It’s hard to believe that the 2018 golf season is winding down, hopefully we’ll have some nice weather in November and get a few more rounds in the books.  As always, this season proved to be very different from years past. The 2018 golf season began slowly with some very poor weather conditions all through March and April…old man winter just wouldn’t end!

            When the weather finally did break, the golfers were ready to get out and enjoy Dykeman Park Golf Course. We hosted our bigger, two weekend tournaments such as the City Golf Championship and the County Championship, the always popular weekend long Dykeman 2-man Invitational as well as hosting the High School Boys Sectional in which 12 high school golf teams competed. These tourneys have become a tradition at Dykeman Park Golf Course and we continue to appreciate the great community support. We also hosted a Par-3 Tournament, a newer tournament where we turn every hole into a par 3. This was our 4th year playing it and the format has been well liked by our golfers.

            All in all, we hosted approximately 40 events during the 2018 season including tournaments, fundraiser outings, class reunions, work outings, and high school matches. I am always very proud to be a part of these fundraiser events. Combined, they have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the community. As we all know, when it comes to our local organizations and community causes the golfers at Dykeman Park have big hearts and it shows with their continued support and generosity during these outings. THANK YOU!

            When you stay this busy with outings and events, you need to have enough available golf carts and in 2018 we upgraded to 45 golf carts. Our brand new Yamaha golf carts make a round of golf a little more enjoyable and we are very pleased that our golfers get to use some of the newest carts in the area. Another gratifying project we are undertaking is the removal of dead trees throughout the course. With the help of other city departments, we were able to cut down 35 trees this past winter. Hopefully we will complete the task this winter and then begin to focus on the planting of replacement trees.

            Dykeman Park’s continued success would not be possible without our staff who keep the grounds in outstanding shape all season thereby insuring that Dykeman is a golf course that people will want to play. As 2018 wraps up, we look forward to another successful golf season in 2019. Dykeman Park Golf Course has been a community staple in Logansport for many years and we look forward to many more.

Dean Vietti

PGA Professional

Golf course Manager

Golf course Superintendent