Spring is here and the roller coaster ride of temperatures has begun. This week has highs in the 70’s for a few days, but also highs in the 40’s. Most of the flowering trees have broken dormancy, but hopefully the cold snap won’t ruin all the flowers!
The maintenance department has finally joined the 21st century! Over the winter we installed a new phone line to replace the old broken one. We now have an upgraded voicemail and internet at the shop. The phone number remained the same 417-725-4642; however, we have a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the golf course. This upgrade will allow me to communicate with the membership much easier than before.
It has been a busy late winter on the golf course this year. The good weather has allowed us to work out on the course more than normal. We have removed multiple trees that were causing shade and root problems for the turf. Allowing more sunlight into the shaded areas will help the turf conditions improve. Some areas will need sod; however, we will wait until the Bermuda-grass greens up to determine which areas to sod. The stumps that have been left behind are scheduled for removal on April 4th. This is a rather messy process and requires good weather and solid ground to complete. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and allow us to finish the job sooner than later!
Greens aeration is scheduled for March 28th and 29th. We will complete 9 holes each day. The opposite 9 holes will remain open for play. This is a necessary evil to keep the greens in good condition throughout the entire year. My crew and I appreciate your cooperation during this process.
I am looking forward to a great 2016 season! So far the weather has been great. Hopefully, that trend will continue though out the year.
See ya on the course!