Friday, March 5, 2010

The Big Melt Down

When is the course going to open? That is the million dollar question right now for the grounds department. Typically we open the golf course the third week of March. However, this has not been a typical winter. As you can see, we have roughly 9” of snow on the green surfaces and still some deep drifts around the course.

Once the course does open, there are many items that have to be accomplished to make the golf course playable. First, we have to clean the property of any sticks and debris. This is very time consuming as most of this work is done by hand. We also install the net on practice facility which takes 4 people – 4 days to accomplish. As you can imagine, our project list is very long and this year we will have to do it faster than ever.

I will keep you posted on the progress of the snow cover. We know you have cabin fever so we will work hard to get the course open as soon as we can.