Sunday, March 18, 2012

Congratulations to Rockland

Last Thursday, Rockland Received the Prestigious Arthur P. Weber Environmental award from The MGA (Metropolitan Golf Association).  This is a very prestigious award and the club should be very proud of our accomplishments.   I would like to thank our committee for helping and implementing many of our environmental programs.  Mr. John Bradley, Mr. Rodger Daly, Mr. Drew Cyganic, Mr. James Kushner, Mr. John Lampkin, Mr Doug Mattliano, Mr. Sean Traynor.  and  Mr. Thomas Torpey (Past Green Chairman)  The award will be prominently displayed by our Audubon board and a sample of the application will be posted.  Please take a moment to read about how we manage the course as environmentaly responsible as possible.  If interested there is a short story about the award on the MGA website at:, and there is a photo on the homepage

On the home front the irrigation system is moving forward. We even have water from the new system on a few holes. They will be working on hole number 1 for most of this upcoming week. The greens are just starting to heal and the course is starting to take shape. We still only have our winter staff so progress is a little slow. Speaking of staff I would like to thank Peter, Ted, Greg, Owel, and Tony for holding down the fort last week. I took a quick break while my daughter had a week off from college to recharge my batteries. I am back and ready to go. Lets hope for an early spring.

PS:  I saw Blue Birds yesterday for the first time. 

From Left to Right:  Gene Westmorland MGA ,Members: Doug Mattliano, Tom Torpey, and Ken Benoit MetGCSA accepting award. 

Josh is adjusting Irrigation heads on number 11. 

Pete is mowing greens today.

Our rock pile is expanding.