Dear Members and Friends,
This has been a fabulous fall season at the club with unseasonably warm weather and plenty of golfing days that many of you were able to take advantage of. It was so nice to see many of you continue to play this fall and improve your games. The 2018 season at GLCC was a very fun and exciting season at the club with many different and unique events taking place throughout the year.
The weather this past summer has been one of the longest and hardest stretches in a very long time! We had unseasonably high temperatures with more than twenty days over 90 degrees, 43 days over 85 degrees and prolonged high humidity thought the summer. We also received about 25 inches of precipitation between the months of May and September, which is much higher than the normal average. The golf course pulled though the summer stress months with very little damage and conditions being virtually unaffected during this stressful time. Everything is healing up and filling in very nicely with the amazing weather conditions we have been blessed with this fall.
The grounds staff is in full leaf cleanup mode. The irrigation system is winterized and our snow mold applications will be made in the next few weeks. We are also in the process of shifting gears to winter activities here at the club along with some winter projects out on the course. Your golf course is in wonderful shape and we hope you can make it out to enjoy some golf yet this fall.
I would like to take a minute and introduce the major players on the grounds team and the guys who play an integral roll in the overall look and feel of your club. My assistant ground superintendent and right hand man is Drew Boike. Drew has been with the club now for four full seasons and has a diverse knowledge base along with a great eye for detail. Sam Holysz is the equipment technician at your club. Sam has been at the club now for nine full seasons and comes to us with years of experience in building maintenance, equipment repair and fabrication. If there is anything that’s broken around the club or in need of repair Sam is generally called in to rectify the situation and he really can fix just about anything.
Do you ever wonder what happens on the golf course when you’re not around? Maybe you would just like to educate yourself more on the science behind what it takes to keep turf conditions at a championship level daily. Check out our Twitter feed (@GLCCTurf) for a behind the scenes look at the maintenance that takes place at your club, with pictures, short videos and detailed information to help you better understand the art of turfgrass science.
Come out and enjoy your club this winter as we are working on some fun and exciting winter activities for your enjoyment. 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 all around the club this winter.