Thursday, June 30, 2016


Well, that is if you don't like 85 degrees, Low Humidity, a slight breeze and not a cloud in the sky.  Even with great weather last week ended on a rough note.  We had to fix the water pipe on the main road.   Of course nothing goes as planned and their were many problems.  We thought we would have the water back on by 1:00 pm and unfortunately the water was not turned on until 5:00.  Mike had no choice but to cancel dinner.  A big thanks for you patience.  It was a rough day for all involved.

Trucks were here bright and early,  It just was problem after problem.  

Pipe had to be cut and new fittings installed then they had to connect to our old pipe.  Of course this all had to happen with out hitting the gas main.  
We have some trees that need to be removed.  Here is a Pin Oak between 12 and 13.   I'm afraid it will come down in a storm or worse hurt someone.  We are getting prices and the next time the course is closed we will remove it.

Dying Pin Oak between 12 and 13.  This is not Oakmont were sorry to see it go.  

You may have  noticed the fountain in the pond is not shooting as high.  For some reason the nozzle broke off.  I tried finding it with my feet but the pond is very muddy.  Our resident "golf ball diver" will look for it when he comes.  In the mean time we have ordered a new one.  

Not shooting as high because the nozzle came off.  It's somewhere buried in the mud at the bottom.  
We received .7 inches of rain on Sunday night and another .7 inches of rain on Monday night.   Just what the doctor ordered.  Just enough rain at night to help out the course and fill the pond and it did not impact play in the least.  Here is Mr. John Bartolotta putting on the 11th green and enjoying this beautiful last day in June.  
Great form!!!!  Can you guess if it went in?  
In the nature is fascinating department:   We had  a Question Mark (butterfly) hatch today.  It's colors are amazing.  
Beautiful markings  It get's it's name from the white "?"  on it's wing.  Sorry but Mr. Bartolotta's putt did not go in but he made his par.   All is o.k.    

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Happy fathers day to all the dad's.   Yesterday, was the final day of our Men's Member -Guest.   Congratulations to the flight winners and the over all champions Mr. Lamia and his Guest Mr. Mora.
Great day for the finals of the Men's Member Guest.  

Congratulations to Mr. Lamia and Mr. Mora:   Over-all champs!!!!

Congratulations also to this years Honoree.  Mr. John Anderson.  Mr. Anderson  become a member in 1990.  He was a member of the Board of Governors from 1999 through 2004, Serving at various times as Finance Chair, Treasurer, Admissions and Membership Chair,  President (2002-2003) and Vice President.    

Pictured from let to right a very distinguished group.  Mr. Dipilla, Mr. Daly,  Mr Anderson, Mr. Erdman,, Mr. Lever Jr. and Mr. Milona. Combined they have over 100 years of  club membership,  24 years of  Board service and 3 presidency's.  

We had a rough start to the tournament:   We started work on Friday morning only to see this river on 9 green and fairway.   Turns out there was a water main break on the road and it was running onto the course.   We Immediately contacted the water company and they came  and shut off the water just in time for tee off.   If # 9 green was a little slower, you know why.   Always something to have to deal with.   

At least the water ran in to the pond. Which.....

Helps with our water supply.  The Pond  is pretty low for this time of year.   Hope to get some rain pretty soon.  

Friday, June 3, 2016


I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day.   Saturday and Sunday were spectacular and Monday, well it could have been much worse.   We were pretty wet in the morning but were able to have carts scattering on most of the course by the afternoon.   We did need the rain.  It has been quite dry and it was down right hot a few days ago.  
This week we finished edging and checking sand depths.  We have found that maintaining  4 inches of sand above the sub-surface keeps the bunkers consistent and helps with buried lies. 
we seeded a meadow mix to the left of 8 tees.  For the first season we are going to maintain the area at 8 to 10 inches tall.  this will help keep out weeds, and  allow light to reach the soil for the perennials to grow.  
We added cereal grain to the seed mix .   It is a annual type of grass used to stabilize the soil. The trick here is you don't want it to re-seed.  Marcos and Tony are trimming off the seed heads.  Another reason to maintain the area at 10 inches.

Over the years we have had complaints about the 13 tee surrounds looking ugly.  We just finished seeded a wild flower mix.Tony is raking in the seed.  We are hoping to have some germination by the member guest later
this month.