Tee to Green: September 2019

First off, I would like to acknowledge my team, many of whom have put in extra hours and shifts to provide the great golf course conditions this summer. The labor market has been challenging to say the least, but we are proud of all our accomplishments this season.

As we wrap up the final tournaments of 2019, our focus turns to fall aerification and projects. Daily course preparation is still our number one priority, but we will also start several important fall practices after the Ladies’ Pinecone Classic. Thank you for your patience as we complete these while the weather still provides for quick recovery.

With our reduced staffing levels, we ask for your help when it comes to course care. Your increased help with bunker, divot and ball mark repair will allow us to be more productive and efficient during the fall months. When it comes to divot repair, we would prefer the divot to be replaced if it has soil attached (Do not add sand before replacing the divot) The sand and seed mix should only be used if the divot falls apart and is not worth replacing. Thank you in advance for your help and attention.

Finally, I would like to give a quick shout out the members who came out to fill unrepaired divots prior to the Mirror Pond Invitational. With the help of Scott Hakala, we were able to round up a great group with short notice!

We appreciate your support and will see you on the course!

Scott Moffenbeier
GCSAA Greens Superintendent

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