Friday, January 29, 2010

Good Winter or Bad Winter for Turf?

As we get ready for the 2010 golf season, I know a lot of superintendents are asking themselves:  How much seeding and sodding will we have to do this spring?  How well will the turf survive this winter?  Will this turn out to be a good winter or a bad winter for the turf?  How can we tell?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Reel Grinding Complete

Annual equipment maintenance is an important project for any golf course maintenance department during the winter months. Our goal is to have all the machines ready-for-action when the season starts. To do this, we perform maintenance according to the machines' service manual, and we try to minimize down-time during the season by anticipating any problems that might occur. In addition to completing annual service on all the traction units and engines, golf courses also have to maintain complicated cutting units.

Here's a look at the underside of one of our greens reel units:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chili Open 2010

On January 2nd, 2010, Sugar Creek hosted its annual "Chili Open." Over 80 golfers braved the snow and sub-zero windchills to participate in this event. While the weather was cold, golfers warmed up in the clubhouse with hot drinks, chili, a buffet, and raffle prizes. A fun time was had by all!

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