The long and cold winter is coming to an end! The team has begun the shift to spring and summer maintenance. The changing of the seasons is always an exciting time around the maintenance shop as we get a chance to focus on different parts of the golf course and different daily tasks. Over the past few weeks we have wrapped up our winter projects and have start on spring maintenance.
This winter we had great weather for projects. The ground was frozen for long stretches and we did not get bogged down with too much snow. Our early focus was on tree maintenance, removing dying trees, pruning trees for their health and adding trees where needed. As the ground softened and spring approached we shifted our attention to bunkers and drainage. The green-side bunker on 5 and 15 were redone and we are working on the chain of pot bunkers on 18 now. We hope to have them finished in early April. Fairway sand channel drainage was added to wet areas on 2, 4, 6, and 15.
This past weeks warmness has gotten us preparing the golf course for play. The team buttoned up projects, making sure areas have been cleanup and disturbed areas seed or sodded. The bunkers are getting their edges freshen up and sand distributed or added as needed. We have begun with mulch and flowers around the clubhouse. Next week we will be focusing on getting the greens ready for play. Soon, the golf course accessories will be going back out on the course too!
We cannot wait to see all of you back on the course in the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.