Wednesday, April 1, 2020

FYI 1-24-20

Golf Maintenance Board Report

·         The cold weather has not had a negative impact on the appearance of the turf grass; which is a great thing! However, it has slowed growth down causing recovery on divots, ball marks and damage from cart traffic to be considerably slower.

·         The golf course received many compliments from participants in the Men’s Member/Guest event. I thanked my entire staff for their efforts and especially for half my staff their willingness to work over 18 days without a day off.

·         Compliments specifically to David Forrey, our Assistant Superintendent, for his amazing efforts for Copperleaf. His broad knowledge on almost all things is so helpful to me and the Copperleaf Community. Construction, irrigation, electrical, equipment, agronomy; the list goes on. Without his efforts and attention to detail, the Maintenance Department would not be as successful as it is today. If you see him out on the golf course, please be certain to thank him for his efforts and dedication to Copperleaf.

·         I have purchased 25 new well lights to make improvements to the front entrance landscape lighting. 5 of them will be installed within 3 weeks in-house with the remaining lights installed in the May time frame by an electrical contractor. At present time, all lights are working as scheduled and all have the same light bulb installed making the appearance consistent.

·         Sodding of the nursery area at golf maintenance was completed Friday and the area looks great. Compliments to my staff for their extra efforts in installing sprinklers, wires, drainage and cleaning up the entire area. It will be a great test and training area once it matures in a few months.

·         Tina Fry has been attending an online turf management class this year. She is excited to be learning new methods and ideas on turf management and I look forward to her applying her new education to benefit Copperleaf.

·         The Osprey have knocked down the camera near their nest. It is currently hanging by the power cable. I will be borrowing a lift from La Jungla to remount the camera next week. They remain very active as they continue to build their nest.

·         I will be attending the Golf Industry Show – GIS, in Orlando next week. It is the annual Superintendent conference hosted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association. Green Committee Chairman, John Rehder, has been invited to attend the Trade Show on Wednesday. I hope he can make it up to Orlando.

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