Friday, June 19, 2015

Whatcha Been Doing Lately?

Whatcha been doing lately, I know there has not been a lot of golf ball chasing going on. At least the US Open is on to take up some of the time waiting for the rain to quit.

Well, luckily or not so lucky my men and woman have been out in the rain doing what they can on the golf course. Lightning has stayed away and the rain has been steady but not drowning except for today.

We were able to mow some rough on Tuesday and were able to get 3 mowers out yesterday before the heavy rains came. A little tracking but we figured it would get washed away by tropical storm Bill. We had to skip mowing greens on Wednesday and Friday. Were able to mow greens Thursday and I'm hoping tomorrow morning. Five greens were sprayed yesterday, especially a couple of our worst with algae including the practice and #11.  Most tees were cut and our tee and green surrounds got some sort of trimming in the last couple of days. We have not been able to mow fairways since a week ago Friday. Maybe Sunday or Monday if not dry by then. The staff has been going weed eater crazy trimming trees, structures, lakes, ornamental beds and etc. Becky has been still planting, mulching and pulling weeds while fighting off dive bombing mosquito's.

Yesterday afternoon, the crew switched to cart cleaning mode beginning the process of giving a nice refreshing to our carts. With the tropical storm zeroing in on us, Fridays work involved a big time congo line of clean up work. A full 8 hour session from 9 staff members with Skip leading the charge. The work included the following.

  1. Spray the rubber floors with a product called Purple Power. Let it sit and then scrub with a brush. Power wash off. 70% of these were completed on Thursday.
  2. Use 3000 grit sanding pads to the body of cart and start scrubbing. Smooths out imperfections and cleans.
  3. Step 2 is a Meguiars Cleaner rubbed in.
  4. Step 3 is a Meguiars Polisher to shine them up.
  5. Then use a cleaner on the black plastic areas of the cart.
  6. Plexiglass cleaner and tape remove for the windshields(Still need to do a bunch of these)
Guys got all the floorboards  cleaned, We have nearly 30 polished and plastic trim shined up. Will try to do more as we can.

1/2 and 1/2 cart. A little different from one side to the other side.

Aged carts dress up pretty well. 

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