From the Superintendent’s Desk

First off, I would like to give a big thank you to Bill Ingles, Bob Sciaretta and our over seeding volunteers! We have Bill and Bob to thank for the tee sand buckets and the cart directional sign; Bill is also working on sand refill stations for No. 4 and No. 13 tee for the sand bottles on your carts. I’m sure everyone will be taking advantage of them.

To the volunteers that helped my staff and I prep and seed the golf course, I know my staff and I really appreciated the time you put in. I hope I didn’t scare any of you off for the next over seed in 2017, which I have already been thinking about! The seeding went very well with some minor hiccups and those are to be expected. I have 10 years over seeding golf courses; some of those years up to three in the same year and not one went as planned! Wouldn’t be fun if they did; makes you think on your toes and teaches us what we can do better for the next one. But all of them came out very nice as I expect ours will be one of the best yet!

I know everyone will be wondering when we will be taking the carts off the paths onto the grass; generally I like to keep the carts on the paths for two weeks after we open. It is in our best interest to stay off the grass for as long as possible; because the grass will still be very tender. The best way for me to describe this would be the same as frost damage; the plant will rapture internally and yellow out.

Now I know everyone here at SunBird adheres to the 90 degree rule, as I snicker to myself while I’m writing this! I would be remiss if I don’t remind you that this is 90 degrees from the cart paths not from the tees! I am looking forward to the upcoming winter season and meeting all our snowbird members that were already home when I came on board.

Thank you again, everyone!