It's the end of October and we have already had our first measurable snowfall of the season! Despite the early brush of winter weather, the more seasonable fall temperatures will return soon and that means we can get back to work on some needed rejuvenation projects around the golf course. We experienced a huge surge in rounds this season and while it is great to see so many people out enjoying the golf course, all of that extra traffic really took its toll on some of the more sensitive areas of the golf course. Cart and foot traffic combined with late summer heat and drought really stressed some of the higher traffic areas of the course. The seeding of tees and fairways is already underway and will continue in the weeks ahead. With the cooler temperatures and wetter weather, we should really start seeing some germination where seed has already been planted. Sod will be needed to fix some of the worst areas where seeding would not address the issues in a timely manner. We have already begun work in some of these areas. The exit area of the fairway on hole number one was sodded last week. We also laid sod around the the greenside bunker.
The mainline leak on hole number 3 has been fixed and sod has been laid. We backfilled along the top of the hillside on hole 3 and replaced sod in this area as well.