Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wissahickon holding its own at 10:45 am Monday.

Preparing for Sandy!

We have gone through our pre-storm checklist to bring in, re-locate and secure any golf course items that may be damaged during the storm. Keep your fingers crossed!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Please be carefull driving up hills the day after it rains!

If you are driving up a hill like #2 approach and your cart is spinning wheels.......please stop, back up and drive at less of a slope. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Does aerification work?

The lower sample has an aerification hole which allows roots to grow as deep as possible. The upper sample's roots are not as long since there isn't a channel for root growth.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weather for Saturday morning!

Caution: There may be a frost delay Saturday morning. Check with the golf shop for estimated golf course opening.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Why is the rough being stripped on the left side of #6 fairways?

The negative effect of our Bermudagrass eradication program is the thinning of the rough surrounding the fairway. We will be removing the thin turf and replacing with sod that is tolerant of chemical applications.

Painted areas on #4 fairway.

All the painted areas on #4 fairway have been treated with a non-selective herbicide. This should eliminate the Bermudagrass in those areas. In a few weeks, after a second application the area will be sodded.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A blast from the past.

This is a picture from 1998 of the WVCC grounds department. Of the 9 people in the picture, 5 are still at the club. Front row left to right: Jerry Stockmal -Sr. Assistant superintendent, Tony Gustaitis CGCS - Superintendent (skinnier with a lot more hair), John Connor- Superintendent Plymouth CC. Back row left to right: Joe Danner- US postal service, Mark Greer - past mechanic, Gary Farrer -23 years with WVCC, John Fleming 24 years with WVCC, Doug Miller - 22 years with WVCC and ?????. And of course "Nestle" the Lab.