Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mid-Winter Update

At this stage of the winter, there really isn't much to update other than that there hasn't been much of a winter, at least as far as very cold temperatures and snowfall is concerned.  We, the grounds department, have been very busy finishing our planned tree work, rebuilding equipment, refurbishing course supplies and putting our agronomic plans together for the upcoming season. Greg Stump and I are working on a plan to continue promoting our certification with the Audubon Society and hope to have some big news to announce in the spring. In my opinion, it could actually be argued that the winter is the most important time of the year for us because it lays the foundation for what we hope will be a very successful season.

Some other quick updates on what else has been happening:

The construction of the cell tower continues to move forward.  A completion date has not been determined, but, from the looks of things, it isn't too far away.

Fencing is now around the lease space

Some of you have asked how Mulligan is doing.  Rest assured, he has the shop protected from any unwanted intruders.  That is if he feels like getting up.

One last note:  For those of you that like to come out and cross-country ski when the snow is on the ground, we would prefer that you stick to the Audubon trails on the eastern part of the property.  Trail maps are available in the Main Office.  If you feel the need to ski on the course, PLEASE stay off of all greens, tees and fairways.  This will lessen the potential for damage to our fine turf areas.  Thank you.

That's it for now.  Keep checking back for more updates and have a great rest of the winter.
(FYI: Long term forecasts are  predicting a big drop in temperatures and an increase in precipitation, so we will continue to watch closely).

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