We have been blessed with some amazing weather these last two weeks. And mother nature has not disappointed by sending some much needed rain. It has been great to see so many of our members playing our beautiful golf course daily. It has been another couple of busy weeks for our incredible maintenance team. Assistant Superintendent Nick Ciaccio set out on a mission with the lads to clear the bank surrounding the irrigation pond and pumphouse. Then if that wasn’t enough they also cleared all the under brush on the upper ridge on 12, 13 and 16 allowing more light and air movement on these holes. Strong work lads. Second Assistant Dylan Coyne put his skills to the test again by safely dropping 10 trees this past week. We will continue to drop and trim up trees these next couple while we have the lift. Cheryl and Libby have finished planting and have started mulching in all the beds around the clubhouse. Many thanks ladies it looks beautiful. A special thanks to Dave Pestka for buying the crew breakfast and lunch. A reminder that drinking fountains are not in operation as per NYS Health Dept guidelines. The fountain at the Schictel is on only becuse we have no way of turning it off and should only be used to fill water bottles. With another hot one in the forecast for next week I encourage you to grab a couple bottles from the halfway house or make sure you fill a water bottle before your round.
by bcoynespringville | Jun 27, 2020 | News, Superintendent's Blog | 5 comments
Why cut the high grass in a hazard where you know your ball is gone when it crosses the red line and not cut the high grass on 15 which is in bounds? More time spent looking for a ball not in a hazard than looking for a ball in one.
Hi Toni. This was a request by the board. They had asked for a ten foot wide band along the top, and wanted to get all cleaned up. Like other natural areas we will cut once or twice a year. Natural areas inbounds such as behind 10, or 15 as you mentioned I believe look I believe you get a free drop. Check with Dave. Thanks Tony
Hey Brianne,Just saying it seems to be the “norm” around the course the last few years with unmown “natural areas” popping up e.g. right 2green and 18 tee left of 13 and the formentioned 15 and 10. Yet we are now mowing hazards.Free drops? That’s great.
Thanks for the update. The course is in great shape
Thanks Bill, always a pleasure to see you and the lads out playing.