Seasons Greetings from down in the valley. I have heard from some of you wondering if we have melted off down here but I assure you our golf course is still very much under snow. Nick and I are hoping for a thaw, but I’m not so sure with snow back in the forecast for Friday night into Saturday. Last week Santa came early. We took delivery on our new speed roller and greens aerifier. A big thank you the members and the Board for making this happen. Despite the amount of snow we managed to get down to the pump house last week and remove the number 3
pump and motor to be rebuilt over the winter. No easy task as you can tell from the photos but I’m relieved to have finally be able to get done. I would like to take this time thank all our members for a wonderful year and we look forward to making 2019 even better. Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe new year to you all.
Please be advised greens will be placed back in play immediately after deep tining Wednesday and Thursday and will remain open and very playable until the end of the season. Should you have questions please drop me a note.
So far this fall we have not experienced much in the way of fall color. With two frosts setting in last week I should think this week we may see the color change. By now you have seen or heard about the new Springville Country Club signs being installed. Today the masons removed the forms for the caps and Wednesday we will have the columns and signs installed. From concept to fruition this has been long anticipated and we are very excited to see it completed.
With the weather changing quickly on us and snow in the air, I have moved up by one week the deep tining of greens. Wednesday afternoon I have a contractor starting this soil relieving process of all greens and we will finish on Thursday. This is accomplished by using a machine that creates a 1/2″ x 9″deep hole every 4″. This process is important to exchange gases and increase the rate in which water percolates through the soil profile. These holes will remain open to allow this process to continue through the winter months. We will have “Hole Closed” signs at each Tee. Thank you for your patience.