Another winter has arrived. My staff and I are busy working on projects and reconditioning equipment for the coming season.
The greens are doing very well. The grass canopy is very dense and healthy. Soil moisture is very consistent and the root system is good going into our cold winter months. In fact, we are still not completely dormant. December was warmer than expected and certain sections of the greens are still lush and green. Once the colder weather sets in, we will be covering the putting surfaces on a more frequent basis. Please check with the golf shop or your emails daily for updated course conditions.
I mentioned last November that we were about to start a tree relocation program. It appears that we are very close to starting this project, thanks to a band of members who have donated the funds to make this course enhancement project happen. I thank the group of members who made this renovation a reality. Your generosity and support are very much appreciated. Most trees will be transplanted from the left corner of hole #13. Key holes where we will re-introduce the trees will be on hole #'s 1, 3, 11, 13 & 17.
I will start to apply the yearly pre-emergent herbicide towards the end of the month and finish up in February. The staff will be removing the lower branches on the mature trees and pruning of the crape myrtles will begin this month, too. If you need assistance with your winter pruning, I will be glad to help answer any questions you may have.
I hope to see you all at the Club soon. Until then have a happy and prosperous 2015!