Sunday, December 20, 2015

Tree Spade Progress

Thanks to some generous donations from the membership here at Stillmeadow Country Club, we have generated the funds required to really transform the golf course.  This is being accomplished by the transplanting of native trees, found in the woods lines as well as trees that were identified in tall grass and brush areas. Many of these areas have been cleaned out over the last few years.  While some of the impact will be immediate, there is a lot to look forward to as these trees continue to mature over the years.  We are about half way done with the tree spading process as over 30 trees have been relocated thus far.  The following photos are some examples of the work that has been done so far.  I would like to mention that some tracking has occurred from the machinery.  However, I feel that the damage is primarily cosmetic and that the benefit to the course of moving these trees is well worth the temporary tracking that has occurred.

Thank you,

Klint Ladd
Golf Course Superintendent

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Latest Happenings

The recent warm temperatures have allowed the Stillmeadow Turf and Maintenance crew, along with the help of a couple contractors, to complete a variety of task while continuing to keep the golf course playable.  The following are pictures of the mentioned work in progress.

Stump Grinding

Bunker Drainage Work

 Dead Ash Tree Removals

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Drainage Projects: 18 Tee Surround and 2 Fairway

Last week we were able to install two much needed drainage systems.  The first spot addressed was the usual wet spot to the left of the cart path across from 18(white) tee box.  The other was the notorious wet spot in #2 fairway.  We are excited to not have to deal with these two areas on a daily or weekly basis as well as the #2 fix adds the bonus of improved playability on that hole!