9-9-18

Another week starting off with plenty of rainfall causing a saturated golf course for another week.  There was no possibility of any mowing practices until Wednesday.  We spent a lot of late hours getting the course under control by the end of the week.
Wednesday was very wet as rough units drove through the wet turf trying to get the tall grass cut.  Thursday we double mowed fairways to get them back under control.  By Saturday, the golf course was in better playing condition, after everything had been mowed.  The course still was plenty wet.
The 17th green was overseeded a couple of weeks ago.  We have only mowed the center portion of this green since the overseeding.  The grass has been filling in nicely with the aid on continued hand topdressing.  Saturday morning, the 17th green was mowed back to the regular boundary, excluding the back right corner.  I’m pleased with the progress this area is making.
We have completed a lot of sodding in traffic areas the past two weeks.  This heavy rainfall has once again created more cart damage around the golf course.  These areas will continue to be repaired and sodded as we move into the coming week.  The revenue we gained far exceeds the expense of labor repairing these spots.
The first of the seven new advertising sponsors was installed this week.  There were business advertisements, on our tee signs, where the business is no longer in operation.  These holes have been sold to local businesses and will be installed by the end of the year.  Here is the first advertisement plaque installed on hole 15:
The yardage markers, on all four sets of tees per hole, are nearing the end of the refurbishing process.  Fifteen of the 18 holes have been completed here is a picture of the majority of the tee markers that have been finished:
The annual police outing was rained out Tuesday morning.  This event is postponed until Monday, September 24.  One of our biggest golf events is taking place this morning.  We have close to 150 golfers playing today.  The weather looks perfect for a fabulous day of golf and a solid day of revenues.
At the beginning of the upcoming week, I will be moving five oak trees from the entrance to the Spencer Soccer Complex.  These trees are currently blocking the soccer sign and have been requested to be removed.  I have touched base with all parties involved, locates are clear, and the trees will be moved when the school traffic is at a minimum.
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