I have been reviewing the long range forecast closely and it shows a significant change in the weather pattern. By late in the week we will consistently see low temperatures in the twenties and highs in the low to mid forties. There is even a chance for light snow and mixed precipitation.
We will begin preparing the greens for closing on Monday. The last step in our “winterizing” process is the application of a heavy topdressing. Once this protective blanket of sand is applied, the greens will be closed for the season.
The course will remain open with temporary greens being used in the fairways. Frost/freeze delay procedures will remain in effect each morning. If there is frost or frozen ground, play will be delayed. The use of carts will still be allowed as long as ground conditions are not prohibitive.
It’s critical to protect the greens in the winter months. Damage sustained in the off-season can affect the health and playability for months the following season.
Thank you for understanding and supporting the maintenance staff while we protect one of The Farms Country Club’s most important assets.