Good Wintery Morning,
The past week started off with a lot of golfers and it ended with snow and strong winds. We were able to get a lot of tree pruning completed and removed a few more dead trees from the golf course. Early this coming week we will continue to work on tree removal and hopefully enjoy a little bit warmer weather and sunshine.
The golf course was irrigated for the final time on Tuesday night. This moisture will help us enter the winter months with plenty of moisture in the soil. It was a good thing it was the final round of irrigation since one of our six inch intakes broke in half at the end of the cycle. It was removed from the wet well and will be repaired in the near future.
broken intake 2.HEIC
Thursday morning we picked up the air compressor from the street division and started blowing out the main lines of the irrigation system. Mid afternoon we picked up another air compressor from Rent All and planned to start blowing out the lateral lines mid afternoon. The power outage within the city put those plans on hold until early Friday morning. The irrigation “blow out” continued until mid afternoon on Friday. The pumphouse will be winterized on Monday and that will be a wrap on the 2021 irrigation.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information. Enjoy the remainder of the weekend! Sunshine lies ahead!
Brian C Mohr
Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer
101 W 5th Street
Spencer Municipal Golf Course
Spencer, Iowa 51301