Monday, November 29, 2010

Sweet Dreams Wakonda...

The 'blankets' are down and Wakonda has officially been put to bed for winter. We made a strong push before Thanksgiving and our greens are now prepared for whatever this winter season has in store.
Pictured above you can see the covers on 16, 17, 1, 4, and 2 green. With the course closed we have already begun preparing for next season. On nice days we plan to continue to mulch leaves, prune trees, and cut down dead trees.

Today we have begun the process of refinishing yardage plaques.

The plaques to the left have had the brass polished while the plaque on the bottom, right has only been power- washed. The plaque on the top, right has been cleaned, polished, and masked and is ready for a fresh coat of paint.

The work is all done by hand and is very time consuming but well worth the effort to maintain the plaques which are very expensive. We will repeat this overall procedure on each piece of course equipment- hundreds of posts, plaques, and trash cans to be reconditioned.