Sunday, July 19, 2015
These two pictures are from #13 fairway where water from heavy rains sat for a few days. The areas actually heated up and turned the grass yellow. Luckily, we had a few cooler days and the areas dried out and they are almost fully recovered now. Too wet is a bad thing in the summer!!!
the end of the month. Stay tuned!!!!!
Manuel has been busy making a swale with some rocks to give the water a place to go.
In the nature is amazing department: This is a American lady Caterpillar on it's host plant Pussy Toes (Antennaria). I found 4 of these plants at the nursery this spring. They are only 6 inches wide and 3 inches high. How in the world do they find these plants is truly amazing.
Here is a picture of an American Lady I took last year.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
The golf season is in full swing with today being our first day of our club championships. Good Luck to all the participants. The golf course is doing pretty well so far. Our new putting green is showing signs of wear. We are keeping our eye on it and plan on babying it through the summer. Winter damaged areas are also receiving some special attention. The rest of the course is in great shape.
We are going to install the fountain back in the pond on eight. If you remember we had a fire in our pump house several years ago and the power wire was damaged. Since then the fountain has been collecting dust at our shop. Because it has not been used in such a long time we ran a test to see if it still worked. It passed with flying colors. On Monday we will begin installing the wire. Once that is done we will get our electrician to make the necessary connections. The fountain is a nice addition and it has lights so it will also be visible as you sit on the patio.
Have you heard our new baby red-tailed hawk? He (or she) is becoming quite vocal. She is big enough to get out of the nest and move around and is calling for food every few minutes. Also, I recently found out that our resident turkeys (I happened to see some chicks the other day. ---hard to do because they stay in the native areas) are great for keeping the tick population in check. I see them all the time, we have quite a few that call Rockland home. They are a nice addition.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Official start of Summer - - Father's Day - -US Open- - and the-- BIG !!!
ROCKLAND vs PATRIOT HILLS
|Big Crowds gather around the big matches today: Rockland vs. Patriot Hills|
|Hanna Morello of Stony Point has no problem with this shot. Right on the green.|
|Team Rockland surveying a putt on # 1|
Emma and Amelia Shen
|Team Stony Point showing good form. |
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Our 2015 Greens and Grounds Staff. These guys show up everyday at the crack of dawn and get the course ready for play.
|From Left to right: Juan G, Fermin, Manual, Jay, Marcos, Owel, Greg, J-Pat, Chico, Adonis, Jimmy, Ted, Tony, Stan, Jose, Andres, Engel, Jesus, and Aramus. |