Thursday, March 19, 2015

     Just like ball-marks on greens, it’s important that fairway divots are repaired immediately and done correctly.  Too often the divots are not being repaired at all or way too much sand is being used to fill the divot.  When the sand is mounded, it is difficult to determine where the divot begins or ends and can create an unfair lie if your ball comes to rest next to it.  Secondly, when we mow the fairways the sand gets into the reels and it dulls the blades.
     The best way I have found to repair bermuda grass divots is to chop in the edges of the divots with your club and use very little sand to fill in the void.  If done correctly, most of the time the repair doesn’t need any sand at all and typically the divot is unnoticeable once completed.
     If everyone starts to follow these instructions, our issues with divots will begin to improve relatively quickly.  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Time Change this Weekend & Practice Area Aerification

The short game area and the small putting green will be closed starting today for aerification.  The short game area will re-open next weekend.

Daylight savings time starts this weekend so our clocks will be advancing forward one-hour Saturday night. Due to the later sunsets, the range will be closing at 6 PM starting on Tuesday instead of the typical 5 PM it’s been throughout the last few months.

Regards,

Shane Roth
Director of Golf Operations

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Aerification Update & Driving Range Closure

Just a reminder, the south is closed today through Thursday due to aerification on greens, tees and rough.  Same process as the north course, although we will be aerifying the rough in addition and expecting to finish with the rough by Friday. Once the rough is mowed, the aerification will not be noticeable. 

Driving range will be closing this week starting Wednesday to repair the nets on both sides of the range. Estimated time of completion is Monday March 2nd.  During the range closure, the short game area and the putting greens will be available for practice. Once the range re-opens we will then aerify the short game area and the small putting green.

We greatly appreciate your patience.

Regards,

Shane Roth
Director of Golf Operations