Wednesday, December 2, 2009

May 2008

From the Golf Course

I know it has been a very long winter for many of you and we hope to be out on the golf course as soon as the weather allows us to be.

Due to all of the ice and the very wet and vulnerable turf conditions we are not going to allow any play on the “winter course” this spring.

Now, to update you on the current golf course conditions. As you can see from the following photos many areas on the course are still covered in ice and melting snow. We need several days of warm weather to finish melting this cover and then we need more warm days to get the frost out of the ground for us to open up.

The good news is that we have seen very little damage to the turf so far. We have not been able to look under too many of the green covers but the ones that we have seen like they have faired pretty well.

As for our other projects; we were able to finish the Back 9 irrigation on the south course fairways. We have poured the final wall on the golf cart storage project. We have a little more concrete work once the frost is out of the ground and then we will start landscaping that area. We have removed the old cart bridge on #8 south and next week we will be pouring footings for the new bridge and then start to deck to deck it. As part of the Iowa Grille renovation we are installing some underground grease traps on the north side of the clubhouse. Once installed, we will be laying sod in that area and doing some additional landscaping.

Thanks again for your patience and we hope to be out hitting the golf ball very soon.

Rick Tegtmeier