Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Today starts what could be an extended heat wave. We are preparing the turf as best we can for not just high temperatures but for very few clouds and high humidity. We are quietly hoping the weather people are wrong and this heat wave ends way before the beginning of next week. You might notice the greens a bit slower this week. This is because the heat reduces our ability to use the greens roller. Thanks for your patience.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Th first 12 days of July have been an extension of June. Warm, muggy and periods of intense rain. It has not had an adverse effect on the course so far. We have been concentrating our efforts almost completely towards tournament preparation. Between the Finsterwald Cup, Philadelphia Amateur, Ladies and Men's Member Guest, we have been very busy! We are taking today to add sand to greens and approaches, tree trimming and normal course conditioning.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Yesterday marked the end of what we think of as a drought! The course received 0.75 inches of rain in the morning and 2.6 inches last night! It is still drizzling on and off today. It washed out some of the bunkers and limited our scheduled mowing but we will take the rain! The staff is concentrating on getting all the green side bunkers back in shape and if the weather improves, we will mow greens in the afternoon.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
It seems that rain will not fall in Havertown, In my many years at Llanerch, I can not remember it being this dry since 2003! We are keeping our fingers crossed that we will get some rain later today into tonight. One rain fall will not end this dry period but would go a long way to starting the end of what is becoming a drought like situation.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The golf course continues to be defined by heavy rough a lack of rain. We have not had any substantial rain since April 22! The only break so far was a tiny 0.25 of rain last Saturday night. There are thunderstorms in the forecast today but only 50%. We are keeping are fingers crossed for some rain tonight.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I am glad to say the range fence extension is finished! I appreciate everyone's patience. It is never fun to lose the use of the range any time of the year, especially in early May. As for the golf course, May means thick rough! We are putting as much effort possible to "contain" the height of the grass and blow off the clipping.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
This week, after a 20 day delay, the seasonal staff from the H2B Visa program arrived back at Llanerch. They are the "backbone" of Grounds Maintenance Staff. They and the rest of the team are busy mowing, topdressing, raking and doing all the other tasks to give the membership the best conditions possible. We are excited for the 2015 season. Hope to see you out on the course!