Thursday, February 28, 2013

Last Day in February

Some Stirrings have been witnessed around the club house these last few days.   Juan has started carpet cleaning,  Pam is dusting the Pro Shop, and Junior and staff are prepping for next weeks Lunch specials.  All this must mean that the club is getting ready to open.   (The club house offically opens March 5th.) 

We have been busy painting and getting the equipment ready for the season. We will be busy getting the course ready. Right now it's just too wet to get much accomplished. Hopefully March is kind to us this year and we get a head start on finishing our cart path project and you get a chance to loosen up those golfing muscles. More to follow as the weather gets better, I'll keep you posted.   

Most of the snow melted yesterday. 
Painting benches

sharpening and servicing our rough mowers. 

this is snow mold, a cold weather disease on our first tee.  luckly I havn't seen too much anywhere else. 

Friday, February 15, 2013


You are probably wondering what is the GIS?  It is our national Golf Industry Show.  This show was very special because I have been selected as the winner of the National Presidents Environment Award.   The award recognizes superintendents who are making exceptional contributions that not only help protect the environment, but also exemplify the golf course superintendent’s image as a steward of the land.   

This award is quite an honor for me and Rockland.   Nothing happens with out membership and board support.  “We have a good thing going” I want to thank the board, past and current Greens committees, the Audubon Committee, and the staff for making this possible.   I will place a copy of the article that appears in our monthly magazine on our bulletin board.  Please take a moment to read all that we do for our local community.  I hope you are as proud of our club as I am. 
me at the opening session accepting the award.   (I was shaking in my boots !!) 
Thanks to Margaret O'Keefe for taking this picture. To my right are GCSAA Past President Sandy Queen, and Rhett Evans, Chief Executive Officer.