Saturday, June 14, 2008

Frosty Pumpkin

Having worked at Country Club for the last fourteen years, I can honestly say that I have never seen a frost delay in June. Both yesterday and Thursday the temperatures dipped into the low 30’s and a frost/ ice formation occurred.

On Thursday we were lucky not to have a delay, but Friday we had to hold tee times by 20 minutes. Golfers are not the only ones delayed when frost occurs, so is daily maintenance of the course. When there is frost on the grass, we cannot drive on or mow without causing significant turf damage. The delay in starting times allows us to get out ahead of play and begin our daily maintenance and complete the tasks at hand. Allowing us this head start helps us finish the scheduled work in a more efficient manor as well as minimize interference with play. Everybody is a winner.
Light Frost/Ice in Rough