The weather has been very poor all week. The golf course is closed today due to the snowfall and low temperature. This has definitely limited our outdoor activity but has allowed quite a few projects completed inside.
The clubhouse closed early every day this week. There were a handful of golfers out and about braving the elements. Next week looks a little better. We also have a tournament scheduled for the 21st. It looks like the long range forecast is 60 and sunny for next Sunday.
The new simulator is pretty much ready to go. It has taken a lot of time working with Solutions and SMU to get the proper modem installed and getting the connection through the firewall. The golf courses still need to be downloaded but the range is up and running. The yardages and ball flights are very accurate. It is quite impressive. I’m excited to get the courses downloaded and people can start golfing. It requires a laptop, ipad, and a lot of patience to get this thing to where it will be functioning properly.
I spent time working on our chemical inventory for the maintenance facility and clubhouse. The city is starting an online SDS database to make it easier to track all our chemical sheets in case of an emergency. I have completed over 200 different products and set them on a spread sheet. The company will attach the online SDS sheets to each product for all departments. They will be accessible from computer, tablet, or phone.
Again, there was minimal outdoor work completed due to the weather. This coming week the south of #16 green will be shaped for mounding. Both of these new mounds will be sodded in the next two weeks. We will continue to remove dead pine trees from around the course. More plugs will be added to #17 green. Lastly, we will continue to repair and sod areas in the fairways.
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