The Dick's Sporting Goods Open officially got underway today with the Pro-am. That's where four amateurs play with one of the P.G.A. Pros as one team. The first flight went off at 8 this morning and the second flight will tee off at 1 this afternoon.

With all the rain we have received over the last few days, En-Joie Golf Club ended up with standing water on a few holes. The grounds crew has been working around the clock pumping the water off the golf course.

Today during the Pro-Am, three of the holes will be closed as they continue to get the standing water removed from the playing area.

Instead of playing 18 holes with the PGA Tour Pro, the amateurs will play 15 holes. I'm sure the course will be in great shape come Friday for Round 1 of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Removing water from En-Joie is nothing new to the crew there. The golf course got socked in 2006 due to flooding and it forced the PGA to move the final BC Open to Atunyote Golf Club up at Turning Stone Casino.

The flood that hit our area in 2011 affected just about every hole on En-Joie except for two. But that flood was a couple of weeks after that year's Dick's Sporting Goods Open took place.

By the time the P.G.A. Pros came back to town in 2012, the only evidence of the flood where the pictures that were hanging on the wall in the clubhouse.

Check out the pictures of En-Joie from 7:30 this morning.


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