COURSE NEWS FEBRURY 2016
Course maintenance has slowed for obvious reasons. Fairways and roughs are dormant and
don’t require mowing. The front nine greens and aprons are cut when warranted, which won’t be
often. In spite of weather vagaries among other factors the back nine greens are still in reasonably good condition and won’t require as much attention. Bunkers and waste areas are treated as required. Finally, given the frequency of rain and wet conditions throughout the course we must remain mindful of cart restrictions.
“Rebuild it and they will come”
This is the time of year when Gary and his crew catch up on course equipment maintenance in
preparation for the coming growing season. One might be surprised by the variety of equipment
in use and the task it is to maintain it. Much of it is like automobile service such as changing and
replenishing filters and fluids and checking belts and tires, but there is more. Mower blades are
sharpened, rollers replaced and hydraulics are checked for proper operation. Sand and fertilizer
spreaders are thoroughly cleaned. And parts on all equipment are examined for likely failure and
replaced as necessary.
Final check of the sand spreader
We are fortunate that Jim has replaced nearly all equipment and added several new pieces over the past three years to make course maintenance more efficient. That Gary, Robbie, Ted and Jake augmented by a couple summer hires with additional help from volunteers Frank and Bill can maintain over 160 acres of turf including greens, tees and fairways as well as bunkers and other
features of the course is testament to the outstanding job they do.
Have you looked in on CCGC’s Facebook page lately? Check it out at:
The Men’s Golf Association Par 3 tournament results are posted at:
For the ladies Gail Sheiman took low net along with closest to the pin honors at hole #5. She was followed by Ann Marie Cox second low net and Donna Imbrescia third low net.
Just a day or two remaining to join the Cross-County Scramble at The Aiken Golf Club on Saturday, February 6th. Call (649-6029) or sign up at TAGC. For a challenge like none other get in on the fun of this event. We’ll also enjoy lunch at the newly remodeled Legends Grill.
We’ve added a tournament – a four-club event – on February 27th. Details to follow …..
The Grille will be under new management effective March 1st. Further news forthcoming …..
Looking forward to warmer weather ………
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