Saturdays snow storm put a 2" blanket of snow on the golf course. But as you can see it has been melting a bit since then. Happy New Year to everyone!
Monday, December 24, 2012
The drainage project that was completed in the spring has been a great success for the golf course. Since the spring, many of the improvements have paid dividends many times during our 2012 golf season. I am am hard pressed to remember any days this year that the golf course was actually closed to play. Between the greens drainage installation and the low hole grading changes, we were able to have the property available to the membership.
But, does this mean we will never flood again? As the pictures show from Friday we will flood from time to time. As the lowest topographic area for miles WVCC will bear the burden of the Wissahickons wrath.
The following are improvements that we can count on:
1) Excess water will drain off the golf course faster.
2) Water drains off the 13th, 14th and 15th fairways now rather than draining on to them.
3) The golf course will open back up for play sooner.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
It has been a concern of some members over frost and the subsequent delays causes by frost. There is a great video at USGA.org that explains what happens to grass when frost effected turf is walked on or driven across.
The management at WVCC makes every effort to get our members on the golf course as quick as possible. A couple of suggestions have come up like....Why don't we shotgun players off when the frost is melted? When a decision is made to allow players to go off the 1st hole because at that moment the 1st and 2nd holes are frost free (the greens at 4,8 and 11 are still in full shade and may not see the sun for an addition half hour) and when the golfers reach number three it is also frost free. It may take an hour or so before all the holes can be deemed frost free.
So please be patient on those frosty mornings knowing that we have your golfing enjoyment as our top priority.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
The grounds staff is near completion of irrigation removal at the 2nd green. This work needs to be done not only to update the 26 year old pipe and sprinklers, but also to refine the irrigation coverage of the green and surround. All the work is being done in house on both the removal and new installation after the area is graded.