Clubhouse

Clubhouse

Monday, September 18, 2017

Trimming

In preparation for the Llanerch Cup last week, we trimmed the fine fescue on the bunkers.We also added some sand to a few bunkers. We will continue to edge them later in the month. This week's focus is preparing for Championship Saturday! 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Golf Course Update

We started to aerify 18 fairways and the par 3 fairways today. As you can see for the picture above, we are pulling a 1/2 inch size plug. They should heal in about 10 days. The rest of the fairways will be aerified in November.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Golf Course Update

As we continue to heal from aerification, the staff is rolling the greens with more frequency to try to smooth out the putting surface. It also helps us provide a cleaner cut. With all the recent sunshine, we have seen the greens begin to heal quicker. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aerification Update

We have just finished the aerification of the greens, approaches and tees. The course will be open today at 8:00am. The size of the holes on the greens are medium in size and already healing. We will be aerifying the fairways in the first week of November.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bermuda

Two weeks ago, we installed some bermuda sod on the range tee. We have been spreading sand on it and rolling it to smooth it out. We will start mowing it next week. We are hoping to open it in the very near future.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Golf Course Update


After a heat wave and close to 2 inches of rain over the last 36 hours, we are doing a mild aerification of the greens. As you can see in the first picture, the holes are a little less than a quarter inch in diameter. We starting to roll the greens to make them smooth again. This procedure will help the greens breath and dry out faster. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Golf Course Update

The Grounds Department has been mainly concentrating on daily maintenance with one exception. We removed the tree near the 9th tee on the left side to "open" the tee shot more to the golfer who hits the ball more left to right.  We did this in conjunction with trimming some large branches all the fence line on the 9th for safety. Next week, we will be trimming the hedges behind the 6th green to increase the amount of morning sunlight.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How was your weekend?!?

Well, Saturday was interesting! at 4:45am we had a light passing shower and the course was fine. At 5:45am the bottom dropped out! We received almost 1.25 inches of rain in about 15 minutes! This picture above is of the radar just before the storm hit. After some frantic clean up and squeegeeing, we were able to open the course at 12:00 noon. I appreciate all the patience everyone afforded us!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Update

We have been very busy since the sudden change in weather. We went from rainy, cloudy and in the early 70s to blistering heat, full sun and record high daytime temperatures. . The long term weather looks to cool down after today. We are staying focused on the process of grooming the course for daily play. Hope to see you on the course!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May Weather

This cloudy landscape has dominated the last two weeks. The forecast is calling for the sun to return for a brief appearance on Thursday. We are taking this time to continue fine tuning the property for daily play, install new horticulture around the renovated Golf Shop and open the pool area.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Topdressing!


For the last 3 days, we have been spreading sand on the fairways. This helps the fairways drain better, smooths out the surface and give the ball more roll. We will finish today once the 5th fairway is completed.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Punch em!

Today, we spent some time deep tining tight soils in some fairways. The deep tine is 8 inches long and a half inch in diameter. It goes much deeper than a traditional aerifyer.The tine increases water movement and increases needed gaseous exchange in the soil. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Season is in full Swing!

After a snowy March and rainy ending to April, we are finally seeing the course wake up! We are concentrating on sodding a few small areas where we did some tree work in the early spring and preparing the course for everyday play. The 9th green is healthy but we will be keeping a close eye on this summer as it faces it's first summer.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9 green is Open

We have decided to open 9 green today! I hope to see you out there playing it soon! Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fairways


Yesterday, we spent the day solid tining fairways. The aerification will help the fairways drain faster, improve rooting and reduce thatch build up. We completed almost all course yesterday and will begin tees and approaches today and tomorrow.