We are finally getting rid of this winter weather. The rest of the week looks great. The extended forecast shows 50' or high 40's for the next 15 days. I walked the entire golf course today, everything is looking great. The color is very good, actually much better then expected. I do not see any snow mold damage. I also feel we have made it through without any ice damage. The snow on the front nine should be gone by Thursday. The back nine on the other hand has a lot of snow. Today, I started to plow the cart paths on 15,14, and 12. As you can see in the picture there is a lot of snow. Really nothing abnormal from prior years. This years snow pack on the path on 12 is as bad as I have ever seen it. If we did not remove the snow from the path the snow would be there for quite some time. I worked for almost 5 hours today plowing, mostly on 12 barley making it to the woods.
The 2011 golf season is right around the corner, I have most of the staff position filled and just about everyone will be here by the end of next week. I do not have an official opening date yet since there is still considerable frost in the ground. My best guess as of today would be around the 30th for opening day. I will keep you posted