Today we burned all of the prairie areas, finished raking the course and rolled greens, tees and fairways. We will begin working the bunkers and start cutting greens, tees and fairways on Tuesday.
|Peter Westfall, my assistant, has water in his backpack sprayer to help control the fire as needed.|
|A "Drip Torch" is used to lite the grass on fire. It contains a mix of gas and diesel fuel|
|The conditions were good for burning, dry with a slight wind. A permit from the State of IL is required for this type of open burning,|
|Our custom made roller is used to level the peat soils each year. We will continue to roll the peat ground for about 1 more week. Once the soils are firm, we can then pressurize the irrigation system and see how it fared this winter.|