March 28, 2011 –
MAYETTA: Tribal members and the media are experiencing Firekeeper Golf Course today and tomorrow before the course officially opens to the public April 1. Below are some photos of today’s course play and inside the clubhouse.
Chilly temperatures are in the 30-plus degree mark today but it hasn’t stopped golfers as the cars in the parking lot shows.
Frank Shopteese tees off on number 1.
Chris Merrill of KMBZ 980 Radio out of Kansas City did a remote of his morning show the Voice of Merrill from the snack bar in the clubhouse. Several reporters and entertainers from regional newspapers, television and radio stations have been invited to experience the course.
Ryan Schuetz (left) and Eric Napue greeted golfers in the pro shop this morning. Schuetz is the second assistant golf professional who will be helping Randy Towner and Michael Powell (not pictured) when golf lessons get underway. Napue is a pro shop attendant.
Tribal members Stephanie Jim (left) and Miyah Danielson played the course today.
Roy Spoonhunter ate some lunch after coming in from playing a round of golf with DonDon LeClere (not pictured). The snack bar serves breakfast items and deli sandwiches that range from $4 to $8. They also sell fountain drinks, hot beverages and have a bar.
In related news, the art work for the entry way was also installed this morning by members of Road & Bridge. In the photo holding a metal sculpture is Justin Hainline and driving the machine is Gordon Beightel. Hardy Eteeyan (not pictured) designed the metal sculpture and also works for Road & Bridge.
Another close up of the crew placing the sculpture on its stand. From left to right is Hainline, Boney Pahmahmie and Beightel.