Dec. 2013 Course Conditions
This month we experienced numerous cold temperature days with precipitation included. This lead to numerous course closures which had us working around the shops, cleaning, working on equipment and reorganizing. With the weather getting back to “normal” for this time of the year we will be able to continue working on various playability and safety items.
White Wing Greenside Bunkers
After removing sand from the greenside bunkers and mixing in a new firmer sand we were still not satisfied with the results. That being said, we have decided to remove all of the existing sand from the greenside bunkers and install a new sand that will provide a much firmer playing condition. We have started the sand removal process this week and hope to have this complete over the next three weeks. Once that is complete we will start installing new sand and hope to have the entire project complete sometime in February. During this time we ask that all greenside bunkers at White Wing be played as ground under repair. To eliminate any confusion, all White Wing greenside bunkers, whether being worked on or not should be considered GUR until we are finished with this project. Staff will also mark the bunkers with a painted GUR. We will update the progress of this project in the golf communicator and Golf Maint. Blog.
Where did the greens covers go?
We recently had the question come up about the covers that we use to cover our greens during extremely cold and continuous low temperatures. If you remember in the past we would have the big bulky “tarps” rolled up and sitting on a pallet somewhere next to or behind the greens. This not only was an eyesore but it also affected play if your shot came to rest next to one of these. A few years ago we were able to purchase replacement covers out of the reserves. These new covers are much lighter weight and easier to handle, this allows us to move them in and out from the maintenance facility without having to leave them on the course.