Hopefully, the weather will not continue to be a bad through the winter. We definitely enjoy the normal warm weather breaks where we get to see all of the golfers out enjoying the results of the work we do. I hope I see all of you soon.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Wild Winter Weather
It is only December 1st today, and it has already been quite a winter. We have had two snow events that have closed the course for several days. The cold temperatures have really kept the players off of the course. Last nights rainfall did a good job of clearing the snow from the course, but with more rain today followed by a week of 30 degree days, good weather for golfing is still a ways off. This weather has had a negative impact on our ability to work on many of the scheduled fall projects. Fall fertilization as well as chemical applications have been postponed until things dry out enough that we can get equipment onto the course. The construction of the small wall at the end of the first fairway on seven, was completed. The weather has delayed the sod work that must be done to finish the project. A picture of the completed wall is below. The sod work will need to wait until the weather allows for sod to be cut, moved, and watered.
Because the weather has not allowed for much work on the the course, we have started making a new style of traffic control devices that will replace the little wooden blocks that have been used on the course in the past. These will take the place of the little blocks, but serve the same purpose.