational budget into the general fund, has city officials cautiously Converse Women Style
"They have worked so hard in getting this place back," he said. "It touches these guys personally."
"If there is one good thing that's come out of all of this, it's that more people are playing The Oaks and more people appreciate the golf course now," Trimm said.
"It gives the golf course its best opportunity to make money," City Manager Michael Beedie said. "It allows us to operate the course the way it should have always been operated."
"We're going to hit Facebook, Twitter, all those popular social media sites," he said. "That way we can snap pictures of the greens and show people how good they look."
Trimm relied on multiple temporary greens last summer to accommodate players.
Golf Club officials began to worry after a pesticide application to ward off nematodes scorched most of the grounds in mid 2012. A fungus and hard packed soil also didn't help, said David Trimm, the club's pro and business manager.
The Oaks course is the further along.
Trimm said many golfers will tolerate mediocre tees and fairways, but draw the line at bad greens.
The move also is expected to save the city $370,000.
with it," he said. "When they get on the green, they want to make a putt and it needs to be smooth."
optimistic about the coming year. Instead of an unprofitable enterprise fund, the club will be on par with other city services that charge user fees.
Now Beedie is working with Peters and Trimm to boost the golf club's marketing strategies.
"The soil underneath doesn't allow the water to percolate," Trimm added.
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The 10 man ground crew's meticulous care has been largely successful in restoring the courses, Trimm said.
He said golfers have begun to return as news of the courses' improved condition has spread.
FORT WALTON BEACH After more than a year of dealing with a greens killing fungus, the city's golf courses are rebounding slowly but surely.
"This has been about a 14 month ordeal," said Jeff Peters, the city's recreation and cultural services director. "There is no comparison to the condition of the course a year ago."
Soon, the bright green of the club's Oaks course was mottled with a faded, scrubby brown.
Beedie said customers can be assured that the golf club's shift from an enterprise fund to a standard recreational service won't translate to higher greens fees.
time period in 2012.
Losing the greens resulted in a significant loss of day to day traffic but had less effect on the club's long term membership, which stands at 650.
"We would actually tell (customers) our golf course wasn't in good shape," Converse White Leather Basketball Shoes Trimm said. "That's not really good, but you have to be honest or they'll never be back."
"We cut it down, top dressed it and placed a hole in each one," he said.
"It takes all the fun out of it. They will not put up Converse All Star Black High Tops Price
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