Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tunnel pump

The crew spent yesterday working on one of the more unglamorous jobs on the course.  The pump for the tunnel needed to be installed.  It had become clogged with silt and was repaired.  Now we needed to clean out the mud and water so we could install the pump.  This is usually a messy process but the guys got it done without a problem.  Now the tunnel is ready for spring and should work like a charm.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012


We had our first snow of the season last night.  Although the snow accumulation was pretty puny, at only half an inch, it did bring some much needed moisture.  It's been very dry lately so we'll take whatever we can get.  The next few days look to be pretty cold but the forecast is calling for a warm up after this weekend.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chipping green bunker renovation

The crew wrapped up the chipping green bunker renovation this morning.  We ran through this bunker relatively quickly because we didn't need to redesign anything or move any dirt.  We simply scraped out the old  sand and drainage and replaced it.  Even though the bunker is finished, this green complex will remain closed until the green is ready to be opened.  We are excited to get some good growing weather now, but we still need a few weeks in the spring to finish growing it in.  We appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to having a high quality practice facility this spring.


We were blessed with some fog this morning and I couldn't wait to get out and shoot some pictures of the course.  Fog is one of my favorite weather events that can happen on the course and always leaves me with some neat visuals.  Here is are a few pictures from this morning.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wetting agent application

I don't want to jinx us but so far this winter has been very mild and dry.  Looking back on our records, we have only had an inch and a half of precipitation since Thanksgiving.  Winter can often be the driest season of the year, especially if you don't get much snowfall.  Winter dessication, or drying out, is a common issue on bentgrass greens.  In order to keep our greens hydrated, our assistant superintendent, Michael, is applying a wetting agent to the greens today.  Wetting agents work to help the water penetrate the greens surface.  Once through the surface, the product helps the soil retain moisture longer, making it more available for the turf.    

Friday, January 6, 2012

Beautiful weather

The weather we've been experiencing lately couldn't be better for golf!  We hope that everyone is taking advantage and hitting the links!