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.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Centennial Clock Installation Photos

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Our Centennial Clock installation last week went very well!   Thank you to everyone who participated in this voluntary campaign for our Centennial Celebration.

There is still time to participate in the Centennial Celebration set for Friday, June 19, 2015.  For further information contact Jennifer at the Club.


Monday, September 22, 2014

9/22/14 Update

The green committee has decided to replant 12 cherry trees on the right of #3.  Last year's record cold winter was rough on our cherry tree orchard, we lost all 54.

There are photos of holes 3, 12 and 15 being all cherry and apple trees.  They are also such large part of our regional culture and in our logo, the committee wanted to give it another try on a new set of trees, they were planted on Friday.

This week will continue aerifying our front nine fairways.  Monday will be holes 1, 3 and 8.  Tuesday will be 5 and 9.  No aerification on Wednesday with the closing ladies day event.  On Thursday will hopefully finish with hole #6.

Last week the entrance drive landscape lighting was installed and if you haven't seen it, it really looks great.  We'll finalize that project this week.

Also this week we will be catching up on our rough mowing, mowing down our fescue areas and general course maintenance.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fungus Test

I thought I would throw out a little test this week on the blog.

Can you identify this rare fungus damage on 13 fairway?  It shows up year after year.

Here is a picture standing a little further back.

This one is on 5 tee and it likes to show up in wooded areas.  

Here is the same area with someone standing in the middle of the dead grass.   
It's not a fungus......the dead grass is from applying bug spray on your legs while standing on a tee or fairway.  The alcohol in the aerosol can is what burns the grass as it settles to the ground.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Weekly Update and a 300 Gallon Sprayer Video

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This week on the golf course we are topdressing the greens with sand, we do this every three weeks.  We are also spraying our greens and fairways with our routine fertilizer, fungicide and wetting agents.  All of the products that we spray on the golf course are extremely safe when sprayed at the label rates.  We spray our greens and fairways every two weeks and our tees monthly.  Normally we’ll spray a fairway tank on the back nine Sunday morning then finish the other 3 tanks Monday morning when the course is closed until 11:00.  We spray our greens on Monday or Tuesday morning every other week. 

Also this week, we’ll start our invitational prep work by weeding the landscape beds around the clubhouse and on the course, finish edging the last 3 of our 37 bunkers and finish trimming the fairway sprinkler heads.  

The weather this week looks perfect for golf; we have the ladies’ and men’s senior club championship coming up and be sure to sign up for the Big Hole twilight on Friday.  We set the course up Friday afternoon with our large 8 inch cups.

Here is a short video of our fairway sprayer in action.


The 8 inch cup!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Steaks, Sodding & Artwork

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The new senior tee on 4 is nearly completed.

Thank you to Chris Rogers, Dan Johnkoff, Eric Guttenberg, Brad Gelbaugh & Darren Hinsenkamp for attending our annual steak cookout.

Steaks, steaks and more steaks.

A little Golf Shop artwork for the blog this week too.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Wildlife this Morning

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Five baby turkeys on 8 tee this morning.

Right after I saw the baby turkeys, I ran into this big fella in the rough on 11.

These fox photos on 14 are not from this year but two members have told me that they have seen a fox on the course again this summer.