Thursday, March 15, 2012

Prairie Burning

Yesterday we were able to burn all the prairies on the course.  Below is a video of the area in front of #18 tee. The course is greening quicker than I have ever seen - and the weather is warmer, earlier than anyone can remember.  Yesterday, mosquitoes were biting - is it really only March 15th!

Nazario (foreground) is spraying water to put out stray fires and cool things we don't want to be burned (OB posts).
Mike in the background is using a special device called a drip torch to light the fire.

Video of how fast the fire can grow when the grasses are dry.