Memorial Day has passed and schools are letting out soon and we are gearing up for our busy season. Greens have all been aerified and topdressed, the grass is growing and the weather is getting better so now all we need are the golfers. When the forecast is for warm and sunny we are very busy but if the weather man mentions the “r” word it seems to scare everyone off even though we have had some beautiful days that were supposed to be wet. It’s been a great spring. So don’t believe the weatherman, they don’t always get it right.
The golf courses are in top shape with just a few maintenance projects underway. We are finishing up our Tee aerification on the Olympic Course this week and giving some of our bunker faces a little trim so the Fescue grass doesn’t get too long and penalizing.
Our entry road is being paved as I write this and it looks beautiful. This will be a huge improvement to what we had and will give a great first impression to our new guests.
Our bathroom replacement project is still on hold as we look for a contractor that will build what we want for the price we want. Hopefully we will be starting soon.
I have recently been informed that one of my team is retiring at the end on June. Dave Larson has worked for me here for 28 years and has been my Assistant Superintendent on the Olympic Course since its opening in 1996. Dave has been a big part of the success of the Olympic Course due to his work ethic and attention to detail. His will be some big shoes to fill.