This week, staff members removed patches of snow on greens to see what conditions lay beneath. What they found was encouraging...ice layers or sheets were almost non-existent on greens, and when ice was observed it appeared to be permeable, allowing for air movement. Also of note, minimal ice was observed on top or underneath the permeable covers the staff used this year on certain greens. These observations are in no way conclusive but the crew is optimistic for the spring.
|4th Green Note: minimal ice formation|
|15th Green Note: Evergreen cover devoid of ice in a problematic area|
The snow has slowed the Tree Management initiatives set forth for this winter but the staff has still made excellent progress. Tree removals are nearing completion and while that is the largest portion of the task; stump grinding, cleaning and prepping these areas for seed/sod still remain.
|In-House Honey Locust Removal next to the 11th Tee|
|Contracted Hickory Tree Removal behind the 5th Green|
|Utility Vehicle Maintenance|
|Refinishing and re-staining Tee benches|