Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Only at Whitemarsh!

This time of year we usually winterize the irrigation system. This work has to be done every year to prevent the underground pipes from freezing and breaking. We would reserve a large industrial compressor for a mild day (above 50 degrees) so it would not be too uncomfortable when we are out there getting wet by the mist. The goal is to move all the water in the pipes and sprinklers out by using lower pressure, high volume air. This process takes a full day and a half but it could save many days of digging and replacing pipe and sprinklers. I guess the weather prediction today was the day and we spent all day getting all the water out of the irrigation pipes and as you can see in the picture mist is being blown out of the sprinkler head. A warmer day makes it less of a headache but the procedure is now done. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Trying to work between the weather.

The wet weather over the last week has caused some headaches with the project work on the eighth hole. We would get a full day of rain which would halt all activities, followed by a couple days of cloudy weather that does not dry anything out. Unfortunately with (25) four foot wide rolls of sod sitting on the ground we have to pull the trigger. The forecast for tomorrow is rain so today is the day..... We use thick plastic boards for the tractor to prevent rutting along with a lot of muscle from the staff.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving !

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Firewood still available.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Attention all WVCC members.......Free Firewood!

With the removal of a Cherry tree behind the 7th green, we have split some of this wood for WVCC members to use for firewood. This is a fresh take down and the wood is un-seasoned. Please feel free to help yourself and as the infomercials at 2:00 a.m. always say
"You must call in the next 5 minutes to get this deal"......Sorry, wrong infomercial.
"Limited quantities, when the supply is gone there may not be any more" 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Joint effort!

Staff from Whitemarsh Valley CC installing sod around the right greenside bunker on #7 while the crew from McDonald and Sons staple in the protective fabric. The drainage pipe and stone will be installed next, right before placement of new sand.