Monday, June 26, 2017

June 16-17 Storm Damage

Below are just a few of the pictures I took from the storm that rolled through on the evening of June 16th.  FCO was hit with 2+ inches of rain along with 60-80 mph winds.  We lost a few trees that uprooted/snapped in half along with another 8-10 trees that will need to be removed due to extensive damage.  Drefs Tree Service got on property on Friday (23rd) to clean up the large trees and they are scheduled back in a few weeks to start cleaning out trees that have 'hangers' in them.  

I want to recognize my crew for their hard work to get the course cleaned up and playable WITHOUT shutting down the course.  Tee times were NOT even delayed on Saturday morning, so great work (like always) by my team!  Thank you to the membership for playing around my crew as we worked to get it cleaned up!  






Summer Grind


It's that time of year where the majority of Andy's time is spent checking and watering greens.  We use moisture meters throughout the day to monitor moisture levels in the greens profile.  This tool allows us to keep the greens at consistent percentages and takes the guess work out of the equation.  Weather pending, we're keeping the greens as consistent as possible on day to day basis.  So far, so good!   

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#9 Cart Path Project Complete!

The last 'open' project on the course is now complete!  Last week, Flinn Paving got the new path poured and overlayed.  Since we moved the stairs to the center of the tee, the round-about was moved to match up to the stairs. Once Flinn was finished, we graded out the old round-about and sodded it in.  As the sod takes hold, the area will be roped off for the time being.  Thank you for your patience in getting this wrapped up, but it was well worth the wait!


                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Saturday, May 27, 2017

New Tee Signs

Thank you to the very generous members and their families for their sponsorship of the new signs.  They have been updated to match the new scorecards and we've added the handicap for the hole on the sign.  There are still several signs available to sponsor, so contact Kevin for more information.  Thank you again for making this happen!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rough & High Traffic Aerification

With this stretch of wet/cool weather, it makes for perfect conditions to alleviate compacted/high traffic areas by using solid tines and aerifing them.  Andy is getting around the bunker complexes as well as cart path entrance/exits.  We're using 3/4" solid tines and going 2.5-3"  deep.  This makes a huge difference in turf quality, especially come mid summer.
                    

                    

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Greens Aerification


Monday we completed the daunting task of greens aerification.  We used 1/2" core tines and went on 1.5" spacing.  That tine size with tight spacing allowed us to remove just under 9% of material which is exactly what we were looking to accomplish.  Tuesday afternoon, we rolled (2x) and mowed greens to smooth them out and clean up excess sand on the surface.  Over the coming days, we will continue to roll greens which will keep them nice and smooth.  If the cool weather forecast holds true, the cool temps will slow down the recovery process, but the greens will be putting true regardless of the temps.

                                 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Clubhouse Landscape & Tee Path Cleanup

As spring rolls on, my crew remains extremely busy not only maintaining the golf course, but freshening up the landscape around the clubhouse and on the course.  The landscape beds on the course have been edged and re-mulched as well as the mulch paths on #4, #8, #13.  Everything is coming together just in time for some beautiful weather this weekend.  Be sure to thank the guys as you see them on the course for their hard work day in and day out.