Monday, August 3, 2015

Storm Damage Photos

Entrance drive Norway spruce

It just missed the 1/2 way house

Ladies tee on 17

Massive debris on 18 green, everything looked like this on Monday morning.

Massive spruce tree fell from the property edge towards the right entrance pillar.

The dead end sign at the entrance.

From the property edge

Left of 2 fairway

The scoreboard project continued this morning.

Called in the pros to help with the big stuff.  The will be set up in the parking lot for a few days.

Left of 2 fairway

Monday, July 20, 2015

Club Championship Prep

This morning we used our drag mat to stand the grass up just before we mowed greens.  This really helps create a true and pure surface as we start prepping the greens for this week's club championship tournament.

The left of this picture is after it was brushed, the right it was mowed. 

We really removed a lot of grass off of the greens today.  I may brush again tomorrow morning pending green speeds later today.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bug Spray & Turf Damage

The pictures below are what happens to the grass when you spray bug repellent on your legs while standing on the grass.  The alcohol in the spray burns the leaf tips of the grass.  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Around the Club

Calvin and the golf shop set up a really fun putting course for the Ladies Invitational to enjoy before their 12:00 start last Tuesday.

Many of the ladies teams had matching outfits, the theme was "Celebrate".
Morning sky over 15 green.

Sunrise over 15 green.

Jordan mows 11 green as the fescue shines in the sun.

We positioned this 1915 Ford Model T (yes it runs) in perfect view just before the start of our Centennial Celebration.  Did you know that the gas pedal is on the left and the brake is on the right?

This is the correct way to take divots on the range tee.

This is the incorrect way to practice on the driving range tee.  This is a massive void that will still be recovering in two months.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Centennial Bunker Stamp

We unveiled our new centennial bunker stamp during last weeks hickory stick twilight.  We made 2-3 stamps per bunker.

We'll continue to use the stamp during the club's big events all year.  

Monday, June 8, 2015

Michigan Golf Hall of Fame - 2015 Inductee Scott Hebert

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The day started with a golf outing on Katke Golf Course at Ferris State University, I played with other representative from the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association.  Also paired with each group was a Ferris State student from the Professional Golf Management program.

Here is Scott's official plaque.  The new location for the Michigan Hall of Fame is now at Ferris State.  Construction of the new facility starts in the spring of 2016.

Scott is in the Hall of Fame with Michigan legends like Walter Hagen, Tommy Armour, Randy Erskine, Lynn Janson and the late Calvin Peete.

Scott's wife Lori gave a wonderful introduction of Scott then he took the mic.

Congratulations Scott!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Few More Pictures

The Club's first golf carts.

Socializing on the deck.  Update; thanks to current member Barb Gillen for the names of these members.  Her mom, Jean Bensley is the women on the left. Next to her is Caroline McCleary and Paul Schneider's dad (also Paul) is next to Caroline. Across from Paul is his wife Mary Lou.

The Original Clubhouse and a Member on the First Tee.