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Monday, January 26, 2015

Members of Whitemarsh Valley CC only!

I have just uncovered 18 embroidered Whitemarsh Valley CC, 2011 Member guest flags. These flags were embroidered with the wrong WVCC logo. When I requested that they make me 18 flags with the proper logo.....they let me keep these at no charge!
If any WVCC member (only) would like to have one of these for free, please contact me at my office or stop by and pick one up. There is a limited quantity so when they are gone.......you know the story.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Only thing we need now is Arnold Palmer.

Bridge at #6 Jan.2015
Bridge at #6 with Arnold Palmer walking across. Guess what year it was? 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Final board meeting for general manager Kent Silhanek.

Whitemarsh Valley's president Tony Maginnis offers a congratulatory handshake to Kent Silhanek at his last board meeting at WVCC. After 16 years, Kent has taken a new position at Ace Golf Club and will be leaving at the end of the month. Please share with me in wishing Kent great success in his endeavor.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dead tree cut down at the 14th green turn-a-round.

As you can see by the branches shattering when they hit the ground this tree was dead. Usually if you cut down a healthy tree everything stays together due the flexing of the live tissue, especially at the end of all the branches. But since this was 99% dead material this was the result.
We will be grinding out the stump at this location to prepare for a new tree in its place.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Bridge work started on hole #6.

With Monday being the only forecasted non-rainy day, work was started on the bridge. The old matting, deck boards, and sub-boards with hardware will be removed.
Replacement wood will be used in it's place with new wood fencing also installed.
Please remember, the bridge will be completely closed to all traffic (carts & walking) until project is completed. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Due to soft conditions and new sod, holes 6,7,8 and 9 will be closed temporarily.

      With the large amounts of soil moved and all the new sod in place holes 6,7,8 and 9 will be close temporarily. This will give the new sod in these areas time to root and the soil time to settle. Also, there will be temporary pin on the 10th hole to keep traffic off the sod at the green and approach.
     We have made every attempt to maintain a balance of keeping the holes open and allowing the turf to heal in but we have noticed many areas with footprint depressions. These areas of depressions will be very difficult to repair in the spring and that would put me in a state of depression.
     Once the turf is rooted  the areas will be topdressed with sand and rolled to start the road to turf smoothness.
     Come spring everyone will notice the improvements done on these holes and will be in agreement that the work was an asset to the golf course.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bridge at #6 to be closed for repair!

We will be doing repairs to the bridge at the 6th tee. This work will include all new decking boards and new fencing. When completed it will look very nice and will compliment all the other improvements done to the golf course.