GRASS CLIPPINGS

Dear Members and 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 spring is off to a slower start than we have become accustomed to experiencing weather wise. Last spring the temperatures were much warmer and the weather much more consistent. 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 staff has started working and focusing our attention the past few weeks on the bunkers on the golf course. We are currently in the process of edging and checking for a uniform depth of sand throughout all of the bunkers, along with pack the faces on greenside bunkers to help eliminate shots sticking against the edge up high. When this process is finished, we will have added about 60 tons of additional sand to bunkers on the golf course and we think you will all notice a huge improvement.

New this year, we have added a dog -walking trail over to the right of #17 fairway. This walking trail will offer our members a nice opportunity to get out in nature and enjoy some exercise with their pets. Parking will be available at the tennis courts and the trail will begin on the west side of court number one. This new trail will be about a mile in length and will offer some nice panorama views of the golf course, the adjoining natural area and lake. It’s important to keep in mind that our honeybee hives are also in this same general area but they will not mess with you unless you mess with them… honeybees are very none confrontational and will not bother you or your dog unless they are provoked in some way.

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 application down by the 4th of July so that you are protected this fall. The best time to apply grub control is just before a rain event or irrigation cycle so that the product 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 feed on your turfgrass roots.

Please remember to do your part to keep GLCC special by fixing ball marks, filling divots, raking bunkers and keeping your carts 30 ft from the greens 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’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 and I can do to make your experience here at your club more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to call. See you on the course!

 

Best Regards,

Jesse Shaver