Friday, June 23, 2017

2nd. LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR

We just missed the longest day of the year but what do a few seconds of day light matter on the first day of our Member-Guest.  The staff is ready for the challenge.  At first day light preparations begin.  The staff has worked hard for the past couple of weeks trying to get the course to peak at just the right time.  Yesterday was our practice round and we mowed and rolled greens.  Bunkers have been hand raked.  Tees mowed and we finished up edging irrigation heads and some trim work just in time.   Today the matches start.  We double rolled and mowed greens, mowed fairways and approaches and again raked all the bunkers before our 9:00 shot gun.  We are Hoping the weather holds out.  They are calling for Thunder Storms this afternoon.  Fingers crossed.  

Pizza Anyone?   As a special treat a wood burning Pizza truck was set up by the half way house.  

 
Let the preparation begin : First green mowed.  
Marcos and Chico Double Rolling # 2.  
Ready to go!!!  
We added these to alter traffic flow on to the putting green. The Green is only 4 years old and is thinning.   Changing the traffic flow will not solve all our problems but it can't hurt. 

 Congratulations to this years honoree,   Our very own Head Professional Bobby Everett.   Bob has quite an impressive resume.  He literally has been here his whole life.  He started caddying at Rockland at age 12.   He played local High school and college golf winning numerous tournaments.  Bob was recently inducted into the Rockland Community College Sports Hall of Fame.   At age 26 Bob became the youngest Head golf Professional in the history of the MetPGA.  Congratulations  Bob,  Well deserved.