Spring is in full swing here and the golfing has sure been sweet this week. As you plan your next tee time, I’ve outlined several updates for you on the going-ons here at Gold Mountain.

First, the greens aerification on the Olympic Course were accomplished on April 29th on the back 9 and front 9 will be done on one day next week.  We will be using ¼ inch tines for minimal disruption to playability.

The restroom replacement project on Cascade #4 is still pending bid approval but we hope to start on this soon as we know it’s a priority for our golfers.

The entry drive from the old highway to our parking lot is going to be repaved by the same contractor that is paving the old highway. We expect our project will begin  following the completion of the highway paving. Thanks to Jeff Elevado with the Parks Department for his help in getting this project approved on short notice.

On a personal note, GoldMountain lost a true friend earlier this month with the passing of Pat Westhoff. Pat was the Golf Operations Director for the City of Bremerton for many years and was instrumental in the construction of the Olympic Course. When the City of Bremerton awarded the contract to build our new clubhouse they were without a Project Manager so Pat stepped up and assumed that role for them. After Pat retired from the City he actually came to work for me for one season mowing rough on the Olympic Course.  He loved riding our big tractor but I think starting work at 5:00 a.m. disagreed with him. In his honor,  I have ordered a sign to be placed on the little creek that runs from the pond on Olympic #18 to the retention pond on #17 which was named after Pat. That sign will be a daily reminder to all who pass of Pat’s significant contributions to Gold Mountain.

For all who knew him, Pat was truly one of a kind.  I will miss him.