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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Course Opening 2014

                                               Season Course Opening

The driving range will opening on Wednesday April the 9th.  We will be using the artificial hitting surfaces until the temperatures moderate and the turf begins to grow.  There is also some cold temperature damage on the driving range tee surface.  I will need to do some work in these areas to restore the turf. 

The golf course will be open beginning Thursday April 10th.  I am monitoring the firmness and foot-printing of the new #3 and #9 red greens on a daily basis.  We may open white and blue for play and delay opening the red nine for a few days until the surfaces are firm enough for traffic.

Keep in mind that we will be incurring early morning frosts for at least a few weeks.  Expect course opening delays on those days when frost is present

The photo below shows evidence of frost damage from when a person walks on a frozen green

Please view the video below on frost

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