As we bring 2012 to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the year that has past as we are always preparing for the future. The first thing that comes to mind when I think about 2012 is just a general sense of the huge strides forward that occurred on the course. While we were confronted with many set backs, (the unbelievable amount of clean-up/irrigation troubles/equipment concerns/etc.) I feel that every time we took a step back we took two in a positive direction. I hope that you, as our membership base, feels the same.
I would like to thank all the members who had kind words of encouragement, those who provided lunch for the crew on several occasions this year, those of you who did volunteer work, and just the overall feeling of appreciation for the work that was done.
I would also like to thank the ownership for the trust and financial support that they have put into myself, our turf and maintenance crew and our overall maintenance plan.
As we look forward to 2013, I am very excited for the new opportunities there will be to achieve exciting changes and improvements to the course. As mentioned, we are always planning for the future and I feel that it looks very bright.
Golf Course Superintendent
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This photo is of the original issue which we believed to be the existing drainage installed in the past. It appears to have been clogged or sealed over. There may also be a wet weather spring in this area. The entire flagged area, as seen in the photograph, was soggy wet and not able to be mowed.
We decided that the best plan of action was to install our own drainage system. The following photos are from that process. While we anticipate much more drainage to come in the future on this hole, we hope that this project will cure our worst area.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
This week we have accomplished the leveling of the forward tee on #16. The tee is now level from side to side in the direction that the hole is played. It has a 1% slope from back to front for the purpose of drainage. Here are some photos of the process.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Klint and Randy had the opportunity to witness one of the Stillmeadow Turf and Maintenance employees playing college football. Brian Mazzaro plays defensive back for Capital University. The following photo is from Saturdays game against Wilmington. Capital won 40-21.