November has already been a wild ride: snow, colder than normal temperatures and all those leaves – it seems that the red and sugar Maples decided to drop all of their leaves in one weekend! It’s going to take a day or two to chop them up.
On November 13, we will be blowing out the irrigation system. This usually takes the whole morning, so if you’re planning on golfing that day please bring your rain suit because you will probably get wet! We also apply one last fungicide application for snow mold just before Thanksgiving. After that application, we will be installing the snow fence behind #5 green and in front of #9 green. Greens #3, #4 and #6 will be tarped just prior to the threat of measurable snow, with a temporary green in front.
The shoreline project at #3 green will be starting after November 11. The scope of the project includes the installation of the retaining wall at the water’s edge starting at the small bridge, going across the front of the green and ending up tapering off just on the south side of the front bunker. The project is estimated to last 4 weeks. The hole will be played with a temporary green close to the river on the fairway side of the hole.
On behalf the entire grounds staff, I would like to say thank you for all of your support in 2019. Without you, our extended family, we would not be able to do what we love! May you holidays be filled with joy and happiness and your winter days be short in anticipation for the 2020 golfing season!