Saturday, March 28, 2015

New Date for Greens Opening - April 2nd

Green Opening Update -

This week turned cold and snowy and so we had to move the opening of the greens until next week, Thursday April 2nd.  The weather next week should be much improved!  The course is coming out of winter in great shape!  Hope to see you soon!
Snow covered the course earlier this week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Greens Opening Date

We have tentatively set the date for the greens to open - Friday, March 27th.   This happens to be the average opening date in the last 22 years, which is also the last week of March.  It is typically a few more weeks after the greens open, before carts are permitted.

Greens Opening Dates 1992-2014:

Week 1  Week 2  Week 3  Week 4
    0             2            1            11

Week 1   Week 2   Week 3   Week 4
    5              3              0           0

The frost is still coming out of the ground in shady areas, but we expect it to be gone by next week.  We are now busy cleaning the course and should have it in great shape soon.  All of the greens came though the winter in excellent condition!

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring is Springing!

This week we broke the trend of cold and replaced it with sunny, warm weather.  The snow pack is melting, but the course still about 70% snow covered.  This morning I checked all the greens and so far everything looks great!  We are looking to enter the spring in the best shape in many years.  Still to early to tell when the greens will open, but if I had to guess it could be the 1st week of April.  As we get closer we will update the blog.

Tuesday, March 10th - thaw begins.  Snow was removed from #10 and #13 greens to help the ice melt faster.  We had 3-4" of ice on these greens

The next day (1 day of melt), Wednesday, March 11th - Most of the ice had melted reveling a perfect looking USGA, Bent green - if only all our greens were bent!

Today, Thursday (2 days of melt), March 12th - All the ice is gone.  Scrapes on the green were caused by deer hoofs from last fall as they walked across on a frosty morning.

Thursday - Large drifts and snow/ice remain.  It will take a few more warm days before this melts.  Cart path going to #14 tee.

Thursday -  #6 fairway and green are still completely covered in snow.