Grass Clippings

Dear Members & Friends, 

Greetings from the grounds staff! This has been a wonderful and productive spring so far with many nice changes and additions to your club. This season is off to a slower start than we have become accustomed to experiencing, the sun has been shining for many of the days but the air was still quite chilly. However, this did not stop many of our more determined members from polishing their early season golf games.

The grounds team has been working very hard to get the golf course and club grounds into shape for the season. With the capital projects and renovations coming to a close for the season, everything is growing in nicely and looking beautiful. The new tee renovations were a much needed update to the course and I think you will find them to be very beautiful with an amazing playing surface for many seasons to come. 

The seedhead control on greens, tees and fairways was good this season without much discoloration and bronzing. We received about 40-60% control of seedheads on the greens, which is about average for the state of Michigan. Control of seedheads on turfgrass is a necessary evil and provides a much more consistent putting surface during the spring months along with more healthy turf for the entire summer golf season.

please remember to do your part to keep glcc special by fixing ball marks, filling, divots, raking bunkers and keeping your carts 30 feet from the greens whenever possible. it is important to remember that after your rake a bunker, please place the rake back in to the bunker. also when you take a divot from the fairway it is important to remember that if the chunk of turf has soil still attached please replace that; and if the divot ends up in pieces, that's when you fill with the provided green sand. the club is in fantastic shape and lets all do our part to keep it that way. as always, if there is anything my staff or i can do to make your experience more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to call. see you on the course.

best regards, 

JESSE shaver
Golf & facilities superintendent