Wednesday, March 29, 2017

If you are wondering why the pond at #14 is so low.

     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

Wednesday March 22nd 4:30 pm

Most of the snow has melted away but we still have some stubborn material in the shady areas. With a forecasted warm day for Saturday, we have decided to go a head with the breakfast tournament.

Tuesday March 21st 4:30 pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Doing what we can!

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

Whitemarsh Valley CC "Blast from the past"

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.

Snow status Tues. March 20th 4:00pm

     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."