When the flash drought finally broke on October 13th we had six measurable rain events the remainder of last month totaling 5.68 inches. The irrigation reservoir quickly went from several feet below capacity to full pond.10-Day Forecast: Ready for a taste of winter? 🌬️😰How about in November? Well here is it in 2 waves one tomorrow and Saturday, the next wave next week. #cltwx #ncwx #scwx pic.twitter.com/DmUzICR01K— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) November 8, 2019
We had two major golf events still to conduct, Fall Member-Guest and the Carolina Invitational and ironically we received significant rainfall prior to both events. We received 3/4 inch rain the day before Member-Guest practice rounds and nearly two inches rain prior to the Carolina Invitational practice rounds last week. Despite the soft and soggy conditions relegating everyone to the cart paths for practice, we were able to get carts on the fairways for the competitions and my team managed to provide some sporty conditions for our members and invited guests.
We’re about an hour deep into the final matches for today! #MemberGuest ⛳️ pic.twitter.com/1gorEUFmAx— Matthew Wharton (@CGCGreenkeeper) October 18, 2019
I want to thank my team for all their hard work this season. This has been a challenging year as we've had to rebuild the staff from scratch. We're like a football team starting a bunch of freshmen and sophomores. But what we lack in game experience we've made up with hard work, grit, and determination.The final group on No. 16! Nothing but blue skies & shadows! You can’t beat fall #golf in NC! #ourmajor #CarolinaInvitational pic.twitter.com/MvbVamEZj5— Matthew Wharton (@CGCGreenkeeper) November 3, 2019
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See you on the course,
Matthew Wharton, CGCS, MG