Tuesday, June 18, 2013

GETTING READY FOR THE COMMEMORATIVE.

Our big member guest tournament is only a couple of days away.  We are busy getting things ready.  We have only a few more bunkers to edge. All of the rough has been fertilized and with all the rain we need to make sure we get it cut or you will have U.S. Open type roughs.  Hopefully the rains will hold off and the course will dry out. 

In the category of: You can teach and OLD DOG a new trick.  In the upper right hand corner of this blog.  I have added a new box called Rockland Information.  I always wanted an area that you could direct someone to look at some pictures of our great golf course and get some information about each hole.  

We have some great news regarding our environmental efforts.  We are continuing our relationship with STAC, River Keeper, and The Sparkill Creek Water shed Alliance.   We monitor the creek for Enterococcus (a bacteria found in sewage)  and nitrates and phosphates.  We need to continue for about another year to see if patterns develop.   Unfortunately the Sparkill Creek is in bad shape and needs some help.  It is not far away from us, only a couple of yards across the street on the left hand side of 16.  Ultimately all of our run off drains into the Creek. 

Last and certainly not least we have been designated by the Sate of New York as an Environmental Leader.  This is quite an honor and comes with some responsibility.  The idea is to operate our  facility in a way that other business can copy and learn from what we are doing.  More info will follow and be posted on our Audubon bulletin board in the Club house. 


Chico rolling greens with our new roller--it is electric--no more worries about hydraulic leaks!!!!



Jim is handing over our samples to John Lipscomb from River keeper.  The samples have to be kept in black plastic bags and be kept cool to preserve them. 




 
 
 The riverkeeper boat. 


 
A great accomplishment for the Club !!!!
 
 


Native areas are starting to take shape.