Progress, Rain, Staff Increase to 6 for 36! 


“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.”(Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB)

Progress has been made the last two weeks and I want to thank Mark Novotny again for the use of his grinder for the other greens mower reels! Thank you Bill for moving the water out of traps and cart paths! Paula great progress on tree, bunker, and rough! The product to erradicate dandelions and prevent crabgrass will go out in the next two weeks! Timing, historical data, resources, and weather are imperative to continuing this process! Jim, the new equipment manager is progressing well and accomplishing many tasks!  

       

Westchester grinder above and parking lot last Tuesday. Couldn’t find a place to park he had so much staff there!  

   Jim ground the reels while I set up the angle on the bed knife grinder! A brand new 2015 set of grinders can cost 30-50K.   

     

New starter and alternator were added to the Toro 3150 Triplex. This is our newest model with over 6200 hours. We are trying to adjust the Venturi’s and tappets so there will be enough pressure to create a spark. The hours are equivilant to 600,000K miles on a Porche  BMW !  

                     

2 Foxfire first cut of three for this week. The bluegrass is growing much faster than the bentgrass fairways on The Players Course.

   

   

The only set back of the week was my Titleist golf  clubs were stolen out of my  office! Priceless! God will provide, and I am grateful they didn’t steal Nancy, my wife!  

 

Or my former dead brother-in-laws hat from the Naval shop he served on! May God rest is soul! 

Moving on, more mowing took place this week and it looks much better! 

       

It’s wet an afternoon AAA run is part of the progress for  these stripes!

   

   

First Cut on Fairways, Tees, & Rough! 


Weather report for the day comes from the book of  

Matthew 16:2

He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 

 

Thank you all for your help! Tom mowed the first cut on the Players Tees Tuesday, and Paula was able to mow rough yesterday on Foxfire. Brad got the first cut on fairways complete on Foxfire and we will mow Players fairways today! Jose is mowing tees on Foxfire today and Luis will continue preparing the traps.  

       

Frost gave way to mid sixties yesterday!

   

              

       

   

     

Proverbs 27:17Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.


Mark Novotny, number one! Thank you very much sir for the use if your grinder! And thank you for the educational update on the internet with the planimeter, and the degree day update. Very useful tools to have! I can say everytime I see you I learn something. It hasn’t been often but over the last twenty years weather here there or across the country you have been educating! Thank you!  

           

First Cut on Foxfire Greens!


Psalms 72:6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!  I have mown All 39 greens as of Friday afternoon, and the rain total on Friday was .15″ I will begin mowing the tees, collars, and approaches next week. Today I will try and blow debris off those surfaces to prepare for mowing! Remember fourteen days ago we still had ten inches of ice and snow and the high that day was  3 degrees! It will take more time to green up completely! 

       

   

           

Spring today, Light rain, Mowing Continues!


Proverbs 27:25 When the grass is gone and the new growth appears and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,

Mowed Players Yesterday and I will update after Foxfire is mowed today!  

                       

Frost Delay Sunrise & Driving Range Work


Luke 1:78 because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high ( Luke 1:79)to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Thank you Bill for your assistance on the Water removal from driving range. Future plans to include drainage modifications. 



Sunday Cart Path Only Players Club & Walkers on Foxfire. 


The rain ended Saturday around noon totaling one inch with in 18 hours and three plus for the week coupled with a 10″ snowmelt left the courses closed Saturday but we will reopen Sunday! 

With regards to the current rain and snow melt I consulted my Agronomic handbook and God explains the positive outlook which will be sprouting grass soon! It may be a minor inconvenience now for golfer’s but Sunday and Monday will bring excellent weather! 

Isaiah 45:8

“Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the LORD have created it.

As of Saturday we had over 3″ of rain this past week along with 10″ of snow melt and the courses are at Field Capacity as Ray’s Creek moves the water South! It’s is at the top of it’s banks and may rise slightly more before it drops down! See photos below! 





Snow Melting, Ray’s Creek, Golfer’s are Comming!


“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)

What a difference a week can make in Central Ohio. We still have a few ice bergs on the sides but the second day in a row with sunshine and highs in low 60’s will bring out some golfer’s! Walking only on the Foxfire Course and Cart Path Only on the Players Club!

The tree crew is finishing up some tree work behind 15 Players, and clean up on 2/16 Players continues.





Ray’s Creek is moving excess water South! 



The turf looks uniform as it begins to green up! And that is a good sign!