Saturday, February 26, 2011

Golf course open for walkers only.  There will be a few temp cups   

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rain washes away snow.....we may be open this weekend with some temp greens! Will update Sat at 9:00 am. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Golf course status for this weekend Feb19 & 20

We had great weather this week with much snow melt. As of Friday afternoon there were a few greens that still had melting snow or melted snow running across. The range mats and putting green will be open but the golf course will be closed this weekend.

Range open from mats. Putting green also open. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The snow is melting, when can I play golf?

With the melting of the snow everyone is anticipating the golf course to open. But, in some cases it does not open on that warmer than usual 65 degree day in February. Why? There are a few reasons.
1) Until all the snow melts the melting snow acts the same as rain keeping the surface very wet. Remember in the winter months excess moisture is all run off and does not absorb into the soil.
2) The greens have been frozen solid for the last couple of months. It will take a few days of moderate weather to remove the frost layer.
3) There should not be any foot traffic on greens unless the greens thawed out completely and firm or frozen solid. Why is this? If the top ½” of the green is thawed out but the rest is still frozen the movement of the soil from foot traffic will shear the roots at that 1/2'” level. Most root growth occurs in the growing months of Oct, Nov, April and May. By reducing the roots the grass will not be adequate enough to tolerate the summer heat.

View of 2 green area at 11:00 am on Thursday   .

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Snow is melting ! Could spring be far behind?