Tuesday, March 10, 2009


After nearly two weeks of battling the weather some minor relief has come in the form of snow. Early this morning we received just over an inch of snow which will help keep the flames at bay.

My staff and I have felt like we have been fighting fires over the last two weeks in which the weather has been unseasonable warm. Temperatures have consistently been in the sixties coupled high winds and humidity in the teens. Add all of these factors together and that creates the perfect storm for turf loss.

Each day during this time period my staff has been actively watering the course to keep everything alive. We have been running the overhead sprinklers as well as keying in on the problematic areas with site specific hand watering.

We will enjoy this short reprieve, but this snow fall still leaves us significantly below normal precipitation levels for this time of year.