A special thank you goes out to my amazing staff. They went through the third driest July in 18 years, they cleaned up the golf course after that massive storm in record time and their additional hours preparing the golf course for the August Invitational were very much appreciated. Thank you to the membership for your great comments and emails as well.
My equipment manager, Dave Ertl has been with me for 16 years, my assistant superintendent, Jon Lamb is in his 4th year and my project foreman, Dan Spoor has been with the club over 20 years. I have 6 seasonal full time April-November staff and five part time summer employees. Everyone on my team is very dedicated to the club, hardworking, and friendly. I had the dream team this summer and am very thankful.
In the upcoming weeks we switch gears a bit with back nine fairway aerification, then tee and collar aerification in September. Please see the aerification schedule below and posted on the club’s website. Again this fall we will not be aerifying our greens, just collars, tees and the back nine fairways. Also coming up will be our routine tree trimming, we’ll be starting on holes 8, 11, 12 and 17.
Fall Aerification Schedule
Back Nine Fairways – Starting 4:00 pm Sunday August 30
Continuing on Monday/Tuesday September 1 & 2
Men’s Tees – Wednesday September 9, 16, 23
Women’s Tees – Thursday September 3, 10, 17
Collars – Monday September 14, 21, 28
We will not be aerifying our greens this fall and this schedule will be subject to change pending the weather.