Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hmmmmmm, Something's Missing

With the nasty weather we've been having, you probably haven't been out by #15 Lake in the last week, but if you have, you may have noticed that the bridge is missing.

No, it wasn't stolen, nor was it swept away by all the rain and melting snow. We have been wanting to renovate it for several years, but the right time never presented itself. Thanks to a generous gift from the Connolly family, that time is now. Improvements will be a wider, flatter and much more aesthetically pleasing bridge as well as a wider pond bank on which we will be able to add some nice landscaping.

As with any project, there will be a temporary inconvenience. Our inconvenience will be a re-routing of golf cart traffic around the other side of the pond. When taking this detour please be considerate of people teeing off at #16 and be careful of the wet areas. We will have a pre selected route marked out for you, but it will still be a little wet regardless of where you drive.

Thank you for your patience during this and all projects. You will like the finished product.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Off Like a Herd of Speeding Turtles

It has been an unbelievable start to the golf season in 2016.  Cups changed and greens mowed twice before April 1st for the first time ever.  Golfers have burst out of the gates and some had several rounds played by the end of March.  It's always great to see the course being used at normally slow times.

The turf, on the other hand, hasn't been told that golf season has started.  The soil temperatures are still cool and well under what the grass prefers for growing, just now starting to green up and grow a little.  And that growth is about to come to a screeching halt if the 10 day forecast holds true.  Highs in the 20's and 30's and lows down to the teens early next week.  This should serve as a nice reminder that it is only early April here in Chautauqua County.

Good golfing weather will be here again before you know it but, for now, we are just a bunch of speeding turtles going nowhere fast.