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Golf entertainer Joey O to perform in Medora July 13-28, 2012

NEWS
July 3, 2012

For more information contact:
Dylan Edwards
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
dedwards@medora.com
800-633-6721 ext. 8812 

Golf entertainer Joey O to perform in Medora July 13-28

Medora, N.D. – Acrobat golf comedian Joey O will perform nightly in Medora July 13-28. His performances will start at 7 p.m. MST at the Tjaden Terrace during the Pitchfork Steak Fondue. Cost is free, and performances are open to all.

An acrobat with masterful motor skills and an entertainer with motivating words of encouragement and self-belief, Joey O will amaze and inspire audiences young and old. For more than two decades, this motor-skill genius has made people smile and laugh worldwide, performing with Bob Hope at the Bob Hope Classic to the Hawaiian Open and as far away as the Hiroshima Open in Japan, as well as appearing with Tiger Woods on the Tonight Show.

“Joey O will entertain and inspire audiences with his fantastic golf acrobatic skills and motivational messages,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “We hope the golfers in the crowd will be moved to practice their game at the nearby Bully Pulpit Golf Course.”

More information about Joey O and his performances at Medora can be found at: www.joeyogolf.com and www.medora.com/events/?Joey-O-performs-at-the-Tjaden-Terrace.

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Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora and the Medora Musical, visit: www.medora.com. For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

2012 Medora Musical Opens Friday

2012 Medora Musical Opens Friday

2012 Medora Musical Opens Friday!2012 Medora Musical Cast

The day that we prepare for and eagerly anticipate is just a few days away! Opening night of the Medora Musical and Pitchfork Steak Fondue not only marks the beginning of an exciting season for us, but also the start of many new adventures and life changing experiences in Medora. The beauty of the North Dakota Badlands, historical landmarks, and fun family attractions continue to captivate folks from across the region, nation, and even the world!

The Medora Musical performs nightly at 8:30 p.m. MDT debuting this Friday, June 8. This year’s show will feature catchy songs, high energy choreography, beautiful sets, and fantastic guest variety acts. Eight brand new Burning Hills Singers join our host, the Queen of the West, Emily Walter and our live band, the Coal Diggers! The Medora Musical showcases the talent of the Burning Hills Singers while remaining true to the founding principles set forth by Harold Schafer: horses, singing, dancing, world-class variety acts, gospel, patriotism and much more in a family show!

Reserve your tickets today!

BreakSk8 – June 8 – June 30, 2012

BreakSk8

In 1964, Harold Schafer contracted with Al Sheehan of Minneapolis to create a show for his newly acquired amphitheater. Harold asked Al to identify variety acts to include in the show that the folks from North Dakota would not have to travel far from home to see. World-class variety acts right in our own backyard! Continuing with that tradition we are kicking off the 2012 season with a variety act that you won’t want to miss!

Breaksk8, a Hip Hop dance crew on roller skates from Kokomo, Indiana, has been featured on several TV shows including NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and Disney’s hit show “Shake it Up.” Since the group formed in 2001, Breaksk8 has amazed audiences around the globe with their unique style of entertainment on wheels. Most recently Breaksk8 was featured on the Hunan Satellite Network, which was viewed by more than 500 million people in mainland China.

Convinced? Get your tickets here! www.Medora.com

Bully Expedition – Sunday, June 10, 2012

Education is an important part of our mission and we have a lot to give! Theodore Roosevelt, the Marquis and Marquise de Mores, and North Dakota’s own Harold Schafer provide volumes of rich history in Medora and the Badlands. Bully Expedition offers a unique opportunity to intertwine fun and learning (shh don’t tell your kids!)

With the $5 Registration Fee, each 4th Grader will receive…

  • Complimentary Medora Musical ticket
  • Complimentary Family Fun Center admission
  • Medora bandana
  • Ice cream
  • Medora Vacation Journal
  • Bully Fun Pass

To register your 4th grader today just print our registration form to mail back, or call 1-800-Medora-1 and ask for Group Sales. The registration form lists a deadline of June 1st, but we will take day-of registrations.

Bully Pulpit Golf Course – Open now!

Bully Pulpit Golf Course

If you haven’t made it out to Bully Pulpit yet… What have you been doing?! Our 18 gorgeous holes are waiting for you.

Some courses impose themselves on the landscape. The Bully Pulpit Golf Course, surrounded by the dramatic North Dakota Badlands, conforms to the surrounding terrain. Some holes play in meadows and woodlands, while others follow the meandering Little Missouri River. Holes fourteen through seventeen are built into the rugged Badlands.

Located three miles south of Medora on East River Road, this 18-hole course features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. Plus, you can warm up your swing on the driving range.

Follow is on Facebook and Twitter for access to exlusive deals and giveaways!

Call 1-800-Medora-1 or reserve your tee time online today!

Upcoming Events

If you’re not yet convinced that you need to make Medora and the Medora Musical a part of your June plans, here are some more things to entice you:

Full list of events at www.Medora.com/events

We’re Social!

You’re social and so are we! We would love to see and hear about your time in Medora. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! Connect with us today. You may even see some social media specific deals, news, and sneak-peaks!

Facebook.com/MedoraND • Facebook.com/MedoraMusical •  Twitter.com/MedoraND
YouTube.com/MedoraND • Facebook.com/BullyPulpitGolf • Twitter.com/BullyPulpitGolf

Medora Musical Opening Weekend Activities

Medora Musical Opening Weekend Activities

 NEWS
May 30, 2012

For more information contact:
Suzanne Wentz
Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
SuzanneW@medora.com
701-223-4800

Medora Musical opening weekend offers activities galore

 Run, walk, eat and entertain your way through the North Dakota Badlands June 8-10

Medora, N.D. – Whether you enjoy fitness, nature, entertainment or food, Medora is the place to be the weekend of June 8-10.

The 2012 season of the Medora Musical kicks off Friday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. MDT. This professionally-produced, high energy, Western style revue is set in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the North Dakota Badlands. It features nightly performances through September 8.

Breaksk8, a hip hop roller skating dancing crew, is the variety act featured June 8-30 at the Medora Musical. They have been featured on several TV shows including NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and Disney’s hit show “Shake it Up.”

Foodies will enjoy the Pitchfork Fondue, also opening June 8 at 6:15 MDT at the Tjaden Terrace, overlooking the North Dakota Badlands.

The 5th annual Bully Run, which is a road race through the scenic North Dakota Badlands, has a shot gun start at 9:30 am. MDT on Saturday, June 9. Participants can choose from the 5K run, 10K run or the 5K walk. Details can be found at: www.medora.com/what-to-do/?Bully-Run

Nature lovers will enjoy free gate admission to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, courtesy of National Park Fee-Free Day. On June 9, all National Parks, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, waive entrance fees.

“The weekend of June 8 through June 10 is an exciting time to be in Medora,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “Visitors can start the day by participating in the Bully Run, enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and cap off their day by eating at the Pitchfork Fondue and watching the Medora Musical.”

Tickets to the Medora Musical can be purchased by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1 or online at www.medora.com. Also available online are vacation and golf packages, and Bully Pulpit Golf Course information. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1.

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About the Medora Musical

Celebrating its 48th season in 2012, the Medora Musical is a professionally-produced, high energy, Western style revue set in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the North Dakota Badlands. Audiences are treated to an exciting array of song and dance routines performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers. This family-friendly show is dedicated to the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the Badlands.

Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com. For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

 

GolfLink rates Bully Pulpit Golf Course as North Dakota’s #1 course

NEWS
For immediate release
May 17, 2012

For more information contact:
Dave Solga, general manager
Bully Pulpit Golf Course
davids@medora.com
701-623-4655

GolfLink rates Bully Pulpit Golf Course as North Dakota’s #1 course

Medora, N.D. – GolfLink.com’s recent list of North Dakota’s top public and private golf courses ranks Bully Pulpit Golf Course, south of Medora, as the best course to golf in the state.

Dave Solga, Bullly Pulpit’s general manager, is thrilled with Bully Pulpit’s rating as the number one course in North Dakota. “GolfLink’s ratings are done by real players expounding on their experience at golf facilities – good or bad. And because GolfLink.com is geared more for traveling players looking to find a golf vacation, Bully Pulpit’s number one ranking increases the awareness of the course’s high caliber golf experience.”

GolfLink.com calculates its list from an objective range of factors, including the preferences of up to one million or more visitors to the site every month. As a result of this, GolfLink.com deems its list ofBest North Dakota Golf Courses the definitive online guide to North Dakota’s top golf courses.

The complete list can be found at: http://www.golflink.com/top-golf-courses/state.aspx?state=ND#ixzz1v4A2HdQD

For more information about Bully Pulpit Golf Course, its rates and vacation packages, visit: www.medora.com/bully-pulpit.

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About Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Designed by world renowned golf course architect, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Bully Pulpit is nestled in the rugged buttes and vistas of the North Dakota Badlands, just south of Medora, N.D. This 18-hole golf course has been nationally recognized by the likes of Golf DigestGOLF magazine, and The Links. Bully Pulpit features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. www.medora.com/bully-pulpit


Bully Pulpit Golf Course opens 18 holes today

NEWS
For immediate release
May 9, 2012

For more information contact:
Dave Solga, general manager
Bully Pulpit Golf Course
davids@medora.com
701-623-4655

Bully Pulpit Golf Course opens 18 holes today

Special Spring rate available through Memorial Day

Medora, N.D. – All 18 holes of Bully Pulpit Golf Course will be available for play starting today, May 9. The 2012 golf season initially kicked off with the opening of nine holes in March.

Dave Solga, Bullly Pulpit’s general manager, says the course is in great shape and that golfers have been eager for the full course to open.

Solga notes that golfers enjoy three distinct environments when they play at Bully Pulpit: the beauty of open, links style holes that play alongside the Little Missouri River; the challenge of the tree-lined fairways in traditional American-style golf; and the awe-inspiring wonder of the signature Badlands holes.

Golfers can enjoy a special spring golf rate of $69 for 18 holes and golf car. This rate is available until Memorial Day.

For more information about Bully Pulpit Golf Course, its rates and vacation packages, visit: www.medora.com/bully-pulpit.

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About Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Designed by world renowned golf course architect, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Bully Pulpit is nestled in the rugged buttes and vistas of the North Dakota Badlands, just south of Medora, N.D. This 18-hole golf course has been nationally recognized by the likes of Golf DigestGOLF magazine, and The Links. Bully Pulpit features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. www.medora.com/bully-pulpit

Medora showcased in Midwest Living magazine

Medora showcased in Midwest Living magazine

NEWS
May 3, 2012

For more information contact:
Dylan Edwards
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
dedwards@medora.com
800-633-6721 ext. 8812

Medora showcased in Midwest Living magazine

Medora, N.D. – Flip through the current issue of Midwest Living and you’ll see familiar North Dakota landscapes and attractions. The North Dakota Badlands, Medora and area destinations were showcased in a feature travel story in the regional publication’s May/June issue that recently hit the news stand.

The six-page spread includes vibrant images of Bully Pulpit Golf Course, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Maah Daah Hey Trail and other places to eat, stay and play. Midwest Living’s Travel Editor Kendra Williams narrates her visit to Medora, highlighting attractions like the Medora Musical, Theodore’s, Rough Riders Hotel and other locally owned businesses.

“It’s quite spectacular to have the North Dakota Badlands, Medora and local tourism businesses highlighted in a feature story of Midwest Living,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “This is a great opportunity to create awareness about the wonderful vacation offerings in western North Dakota, from our world-class golf and mountain biking to family-friendly entertainment and history. Midwest Living reaches our key target markets, and I’m excited to see the effects of this article.”

Midwest Living is a regional publication that celebrates the interests, values and lifestyles of Midwestern families. It provides readers – almost one million strong – with region-specific information, focused on travel and events, food and dining, home and garden, as well as lifestyle features. Its stories cover Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Missouri.

The online version of the article New Frontiers, which features the Medora area, can be found at: www.midwestliving.com

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Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com. For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

Bully Pulpit Golf Course Opens Nine Holes March 24, 2012

NEWS
March 22, 2012

For more information contact:
Dylan Edwards
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
dedwards@medora.com
800-633-6721 ext. 8812

Bully Pulpit Golf Course opens nine holes Saturday

Medora, N.D. – The 2012 golf season at Bully Pulpit Golf Course, located three miles south of Medora, will kick off Saturday, March 24, with the opening of nine holes. The remaining nine holes will open later this spring.

Dave Solga, Bullly Pulpit’s general manager, says the first nine holes are in good shape and ready for the golf season. “Winter treated the course quite well, and it’s in nice shape. People are excited to get back onto the golf course. The beautiful spring weather has put us ahead of schedule, and we expect to open all 18 holes at the end of April.”

Solga assures golfers that they’ll have a unique Badlands golfing experience with the nine holes currently open. “Bully Pulpit’s signature Badlands holes – numbers 14, 15 and 16 – are included in the holes available for play. So, golfers can anticipate experiencing a top-notch, challenging game Bully Pulpit is nationally known to provide.”

Golfers can book their tee time online at www.medora.com or by calling 800-633-6721. Walk-ons also are available, but reservations are preferred and recommended.

For more information about Bully Pulpit Golf Course, its rate and vacation packages, visit: www.medora.com/bully-pulpit.

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About Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Designed by world renowned golf course architect, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Bully Pulpit is nestled in the rugged buttes and vistas of the North Dakota Badlands, just south of Medora, N.D. This 18-hole golf course has been nationally recognized by the likes of Golf DigestGOLF magazine, and The Links. Bully Pulpit features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. www.medora.com/bully-pulpit

Bully Pulpit Golf Course re-opens Monday, June 13

Medora, N.D.  – Bully Pulpit Golf Course, located three miles south of Medora, will re-open Monday, June 13, with nine holes available for play.

Bully Pulpit was impacted by the late spring flooding along the Little Missouri River, and the maintenance staff has been working diligently to get the course back in shape.

Dave Solga, Bully Pulpit’s director of golf, says the nine holes open for play look great and still offer an enjoyable, scenic golf game. “Golfers can be assured that they will have a unique Badlands golfing experience with the nine holes currently open. In fact, Bully Pulpit’s signature holes – numbers 14, 15 and 16 are included in the holes available for play. So, golfers can anticipate experiencing a top-notch, challenging game Bully Pulpit is nationally known to provide.”

The holes open are: 1, 2,4,5,8,9,14.15 and 16. Bully Pulpit’s maintenance crew continues to clean and conduct maintenance work on the remaining nine holes, and once suitable for play, they will open.

The driving range, which was untouched by the flooding, has been open all along.

“We appreciate the great response we received from our staff at Bully Pulpit and the community at large. We’ve had help from businesses who donated machinery to help us get the course back into prime shape, and thank you to those golfers who’ve been patiently waiting to play Bully Pulpit,” says Randy Hatzenbuhler, president  of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, which owns Bully Pulpit Golf Course. “Because of everyone’s help and support, this year’s golf season will be fantastic.”

Golfers can book their tee time by calling 800-633-6721. Walk-ons also are available and welcome.

For more information about Bully Pulpit Golf Course, its rate and vacation packages, visit: www.medora.com/bully-pulpit.

About Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Designed by world renowned golf course architect, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Bully Pulpit is nestled in the rugged buttes and vistas of the North Dakota Badlands, just south of Medora, N.D. This 18-hole golf course has been nationally recognized by the likes of Golf Digest, GOLF magazine, and The Links. Bully Pulpit features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. www.medora.com/bully-pulpit

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