Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I don't have to remind you that it has been very hot for the last 24 hours. We have said it before but needs to be said again...we do not roll greens when we experience weather over 92 degrees. We have seen the greens react in a negative fashion upon rolling with high temperatures. We will start rolling again once we see a dip in temperatures. Thanks for your understanding.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
As you can see in this picture, ball marks are on the rise. Everyone has been great this year fixing their ball marks (and some that were not theirs)! I appreciate the collective effort so far to stop this issue. Fixing them results in healthier turf, smoother putting surface and reduces the chances that poa annua will establish itself on the greens. If you have questions on how to best fix them, please ask the Golf Staff or myself. Thanks for the help!!!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Llanerch received 6.3 inches of rain! We have seen over 70% of the bunkers washed out. We are working now to redistribute sand in the bunkers, cleanup mulch piles and pick up debris by creeks and ponds. This is the second time in less then 3 years we have had a storm with over 6 inches of rain. What used to be every 50 or 100 years is becoming every 3-5 years!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Yesterday, we received 1.5 inches of rain! The course weathered the storm very well! We had almost no washouts of sand in the bunkers! We had some standing water in a couple of fairways but drained enough to get carts out around 11:45am. The bigger surprise is just how cold it is outside. We were at 28 degrees this morning with a wind chill of 20 degrees! Looks like we will have some cold morning for the next few days. If you are planning to come out and play early, don't be surprised by a frost delay. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that we can say "goodbye" to frost and "hello" to a warm dry spring!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Today, we are preparing for heavy rains over the next 24-36 hours. We are racing to mow everything today in the case it is too wet tomorrow. We are also spreading sand on lower areas of the fairways to help them drain faster. The staff will be taking a blacktop tamping machine to some of the bunkers to pack the sand down. This can reduce the severity of the sand "washing out" from heavy rain.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Finally! The sun has come out and it is starting to warm up! We are aerifying and topdressing greens and will reopen the course tomorrow. We are also cleaning out and raking all the bunkers, mowing fairways and tees. Yesterday we rolled and mowed greens. We are hoping to finish the last of the storm tree damage clean up by tomorrow. More updates to follow!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
As of this Monday, large areas of snow melted but we still have large areas with snow on it. I am hoping that by later this week, the snow will all but be gone. We are still cutting up branches, chipping branches and raking up pine needles. We will continue with that type of work until the snow clears up. I will be posting more updates on the course all this week.