Please welcome Bristol, the newest member of our Golf Course Operations team. Bristol is a finely trained Border Collie that will replace Polly as our goose dog. She is two and a half years old. Her presence and contribution are quite important to our property. She works and performs on specific voice command to harass geese to flee the property. She will work mostly early in the mornings and later in the afternoons when there are less golfers on the course. That is when there are more geese on property. During the fall and winter months, she will be out on the course for longer periods.
Left to roam the course uninhibited, geese leave a daily mess that is not only unsightly but also takes many employee man hours each day to remove in order to prepare the course for play. Geese also damage the putting surfaces when they relieve themselves on the greens.