It’s right around this time of year that I break out of hibernation.  March madness kicking into full gear with conference championships, selection Sunday, and of course, The Players Championship.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen Sawgrass look so good even though they’ve had their challenges with the weather going into this weekend.  Last week, I heard from a few of our snow birds as well as some of you who ventured out before the snow set in on Friday, wondering what we’ve been up to and what we have planned for this season.   Last November, while the weather was still agreeable, we picked up where we left off last winter by removing dead and dying trees.  Through very cold weather, covid, and removing snow to get to trees, we are about to hit our goal for the winter.  Currently, 90% of the stumps have been ground with a handful remaining to be removed in the next two weeks, depending on weather.  Of course, this means some major cleanup for our crew right from the start, but that work has already begun.  Once the cleanup of all tree work has been completed, shredded topsoil will be placed and then over-seeded.  Also, on the agenda this spring, once cleanup is complete, we will top off all the  bunkers with new sand.  Fortunately, we have had a good response from our employee advertisement, and the team has been put together to get these and other projects done this spring.  Looking at the forecast for this week, I will be bringing in a few more of the lads to join the party.   As we get closer to the  golf course opening, and when we do open, please look to the website for frost delays.  I am so looking forward to this season and the warm weather and ask for your patience as we work through these projects this spring.

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