Golf Maintenance FYI
· The golf course is looking very good as we approach the Club Championship weekend. The warmer weather has slowed the green speed down a little due to continued growth. To combat this, the greens were verti-cut and mowed this morning and will be mowed and double rolled on Saturday and Sunday. The greens remain in excellent health.
· The golf course will be fertilized next week to continue to replenish nutrient levels and to combat the excessive play.
· The maintenance building project is nearing completion. The temporary trailer will be removed on March 8 and we expect to be relocating into the building permanently toward the end of February. The A/C units were completed and turned on today and the drop ceiling will be completed over the weekend. I hope to have a Building Committee meeting down there next week. David Forrey continues to impress with his dedication to this project to ensure nothing gets missed or left out.
· Tees, Fairways and Approaches will be sprayed with liquid fertilizer next week to help maintain their excellent quality.
· Our Bermudagrass Mite issue persists although there have been significant improvements to the affected areas. We have been spraying 10 acres of turf weekly to keep on top of any insect outbreaks. So far, we have been successful in keeping the mites in check.
· All bunkers, basins and cart paths were edged this week in preparation for the Club Championship.
· Tina Fry and I will be working this weekend along with several volunteers above and beyond the normally scheduled employees to complete the final details before the Club Championship.
· Pine straw will be installed to the golf course on March 18 prior to the Member Classic in April.
· New annual flowers are scheduled to be installed the week after Easter.
· The ladies appreciated the pink cups and flagsticks, the breast cancer flags and the pink tee markers for their event on Thursday. Thank you to Tina Fry for always wanting to “do more” for these events.
· I have been in contact with Ajax Paving, the contractor that completed the road overlay in 2011. There is an issue with the asphalt “raveling”, or basically failing, at the end of Carraway Lakes. Ajax wants to fix the problem which could mean milling and overlaying that section of the road again. I will keep you posted.
· Overall, everything continues to look good throughout the community. The weather has been spectacular, and my staff are working well together, and this shows out on the golf course. We are all anxious to have the building and new asphalt completed in the coming weeks.
· Al Daniels had successful Gall Bladder surgery this week and hopes to return in a week or so. Roman Gomez was away for two days tending his partner that had a rushed kidney stone operation. He plans to stop in on Saturday to check the greens mowers quality of cut prior to the last day of the Club Championship. His efforts are always appreciated.
· An interesting thing that I did this morning was to have staff members take photos of work they are proud of and send them to me. It was great to see photos of perfectly raked bunkers, straight mow lines on greens and striped fairways.