November 30, 2012

Jim Kearns watching his well struck second shot on hole 12
during the Turkey Shoot Tournament held 11/25/12

The storm that came through prior to Thanksgiving brought damaging amounts of wind and rain to many throughout the northwest. Sandpines made it through relatively unscathed. The high winds sent a snag crashing down on hole 9, caused a couple of new leaning trees between holes 3 and 4, and a fair amount of needles and small branches throughout the course. We had the majority of tree debris that was in play cleaned up pretty quickly. Most of the work the storm created for the maintenance staff was created by the heavy rain. Almost every bunker washed out to some degree. Jerry and Steven had the unenviable task of prepping the bunkers following the storm. Repairing bunker washouts is hard work, and those two did a great job. By Thursday morning, we had the course in great playing condition.

Earlier that week, a couple of culverts located in the gravel path between 6 green and 7 tees were repaired. The two small sink holes in the back of 10 green were also repaired.

12 green soaking up some sun

The greens, collars, approaches, tees, and fairways were all mowed this week. The greens and approaches were also top dressed. In addition, we made some progress on cart path edging, sprinkler head edging, and golf cart repairs. Peterson has been busy in the shop performing various equipment maintenance and repairs.

View from 12 green