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Bonneville Getting Sprinkling System; Dick Kramer Amateur Moving to Wingpointe This Year
The tense is changing at the Bonneville Golf Course. Instead of being one of, if not the only 18-hole golf course in America to be watered by hand it will now be known as one of, if not the last 18-hole golf course in America to be hand watered.
After many, many years of neglect by various elected city officials construction has finally begun on the installation of a modern sprinkling system. The SLC golf department has been making regular budget requests for the project, but until now has been continually denied.
Because of the construction the annual Dick Kramer SLC Amateur will not be played at Bonneville but will instead be played at Wingpointe Golf Course. The tournament will be played on May 30-31. It will be the first time the tournament has not been played at Bonneville. Entries for the tournament are being taken at Bonneville beginning Monday, May 4th at 7 a.m.
Bonneville will remain open to public play, but the course will not be in tournament condition. Construction will affect varying holes on a day-to-day basis and will be completed sometime in July.
Steve Elliott, head professional at Bonneville, said, “During construction we will have 18 greens open every day and the excavation and installation will be done one or two holes at a time, but play will only be marginally affected.”
“Our play remains strong and everyone is happy to see the work being done,” he said.