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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Course Update and Rarely Seen Fisher!

Aerification of our greens is complete! We have some fine tuning to do as far as topdressing, but all greens are open. I am hoping that we get the forecasted rain and some warmer temperatures in the following days to facilitate healing and Creeping Bentgrass seed germination. We appreciate your patience while we finish preparing the greens for an awesome season. Remember, aerification is the most beneficial cultural maintenance practice we perform every season. While the next couple of weeks may be a bit of a sacrifice in playability, it also secures our ability to maintain optimum playing conditions during the "Prime" season.

We are continuing the bunker repairs and will be sodding some surrounds soon.

Things are really shaping up!

I had the pleasure and luck to see something I've never seen before on the course in my thirty years at the Farms CC, a Fisher (also commonly known as a Fisher Cat). Please understand that I took the following pictures with my phone and I was far away!

In front of #7 green

On the run

Yes, still going

He/She running back into the orchard behind #7 green
I'm blessed to be so lucky to see this kind of rare wildlife on the course! Fishers are rarely seen because they are nocturnal and quite shy. Check out the following link from CT DEP...

Fisher in CT

Here is a photo I found on the Internet. Pretty Cool!!!