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!

SISIS Continues Spring to Arrive Soon!

Isaiah 55:10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater. 

The SISIS cycle remains a strong threat to the region and along with the added rain yesterday SISIS created deep slurpy slushy cold pockets of lakes! SISIS a dardenymn stands for Snow Ice Sleet Ice Snow! A week in review below. 

Snlush removal off Foxfire Lane! 

Lake Removal

#2 Green Foxfire under 6″ Snlush! I thought I saw grass but it was a mirage! 

#1  Players Club

Above is #2 Foxfire before the rain!

Trek on the Quarry Ridge!

Now that it’s above zero and the 25knot wind shifted to the South I decided to scout for deer, mallards, and any coyote tracks. The West side of quarry.

The East Side little colder on the East.

God’s Groundhog in July in the Shade forecasting February 7 months later!

Mr. Groundhog, I am sorry I made fun of you in July when your belly drug the ground and you could barely move around! I pray you are skinny this summer because this Ohio winter surely has been a late longer frozen bummer! Thank you for the forecast! 

Thanks Tony for plowing the lot at the club!

The quater mile track in Galena, on Quarry to get to street! First measurement below was 7″ then had another two or so! The snow blower crew had to make three clearings! And Wojo trails. 

In the past week when temperatures were warm (22-31) above zero we had 9 more inches of snow then abruptly dropped well below the zero! Negative 8 today and the gasoline fuel injectors froze on the Envoy! The great news is the sun is shinning and the Earth is tilting back that way! photos of course are before the last storm except for the parking lot! Can’t get to the course today! #groundhogwarming!

We did see a red fox last Friday! He was too far for the camera but got his tracks !