Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU.......

Our 2015 Greens and Grounds Staff.  These guys show up everyday at the crack of dawn and get the course ready for play.

From Left to right:   Juan G, Fermin, Manual, Jay, Marcos, Owel, Greg, J-Pat, Chico, Adonis, Jimmy, Ted, Tony, Stan, Jose, Andres, Engel, Jesus, and Aramus.





Nice to see the flagstick in the green :


Some nice spring pictures of the course:     





A box turtle making his way across the 16th fairway.  We helped him along his way.  A nice find, they are kind of rare and need our help.  








Sunday, May 17, 2015

COURSE UPDATE:


Finally some rain.  We received .3 inches Sat and another .3 inches last night.   It will not fill the pond but the grass is saying “thank you”.   While I am thanking Mother Nature I need to say a BIG thank you to our members.  Winter damage is not fun and your patience through this tough spring is appreciated.   No one wants to play on slow bumpy greens not to mention having a temporary green.  I need to also thank the staff, it is a lot of extra work seeding, and pulling covers on — covers off,  using different mowers for different heights of cut.  Your patience has paid off, although the greens are far from perfect they certainly have improved to the extent that next week we will start lowering mower heights and start our normal maintenance.  We will continue to seed troubled areas and working on fixing the damage until we are back to normal.


15 GREEN IS MUCH IMPROVED.  

Edging bunkers and checking sand Depths 
Edging Irrigation heads  
We have been busy with our spring maintenance.   We started edging bunkers, trimming irrigation heads and mowing grass.   The severe winter also has taken its toll on our trees.  In particular the White Ash at the pool has to be removed as well as several others on the course.  With Memorial Day just a week away we will be busy this week getting the pool ready and continuing our course improvements. 



Tree at pool is dead and needs to be cut down.  


Our baby owl left the nest last week.  As you can tell she got pretty big.  It was fun watching her grow.