Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter update:

Why do we have to play Temporary Greens? 

There are two main conditions that justify closing our regular greens. 

1.     If the greens have any frost there could be significant damage. 

2.     The greens are too soft. 

If the greens are soft they could be damaged by foot printing and become extremely bumpy.  This occurs when the sub soil is still frozen and the top thaws out.  Water on or near the surface can’t drain and as a result the greens become very soft.  We check the course every morning, if the forecast is for a sunny warm day we will use the temporary greens.  If the forecast is for cold (they stay frozen)  we can use regular greens. 

Why don’t you open the entire golf course? 

That’s an easy one.  Holes 12, 14, and 15 are shadier and thus the snow takes a lot longer to melt.

Hope this helps answer a few of your questions.  If you have others please feel free to call or email me anytime.  

15 green is shaded

course conditions are posted in the 19th. hole

Play is restricted to members only!!!!