Friday, August 23, 2013

Golf Course Update

End of Summer Update

First of all, I would like to say "Thank You" to everyone for your wonderful comments and compliments about the golf course.  Many of you recognize the hard work that goes into maintaining a golf course, especially in our climate,  and express that to the maintenance staff on a daily basis, which they appreciate very much.

Like most golf courses, we are faced with many difficulties throughout the year in keeping the course in top playing condition. We recognize many of the areas that need improvements and consistently work towards the goal of making things better.  Whether it be the bunkers, cart paths, tree work or other improvements, we are always trying to come up with solutions to fix and improve features on the golf course.

You may be wondering what some of the capital improvements were this year. Where did the money go? What did they buy or repair?

Capital- Equipment 

Let's start out with equipment upgrades.  

This first equipment upgrade was part of 2012 capital equipment improvements, but since I haven't mentioned it, I'll take this time to do so.

We purchased a new tri-plex Toro Greensmaster 3250-D.  The function of this mower is to mow the greens.  By adding to our tri-plex fleet, we were able to move or convert the oldest greensmower into a tee mower, thus improving the quality of cut on the tees.

Toro Greensmaster 3250-D side view
Toro Greensmaster 3250-D front view without buckets
The second equipment upgrade was a new Toro Rac-O-Vac Turf  Sweeper. The sweeper is used for multiple tasks around the course. Different tasks include-
  • cleaning leaves and pine needles
  • cleaning duck droppings off of tees and fairways during the winter
  • sweeping debris off of fairways and tees after aerification
  • cleaning run-off debris after thunderstorms
The Kubota tractor pictured below was a capital equipment upgrade in 2011.
Toro Rake-O-Vac with Kubota tractor
Toro Rake-O-Vac, purchased Jan 2013
  Stay tuned for updates on the capital projects we completed.