August 17, 2012

7 green with dune in the background

It has been another great week for golf at Sandpines. The high temperatures in Florence have been in the low to mid 70's, which is perfect for golf. We are continuing to receive numerous compliments about the condition of the golf course. If you are ready to escape the heat, it is a great time to come out and play a round at Sandpines.

12 green basking in the sun

This week, the agronomy staff primarily focused on routine golf course maintenance tasks, such as setting up the golf course (changing hole locations and moving tee markers), bunker maintenance (raking and redistributing sand), mowing (all turf areas were mowed at the typical frequency for peak season based on growth), hand watering localized dry spots, edging sprinkler heads and tee yardage markers, and filling tee divots. The greens were also spiked and rolled.

View from behind 5 green

Peterson got the steam cleaner up and running this week, which had been inoperable for quite some time. He has also been working diligently to get the core harvesters ready for fairway aeration, which will begin next month. This is in addition to the preparations and adjustments that are made to keep daily maintenance tasks running smoothly. He has been a real breath of fresh air in the maintenance shop. Peterson keeps the mechanic shop neat and tidy, and repairs are completed properly, and in a timely fashion.