Monday, July 26, 2010

What a wild weekend! High winds, a nearby tornado and several inches of rain between Friday morning and Sunday morning.

We were fortunate to escape the weekend with only a relatively small amount of flood/water damage and tree damage. All of our continued drainage efforts are beginning to pay off as, unlike past years, carts have been able to go out very soon after such a rain event and our mowing schedule is still on track.

We should finish cleanup today and be back on track with normal maintenance tomorrow morning.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

This morning's prep for the final round of the Member-Guest is going well considering the amount of rain we've had in the last 24 hours. Other than a couple of bunkers having water in them, the course handled the downpours quite well, especially the 2 bunkers that Bill has rebuilt in the last 2 weeks.

A BIG thanks out to my entire crew for all their hard work.

Friday, July 23, 2010

RAIN is the word for the morning. Heavy rain has delayed this morning's start to the Member-Guest and now changes our maintenance for the day. Our efforts are now on cleaning up any damage from the rain - repairing cart paths, re-raking bunkers, etc - and trying to mow ahead of the tournament. The large amounts of standing water seem to be disappearing rapidly and, with the rain letting up, we should be able to continue with only an hour delay.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A large part of our time is being devoted to prep for the Member-Guest which starts tomorrow morning. One set of "boys" are out trimming ponds, ditches, trees, etc. while the other set is edging bunkers and irrigation heads.

Assistant superintendent Bill Peterson has renovated and drained bunkers on #1 Lake Course green and #1 Hill Course green and is currently working hard to have the bunker at #13 Hill green in play by Friday's round of the Member-Guest scheduled to be played on the Hill Course. This bunker wasn't a chronic drainage problem but was loaded with stones and which were rough on golf clubs while in the bunker and greensmowers after they made it to the putting surface.

The mowing schedule gets stepped up a little for most touirnaments and the Member-Guest is no different. Tees, aprons and fairways all get 2-3 extra mowings during the week and greens are double cut and rolled during the tournament.

Good luck to all participants!