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Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 Whitemarsh Valley CC Member guest champions! Chuck Lynch & Bill Jeremiah(Bidermann GC)

     After 3 days of golf including (5) 9 hole matches and a very competitive practice round, the 2016 Whitemarsh Valley CC member guest concluded with a new champion team. Whitemarsh's Chuck Lynch and Bidermann GC member Bill Jeremiah won the shootout of flight winners to claim the top prize.
     Congratulations to Chuck & Bill and to all the flight winners of this member guest tournament.

2016 Member guest results!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New landscaping near the 1st tee.

Horticulturist Christian Horst showing off his new planting near the 1st tee.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Play for Pink tournament

Sod installed on #5 foward tee surface.

 
Pictured is Senior Asst. Superintendent Jerry Stockmal watering the newly installed Bentgrass sod on #5 forward tee. The tee should be available for play in about two weeks or when it is deemed rooted in properly for play. This tee will be a major improvement over the one it replaced. Enjoy! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New tee surrounds being sodded.

Would you put down new sod when the forecast temperature will be well into the 90's ? Well, we did it anyway...... the timing of this new tee pointed to the week of July 4th and with the help of the majority of the staff we put down almost 5,000 square feet of a Fescue\Bluegrass mix sod. Water was applied both before and after the sod work. Now the only thing left is the Bentgrass sod for the tee surface.

Monday, July 11, 2016

GOLF COURSE CLOSED TO ALL PLAY TODAY .

The golf course will be very busy during the next two weeks, we will take full advantage of the golf course being closed today. With that said, the course is completely closed today to all play (even after 12:00)

With a new tee you will need new irrigation.

With the new tee replacing the old outdated one, the irrigation system has to be updated for the change in shape and location. The previous irrigation had only one sprinkler with less than stellar coverage. Pictured above are our two assistant superintendents Jerry Stockmal and Jim Dennison placing the new sprinklers and pipe into the ground.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

#5 forward tee being shaped and surrounds graded.



The new tee will be almost 3 times larger than the one it is replacing. Also, it will be tabletop flat with a 1 percent slope from front left to back right.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The forward tee at #5 being rebuilt this week.

     During the last 28 years almost all the tees on the golf course have been rebuilt or modified. There are just a handful left and the forward tee at the 5th hole is one of them. We have secured a design plan from Andrew Green for placement and size. This picture is the beginning phase with the surrounding sod removed and fill soil being set in place. This tee will constructed out of native soil due to it's location in the flood plain.