Archive for April, 2013
Installation of a drain at the foot of the parking lot to solve the issue of the rainwater collecting behind the 6th green.
We will be hand raking bunkers this summer which will be great. This will accomplish many things. The edges of the bunkers will suffer less abuse from the absence of the machine.
The appearance and playability of the bunkers will be more “traditional”.
The staff will be able to operate more efficiently and quietly with regard to bunker work.
Of course, the Membership can be very helpful in the ongoing care of the bunkers with regard to the following:
Please thoroughly rake the bunker with care and try not to drag the sand up to the top edge of the bunker.
Please leave the rake in the bunker with the handle aligned in the general direction of play. ( see photo)
Please always enter and exit the bunker on the “low side”, generally away from the hole, esp. on #6.
This year we will be “eyebrowing” some fairway bunkers. This means that some bunkers will have long strands or clumps of heather on the backside of them.
This treatment will not be penal but will accent the bunkers in a very traditional fashion.
Please pay attention as these areas “grow in” this spring. These areas are sensitive to foot traffic, tantrums, etc.
Your help with bunker care will help us further improve the playing conditions that we enjoy!
The old sod faced bunker on #2 had fallen into disrepair, so Ken and crew did a quick and effective remodel…..
NOTE THE FISH IN TALONS…..
Ken and his crew rescued the old boat from the 8th pond, cleaned it up painted it etc. Nice little addition to the hole.
P.S. If you have never seen Pappillon, you should!
Employees Alex Vukota and Kyp Cooperrider who just completed a very successful year on the M.V. Varsity Hockey Team.