|Whatever It Takes|
I don't know about you but the so called January thaw we are about to experience is welcomed by me and my team. Reports indicate a change in the jet stream will bring us milder temperatures for the next few weeks so hopefully we can get caught up on some of the winter projects we originally planned. The team will be edging cart paths, leveling irrigation heads, plugging turf, making herbicide applications and of course topdressing tees and fairways in the days to come. The guys are excited today for a Maintenance Monday where they can actually perform golf course maintenance work for a change.We have had the coldest Dec 1st through Jan 20th since the 2010-11 winter in #Charlotte. The pattern the next 7 days should push us up a bit#cltwx pic.twitter.com/cLI4QbVOAX— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) January 21, 2018
In other news I'm pleased to announce that our Course Improvement Projects with the help of Golf Course Services are now complete. Recall last time CLICK HERE I shared a couple photos depicting the newly completed mounds right of number 10. These are similar in character to others on the property located between holes 4 and 17 along with holes 6 and 7. Since then the extension to the Ross Tee on hole 17 has been completed.
Both projects were tasked with the secondary purpose of hiding above ground infrastructure and when everything grows in and the transitions become seamless I believe you will be pleased. There was one other improvement GCS assisted us with and I'm very pleased with the outcome. I'm certain you will be too and I will be happy to share with you the details of that project during my presentation tomorrow night at the club's Annual Meeting. Hope to see you there.The pictures don't accurately capture the quality of this work, but the Ross Tee extension on 17 & subsequent "hidden benefit" is complete. Thanks @GCSofNC! pic.twitter.com/UarZFHRql8— Matthew Wharton (@CGCGreenkeeper) January 12, 2018
See you on the course,
Matthew Wharton, CGCS, MG