6-13-21

Good Morning, 


Staff and I have been very busy with the daily grounds maintenance practices as well as accommodating golfers in the clubhouse.  Even with the warmer temperatures the golf course sees a lot of players on a daily basis.


The brief thunderstorm on Friday was definitely welcomed with open arms.  We received a little over .1″ at the golf course.  I was surprised to see standing water in some areas for an extended period of time.  The extremely high temperatures have been very difficult to manage and it doesn’t look like there is a lot of change moving forward.  


Our irrigation system has been operating for about 11 hours quite a few nights in a row.  The irrigation well that pumps into the pond adds less water into the pond in 24 hours than the irrigation system distributes during the night.  Our pond level is slowly decreasing and cannot be maintained at this level for a long period of time.  We need a couple of rainy nights!  Eventually I will need to cut down on the fairway irrigation if we don’t get a break soon.


Midwest Turf and Irrigation contacted me at the end of this week and let me know our new rough unit has arrived in Omaha.  They anticipate delivery to the golf course on Monday or Tuesday.  This is some news we have all been waiting to hear.  The old 2012 Toro rough unit has 5000 hours on it and is getting close to the end.  It will be great to have a new dependable mower in our fleet.


The rental carts are not so much good news.  I was told not to expect the rental carts until August.  This is very disappointing news but I guess it’s like anything else in the USA right now, you wait a long time to receive what you ordered.  I am currently working with a couple of our golf outings to adjust for the lack of these ten carts on the date of the outings.


TPAR software will be installed at the clubhouse in the near future.  There is no set date but the membership cards have been uploaded and are ready to hand out to our golfers.  Once the new software is installed the cards will be scanned by the golfer at registration and we can monitor their memberships more easily.  The software falls into the same category as the rental carts….hurry up and wait.  We can only control what we can control.


This concludes another week at The Muni.  Please contact me if you have questions or would like further information on a topic.  Enjoy the last day of Flagfest 2021!

Brian C Mohr

Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer

101 W 5th Street

Spencer Municipal Golf Course

Spencer, Iowa 51301

712-260-5370

www.spencermunigolf.com

6-6-2021

Good Morning,


The past week was another busy week of golf and plenty of sunshine!  All golf leagues are in full operation with lots of players enjoying the course each day.  We have a couple more part time staff members back on the schedule which helped tremendously with our grounds maintenance.  The overall golf course condition is great as we move through the weekend.


There are still broad leaf weeds to treat but I am gaining ground.  All landscaping areas have been treated for weed control and will be monitored each week to keep them weed free.  We will be adding potted flowers to some of the landscaping in the next couple of weeks.  These flowers will add a little color to help improve the appearance of these areas.   

Irrigation has been a necessity as we work through the current heat wave.  It takes about 11 hours to get through all the stations each night.  The irrigation will start at 9:00 PM and continue into the early morning golf hours each day.  To date, our irrigation totals for the pond and the well are both above normal at this point of the season.  


Through Saturday we have receipted season passes for 25 families, 56 couples, 170 singles, 24 young adults, 39 juniors, and 41 punch cards.  These numbers are the highest totals since 2015.  Green fees and cart rental revenues are also the highest totals in many years.  Our total revenues are on pace to be the highest ever at The Muni. 


TPAR software is getting closer to introduction at the golf course.  City staff is currently programming all the membership cards for our 2021 players.  It has been very time consuming to enter all the golfers information manually then turn around and program each card with the appropriate information.  We should have all the cards available for golfers in another week.  These cards will be used by the golfer to check in at registration.  All their paid fees will show up on the registration screen and staff will be able to monitor each golfer in the moment.  


We have quite a few events planned for the month of June.  We have seen high numbers of golfers for our events already concluded and the sign up sheets are very full for upcoming events.  It’s been busy pretty much every day at the golf course.  We look forward to a great golf season continuing forward!


I will see the golf board and city council members Monday evening at the respective meetings.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or further information.  Enjoy the beautiful sunshine today!

Brian C Mohr

Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer

101 W 5th Street

Spencer Municipal Golf Course

Spencer, Iowa 51301

712-260-5370

www.spencermunigolf.com