Monday, July 27, 2015

One Step at a Time

New steps, which match the retaining wall, are going to be installed from the upper practice tee to the lower tee. 
The installation of these steps will begin next week and may take the contractor a few days to complete.  Therefore, we removed one set of wooden steps, giving the contractor a place to start.  Once they are completed and put into service, we will remove the second set of wooden steps.

Friday, July 17, 2015

A Great Team

Every year it can be a challenge to fill the ranks of our course care team.  We have been very fortunate this year to have a great group of guys who are hard-working, conscientious, and strive to produce outstanding playing conditions for you every day.

Often they work behind the scenes, however if you happen to run into any of the crew, feel free to give them a thumbs up for their hard work.
Prepping #7 green for the Men's Club Championship.

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Good Test for the Bunkers

Last Thursday night, the golf course endured quite a storm.  Nearly 1.5" of rain came down in a short period, making a mess of the bunkers.

While many of the bunkers had washouts, sand contamination, and puddles, there were some notable exceptions.  The asphalt lined, Matrix bunkers performed flawlessly.  The pictures below of #7 and #10 are how we found the bunkers when we arrived Friday morning.  What a difference!

Monday, July 6, 2015

A New Approach

As part of the long-term goal of firming approaches, we have started an aggressive aerification and topdressing program.  In order to achieve improvements as quickly as possible, we will be punching some holes and applying sand at least four times this year.
Sand on #15 approach, prior to being broomed in.