July 5, 2013

Play at Sandpines and Escape the Heat

3 green basking in the sun

The weather in Oregon has heated up recently. Thankfully, on the coast we are hovering near 70 degrees, which is perfect for playing golf. Come out and enjoy a round at Sandpines and beat the heat at the same time.

The maintenance staff has been busy trying to keep up with all the work it takes to keep a golf course in good playing condition during peak season. Time seems to be flying by. It is hard to believe the days are already getting shorter. Most of our time recently has been spent on routine golf course maintenance tasks including:  mowing, setting up the golf course for play, rolling greens, hand watering, fertilizing, repairing and maintaining equipment, line trimming, raking bunkers, repairing weak turf areas, and making irrigation system repairs and adjustments.

My son Dylan practicing his putting stroke

I thought I would put my son Dylan on the blog to honor his first par. He participated in the Boys & Girls Club Golf Camp hosted by Sandpines last week. At the conclusion of the camp, the kids played a few holes. Dylan hit a good drive on hole 2. Then he hit it pretty close on his approach shot, nearly holing out for eagle. He narrowly missed his birdie putt, but tapped in for par. I am happy to see him enjoying the game of golf. I encourage everyone to take advantage of opportunities to learn the game. There are many programs and discounts in place for juniors to encourage participation. If you have ever heard the phrase "I bored" from your youngster, consider taking them out to the course to hit some balls, practice putting and chipping, or play 9 holes.