Dear Members and Friends,
Greetings from the grounds Team. This has been an eventful start to this summer with all the different weather patterns and challenging weather conditions Mother Nature has thrown our way. Your golf course is in fantastic shape and playing very well! Congratulations to all the 2017 Men’s Invitational Tournament participants and the winning teams. This was a fun week with beautiful weather and it was nice to see everyone out enjoying the club.
A big thank you to our staff for a great job so far this season. From turf and bunkers, to the flowers, everything is looking and playing fantastic! If you see one of them out on the course, thank them, I know they would appreciate the compliment.
Please don't forget, if you haven't applied your fertilizer and grub control to your home lawn yet, you will want to get the control down so you are protected in the fall. The best time to apply fertilizer is just before a rain event so that the fertilizer can be watered in and get to where it needs to be. With grub control, you want to get the product watered down into the thatch layer, which is about 1-2 inches down where the grubs will take up residency and begin to eat on turfgrass roots.
Soon it will be time for our annual aerification of greens, tees, and fairways. We will start with the greens on September 6th & 7th. Tees will be aerified the following week, weather permitting. We will start on fairways after tees, doing 2-4 a day until finished. We should be completely done by September 9th weather and equipment permitting.
Do your part by fixing ball marks, filling divots, raking bunkers and keeping your carts 30 ft from the greens & tees whenever possible. It is important to remember that after you rake a bunker please place the rake back into 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 is when you fill it 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 here at the club more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to call. See you on the course!