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It is my intention to give the readers a better understanding of what we do to maintain The Farms Country Club's 18 hole championship golf course and grounds.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Storm Alfred Shows His Teeth!

COURSE CLOSED!

What else can Mother Nature throw at us this year! It took us a while to even get to the maintenance facility this morning. We had a tree down in the driveway and had to clear it before we could get the plow truck out. The maintenance staff is well on their way to getting the clubhouse plowed and open for business.
We have power!!!
Marshall cuts big branch so Ed can clear lot

Chris clears heavy snow from carport area

No Carts Today!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Golfer / Postman Pledge???

"Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Snow, Nor wife's "Honey-do" List Shall Keep us From  Our Appointed Round."


Bergmark, Tyler, Villecco, Wood
These guys got game!!!

I guess this storm will not start as rain after all!
12:50 pm... Looks Like I'll be Plowing Soon!

Winter Storm Warning in October?

WHAT ARE WE IN FOR?
Storm Benedict
I'm hoping we don't have a run on roof rakes today! There is a winter storm warning in effect from now until tomorrow morning due to the unprecedented, forecasted six to ten inches of snow...


Get your round in early today! We are open and the course is in great shape!

The course will re-open as soon as the snow melts and ground conditions are acceptable!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Maintenance Staff Goes Fishing After Tournament Starts!

The maintenance staff has some die-hard fishermen. A few of them decided to hit the Naugatuck River on Friday afternoon after preparations for the Men's 2-day Member Guest were completed. They kept sending me pictures and video of their successful afternoon. The river was recently stocked with salmon and these guys know how to catch them!

Andy

Marshall
video
Chris

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We Are Aerifying Tees

We are aerifying tees this week. We hope to have the front nine completed today. Tomorrow's forecast is for rain so we are unsure of how much more we will be able to accomplish by week's end. The Men's 2-Day Member Guest starts on Friday, so we will be shifting gears toward preparations.

Chris aerifies #1 tee with 1/2 inch tines

Andy loads the hopper in the staging area

Andy spreads topdressing sand on #18 tee