A Fish Story

It's o"fish"ial !!  We have stocked the irrigation lake on #14 with 1300 redear sunfish.  This is part of the plan for controling the snails that are in the irrigation piping.  The next step will be to install filter baskets at the fill pipes to the lake.  I have copied some more information about the "snail crackers" below from Wikepedia.  Remember "Catch and Release" applies in #14 lake.

The redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus), also known as the shellcracker, Georgia bream, cherry gill, chinquapin, improved bream, rouge ear sunfish and sun perch, is native to the southeastern United States, but since it is a.

Posted by admin at Oct 03, 2012 Category: Other

A Tale of Two Sands

On Saturday we recieved an additional 1.05" of rain to give us 1.6" for the week.  Once the rainy weather past the bunkers were pumped out and allowed to dry out.  On Tuesday the bunkers were dry enough for the staff pitch the sand back up around the edges and rake the bunkers.  On Monday we were able to verticut and lightly topdress the greens.  Following this practice on a  regular basis is one of the key cultural practices for producing consistent greens.   Now that fall weather is here we will begin trimming the roses and shrubs around the clubhouse.

Posted by admin at Oct 02, 2012 Category: Other
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Another new Flag

A new Club flag is waving at the circle bed near the putting green to complement the new flags on the course.  We have set up six blue barrels at some of the recently planted trees on the course. We are experimenting with an efficient way to keep these trees watered as we start planning the restoration of the trees lost in the May storm.  The tow behind mower used to maintain the rough is up and running again.  For most of the summer we have been limping along with two smaller unit for this large job.  Now that it it back in the.

Posted by admin at Sep 27, 2012 Category: Other
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Thank You Ladies

Through the generosity of the Ladies Golf Association we now have new flags for the greens and putting green as well as new rakes for the bunkers.  The new flags sport the club logo and color indication for hole position on the green.  Because of the composition of the flag with the logoed portion being white,  yellow will now indicate the middle section of the green.

Posted by admin at Sep 21, 2012 Category: Other
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With the passing of the seasons first cold front,1.2" of rain and, temperatures ranging from the upper 60's to the mid 90's you can almost hear the the golf course let out an audible sigh of relief.  As we move into the Fall season the turf growth will slow down allowing us to work on the course in ways that don't involve mowing turf.  On Monday the tees were core aerified and fertilized.  The area that once was covered by mountains of brush between holes 2 & 3 has been cleaned up and mown.  We are still working on moving the large chunks to the burn pile and the chance to light the pile once the burn ban is lifted.  The greens are almost.

Posted by admin at Sep 18, 2012 Category: Other
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