Along with the post from yesterday, the USGA has been releasing a series of videos "fore the golfer" regarding course etiquette.  Here is a video regarding course etiquette with the golf cart.

One of our capital projects we will have completed before next season is a new cart path on hole 9.  We were able to get a good start this fall before the ground froze.  The soil has been excavated and we were hoping to get a gravel base down, but winter decided to stick around.  We will pick up with the gravel base when the ground thaws in the spring.

The cart path is being installed to relieve the concentrated traffic pattern that occurs in the center of the fairway around the bunkers.  This traffic pattern compacts the soil and tears the the leaf blades causing a significant amount of stress to the grass plant.  The rope that was across the fairway the entire season this year helped to sustain better turf quality.  However, to fix the problem completely, a cart path with a curb from tee to green will be the best fix.  Hole 9 will now be entirely cart path only.

The cart path will tie-in with the existing cart path near the tee and run up the left side of the hole.  It will connect with the existing cart path near the green.  Another path from 9 tee across to 13 tee will be added as well for maintenance traffic.  This will remove maintenance traffic from 8, 12 and 4 fairway as we make trips to the dump located adjacent to hole 4.

It has been a long time, but we are cleaning the cob webs off the blog.  Lots has happened since the greens have closed.  We will try to bring you up to speed on the winter activities around the course and in the shop.

The course has been frozen and covered in snow for quite some time.  Certainly more of a real winter this season compared to recent winters.  We are back in a cold snap this week with several nights of negative temperatures in the forecast, and highs in the single digits.

Part of the delay in posts has been the adaption of a new look for the blog.  All of the same information is available.

Hope you have been able to enjoy the winter activities so far this season.  We will keep you updated on when conditions are favorable for activities.
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