|Last year on this date.|
Friday, April 17, 2015
I was comparing last year to this year and came across these pictures and thought I would share. Last year on this date we received a couple of inches of snow. We need warm weather for recovery. At least its warmer today!!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Another slow start to the golf season. For this post, I will let the pictures tell the story.
# 18 green has a small spot center- rear of green.
|14 green today, we seeded and covered two areas to help speed recovery. I added the picture below to compare to last year.|
|This is from Last year.|
|Close up view. Hard to see because of topdressing. |
Larger areas will be seeded and covered. Smaller areas may just be sodded. We need some good old fashion warm weather to promote recovery. Hopefully this happens sooner than later. Stay tuned......
Friday, March 27, 2015
I am changing Ground Hog day to Ground Hog Season. Did we not go through this last year? Will this white stuff ever melt? I guess it could be worst. Actually last year was worse!! At this point I am not 100 percent sure we have escaped with out any winter injury but I am sure we do not have the amount of injury that we had last year. We are gearing up for the arrival of the seasonal staff. A few are scheduled to return Monday. I am anticipating opening at least the front side some time next week. At least enough snow melted so we could get to the pump house. We are using some of the extra space to store our irrigation parts. We finished up removing some of the invasive grasses by the ninth tee. To help move things along we shoveled the snow off of 10, 8, 15, and 2 greens this week. I'm going to make a few phone calls today to the staff and make sure they are ready to return for another season. Next up, getting ready to open.
|Installing shelves for Irrigation parts in the pump house|
|Finishing up burying some invasive grasses by 9 tee. We started this last year and had to stop because of the weather.|
|Happy to report we have a nesting owl on the course!!!!|
|Tried to zoom in for a better picture a little fuzzy but you can make out a chick next to the mother. I should report that it is a Great Horned Owl. They have been known to nest in old hawk nests which is what happened here. By the time the hawks want to use the nest again, the Owls will be long gone. Isn't nature amazing.|