There is not much going on in maintenance this time of year. We are busy cleaning up and organizing around the maintenance shop area. We are preparing for the off-season re-conditioning program as well. I am busy working on assisting my staff with course clean up and preparing my budget for 2015.
Half of the staff is focusing on blowing and mulching leaves. We had a very early cold spell in mid-November and that has set us back on mulching and keeping the golf course playable. The cold snap also dictated that we cover the greens for a week. Hopefully this early cold weather is not an indication of what this Winter may be like.
We will be covering the greens on a more preventative pro-active basis this year. If all the greens need to be covered, they will be. On occasion we will have to water the greens to ensure they do not become dried out or desiccated due to the drying winds we get during the Winter. I will be applying wetting agents once a month to help evenly balance the soil moisture in the root zone.
Another Christmas season is upon us. I hope that you will have an opportunity to spend it with family. Best Wishes to you and your families for a very happy and safe holiday this year. Thank you for all of your support this past year. From my Family to yours - Happy Holidays!