Tuesday, March 31, 2015

When you are over 110 years get some special attention.

A tree crew was in to safety prune and even out branching on this Red Oak by the 1st tee. This tree is one of two remaining trees that lined the driveway to the estate home of George C. Thomas jr
that became the original clubhouse for Whitemarsh Valley CC.
With a clubhouse and concrete on one side and the 1st tee on the other, it is a tough balancing act between turf condition and tree health.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

WVCC will have a restroom on the golf course in 2015.

This picture shows the base installation of the new restroom facility for the golf course. After the base section is secured, the top section will be attached. This facility is waterless but will provide upscale look and feel for those in need. After installation the surrounding area will be tastefully landscaped to screen the view of the structure.  

Monday, March 23, 2015

Is this really March! And remember, only 5 days until the breakfast tournament.

This was the view we had on Friday March 20th. The golf course was open during the week and we were able to get carts out also. But.......with this snow event it has pushed back our efforts a little bit. Hopefully by the end of the week all the snow will be melted and we can start the 2015 golf season!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursdays slush removal.

A day after the initial clearing and we are making headway. The snow and slush are now being tossed over the ridge line around the green so this melted snow does not drain back onto the green.

Helping out #11 green.

Doug Miller, Jerry Stockmal and John Fleming using plastic snow shovels to help clear the snow and ice from the 11th green. This green slopes towards the north so it does not benefit from the direct exposure to the sun. Every day the snow and ice melts on the back of the green and runs down the front to drain. The problem is that every evening that same water draining down the green and freezes on the green surface. This will go on day after day until all the snow has melted on the back of the green. Each day in the afternoon our guys encourages this process by moving the slush off the sides of the green. This will reduce the total amount of water melting onto the green and hopefully hasten it's opening.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Remember: just 23 days until the breakfast tournament