Friday, July 15, 2016

'Invitational 2016' It Has Begun!

New video from our work and some of today's activities!

https://youtu.be/2XoE9m8dvGg

Invitational 2016, They're All Working

All the departments are after it before 530 am this morning. See below!

https://youtu.be/0SBRMUEqBQQ

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Here We Go, Invitational 2016

Well, The Invitational 2016 will be here in the morning. Would not be right if I did not show last year's dog walk up the hill to begin Day 2.  Not much to it except watching an old dog work hard getting up a big hill. My girl Ladybug loved a party and this is one big party she was not going to miss. Thought 2014 was going to be her last one but she fought through to last summer and into this spring and almost made it to another one. I sure do miss her! The cover picture on the blog I believe was from last year.

https://youtu.be/nRnuOZjBk6o

'Get Ready' Invitational 2016




Well, its here. Invitational 2016. Not many issues from the storms yesterday except a bunch of small debris. For those of you who go back a few years. A little musical interlude as you prepare for today's festivities!

http://dai.ly/x2zbb8m


Get Ready (UNCUT) - Rare Earth - HQ by KerrieMetzger

Friday, July 8, 2016

Weather Stats for June, A Mess Of A Month

Whether you understand or not, weather plays a major role in how our course plays on a minute by hourly by daily basis. Being in the business for almost 26 years, I have a difficult time understanding all that is happening and this is my life's work.

When you have extremes like we did in June, consistency is the last thing you will have when it comes to a living breathing thing that you walk on and play on that's cut at 1/8".

The ugly weather stats for June. At least average is good but with no rainfall it was a little rough on our course and staff.  The record occurrences at the bottom tell the story.

TEMPERATURE

                 Actual               Normal     Depart from Norm         Last Year

High            91                      85.1                  5.9                              85.6
Low            71.6                   66.8                   4.8                              69.9
Mean          81.3                   75.9                   5.4                              77.6

PRECIPITATION

                    1.29                  4.28                   -2.99                         13.14

18 days over 90 Average is 9.6

3RD WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD (81.3 DEGREES).

TIED 4TH MOST OCCURRENCES OF A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE GREATER THAN OR
EQUAL TO 95 DEGREES(12 DAYS).

TIED 4TH FOR MOST OCCURRENCES OF A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE GREATER THAN OR
EQUAL TO 80(2 DAYS).

TIED MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE GREAT THAN
OR EQUAL TO 70 DEGREES(18 DAYS). ALSO SET IN 1984.

12TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD.



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bermuda Eradication Update Hole 5

Video updating Bermuda eradication work.  We did lose a few pieces of sod from our earlier replacement and will be removing in next couple of days. Other than that, work is going as good as can be expected. Next spray will be after  MAGA Amateur in early August. Can't stop, won't stop till its gone!

https://youtu.be/y97upt315AE

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

World Premier, 'We Tear It Down To Build It Back Up'

World Premier 'We Tear It Down To build It Back Up'. The countdown clock is ticking to 'The Invitational'.  Enjoy!

 https://youtu.be/RQXzNoYxkdc