Monday, April 13, 2015

New Aerification Technology

This week on the golf course we are trying out some new “aerification” technology on our greens. This new machine pokes three needles into the green and forces air into the root zone with very little surface disruption, it’s called Air2G2. After the air injection the needles lift up, you move the machine forward and do it again. 

Click here to see the 30 second video from 12 green.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Opening Details and a Great Article

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The golf course will open for the season on Wednesday, April 8th at 11:00.  All 18 holes will be ready.

Obviously I can't run this operation by myself.  A big part of the success of our golf course conditions are my Assistant Superintendent, Jon Lamb.  Jon is starting his forth year with me and I am fortunate to have him on my staff.  Get to know Jon a little better by reading this great article about him in our statewide publication, Course Conditions.  

Jon's Article in MiGCSA

Monday, February 16, 2015

Arnie's Presence at Hagen's Reception in 1967

Arnie's trade mark umbrella was on his jet in 1967.

Arnie's army lands at Cherry Capital Airport but did you know that the first airport in Traverse City was just west of Veterans Drive?

Arnie with Warren Orlich

We have all seen this group picture before but this is little different angle and view of Hagen with his feet up.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Original Stock Certificate 1920

Here is a copy of one of (#108) the original $100.00 stock certificates from 1920.

10 of the original 25 investors in 1925 on what is now our second green. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cross Country Trail Update

With the mild temperatures last week and with no recent snow fall, we will not be grooming the cross country ski trail until we get a measurable amount of fresh snow.  Many areas are bare and down to the grass.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cross Country Update

Cross Country Trail #10The cross country trail is open for the season, come on out and enjoy the golf course in the winter!

We groom the trail Monday, Wednesday and Friday before noon. The trail starts near the bag drop and is a one mile flat loop. For you snow shoe enthusiasts come out and enjoy our 137 acres of property but please don’t snow shoe on the trail. Be sure to check out the view of West Bay from the end of the driving range.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Oak Tree Next to 18 Green

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On Monday, our tree company started taking down an oak tree that was hit by lighting back in 2002.

On Tuesday, the remainder of the wood was cut up.  I counted 141 rings.

A third of the base was soft and rotten and there was no bark on the entire east side of the tree.