Tuesday, October 29, 2019

It's That Time of Year!

      2019 has provided some of the best fall golf we've had in years.  In contrast to the beginning of the season, it has been a relatively warm and rain-free couple of months.  September was the firmest we had been all season and October has provided some spectacular colors at the course and the hills around Chautauqua Lake.  I LOVE FALL GOLF!!!!

     But,as is always the case, Mother Nature will soon catch up to us with a reminder that we live in Chautauqua County.  We have been busy preparing the course for winter for a couple weeks now.  Final mowings have been done, irrigation system winterized, leaves are being cleaned up, course accessories are being brought in, and our winter fungicides are being applied.  Always a bittersweet time of year for us on the grounds staff as we love our jobs but also look forward to some well-earned time off to hunt, fish and spend time with our families.

    We do have hopes of tackling some projects this fall/winter if the weather cooperates.  New red and gold tees on #7 and #9 Lake need to be constructed and, of course, tree removal is always on the list of to-do's.  With some luck, we'll be able to get some of this done before to much snow flies.

Enjoy what is left of this fabulous fall weather and get out to play as much as you can!