Irrigation repairs, mulch, cooler weather, equipment repair, thanks Syngenta, Sloma, and Schaner! 


We continue to work with 2 pumps for two courses and one benefit of this is the utility bill is reduced significantly. We will need to plan to get all four major pumps overhauled and repaired next year. The other columns will not last much longer. The field repairs continue as we switch out solenoids and level heads. Thanks Mark Novotny for the tip Wednesday on tightening up the multitude of common wires! It worked.  

 
Jim was able to rebuild Mrs. Graves riding mower this week! Travis & Nancy mowed Ray’s and Mrs. Graves lawn as well as the club house.   

    
 We lost four more college students this week so keeping up with the details will become more challenging. However we were able to spray and begin mulching the HOA or area which should be an HOA to the entrance off of the other state highway on Players. 

We are still under coverage with our disease applications and nutrient management applications.  I have added a buffer to the water to prolong the efficacy and ergonomic output of the products we are utilizing. We still remain well under the national average for 36 holes on expenses in this category.  

    
    
   
Thank you Residex, Syngenta, Nick McAdow from Upper Landsdowne for hosting the information meeting Thursday. Course was in great shape Nick. Great to see George from Raintree South. George and I worked together at New Albany CC over two decades ago. Enjoyed catching up. And Schaner thank you for the Slab of cow! Your are the best traveling steak griller in the country! We should talk about expanding your operation to some Central Ohio meetings! I’d post a photo of the beef but with all the regulations coming at us it may have been too big of a piece of steak, and we ate it all! As you may see below! 

    
  Nick had a little Florida flavor here with a certain kind of Palm! Great to have Jim Turner fly up from Florida to speak about water quality and Ph.  

  
I got to play a few holes of golf with one of my agronomy members Wednesday. Fred is 77 and can stripe rough with the best but I was most impressed with his fishing ability and casting. It came down to the wire and he won by 2 shots.  

   
  

1.1″ of Rain on Players & Halfway House .7″ at Shop Monday! Putting Courses Back together today. 


We had almost 1/2″ variance of rain Monday on the property both courses have fairways open to carts. Elias Conkel installed a drain on 16 Players on his last day yesterday before he goes to Ohio Northern for football and school. Jim is back working on replacing a rear ball joint and a hydraulic hose on the left deck on the 2011 4000D Groundsmaster. We are spraying greens today with Secure, 18-3-6, Iron, and Primo.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Course Update, Kill Babies not Foreign  Geese? WOTUS,Scotts,DOD


Ecclesiastes 1:7 All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.
The Bible has every answer the Department of Defense or anyone else needs but the United States Defense Department spends billions of tax dollars researching projects non related to defending our country.  I am sure Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis, the leaders of New Institute of the Constitution class could explain why and how this happens.  They will be offering it in September in Grove City. I recommend this class for everyone! A recent project of DOD was to figure out where the water goes! I believe many of their projects are credible and worthy of implementing someday but this one above takes money, literally! The verse preceding that tells us where the wind comes from and how it travels hopefully they will not try to figure that out. 

Two topics recently in the news sum up the rationale of the government.  I can not get rid of foreign birds due to the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty from 1918 with out a tremendous amount of money and political contacts, but if a person wants to kill an unborn human being all they need to do is go and have the procedure completed! No permits needed! We have about 480 Branta Canadensis or Canadian geese which can live up to 24 years. They eat 4 pounds of grass per day and excrete 3 pounds of feces. This can become a pollutant to fish by increasing the nitrogen levels in the water which decreases the oxygen levels. I recently explained to a member why we can not just get rid of geese and it was an early precedent set by a Supreme Court judge rulling on the case Missouri vs Holland in 1920. In 1918 the U.S.  entered in to an agreement called the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty with Canada and Great Britain which protected several migratory birds and the goose was one of them. The problem with the decision is that Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes believed in what is now referred to as a “living constitution” and that is not what the authors of the constitution meant when they wrote it. The Constitution was written as the authors original intenttion, and not for a judge to make a law on their own accord just like Obama Care was implemented. Our plea to the ODNR got a response that stated “throw a cast net over them.” Our response: “And then do what?” See photos below of the destruction on one of my fairways.  

  

  

  

  

  

WOTUS is the next regulation to be implemented on August 28, 2015. Our industry has been fighting against this for years. First and foremost, as a steward of the environment I love the outdoors and I am all for protecting and preserving the environment and for clean water. However, a blatant across the board one size fits all regulation will be logistically impossible to obtain. I will not go in to details but golf courses and farmers are not the problem in most areas. Let’s take a look below at how Scotts operates their 2.82 billion dollar entity. They service many suburbian neighborhoods all across the country. Here is a recent neighbor hood in New Albany, Ohio where the operator fertilizing the apartment complex threw fertilizer all over the sidewalks and streets which were not blown off nor swept up and it rained 6 days later up to s quarter of an inch. This is a huge problem and I am tired of Golf Courses getting blamed for acts like this.  

    
    
 It may not look like much but it was and yes I measured and quantified the amounts based on the road ways in that neighbor. When it rains the fertilizer goes in to the drain, then Rocky Creek, which runs in to the Big Walnut, and etc, etc! This is all across America! Home Depot, and Lowes need to stop selling to Henry Homeowner too! I hope Scotts donated to the lobbyist in Washington to stop WOTUS regulations. 

Enough history, math, and legal lessons but we must be aware and comprehend what we are fighting for to do our jobs with the best Management Practices possible. Golf course Superintendnets are trained professionals. Many of us have degrees in science, business, and maintain continuing education annually! 

Both golf courses are in great shape and are continually improving.  Travis fixed a main line leak on 10 Players two weeks ago and I have trained him to repair solenoids.  The red circles in the fairways denote bad solenoids. I am continually adjusting station times to correlate with the environmental conditions of each hole. The previous superintendent had ten minutes on every station and many areas require much more time. I completed most of that last season but each year requires modifications.  Remember we are still only able to water at 47% because one of the main pumps on the Players Course has a huge hole in the column and the jockey pump is broken. One of the main pumps on Foxfire has been unusable since last summer too. The shaft in the column is beveled out and may fall in to the wet well if we attempt to utilize it. Ergo, we are doing our best to rotate irrigation cycles but we may have a few dry spots.  

    
    
    
    
 
The staff did a great job the last three weeks but we are losing 8 college members and we will replace a few of them for August and September because we have a full calandra of outings. We are continuing to mow the native rough down as well. This will help with the geese eventually and we also need to spray the broad leaf weeds in them. All the members I have spoken with like the progress in these areas and it is helping expedite regular play on the weekend which results in more rounds and revenue.  

    
   
We mowed the Players Club fairways this past week after taking a week off to let them grow due to all the cart traffic and heat. They responded very well and we will continue on our regular schedule for nutrient applications this week.  

    
    
 We were able to spray some more crabgrass this past week on the Foxfire Course.  

 We were able to verticutt greens on Foxfire and 1-8 Players until the engine with over 4000 hours started leaking more than one drip of motor oil per pass! We also top dressed three greens on Foxfire until the workman broke down and would not operate correctly due to the number of hours on the traction unit. Both motors will need rebuilt during the winter or purchase newer models to complete the agricultural practices necessary to continue improving to the next level.  

    
   

   
  

   
   
    

We will switch the verticutting units to the other triplex tee mower this week and attempt to finish the greens.   

  

 We had another packed weekend Friday, Saturday and this morning when I left the parking lot was 3/4 full! A great weekend for golf! Judge below mowing greens Saturday 

  

  

  

July 25, 2015 Course Update! 


The rains have stopped and I re-charged the Players Club pump station yesterday and re-wired the irrigation box on #15 Players Club! Remember we only have the ability to water at 47% capacity right now until we get the 3 pumps replaced. Ergo, we will have to rotate different holes during the night and water will continue running thru the morning ahead of play. We had another packed day today which is great. We will be hand watering greens when applicable. All the fairways, tees, and greens are on schedule with their plant protectants from diseases, and have had nutrient applications.  

   
Sunrise Friday Morning!  

   
   
 Senior League from Tuesday! 

   

Turtleman caught a couple big turtles out of the Little Walnut Creek somewhere around here! 58lbs. And the one that was still alive was 38lbs. That should feed him for awhile.  

   Treceia did an excellent job mowing rough while Nancy was on vacation even when she had tree branches on top of her!  
   Jim repaired the range picker twice this week, and we finally got the fairway unit cutting correctly with 5 out of the 7 reels operating! Brad was able to stripe all the fairways. I like the checkers!  
    
   
I enjoyed playing a few holes of Golf on Friday with some of the members and Tom, the owner!  

    
    
    
 

   
    
   

   
   Jim got the motor taken off of Mrs. Graves Ariens zero turn mower to rebuild one of the pistons.  

   A busy Saturday morning included mowing rough and irrigation repairs. Travis learned how to switch out a sprinkler head on #18 Foxfire tee and mowed some secondary rough on one Players.  
    
 The Judge is back with laser vision and laser stripes.  

    
    
 Irrigation running on #15 Players this morning! 

 Halfway house flowers and beds will have mulch added to them next week! 

 The Parking lot at 8:45 AM Saturday!  

 Irrigation watering the Garden at the house!  

   

Great Day for Golf @ Foxfire Golf Club, Inc 6939 Days on Monday!


Thank you Ms. NC for the best 6939 days of marriage or 19 years on Monday including leap years etc for those without accounting degrees! Cook you can appreciate that working downtown in the big building at Huntington! I know you’ll audit it. I checked it man day by day! I’m not much on celebrations early because there are two days to go but I’m pretty confident that I’ll make it to Monday!  And Happy 375 days to my sister and brother-in-law in the Portland Zone where everything seems higher and slower! Hope to see you at Christmas and the Mt. Hood! Love Oregon! 

Thank you Agronony Team for another amazing week of ergonomic out put given the resources available. Travis, Brad, Jim, Chuck, Luis, and the rest of the team if your not mentioned you are just that much more important! Paula thank you for finishing the rough on Players last night we had it scheduled today but Chuck had to help Barb with the Grove City Alumi tournament today.  So that worked out well!  Great to have a few local Superintendents playing out here today. I hope yall enjoy!  We were so excited to get our Triplex repaired and then another cylinder blew out and as of today it is repaired again. Most likely what will eventually happen is the main hydraulic pump will blow out.  

   
No Catastrophic damage was done on 15 Foxfire rough where it happened. If anything it helped slow the grass down from growing. We continue to battle dollar spot and both Courses were sprayed with Primo/ Secure or Propiconozole. The greens were sprayed yesterday with a 3:30 AM start, with Alliette/Fore and some Fertilizer from JB knife and protesyn. Dr. Leon T Lucas at NC State invented the Alliette or what is now called Signature a long time ago for Bentgrass stress etc. and it works wonders! Thank you Dr. Lucas I’ll always remember you smoking your pipe in the class room. A New Pump on the sprayer with warranty seals, new solenoids, new switches, and a new pressure regulator made for a great day of spraying for the first time In the last two years we finally got the rig dialed in! But the motor will go out next in my professional opinion! There are 6000 hours on the unit! 

    
 White dot is the towel in the cup! Two people are required under my standard operating procedures to spray greens! One spotter Travis, and one driver. This increases the assurance of accuracy and consistentcy! Four eyes are always better than two!  Thank you to my niece Kaylee for the John Deere Gloves I wore them for you and they worked well! God Bless John Deere!  
   
Sunrise Friday Am.  

    
    
I saw my main special ops operator without a hat the other day and I just knew he lost it and mowed it in the battle. I have seen that before on TV! Ergo, he got my 1993 TORO hat to go with the rough unit! Chuck can cut some grass! Thanks Chuck don’t mow that hat it’s a collector just like the rough unit you are driving. God Bless Toro!!! The hat came from either New Albany CC or Alamance it’s been that long I can’t remember but it got autographed by me and given away! That made the 500th hat I had given to a staff member that was given to me by a vendor over the last twenty four years!  I wouldn’t be where I am today with out the great people all across the country whom I’ve been blessed to work with and learn from! Why I know that Hats the 500th one is because I have thanked and remember each one that was brought to me! I just held on to that hat and there is always a right time and place to give a hat away!! That’s my last one Chuck! Wear it with honor sir!  

  The Hat is actually twenty years older than the rough mower! But it looks newer! The square cut billboard hat is apparently back in style now Chuck don’t bend the brim anymore! Great job this morning guys getting the courses ready by 730 so the outing could tee off at 745! It’s absolutely a miracle that we got it done with 3 utility carts and two pro shop carts! I would have more photos but I didn’t have a cart so I walked and played golf before the outing to Check out my new clubs and see the course! With a personal cell phone, wifi, and a radio I was able to track the team and their location. My staff Is trained well enough that I don’t worry about what we don’t have I thank God for what we do have! Courses have never looked better in the last ten years! 

    
   I shot even on the three holes I played! 

  
And then there were two! Our utility fleet dropped by 50% after me and Jim pushed the cart back the last 50 feet from the pro shop.  

   
The great news is we are organized! And the carts and mowers are in their spaces!  

Tawny at BlackHawk? More Rain Progress and Play Continue! Course Update! 


Proverbs 12:14 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.

I got a call this morning from Kurt Boggs the Superintendent  from Blackhawk and a photo of what appears to be an adult Tawney Mole Cricket. Not native to this region of the country. I have only seen these In the Carolinas Southward, laterally and South West part of the country mostly below the transition zone. If these critters are migrating North that will change the nature of the industry financially for the mid west! I think it is just a rare occurrence and may have even been translocated through a traveler or caught up in the jet stream out of the South West front that blew up a week or so ago out of the Houston area from the tropical weather pattern. The control for these is the same product used on Canine and Feline for the treatment of fleas and ticks called fipronil. It is highly expensive to treat preventatively on golf courses so let’s hope it is just another rare occasion and not a pattern of tolerance and migration Northward for this golfing market. We have enough issues up here with disease pressure on C3 grasses to equate the costs of cricket treatment in the South.  
We have had another deluge of rain this evening and the leagues were postponed today, but we were able to get the leagues and outings off yesterday even with the rain from Sunday! We have not had as much rain at Foxfire as the course North of Columbus but still remain soggy and are keeping up with our regularly scheduled fungicide applications when the sprayers are functioning.   

   
We will remain Cart Path Only on the Players Club today and try to open the grass cart paths on Foxfire but when we allow that the printing from the carts will appear. This is after Monday’s horseman outing on Foxfire. It is no great concern long term it just appears badly due to the clay being brought up from the cart tires on the lower areas. Most golfers seem to gravitate towards the wettest areas and then repeat each other.  There are not enough signs nor rope to increase common sense in people! You can not learn it or buy it! You either have it or you do not. If you see previous tracks from other carts I would suggest you drive to the area where there Are no tracks and the elevation is 10-15 feet higher.  

    
 There is no real lasting damage agronomically.  We pressured up the Foxfire irrigation system today primarily to evaluate the seven irrigation repairs and have access to more water volume for washing equipment and filling the spray tank.   

    
 Grass seed has been ordered to seed any areas that were repaired. Someday a sod cutter would be a valuable tool to have and these areas could be covered back up immediately after repairs were made. We have been continuously working on all the equipment we have and the next unit to go back out will be the 6700 D with modified freshly ground units so we can grind the 6700 Reels that go with that mower. We retro fitted some 5500 D cutting units so that we would have something operational to mow fairways with other than the triplexes. One of the  triplex units had a cylinder leak last week on five Players fairway. It was not noticed by the operator until after several passes were made and it was under the unit. This is not detrimental either it is just a slight set back of discoloration to the turf in a few areas. 

   
   
We were able to add an extra hand in the shop this afternoon to assist in transferring the 250 lb reels since we do not have a lift it takes more than one person to switch the reels over. The triplex that was leaking oil had the lift cylinder switched out today and is back In operation. We found an older model sitting in the barn next door that had a matching  donor so we transplanted the cylinder to the unit.  

   
The new pump on the greens sprayer blew the seals out and will be replaced today under warranty but we have not had a smooth run with the unit and look forward to having it operate properly next time it goes out to spray greens. We did spray the Players Club but the leak got much worse so we switched to spraying the tees on Foxfire to get the product out of the tank and ready for another repair.  

    
 
Weap holes are doing their job by allowing the water to blow out since the seals are blown! This is a feature so the cast iron doesn’t crack and the pump does not need replaced. It just needs disassembled completely and have new seals replaced which is about a two hour project. But we have to have a greens sprayer. Everything else on it has been replaced but the tank, frame, and motor. Those could fail next at anytime given the age of the traction  unit. Toro has quit making some parts for it due to its age. The great news is the staff has kept up with the bunkers after each rain daily and prepared the course for play to the best of or ability given the resources. Weed work continues daily in mulch beds and crab grass break through has been sprayed in fairways and bunker faces on both courses. #12 Foxfire fairway crabgrass dying.  

 
Many irrigation leaks were repaired this past week including many quick couplers and a main 4″ T in front of number one Foxfire.  

    
  I had to jump in on this one and help after they didn’t get the first coupling taught that’s why there are two couplings on the right side of the hole. Nothing major just an extra coupling and the area was back filled with clay and a support block behind the T.  I’m glad I can still teach by showing.   
   
   
 
Travis also cored and seeded the white tee box on 16 Players and began adding drainage at the end of 15 Players Fairway today with Joey. That area will be tilled and seeded as well.  

   
   
  The guys continue to work diligently in the bunkers.  

    
     
 My first shot with new clubs in to 15 green Fox last week with a 60 degree wedge from about 50 yards out! Excited to have new clubs. I hope I get to used them soon! Thanks Matt Auen and Brian Sikema for your assistance in obtaining these! I hope to see yall soon again someday! 

 


 Thank you Todd & Heidi Voss for hosting the COGCSA meeting Sarurday night at Hooch & Hos’ Beach Bar in Galena. Nancy and all of us had a great time!  A little Sarasota in Galena! 

    
    
   
   
 Todd says if the Pirate Flag is flying at Double Eagle you are welcome to stop in!! 

The Hollidays are Over Young Buck! 


This week we have been continued our quest in repairing our greens sprayer and will install a new solenoid bank to the unit!  The pressure regulator, switches, pump, and drive belts have all been replaced! The cracked solenoid has intermittently failed and we need a reliable device and the new one arrived today and we will install it tomorrow! 

We have continued to work on bunkers daily and even with the rain our 16,000ft^2 plus bunker on #8 Players has never looked better in the last two years. We continue to treat the un-wanted grasses and fertilize the mono stand of turf we desire! Great job guys! 

   
   
Even though we only have one pump on each course operational and we have not had to utilize them recently we still must repair and maintain the irrigation pipe. There are several leaks we are working on this week on the Foxfire course and one head was replaced on #8 Fairway on the Players Course. We have a 4*4*3″  main line T connection in front of one Foxfire green that was repaired many years ago and did not hold up. After seeing how it was repaired I am not surprised it did not hold up!  The correct schedule pipe will be utilized this time and it should last until it blows out again!  I can not say how long a repair will last, but this one appears to have been eight to ten years old given the style of fittings used!  I drove to Hillard today and got the proper fittings to repair the leak again!  

    
 The old repair knock ons, T, and other glued couplings will be cut out tomorrow and the new repair will be complete if the main line completely drains out! I believe the cup was placed in the hole by one of my novice photographers trying to help me size up the pipe!  That will also be removed. They have seen me place coins on the green to mark an area for size and thought the coffee cup would help me figure out what size the pipe was!  Everyone is being so helpful taking photos and sending them to me! They know by now if they want to tell me something, that I am going to say, “I’m from the “Showme State.”  We have a lake valve open, and quick coupler sprinklers in the low areas to help drain the system. I will update a completed photo after we are finished. 

We also have several quick couplers leaking and after being in the ground for forty plus years now it is not surprising. We will switch out any broken ones with a regular head so we can key it on when needed. This leak below on 13 foxfire is actually at an old repair as well. The quick coupler is still good and we will reuse it on another fairway, and add a sprinkler head here since it is next to the tee box. The foxfire course is the old style center row quick coupler irrigation where the brass knocker style sprinkler has to be placed in to the fairway at night to water when needed! The greens and tee areas were upgraded to electric valve in head sprinklers at the turn of the century!  

 
Nancy and I spotted this Young Buck on the drive in to the house on the Quarry! It looks like he may end up an 8-10 Pt. Two doe jumped out in front of us and we stopped and saw the Buck! What a great sighting. Live trail cam!!  

    
 
   
   
I think I found the culprit eating the Garden! This guy can tear it up in no time!! He got one hot pepper plant, a bell pepper plant, and some beans! I guess we Need a bigger fort around the garden!! We usually have plenty for everyone but we can’t let them tear it up before we get fruit on the vine!! 

Happy 4th of July Course Update!


2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Thank you staff and owners for the help this week! Travis, Jim, Brad, Nancy, Trececia, Chuck, Brady, Luis, Rodriguez, Sam, Elias, Elijah, Brady, TJ, Jake S, Jake H, Joey, Jared,Fred, and the rest of yall, great job this week! 

My father’s mother, a widow of a Reverend and a WWII Vetern turns 94 this month, and my parents have been married 17,532 days as of July 2, 2015. My brother and lawyer had his birthday July 3, 2015. This country needs more relationships like all of my grandparents, parents, aunts & uncles marriage. I believe one hundred percent that the decline and issues with our country starts with the Church and the family! Our Country needs its’ Spirit back! Our Constitution is being greatly altered and compromised by the current administration! Personally, I have had many family members serve, die, and defend this flag and the U.S. Constitution! Our Founding Fathers of the USA wrote the Constitution forever! It is as written, and not a “living breathing document” to be altered at the whim of any current elected official! If you want a Bible and a gun, carry one and don’t hide it!! Be proud to be a free American! There are no permits needed for your Bible or your Gun!  And 75 of the Darden’s and Nicks’ served and defended during the Cival War and American Revolution! Thank you all! Colonel Petrek, as always sir, this Flags for you! Let’s go golfing soon! I got my new clubs this week!  The Fourth of July starts here at the front gate of the plantation at 4:30 AM. Come see the show at Foxfire and see what God is doing and providing for many families! 

  
 Just after sunrise on 6 Players Club!  

  
A Clogged drain on 5 Players unclogged this morning!  

   
We have had over 9 inches of rain in June and .03″ last night. The disease pressure this season has been much greater than last summer! We are covered but have been batteling issues with our greens sprayer! We hope the new switches will correct any issues with that! We have replaced the pump, belts, and pressure regulator, but again this unit has over 6000 hours on it and will need replaced someday! 

   
Our sand pro broke down today as well but even with only two utility carts operating and a rotating staff of 18 people for 36 holes both courses were prepared the best I have seen them in the last two years for this weekend. We had 3 guys hand rake all the green side bunkers today and all 39 greens were triplexed as well as the cups changed!  

  Sam, the son of a preacher and our new amigo Rodriguez hand raked the Players Club bunkers while Dalton hand raked the Foxfire course!   
 
Pre tee time starts are normal for Foxfire Golf Club we accommodate all the members’ and guests what ever time they want to play. Steve  and his group play every Saturday at sunrise! 

   
   
This view in the morning reminds me to be grateful for what we do have and not worry about what we do not have! 

   
   
   
  TJ mowed the Foxfire greens and Akron graduate Brady set the pins for the day! Luis and Elijah set up Players Club! Brad was able to mow all the fairways this week in between hydraulic leaks. And some of the wetter holes on Players Club were triplexed with the tee mowers. 

Jim and I installed the new starter to the Massey Fergueson driving range antique tractor and I firmly believe the new starter blew the front head gasket out as it shot oil out the front of the engine block during its return. The great news is we do not have to change the oil in it but we will need to figure out what gasket or seal is leaking form the engine, but it starts now with out a hammer.  I did have to modify a housing bracket  to retro fit an after market starter! No that’s not why it leaking it was part of an L bracket that held the original starter in place and the new one was a little bigger with less room for that bracket which had the metric housing nut molded in to it from the factory. 

  

The hammer however is needed for the worm gear in the John Deere sand pro to knock back in place when it unwinds to far to actuate the rear rake lift mechanism. Training in progress! One whack at 3 mph puts the gear back in place. However, today’s issues were a slightly stuck throttle cable.   

    
 Brad and Chuck mowed the range tees yesterday and the primo is helping tremendously. The tenement on wheels is not cousin Eddie’s  it’s the owners tradition for the week of the fourth to go camping at the course!! No Chuck didn’t blow it over! 

   
  Thank you Chuck for your service and I am certain you will not get stuck in that new red truck!!! 

 We had a guest take out their frustration on 17 Foxfire on Thursday after an apparent missed put!! TV Golf from the U.S. Open doesn’t set a good example for regular folks who think it is okay to tear up a green.  This costs as much to repair as they paid for in a round of golf in turf and labor! 


   

  

  

 Detail worked continued earlier this week as we have 80 bunkers to maintain and improve along with 348 acres of Turfgrass. The 16,000ft^2 trap on 8 Players still has weeds due to the recent dessication enhancement application. We will remove the epinastical  weeds on Monday! 

   

Half of this tree was taken out because it fell on our rough unit this week for some certain reason! All in all we had a great week of progress and look forward to repairing several irrigation leaks next week!   

    
   
No clean up lap on Thursday! Leak on 14 Players Club. The “pump” has been off now for 8 days to save on power and wear since it is the only pump left we have for that golf course. 

  
Hopefully, soon we can verticut and top dress greens! As always it is a pleasure to serve. 
Darden

Daily Hope by Rick Warren! 


 By Rick Warren — Jun 29, 2015

 Great Sunrise before the rains came again! 

 “God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love — like Christ in everything. (Ephesians 4:15 MSG)

God wants you to grow up: “We are not meant to remain as children” (Ephesians 4:14a Phillips).
Your heavenly Father’s goal is for you is to mature and develop the characteristics of Jesus Christ, living a life of love and humble service. Sadly, millions of Christians grow older but never grow up. 
They’re stuck in perpetual spiritual infancy, remaining in diapers and booties. The reason is because they never intended to grow. Spiritual growth is not automatic; it takes an intentional commitment. You must want to grow, decide to grow, make an effort to grow, and persist in growing.
Discipleship is the process of becoming like Christ, and it always begins with a decision: “‘Follow me and be my disciple,’ Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him” (Matthew 9:9b NLT, second edition).
When the first disciples chose to follow Jesus, they didn’t understand all the implications of their decision. They simply responded to Jesus’ invitation. 
That’s all you need to get started: Decide to become a disciple.

Talk It OverThink of the moment when you chose to follow Jesus. What did you understand about what it meant to be a believer?

What are some of the characteristics of Jesus that God has been developing in you?

How do you want God to work in your life? Take some time to pray, and ask him to grow you in these areas and for trust and patience as he does it in his time.
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7 Plus Inches of rain in 10 Days .76″ last night! Open CPO Players FOX Open One Inch of Rain on Players Club


Matthew 7:25

And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 

Foxfire will have wet areas roped off! God Bless the Baptist for praying for the storm to split! The worst is North & South of us! 

     

Fred & Jake are mowing Foxfire and the Judge is on Players today! 

   
       

Ray’s Creek should crest about 9:45 AM EST

   

 
Hand Raking Traps the staff has done an excellent job this week given the resources available!!

Bridge repair work from Monday!  

  

  

  

  

  

 3 Players is a little wet today. 

The Judge!