Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Golf Course is Open!

Today the golf course is once again open for play, which is the first day since December 5th 2007. This past week has brought us warm temperatures and high winds which have helped remove much of the snow from the golf course. There still remained several northern exposure areas that were deep in snow and some removal and or forced melting needed to take place. Certain areas we spread compost over the snow to heat the surface by attracting the sun to the dark color of the compost. Other areas we either shoveled or used large snow blowers to remove the snow. If the snow was not removed from these areas it would have persisted for several more weeks and therefore exposing us to increased disease pressures.

Snow Removal From #11 Fairway

Compost Applied to Snow