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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Poor Weather Slows Aerification & Tree Work

Weather conditions have been less than ideal this week. Clouds, fog and heavy rain have limited our progress on the course. I'm looking forward to the sunshine predicted for Thursday and Friday. We will be very busy the next two days finishing the aerification process on the greens. Aerification and overseeding is complete. Topdressing is the step that has been most limited by the weather. Topdressing sand needs to be dry for us to properly complete the task. Our goal is to have all the greens completed by late Friday.

The tree company has also been slowed due to weather but has made daily progress. They are using a bucket truck and a climbers to work their way through the pine trees. Wet ground conditions will play a major role in their ability to maneuver heavy equipment around the course in the coming days. We have already had two inches of rain since yesterday. There is significant work to perform in every pine tree and quality is the priority. They have removed the fallen tree at the tennis courts so the fence company can make the repairs as soon as possible.

Course supplies continue to be put on the course. Sand, soil and seed mix will be put on the course as soon as temperatures reach the desired levels to promote proper germination.

I look forward to seeing everyone Friday night at the Opening Day Reception!

Chris Drags the Topdressing Sand on #2 Green
Chris, Julius & Ron Dimple Seeding The Practice Green
Bucket Truck Working Between #1 Green & #2 Tee

Climber Works in White Pine Behind #1 Green