Public Speaking Tips For Your Next Meeting


To many people, facing a crowd is one of their worst fears. But whether you have a crippling fear of public speaking or you don’t mind it and simply want to brush up on your communication skills, we can all benefit from some tips. Here's some ideas for handling any speech with ease at your next meeting.


Posted by admin at Oct 16, 2018 Category: Other
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Public Speaking Tips for your Next Meeting

<h1><strong>Public Speaking Tips For Your Next Meeting</strong></h1> To many people, facing a crowd is one of their worst fears. But whether you have a crippling fear of public speaking or you don’t.

Posted by admin at Oct 16, 2018 Category: Other
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The Perks of Fall Golf


From the vibrant colors of the trees, to cheaper rates, to fewer people, playing golf in the fall definitely has its perks. Check out these great reasons to book your tee time this October.

Bucks Run Golf Club Fall Rates

Posted by admin at Oct 09, 2018 Category: Other
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Recipes for your Labor Day BBQ

Labor Day weekend is upon us and what better way to celebrate than through an end-of-summer barbecue bash? Perhaps you already have your tee time set at a great rate at Bucks Run Golf Club over the weekend. As a reminder, we're offering $75 for 18 holes with a GPS cart before 3PM (a savings of up to $23), and $55 after 3PM (a savings of $10). However, if you want to keep the celebration going with a cookout after.
Posted by admin at Aug 28, 2018 Category: Other
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A Summer Update from the Grounds Crew & Tips for your Lawn

Blog Post By: Troy Looney, Superintendent

Here we are, nearing the middle of August and we wonder, where has the time gone?  It seems not long ago, we were enduring another April snowstorm, wishing for warm weather, cold drinks, and fun days on the golf course.  Thankfully though, the remaining season still has over one month of enjoyable summer weather to take advantage of out on.

Posted by admin at Aug 21, 2018 Category: Other
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Fall Golf

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations & Head Golf Professional

Hard to believe that in a mere 3 weeks it will be September.  Even though the calendar says that fall is not until the 22nd of September, most of us associate the fall season after Labor Day. I feel this is mostly due in part to children going back to school, NCAA and NFL.

Posted by admin at Aug 13, 2018 Category: Other
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Golf as a Team Building Exercise

Whether you are part of a work team, athletic team, or a charity, working towards a goal as a cohesive unit is important to success. Sometimes, people have a tough time working together in the board room or out in the field and they need a way to get back to basics. Golf is a great way to connect because it takes the focus off a serious matter and gets people together working toward a common (fun!) goal. It also is a great way to connect in a manner "outside" of working, for when.
Posted by admin at Jul 31, 2018 Category: Other
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Health Benefits of Golfing

You may already know how relaxing and fun golf may be, but did you realize it’s also good for your health? From improving mood, to reducing your risk for heart attack, being physically fit on the golf course has its advantages. More than 55 million people play golf around the world on 32,000 golf courses in more than 200 countries, according to 

Posted by admin at Jul 24, 2018 Category: Other
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Fresh from the Garden!
Blog Post By: Brien Duffy - Food & Beverage Manager, and Chef Ben

Posted by admin at Jul 17, 2018 Category: Other
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How much time are you spending on the putting green?

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations & Head Golf Pro

On a daily basis, I see golfers arrive anywhere between 30-60 minutes early for their tee time(s). During this time, I see a wide-variety of ways to prepare for the upcoming round:

Posted by admin at Jul 10, 2018 Category: Other
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What Makes Golfing in Central Michigan so Ideal?


Easy access and convenient location are two factors some golfers consider when choosing where to golf. Sometimes, you simply don't have the time to travel hours for a round of golf. However, hitting the links for the day can by easy and fast when you come to Bucks Run Golf Club, an award-winning championship course centrally located in Mt. Pleasant.

Since we are located right in the middle of Michigan, golfers from all.

Posted by admin at Jul 03, 2018 Category: Other
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Lawn Care Tips for Grass that’s as nice as a Golf Course


Do you get serious turf envy when you go golfing? You’re not alone. Many golfers wish they had the same high-caliber greenery at their own homes, with lush blades, soft cushioning, and vibrant coloring. Well, it’s possible. Check out these tips we've gathered from turf grass specialists,, agricultural universities and landscaping companies.
Posted by admin at Jun 26, 2018 Category: Other
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Tips for Planning your Next Event

Blog Post By: Amy Saunders, Event Coordinator

Planning an event, whether it be a large wedding or a smaller family gathering, can be stressful! Here are some of my favorite event planning tips to help you with the planning process. 

Posted by admin at Jun 20, 2018 Category: Other
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Let's Talk About Father's Day!

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations and Head Golf Pro

Not all that long ago we celebrated and thanked our Mothers for their never-ending love and support. Now in a few short weeks, we will pay that same honor to our Fathers. We are excited to try a few new things at Bucks Run to make it a fun day for not only Father's, but the whole family,.

Posted by admin at Jun 05, 2018 Category: Other
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Golf Boards: A FUN Way to Navigate the Golf Course!


Tired of schlepping your golf bags from hole to hole? Been there, done that with golf carts? It’s time to try something new, bold and exciting. Now you can "Surf the Earth" with GolfBoards at Bucks Run Golf Club! We are happy to be at the.

Posted by admin at May 30, 2018 Category: Other
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Setting Goals for the 2018 Golf Season

The golf season is just getting started here at Bucks Run. As you prepare for an enjoyable season ahead, it can be helpful to set some goals to achieve in 2018 when it comes to your game. Sure, everyone wants to get better, but if you want to see any kind of meaningful improvement, you have to first identify what it is you are yearning to accomplish. Only then can you explore how to achieve it.

Let’s take it step by.

Posted by admin at May 22, 2018 Category: Other
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Fitting Days & a Preview of New Equipment

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations and Head Golf Pro

For years, Demo Days have been a staple in the golf industry. You can come out and try a variety of equipment from the industry's leading equipment manufactures. However, there has always been something missing when it comes to Demo Days. It’s that one-on-one experience of ensuring the customer is getting the best product for his or her game, accompanied with the best.

Posted by admin at May 15, 2018 Category: Other
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New Menu - Sneak Peek!
Blog Post By: Brien Duffy, Food & Beverage Manager

We have some exciting news! The Quarry Grill is officially open for lunch and dinner for the 2018 season! Our team has been hard at work tweaking our menus for weeks, and while we’ve retired a few dishes, we are thrilled with what the Restaurant Team has created for the year.

Our goal of fresh, fantastic food continues by sourcing our ingredients from local suppliers and our.
Posted by admin at May 01, 2018 Category: Other
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6 Golf Clothing & Gear Tips for Unpredictable Weather


Every year it’s the same thing: winter far overstays its welcome, reaching its long, cold tendrils well into April. We can all agree spring is "supposed" to be for golf, and for good golfing conditions; plus, it’s nice to have warm weather! Well, sunnier days are headed our way. But for now, we have to prepare ourselves to dress for the weather on any given day this spring.

Mother Nature may be.

Posted by admin at Apr 24, 2018 Category: Other
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Benefits of Joining a Golf League

Becoming part of a golf league can form the basis for strong friendships and competitive spirits for many years to come. Many people who join a league find that they’re soon part of a family – people they can count on to have their backs not just in the game of golf but in life too. Add to that a sense of community and an enjoyable way to stay fit, and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for.
Posted by admin at Apr 18, 2018 Category: Other
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Playing & Staying in Mt. Pleasant

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations and Head Golf Pro

When it comes to golf courses in this great state, we are truly spoiled. From the beauty of the Great Lakes, to our State's many water features, to the wide-variety of terrain seen throughout the state, we are able to experience a variety of golf courses with just a short drive. 

What many may not know is that the state of Michigan is ranked.

Posted by admin at Apr 06, 2018 Category: Other
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Interesting Facts about the Masters Tournament


Bucks Run Golf Club Mt. Pleasant MI Masters Tournament Facts

The Masters Tournament has a history rich in tradition. If you make it here, as they say, you can make it anywhere. The Masters is like the Super Bowl of golf, where the best of the best come.
Posted by admin at Mar 27, 2018 Category: Other
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4 Tips for Cleaning Your Golf Equipment

If you’re like many golfers, you put your bags in the basement or the garage at the end of last season and forgot about them. Or, maybe you’re hyper-focused on keeping them organized and properly stored. In either case, they still need a good cleaning to kick off the 2018 Michigan golfing season. Here are some spring cleaning tips for your clubs and bag.

Posted by admin at Mar 20, 2018 Category: Other
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Tips for your Outdoor Summer Wedding at Bucks Run

Blog Post By: Amy Saunders, Event Coordinator

Do you have a summer wedding planned at Bucks Run or are you considering us for your special day? Well, today we want to provide some handy tips for getting the most out of your wedding and reception at Bucks Run (and how you can best take advantage of our outdoor spaces)!

Our Outdoor Wedding Venue & Pergola 

Bucks Run Golf Club offers the perfect setting.

Posted by admin at Mar 13, 2018 Category: Other
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Winter Recap

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

Everyone’s favorite season is right around the corner. I am of course referring to GOLF season! 

Posted by admin at Mar 06, 2018 Category: Other
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Exercise Tips to Prepare for the Golf Season


No matter how good your golf swing, no matter how strong your game, you can always lose skill, strength and strategy if you take the winter off. To stay sharp so you can outwit and outplay your opponents come spring, now’s not the time to drop the ball. Here at Bucks Run, we welcome players every spring who are optimistic about getting back on the green but lack that physical ability they had just a season before.

It’s not.
Posted by admin at Feb 27, 2018 Category: Other
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Helpful Tips for Those Who Got Engaged on Valentine’s Day

So, you finally popped the question on Valentine’s Day and asked your best friend to marry you. You got a big YES in return. Congratulations! That was the easy part. Now comes the hard work: planning the nuptials. Where will you get married? What will you serve? Will it be casual or fancy? Where will you sit those two cousins that never seem to get along??

No worries. A little bit of planning and research will go a long way toward making your big.
Posted by admin at Feb 21, 2018 Category: Other
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Fall at Bucks Run

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

Fall golf is almost upon us here at Bucks Run. Cool mornings and beautiful fall colors will be showing up soon, as well as some great golfing weather. Fall, for Turf Managers, means prepping the golf course for winter and the next spring. With summer stress (for the most part) being a thing of the past, it is time to get turf strong going into the winter months, which, in turn, equals.

Posted by admin at Sep 13, 2017 Category: Other
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An Update on our Sustainability Projects

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

It's hard to believe it’s already August. However, Bucks Run is in prime condition and ready for you to enjoy! In this week's blog post, I wanted to give some updates on a few of our projects that we touched on earlier this year.

THE BUCKS.

Posted by admin at Aug 07, 2017 Category: Other
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Six Fun Ideas for Outdoor Weddings
Blog Post By: Amy Saunders, Event Coordinator

Have you and your loved one decided to have an outdoor wedding ceremony/reception to celebrate your special day? Well, I have some fun ideas I'd like to share with you today for making your big day more fun and memorable for your guests!

Posted by admin at Jul 24, 2017 Category: Other
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Putting Tips & Tricks from PGA Pro, Jon Conklin

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, PGA Professional & Director of Operations

Often times when you are watching the Golf Channel or reading Golf Digest, you will come across segments and articles which discuss improving ball striking, getting the additional 10 yards, or fixing that wicked slice. However, when looking at shooting par for the course, it's important to.

Posted by admin at Jul 17, 2017 Category: Other
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The Flood Aftermath
Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

The last couple of weeks have been the most challenging, yet inspiring, time of my tenure at Bucks Run Golf Club. The month of June saw 21.75 inches of rain at our club, with all of that coming within a two week span. The night of June 22nd we received nine inches of rain, which.

Posted by admin at Jul 11, 2017 Category: Other
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6 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Venue
Blog Post By: Amy Saunders, Event Coordinator

Selecting the perfect venue for your wedding can be a challenge. Because of that, I want to discuss some factors which I feel are important when considering and deciding upon your wedding venue.

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Posted by admin at Jun 20, 2017 Category: Other
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Family & Golf

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations & Head Golf Professional

One of the fondest memories I have as a child was golfing with my father on Sunday evenings, during the summer months. Over the years, this grew with my brother and mother joining in on the fun with.

Posted by admin at Jun 13, 2017 Category: Other
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An Update from the Grounds Department

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

PREPARING THE COURSE FOR THE STRESSES OF SUMMER

Summer-like weather is in full swing, and hopefully, so is your golf game.

Posted by admin at Jun 05, 2017 Category: Other
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4 Tips for Pairing Wine with Food

 Blog Post By: Brien Duffy, Food & Beverage Manager

Here at Bucks Run, we have revamped this year's wine list to include more of a global flare. There is nothing better than enjoying a great bottle of wine with your lunch or dinner on a beautiful summer day. Matching food and wine is something of an art. However, even the novice can follow a few guidelines.

Posted by admin at May 16, 2017 Category: Other
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Looking for New Golf Equipment?

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director or Operations & Head Golf Professional

In my world, Christmas comes in January with all the new golf equipment releases for the upcoming season.  It is so exciting to receive the latest and greatest in equipment, while being able to test them out and.

Posted by admin at May 09, 2017 Category: Other
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Tips for Fertilizing your Lawn

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

In today’s blog, I would like to tackle some home lawn fertilization issues that we are commonly asked about. With the weather becoming nicer, homeowners have started tending to their lawns in order to keep it just a little bit nicer than the neighbors. Therefore, I want to give you a couple tips to help you reach this.

Posted by admin at May 02, 2017 Category: Other
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We Have a New Menu!

Blog Post By: Brien Duffy, Food & Beverage Manager; and Chef Ben Walker

The golf course has finally opened for spring, and with that comes the beginning of the Quarry Grill's summer hours. What's even more exciting is that we are introducing to you a new menu for the 2017 season! Since we are making our new menu available this week, I thought I would discuss our exciting new steak options. Throughout the winter, Chef Ben and I have.

Posted by admin at Apr 19, 2017 Category: Other
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GolfBoards are Here!
Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations & Head Golf Professional

Myself, along with the Management and Staff at Bucks Run, are pleased to announce the arrival of GolfBoards to our course! Named the 'Best New Product for Golf' at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, we have GolfBoards here and ready for play starting NOW!
Posted by admin at Apr 11, 2017 Category: Other
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New Sustainability Projects at Bucks Run

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

It is finally that time of year to get out and enjoy some spring golf. The course opened for the season on Friday, March 31st. The staff at Bucks Run have been hard at work preparing the golf course and all other amenities on the property for your enjoyment. The greens have come out of winter beautifully,.

Posted by admin at Mar 30, 2017 Category: March 2017
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Simple Tips for Newly Engaged Couples
Blog Post By: Amy Saunders, Event Coordinator

Newly engaged couples often face many questions from family and friends. Most of the questions you will be asked are going to get repetitive, so it's best to prepare yourself!

“How did he propose?” 

Posted by admin at Mar 27, 2017 Category: March 2017
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Prepping your Golf Game

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, Director of Operations & Head Golf Professional

A new golfing season will soon be upon us, which means it's time to start focusing on your golf game. Although there are some people who work on their game in the off-season, most take time away and return in the spring.  If you're one of those individuals, I would like to share some simple tips for helping you get back to playing great golf in no time.

Posted by admin at Mar 20, 2017 Category: March 2017
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Winter Project Highlights

Blog Post By: Craig McKinley, Grounds Department

BRIEF WINTER REVIEW

Despite the unseasonably warm weather a couple of weeks ago, it is looking like Mother Nature wants to have a couple more weeks of winter. However, golf season is still right around the corner. The Grounds.

Posted by admin at Mar 14, 2017 Category: March 2017
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Three Epic Moments in Golf

2016 marked golf's return to the summer Olympics, reaffirming the sport's importance on an international scale. What better time to celebrate some of history's most famous golf shots and.

Posted by admin at Nov 15, 2016 Category: November 2016
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A Review of the 2016 Season

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, PGA Head Professional & Director of Operations


Looking back on the 2016 season, it ended up being a very nice year for golf in Mt..

Posted by admin at Nov 02, 2016 Category: November 2016
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Fun Halloween Cocktails!

Blog Post By: Alanna Lieber, Banquet Coordinator

Halloween is only a few weeks away! This means the time has come to finalize the details of your costume, as well as your party cocktails. Therefore, I am excited to.

Posted by admin at Oct 12, 2016 Category: October 2016
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Going Back to Basics

Blog Post By: Jon Conklin, PGA Head Professional & Director of Operations


At Bucks Run, we have a wide-variety of players who inquire.

Posted by admin at Sep 28, 2016 Category: September 2016
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Tailgating Time!

A Blog Post By: Executive Chef Pete Lieber

It’s football season and tailgating is a favorite pastime of many fans.  So, I thought I would share my favorite tailgating ideas with you. 

Posted by admin at Sep 13, 2016 Category: September 2016
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Women and Golf: Babe Didrikson and the Founding of the LPGA

At this year's Rio Olympics, the world watched as Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Inbee Park of South Korea dueled for the gold medal, with Park coming out on top. The real victor, however, was ladies' golf, as a whole, with the sport enjoying unprecedented exposure on the global stage.

Today, women and golf go hand-in-hand. During our 2016 season at Bucks Run, we have invited women.

Posted by admin at Sep 07, 2016 Category: September 2016
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