Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Please keep you cart on the path at all times!
Due to heavy rain that just ended (1"), there will be no carts this morning. The golf course will be checked again at 9:00 .
Friday, August 4, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Golf carts these days are faster and designed to turn sharper than the old ones. Please remember as you are looking for the sprinkler with the yardage to the green, do not turn the cart too sharp. This donut " as they say in the business" will be with us for a couple of weeks. With the temperatures in the 90's everyday this week the grass will have problems recovering from this kind of damage.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Grounds department asst. superintendent bids farewell to Whitemarsh Valley CC.
With a bit of remorse but full of pride we bid Jim Dennison farewell from Whitemarsh Valley CC. He has tendered his resignation to accept the golf course superintendent’s position at Carroll Valley Golf Course at Liberty Mountain Resort near Gettysburg, PA.
Jim is a graduate of the Penn State Turfgrass management program and after stints at Centre Hills Golf Club in Pa and Winged Foot Golf Club he started working at WVCC in the spring of 2011.
During his tenure at the club he was a big help during the flood plain & bunker project taking charge of different construction chores. His fingerprints are on the new irrigation that we have installed over the past seven years. As part of the management team for the grounds the hours that he has logged to benefit the club did not go un-noticed. His professionalism, dedication and positive attitude will be hard to replace.
Jim’s last day at WVCC will be Friday May 5th. If you see him around the club don’t hesitate to say good bye and good luck in his new position.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
We will start aerating greens on Monday April 17th. Hopefully this task will be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday April 19th. In the spring we will use tines that make a .4"inch wide hole 3.5 inches deep. The spacing between hole will be 1.75 inches apart.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
We will be starting fairway aeration today. During the process there may be signs saying that the hole is temporarily closed (2 hours + or -) . If there is not a sign, the hole may be played.....Please remember to keep an eye out for the ground staff and make sure they know you are hitting.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The week of April 3rd we have contracted a company to add bentonite to some of the areas of the pond to help seal it. Once the process is complete we can start filling and hope for the water level to stay at the proper level. During the past summers the level of the pond can drop 2" a day, this is why we are having this done.
The only source to fill the pond is by our irrigation pumps through the piping installed for this purpose.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
At this time I am not sure if the course will be open for the breakfast tournament on Saturday. But, we are doing our best to prepare. Doug, Gary and John are seen here shoveling the snow off the back of the 11th green. This green slopes towards the north and does not get direct sunlight in the early spring. By doing this hopefully the run off of the melting snow will not go across the green.
Monday, March 20, 2017
This picture is from 1990 when we were removing Bermudagrass from the fairways and going to Perennial ryegrass as a fairway turf. The amazing part of the picture is the amount of trees on both sides of the fairways. True separation of gold holes.
View of our northern facing part of the golf course as of 4:00pm. There was significant melting today and with a warmer day tomorrow there should be more.
Everyone is asking about Saturday's scheduled breakfast tournament and as of right now it is still up in the air.
The motto to live by:
" Melting snow is like rain all day, but your hair isn't getting wet."
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A large Sycamore tree along Whitemarsh's 5th hole was removed a few weeks ago due to safety concerns.
The top picture shows the difficult approach to the tree. Each section of wood was dropped into the creek then pulled out to be removed.
The lower photo shows the condition of the supporting structure of the tree. The cavity was evident in all the wood that was dropped. This was a removal that was needed and the timing was right. I know I can sleep better at night......if this action was not taken now, the tree would of probably fall over member guest week.