Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Update 3/24/15

A beautiful picture of the golf course this morning only if it were taken in December!!  Like they all say we live in Wisconsin and can expect a snow storm in mid to late March.  This does put a damper on opening the front nine for tomorrow as planned.  I do not think we will be able to open the front nine now until monday or tuesday next week.  It will be day by day but the low temperatures forecasted at night will not help matters. On the plus side with the snow we were very dry, the entire state is in the early stages of a drought right now,  we had to water our sod that we put down late last year.  Usually, any sod work done in the fall should not need watered right away in the spring.
We will need to really keep on eye on these areas in the upcoming weeks so that to not dry out.  The moisture right now will not cure the drought but will help a little bit.  In the next few weeks we will be solid tining many areas in the fairways that tend to dry out to help allow water to get into the rootzone. For some reason, I feel this will be a dry summer and anything we do now will pay off when it starts to dry out.

We have most of our core staff back and everyone is off to a good start.  I am sure you will recognize most of the staff, since they have been with us for many years. We  were able to get a lot of work done on the back nine of the golf course.  We now have 2 powerd bunker rake machines, having 2 really expedited the bunker operation.  We were able to get all the bunkers back in great shape last week, A friendly reminder to all please put the bunker rakes back inside the bunker after you rake out your footprints.  The staff spent close to 40 hours moving sand in the bunkers by saturday morning 1 day after opening rakes were everywhere and some bunkers not even raked. I know I say the same thing every year but after the first day of play.  As a member please help out educating your guests and even the public players that you may see not following the proper rules we have.  This will only make your round more enjoyable.

Overall, the course is in great shape this spring I will be watching out for snow mold development now due to the cooler and wet weather this week but this should not be a big concern.  I am not sure when we will be able to open the course back up again please keep in touch with my twitter post @hawksnr or our hawks landing website.

See you all back very soon.


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