June 12th and NCC members are still in fall and winter attire.
Below is a photo of #3 red green. We have sodded and plugged the green in some of the thinner areas and once we get the warm weather, the green will be ready to open 2 to 4 weeks after that. There thinner areas are around the edges of the green's surface here on #3 green but the interior of the green is doing good.
The photo below is of the volunteer workers cleaning up after the thunderstorm at Merion GC two days ago. This type of effort happens at many courses around the country, including NCC, before members ever get to the first tee. It doesn't look like this year's US Open will be firm and fast. Superintendent Matt Shaffer and his staff will have the course shining by the time the golfers tee off in the US Open. Literally thousands of man hours go into turning a mess like this into a US Open quality venue. There are 10 workers on this hole alone.