Saturday, July 26, 2008

Behind The Scenes

The Cliffhanger is nearly over and the amount of work that has taken place without anyone knowing is amazing. Each of the last two days my staff has been working split shifts so we are not interfering with play.

Each morning starts out with the entire course being mowed before play. This includes; greens, tees, approaches, fairways, cups changed, bunkers raked and all hand watering. In order to accomplish all of these tasks before play we have been starting at 5:00am and complete the prep of the course by 8:30am well ahead of play.

The second half of the split is not nearly as packed full of activity, but many important tasks that affect the playability of the course are done. This would include mowing of greens again, ballmark repairs, divots filled, additional hand watering and general cleanup and small detail work.

Without my hard working, dedicated staff it would not be possible to achieve the high quality condition found on the golf course on a daily basis. I would like to thank them all for there additional efforts that make this tournament special for both the members and their guests alike.