The Red Wolf Simmons Bank Tournament was a great success. The course has never looked better for this event. We appreciate all of the accolades and kudos we received from nearly every team. Your comments are very nice to hear since we really had to hustle and get a lot of work done in a short work week. I cannot believe how quickly the greens recovered from the verticutting and topdressing we had to do Tuesday, July 5th. I was very concerned as to how the greens would look. However, we have been blessed with great weather and all of our hard work paid off in the end. We had an important project that needed to be addressed right before the Simmons outing on 7/6 this year. We had several volunteers help sod and staple the tree line along the path on hole five. A special thanks goes out to Jerry Morgan for hauling the sod back to JCC and laying the sod. Other gentlemen involved were Chris Lutes, Ray Osment, Mike Webb, Lee Brun, Adam Carney, and several others. Anthony Ditta, Jeff Prestige, and Joel King topdressed the practice tee divots with sand. Thank you all for helping me make the tournament a huge success. I did not discuss the aggressive aerification of the greens last month, so I will give you a brief summary. Every year after the Simmons Tourney we verticut and aerify all the greens to remove thatch, grain issues, and add soil amendments into the root zone. Our sand base greens need these organic compounds to help retain moisture and nutrients better. Also, aerification will help with water infiltration and increase oxygen levels. We usually do nine holes on back to back Mondays. This year we did our aerifying on 7/18 & 7/25. My staff worked extra hard this year to prepare for the Simmons Bank Red Wolf Classic Tournament. Your compliments make them happy and they take pride in providing you a good product, so if you see them on the course please commend them for doing a great job. I relay your praise to them, however, it will be much appreciated by them coming from you directly. Thanks for your support as always.