Thursday, July 31, 2014


A nice round of weather for everyone lately. We have been making great progress on addressing the bunkers.  We have been adding sand to the greens side bunkers as needed and today we started to edge a few bunkers.  We also have been checking depths and moving sand in the fairway
bunkers as well.

The golf course is really in fine shape.  We are on the dry side but I do not think you could ask for any better days then we have had over the last few weeks to play golf.  So far we have not even seen day over 90 this year.  The only real issues that I am currently dealing with is the fact that the tees will need verti-cut and aerifed soon.  Especially the maroons and white tees they do not see the foot traffic and tend to get very puffy every year.  Over the next few weeks we will be working on this.  We also have an issue with the middle waterfall pump system, the motor has a bad bearing and we will need to replace the motor in the future.  The way the waterfall works only the lower falls can run on its own.  I will need to keep the upper and middle waterfall off until the motor is replaced.

If you are playing today you will see that I painted the lip of the cup on the back nine greens this morning.  I did this as a test run for the club championship.  I will not be painting the lips on a daily basis but we will for special events.

This weekend is the Club Championship already we have been working a a few detail projects to have the golf course in fine shape,  We did double cut the greens the last 2 days in order to keep the growth in check.  There is a perception that we "trick up" the course for the event that is not completely true. We do not work on many projects this week other then extra detail work and we make our best effort to keep the course firm and roll the greens as needed but nothing really out of the ordinary.  In the past the weather has been very good the entire week leading up to the weekend as in this year.  The attention to detail and proper planning will in most cases lead to a great course for the Club Championship. In contrast to weeks that we do not have a major event I may not focus so much of the staff in working on the extra touches.  I am sure that you have noticed this over the last week the greens staff is doing a great job and they are just as excited for the Club Championship as you are. I hope that everyone will enjoy the golf course this weekend and that you play well.  The parking spot is up for grabs and I hope that you will get a spot this year.


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