Well today was pretty much a wash but we still managed to get some things done before the rain drove us inside. Nick and I changed cups today on greens and pulled the temporary greens. With soil temperatures hovering around 37 degrees the root zone is completely void of frost, and although the plant is still dormant greens are okay to play on now. We managed to get a cut and roll on them. With greens open for play here’s what you can expect for the weekend. New cups and sticks have been placed on the greens. I ask that you fix your ball mark and one other. Tee markers have not been placed on the tees yet because we still have to roll them. Please tee it up on par 3’s. With the new fleet of carts arriving on Monday we have pulled the divot bottles and have them ready to go on the new carts next week. Please replace any divots. I have turned the water on to the washrooms on 4 and I ask that you do not use water from the fountains until we have purged those lines. There is still some cleanup that remains and we will finish that next week but this weekend come on out and enjoy your golf course and have fun.
Today with the winds howling around us we managed to finish rolling greens and put a first cut on them. Assistant Superintendent Nick Ciaccio and I marked greens for expansion then cut into the collar narrowing the collar to 21″. So for instance 12 is back to its original size two years ago. Nick also gave second assistant Dylan Coyne a run for his money on walkmowing greens today. Please look to our next update for when we’ll open greens for play.
Thank you for your patience.
The snow is slowly melting off here at the golf course. We will warm up later today but we will still be playing temporary greens. Our greens still have frost in them so we will continue to let them thaw out. Our focus continues to be course clean-up. While the crew was waiting on the frost this morning they were finishing up on our new tee markers. If you get a chance I know the perfect remedy for cabin fever.