Sorry, I'm a little late for my September course update, but since our seasonal staff left to go back to school, it's been hectic around here.
September has always been a transition month were the first half of the month still feels like summer and the last half starts to feel more like fall. This past September was very similar. The only real difference was that we missed several good chances at some rain. As you were likely aware, we had a minor drought over the past few months. Several heavy downpours have missed us to the south, east and north, leaving us with only 2.3" total for the month. This is about half of what we average during September. The lack of rain didn't help our irrigation water supply issue we've been dealing with all summer and left us still hoping for a big pond filling rain.
Aside from the weather, several noteworthy projects were completed during September. Our annual fall greens aeration was conducted on September 13th and 14th. As usual, our staff did an incredible job and I couldn't have been happier with the finished product. The other big project that was going on was the pond dam project on #3. Based on the amount of questions and comments I received during the project, there seemed to be a considerable amount of interest. Everyone seemed interested in the process and were excited to see the finished product. For those who are interested in more information about this project, I've written a more detailed blog post that can be found here.