We've come to the time of year when we have to make the decision to yield to mother nature. The golf course is closed and the grounds department has made the transition to winter work.
We had an especially busy fall with renovations taking place on the golf course. The rock wall has been finished and all of our irrigation has been replaced surrounding the 17th green. We were also able to regrade the area and make necessary repairs to the bunker before cold weather froze our efforts. We will sod the approach as soon as weather permits.
The bunker progress ended for 2012 with 34 of 42 bunkers completed. We have bunkers to complete next spring on holes: 6,7,8,9, and the chipping green.
With the approach of the Principal Charity Classic just 5 months away, we will be especially busy this winter. We will be utilizing any good weather we have between now and spring to get outside to do what we can to improve the golf course.
This jolly old fellow was 'donated' by a passer by a couple years back. (We found him lying face down just inside the fence on #8 while picking up trash along the roadside.) We are happy to have been able to clean him up and give him a new home.