Conditions Update & Our Annual Poa-Pulling Party

Having fun and bringing the greens back to their full glory. by Chris Condon, Director of Agronomy Thank you to all of those who attended the Poa picking party.  We had a great time and actually picked a lot of Poa annua from the greens on #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.  A third of the golf course greens have less Poa annua than before and we owe it all to our dedicated members. We are having another Poa Party on Mon, Sept 8 and hope you can join us! I also want to thank all of our members, guests and employees for being patient while we deal with the circumstances surrounding our putting surfaces.  My staff and I really appreciate your support while we… Read More

Meet our New Members: The Steelhammer Family

“Tetherow’s a wonderful place to build friendships” by Kelsi Shelton Brandy and Geoff Steelhammer primarily moved to Bend for reasons so many of us do: the outdoor, active lifestyle year around. Moving from Salem in 2012, the couple was ready to get out of the rain and into the high desert and sunshine! Both Oregonians from the Willamette Valley, Brandy and Geoff grew up vacationing in Bend. And with Geoff’s parents living here part-time in Eagle Crest as well as Brandy’s grandfather living in Bend, the couple are grateful to be so close to family. Since moving here, Geoff has fallen in love with mountain biking, and also stays busy skiing, hiking, golfing and hunting. He has also been a… Read More

2014 Ceilidh: Ladies Invitational Results 

by Nate Kitt, Asst. Head Professional The Ceilidh: Tetherow’s toughest event to pronounce. Many might try “See-Lid,” but I have a sneaking suspicion that few would know the actual enunciation of “Kay-Lee.” This Gaelic term means “party” and the events that transpired Thursday night could not have represented a “Ceilidh” any better. The festivities kicked off with a cocktail hour followed by a Par 3 Social. What does that mean, one might ask. Let me tell you, if this part of the event doesn’t having you coming back year after year, then I don’t know what will. With gambling specialist Kelly Wechter on hand, we decided to facilitate a special kind of “Five Card Draw,” in which on every hole the participants would… Read More

2014 Burning Bush: Mens Golf Invitational Results

 Congratulations to overall winners Ian McLean & Troy Johnston by Nate Kitt, Asst. Golf Professional Burning Bush is undoubtedly the premier member event at Tetherow year in and year out.  This 2014 Men’s Invitational did not fail to impress anyone in the field with fierce competition and great camaraderie fuelled by the vibrant Tetherow culture.  The golf tournament was just the start of the festivities with a skills challenge including a penalty kick, putting course and “flop wall” on Thursday night and a Par 3 Tournament on Friday and Saturday nights.  The record number of 134 participants divided the field into 12 flights.  After five 9-hole (sometimes laborious) matches, the victors of each flight emerged.  Some flights were closer than… Read More