2-16-19

 I have attached the current rough draft of the history of SMGC:
Please share with others or let me know your comments.
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2-10-19

Another week has passed us by and we tip toe closer to the start of the golf season.  There was plenty of snow cover prior to the blizzard, but the high winds blew all the powder to the next county.  Still, the golf course is looking pretty good right now.  I will continue to monitor it every few days.
I have been working in the clubhouse with Solutions and SMU for the majority of the week.  There is an internet issue that has not been resolved yet.  The signal is strong then drops drastically and kicks out the wifi.  After 30 seconds it will kick back into action.  Solutions has replaced the Watchguard firewall modem with no luck.  SMU has attempted to diagnose the issue as well.  We will continue the process Monday.
The good news is the internet wifi issues don’t always affect the simulator.  The breaks are short enough they don’t cause the golf to be interrupted.  The main issue is when the break lasts for longer than a minute or two, then the simulator needs to be restarted.  Frustration.
I spent part of the past week working on equipment in the maintenance facility.  This coming week, I will finish the reel sharpening process and start organizing and cleaning the shop.  This will help me update my replacement parts inventory.
The history of the muni has become a passion of mine these past few weeks.  I went through the Park Board minutes dating back to 1975.  The Golf Board was initially formed for the November 8, 1984 meeting.  I have gone through the minutes of every Golf Board meeting as well.
A lot of information has also been gathered through phone interviews, newspaper articles, and social media.  I have also researched pictures and other items to add with the narrative.  I have completed all the narrative up to the year 1986.  Below is the notes I have accumulated so far.  Please feel free to read through them and reply with any information you might remember that is not listed.
Have a great day and remember we could be golfing outside in a little over a month if Mother Nature cooperates.

2-3-2019

February is always a stressful time of the winter.  The constant changing temperatures really cause a lot of issues when it comes to turfgrass.  The snow cover has now melted off the majority of the course and there is standing water in all the low spots.  With upcoming cold temperatures there is the threat of killing the grass in these spots.  The good news is there is plenty of moisture for the turf plant.
Our simulator was busy by the end of the past week.  There was quite a bit of activity on Friday and Saturday.  Early in the week there was minimal indoor golf played.  There have been a lot of repeat customers and several new faces playing golf.
I am continuing to work on gathering information from the history of the SMGC.  I have gone through quite a few park and golf board minutes dating back to the beginning of the purchase in 1975.  There is so much information that brings more questions by myself.  Several phone interviews have been competed as well.  This is a time consuming project that I don’t want to rush.
Also, I have been working on equipment in the shop.  The reel sharpening process along with bedknives is my priority right now.  It all takes time.
Last week I included the golf course budget in an attachment.  We will discuss the budget at the golf course board meeting tomorrow evening.