What a beautiful day for some golf. We have over 120 golfers playing today in a tournament. This is a very important event for the golf course from a financial standpoint. We generate a lot of money from beverages sold and cart rentals.
Speaking of financials, here is an update where are budget stands through the month of May. Revenues are $344,706 and the expenses total $324,966. These compare to 2016 revenues of $367,552 and expenses of $330,832.
The main reason for the decrease in revenue is the poor spring weather we had this year. Last year we opened March 11 and this season it was much later and April was not the best. When the course opens later, we always see a decrease in season pass and green fee totals.
I still feel like we are doing pretty well financially. The month of June is always a busy one and hopefully the weather is beautiful. We still have quite a few cart storage fees due but our season pass dollars are down about 10% in comparison to last year. I will keep you posted.
The tile area on #16 is starting to dry up rather nicely. There will be a lot of cleanup to complete in this area. This coming week we will start hauling material to fill the tire ruts. The tile areas will continue to dry and eventually be repaired. I have also repaired the two irrigation lines that were torn out during the process.
We started repairing the sand traps on both sides of #16 green this weekend. There is still a little water that accumulates after irrigating but it is disappearing. We should be able to mow the majority of this area early in the week. Progress is beginning.
I continue to battle irrigation repairs and the dandelion population. I only have two holes left to spray for dandelions and the irrigation repairs are decreasing. Slowly but surely the work list is getting shorter. Overall, I am happy with the condition of the golf course and the progress we are making.