The winter kill saga is becoming an old refrain. Several of the greens have recovered nicely, but others suffer yet the effects of the cruel temperature swings earlier in the year. Gary and his staff are applying the best turf management practices and probably some that haven’t even been invented yet to aid in their recovery. It’s simply going to take time. Meanwhile, the course can’t absorb any more precipitation. The low-lying areas of the front nine are thoroughly saturated. Controlled use of carts is necessary which is to say adherence to the “cart path only” rule. The rain has also affected mowing schedules including the greens as well as bunker care. It will be days with no rain before the mowers get to some fairways.
Feel good – play the Creek!
Time is short, but there are still a couple of days to sign up for the Double Header tournament on Saturday, June 2nd. Proceeds from the event support the Aiken Baseball Academy Showcase team and local resident Joshua Ray in his pursuit of a baseball scholarship and career. Hurry on up to the pro shop to sign up if you haven’t already.
The Community Golf Scramble which was postponed from May is on the schedule for June 16th. For those previously signed up please affirm your desire to play by the 13th. Of course others not before signed up are welcome, too.
Hook A Kid on Golf returns to the Creek during the week of June 25-29. Mike D. and Kenny Evenson will lead the affair along with Hook A Kid Director Joe Spencer and his staff. Volunteers are needed to assist with mentoring the kids during the week. A signup sheet is on the hallway bulletin board. If you can spare a morning or two (8:45 to 11:30) and enjoy working with the youngsters to promote their interest in the game and future play please join us!
The lost and found closet is near to overflowing again. There are many items such as clubs, head covers and virtually any other item used or worn on the course at the pro shop waiting to be claimed. If you’re missing an article, check at the pro shop. Items not soon claimed will be consigned to a charitable organization for sale.