Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thanks Kevin Trotta and the Global Sports Alliance of New York

Please click on the following link.   It is very nice to be recognized.  I am proud of what we have done, and I hope you are too.  Any good publicity is good for golf and For us!!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011


all hands on deck fixing washouts. 

Yesterdays rains played havoc with the course but it could have been worse. We received 1.82 inches yesterday afternoon. Only a few short miles north of here received over 4inches !!! Rockland County has declared a State of Emergency. the staff started at the crack of dawn and worked hard to get the place in shape. Greens have been double cut and rolled. We mowed most of the fairways however 1, 18, 11, 12, and 13 were too wet. The hard part is fixing all the wash outs. We just made it in time for the morning shot gun. Hopefully the worst is over and the sun shines on us today.  

one of many washed out bunkers

Chico  rolling greens,  despite the rain they are rolling pretty good. 
 Check out the coyote pup video.  I took it a few days ago by five tee.  There have been five spotted at one time and seem to have taken up residence on the course.  They are nice to have around, could they be the reason we have no Geese?  We have taken the approach to try and ignore them because we do not want them to get too used to us.  For there sake, we should let nature take it's course and leave them alone.   

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Congratulations Tony

Congratulations to Tony Ayala who recently became a citizen of our great country. Tony has worked on the Greens Staff since 1997 and in that time has moved up from a Seasonal Greensman to a full time employee.  Tony is one of our outstanding employees here at the club.   If you are not familiar with the process it takes years and a lot of hard work to become a citizen.  Tony joins a few other staff members who have become citizens.  Jose Recio and Domingo Ramos both became citizens last year.  Please join me in congratulating Tony, Jose and Domingo on this monumental achievement.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mid June Update:

Mid June means the U.S. Open, Summer Weather and the Commemorative We are busy getting things ready for the summer months. We want all of our projects finished so we can concentrate on maintenance. The only part left is seeding the haul road that runs in front of the fourteenth tee. We will seed that hopefully today. Hoses and sprinklers got a good work out last week with that heat wave. I’m Glad the weather has changed, the rains and moderate temperatures have the course in good shape.

The handsome bird was taken by three green. It is a cedar Waxwing and is fairly common, but is also a beautiful bird.

The blue birds are getting bigger. You can see there feathers are becoming bluer. The baby hawks have left there nest and can be seen flying over head. On another note, a second nest was found by Juan Carlos the house man to the right of twelve. Mother is seen her keeping a watchful eye on things.
Finally Aramus is seen here pulling out some mile-a-minute vine that started growing next to our new fourteenth black tee. Mile-a-minute is one of Rockland’s most invasive weeds.

Cedar Waxwing

Blue Birds almost ready to leave the nest

A new Hawk's nest on the right of twelve

Aramus, Pulled some Mile-a-Minute weeds.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Practice makes perfect.

Check out this video, our range tee is about four times too small to accommodate the play it receives. the following video will help save the tee. Utilizing the space as efficiently as possible.