Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New tee open at #13!

Starting today the new tee is open on hole #13. The yellow tee markers have been placed on the tee, enjoy!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

AED installed in golf course restroom.

We have added a AED device to the restroom near the 16th & 12th greens. This along with the ones installed in the golf shop, men's locker house and main clubhouse will provide timely access if needed.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

It is that time of year again!

Starting Monday August 17 greens aeration will begin. Weather permitting we hope to have all the greens aerated, sand topdressed and rolled by the end of the day Wednesday August 19th. Even though this activity is disruptive to the putting surfaces it is a vital procedure to promote and maintain turfgrass health on the greens.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The little things we can all do to help the golf course!

     With July behind us and the dog days of summer ahead of us, here are a few things that everyone can do to help the golf course.

Repair your “ball marks” on the green:

These unsightly blemishes are absolutely preventable and if every golfer just repaired their own ball mark, the greens would appear to be smoother and healthier.

Replace you divot on tees and fairways:

I understand that it is easier to reach over to your golf cart and grab some divot sand to use, but in reality a well replaced divot has a 10 time better chance for complete recovery than sand with seed mixed in.

Keeping your cart on the path at the green and tee area:

I would mention that it is extra helpful to keep all four tires on the path. Just by carts constantly running over the edges of the path will cause compaction and loss of turf.
Not making extremely sharp turns on the fairways:

This is the most preventable turf damage. The newer golf carts have a very tight turning radius, add that to a golfer checking a sprinkler head for yardage and we have turf damage. The fairways are cut at .390” and it does not take too much to bruise the turf, this type of damage will stick around a while.
Watch where you spray sunscreen and insect repellent:

The same ingredient that helps the product come out of the can and dry quickly on your skin will be the ingredient that kills the turf. When applying these products, please do so while standing on a cart path.

And finally……… careful where you place your drinks:

There is nothing better than walking down a fairway on a warm sunny day with a cool beverage in your hand. The only problem is that you must put it down to hit your next shot or line up your next putt. I have seen many examples of spilled drinks on the golf course this year, and believe me it is long lasting. Damage has occurred on the 3rd and 8th greens and the 8th fairway, so please be mindful when enjoying that cold beverage.









Parking carts at the range.

Please remember to park your cart at the turn-a-round circles behind the practice tee. We are planning to increase paved parking this fall, but until then please keep carts on the path.