Keeping the bluegrass at bay this season: Annual Bluegrass or Poa annua and Silvery Thread Moss

Fighting the good fight! These two plants are as frustrating as spring weather in Central Oregon.  The good thing is that we have the ability to semi-control annual bluegrass and moss.  Tetherow turfgrass has been growing for 5 years and it is maturing rather well.  The first hole (#3) was seeded in May 2007 and it has seen a lot of changes both in architecture as well as the maturity of the turfgrass.  With age comes a few blemishes and they are beginning to appear this season.  What can we do about these two plants?  Below is a brief explanation of what we can do to control them. Annual bluegrass or Poa annua is a species of grass that is… Read More

Ask Tetherow’s Superintendant—Q&A with Chris Condon

Tetherow Golf Club’s Chris Condon is the vital “behind the scenes” guy to all things golf course and landscaping-related. He is the hard work behind ensuring the greens are properly maintained, invasive pests remain at bay, and golfers are happy with the speed and overall quality of the golf course. Essentially, without his hard work, Tetherow Golf Club in Central Oregon just may not have been nationally recognized and earned ranks in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses. Fresh from a pesticide conference which he attends annually, I asked Chris some questions about working at the best course in Bend, Oregon. Q)     How long have you worked at Tetherow Golf Club? A)      I have been the Superintendent at Tetherow since… Read More

Chris Condon on Maintaining a Beautiful Golf Course

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that you are looking forward to a new year full of exciting new adventures.  Enjoy the rest of the winter season because the golfing season is just a few months away. The Tetherow golf course has been overwintering rather well thus far.  Our topdressing program has been progressing smoothly and we have taken some extra precautions on a few of the greens in order to prevent any turf loss during the winter.  You may have noticed that portions of the greens have been covered.  The covers came from my good friend and Superintendent, Scott Moffenbeier at Broken Top.  Thank you very much! This time of the year… Read More

Caleb’s Tips to Winter Golf Success

Snow on the 1st green makes it official: Winter has arrived in Bend, OR!  Although Tetherow’s championship course will be closed during the winter months, we’ll encounter many great breaks in the weather worthy of dusting off the clubs.  Our practice range will be open all winter (pending weather) and we encourage you to come out and hone your swing in the off-season.  A Bend, Oregon winter is no reason to let your golf game get rusty. Whether it’s working on your golf game at our practice facility or squeezing in a round of golf at one of Central Oregon’s lower elevated golf courses, the key to winter golf in Bend is staying warm.  Here are a few tips which… Read More

Tetherow’s Members Shine

Did you make it to Cat Call Production’s  “Chicago” in September? If so, you saw one of our very own members, Erin Felder, dancing her heart out as the Hungarian character, Hunyak. Felder started ballet when she was in the 2nd grade. Her part in Chicago was actually the first time she has danced since high school. Erin’s motivation to audition is inspiring. “I try to do something that scares me every year. Last year I tried out for ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ but did not get cast. The audition process was more anxiety producing than I had anticipated.” Yet Felder is not one to be defeated. When she heard that this year’s production was “Chicago”, one of her favorite… Read More

Bruce Jaqua: Sept Winner of Golf at Tetherow Golf Club

Congratulations to Bruce Jaqua, who won a foursome of golf at Tetherow simply for signing up for our e-newsletter! We are excited to host him and his son on their next golf outing. Here’s what Bruce has to say about himself and his lifelong love of golf: “I am a single parent of a 12-year old son and my work involves me designing and developing programs to assist low-income individuals and families to become self sufficient to release his or her need for public assistance.  My interest in golf goes back to being 12 years old and playing golf in the front yard with my grandfathers hickory shaft clubs and plastic golf balls.  I then began riding my bike 8… Read More