Sunday, February 10, 2008

Snow fencing

On the golf course we utilize snow fencing to help us manage the snow we receive. Typically snow fence is utilized to stop or block snow from drifting from across windblown areas. This is seen on many of the highways around the state where high wind conditions exist. Our use of snow fence is very different, we utilize it to actually hold snow in place and provide cover on highly exposed areas on the golf course. These areas would be found predominantly on the 1st and 2nd holes were the winds are extremely strong and where little protection from trees is found. The installation of snow fencing has been one of our key winter time strategies to prevent desiccation from occurring to critical areas.

Snow fence use on tees

Snow fence use on bunker faces