Monday, October 15, 2018

Golf Course Closed & Irrigation Winterization

Though the golf course is now closed, our season is not over yet.  After removing all of the course accessories, the first project on the checklist is our irrigation winterization.

We will be winterizing the irrigation system this Thursday through Saturday, October 18th - 20th.

If you own a home on the golf course, we remind you that the maintenance team is not responsible for the winterization, maintenance, or repair of your home's irrigation system.  However, if you would like to use the air pressure to winterize your system during these dates you may do so free of charge.

If you have any questions please call the JHGTC Maintenance Office at 307-733-7802.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Closing Weekend

With the cold temperatures this weekend, the first tee time will be at noon each day. 

The pro shop will work to shotgun start anyone looking to play during the nicest time of the day off the front 9 at noon.

Enjoy the golf in the valley while you can!

Thank you.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Frost Delay Today

While it was not nearly as cold overnight as it was yesterday, we will still have a 20 minute frost delay today. 

The first tee time today will be at 10:20 am.

Thank you.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fall Frost Delays

The overnight low was 24 degrees Fahrenheit at the golf course.  With the first heavy frost of the fall, we will need to delay tee times until at least 10:30 am this morning. 

These delays will likely be a regular occurrence for the rest of the season.  Keep an eye on this blog or call the pro shop at 733-3111 ext. 1 for the most up to date frost information.

Thank you.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Frost Delays

It is that time of year... as the first tee time gets earlier the potential for frost becomes more of an issue.  Currently, the first tee time is at 8:00 am.  Despite this, we have had two substantial frost delays in the last three days.  

On Saturday June 23rd the first tee time will move up to 7:00 am for the middle of our summer season.  This could increase the likelihood of a frost delay even though the delays may get shorter as the days get warmer.  As most of you all know, we have the potential for frost in any month of the year.  There may also be the situation where frost does not set up on your yard in town, but it can get cold enough at the golf course to get frosty so please check with this blog or the pro shop for a frost delay update. I will aim to have this blog updated one hour before the first tee time on any morning in which we are delayed. 

As always, we will work to get the golf course prepared as quickly as possible.  In addition, my apologies in advance for any inconvenience a frost delay may cause.

Thank you.

Jeff

Monday, June 4, 2018

Tuesday Evening Maintenance

Last Tuesday we vertical cut the greens during our Tuesday evening maintenance closure on the front 9.  The putting greens responded well, and they are reaching mid season form!

Tomorrow we will continue our fairway recovery efforts.  The plan is aerify the injured areas that have been the slowest to recover.  After the cores are cleaned up, we will then seed and sand topdress. 

You may find ropes, stakes, and signs directing golf carts away from these freshly seeded areas.  Thank you in advance for keeping the cart traffic in these areas to a minimum as we allow for the seed to germinate and grow.

Let us hope the warmer days and nights continue... it is June after all!

Thank you.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Winter Recovery Update...


This past week we finally saw soil temperatures in the upper inch of the root zone creep above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  In addition, dandelions are blooming and many deciduous tree species in our area are finally starting to leaf out.  Mountain bluebirds are pairing up and seeing robins flying around is becoming more common...  all this adds up to a spring that seems to be about two weeks behind schedule... if Mother Nature keeps a schedule?!

 
As you can see from the photos above many grass seedlings are starting to emerge in many of the damaged areas. Please do your best to avoid unnecessary traffic in these areas which could damage the tender young grass plants.  But if you happen to be playing a shot in one of these areas, go ahead and take a fat divot and be generous with the sand and seed mixture... that helps too!
 
The turf maintenance team will be spending this next week vertical cutting the damaged areas again in addition to applying more seed and fertilizer.  After this round of treatments, some of the worst areas may still require some extra attention.  These are predominantly were the cross country ski trail ran during the snow covered months.  We plan to spot aerify these sections when we go around with our second approach aerification of the spring.
 
Happy Mother's Day!