I created this blog to give the membership an insight to the Field Club maintenance department. We are a 'behind the scenes' operation, so this is intended to fill that void and inform you on what progress is being made on a daily to weekly basis.
Friday, we removed a total of 14 trees along the fence line/walking trail. They were removed to allow more sunlight and airflow to the green. At 4 pm on Friday, the green was still in full sun for the first time it it's life! In a few weeks, we will plant five new trees to help fill in that open void. We will select a smaller tree that will not affect the airflow/sunlight issue. To view each picture in larger format, you can click each one and that will blow it up so you can see it better.
HUGE thank you to the Ladies Golf Association for their generous donation which allowed us to install a new landscape bed behind #7 green. Over the next year, these bushes (boxwoods) will blend together and we will maintain them as the FCO logo. These projects are fun to compete as it adds a new dynamic to the course. Thank you ladies!
I know we haven't seen many nice warm and calm days yet, but according to the weather channel it's going to be a warm start for spring. From everything that I've seen, it's looking like it will remain 'well above average' in temperatures throughout the summer months as well. Hopefully we can get some timely rains throughout the season to help aide in our water bill!
Irrigation work on a golf course is a never ending job. Over the past few years, we've spent a ton of time working and repairing the irrigation system to ensure that system is running correctly and efficiently. Here we removed the old quick coupler on the front right of #16 green and added a new sprinkler head and new quick coupler. The approach on #16 is a south facing slope which causes it to dry out faster than others. This extra bank head will help us get the area the water it needs and will save us a lot of time hand watering it. Tip of the cap to my crew for their hard work and making this is quick project.