Golf Maintenance FYI
· This week has all been about watching the Tropics. Hurricane Dorian has been on the radar for the past 5 days and we have been watching it closely and making the necessary plans well ahead of time.
· We learned many things from Hurricane Irma with probably the most important lesson being that these storms are extremely unpredictable.
Although meant as a joke, this model shows the unpredictable nature of Hurricanes
· At present time there is no definitive path of the storm and so we are taking all precautions to ensure that the golf course and its assets are well protected. This includes providing enough time for our employees to prepare their own families and homes.
· All turfgrass was treated with a growth regulator to prevent excessive growth. We are predicted to receive over 5 inches of rain over the next 4 days. This rain could cause difficulties in mowing the turf grass next week.
· All basins have been inspected and cleared of debris. Basins prone to blockage have had a stake placed next to them so that the drain can be easily found and cleared to allow water to subside.
· All equipment has been filled with fuel and our large fuel tanks filled with both diesel and regular gas.
· All chainsaws have been inspected and tuned as well as spare blades and chains purchased.
· All rakes will be removed from the course Saturday morning followed by all flagsticks at the end of day Saturday.
· Sand has been purchased to use for members sandbags if needed.
· All fairways were top-dressed with sand to help with drainage
· Our staff have been fantastic this week in preparing the course and are here to help if needed.