|grass clippings were common this year due to staff shortage|
|catching up on bunker details|
The weather was another big challenge. Plentiful spring/early summer rainfall brought heavy Bermuda growth during the warm summer months. Losing almost all of your mower operators during periods of heavy growth are not ideal. Despite this fact, the greenskeepers rallied and were able to help us keep up with this intense growth. In order to accomplish this, some of the detail work throughout the golf course had to be put to the side. During late July, there was a big cool down that helped suppress growth and also allowed us to spend less time watering greens. This reduction in the workload took the pressure off the crew and allowed us to play catch up on details such as trim mowing, topdressing divots on tees, bunker details and clubhouse work.
I cannot say enough good things about the crew that we had this year. We faced adversity and the guys put in the extra hours to ensure that our members and guests could enjoy a golf course they can be proud of.