Thursday, February 18, 2010

Winter Work

This has been a historic winter season. We've set records for total snowfall to date and consecutive days with 5 or more inches of snow (62 as of February 8th.) We've spent considerable amounts of time and energy clearing the parking lots, walkways, and the walk path through the course. This is taking its toll on our snow clearing equipment.
With so much snow cover we've been keeping busy in the shop. Every winter our staff has the monumental task of maintaining our fleet of over 50 maintenance vehicles and mowers. Also requiring maintenance are our hundreds of hand tools and more than 30 small, gas- powered tools. During this season we also refurbish all of our on- course equipment such as rope stakes, hazard posts, yardage plaques, tee markers, ball washers, trash cans, etc.
Special projects this winter have included the renovation of the assistant superintendents' office, painting the break room, and replacing the floor of the superintendent's office.