April 29, 2019

Thanks for your patience as we deal with some tough conditions and have temporary greens in play.  We put #1, 4, 13 and 17 in play ahead of and 8 and 10 but we need some decent weather and prep work prior to opening any of them.

We do expect to start verti-cutting and top dressing very soon – but can’t get going on that until we have had some solid consistent growth.  We don’t want to set them back by beating them up with brushing or traffic.

For your information the large aeration holes are not from our usual fall aeration but left over from when our crew went out and used the aerators to remove the ice in late November/early December.  Had we not done that virtually all the poa (most of our greens) would not have survived the winter.  In spite of what you may have heard the aeration holes were a benefit in getting the water below the surface.  Our greens will be fine with multiple cup locations and smooth surfaces in the near future.

Our Superintendent and his crew are doing what they can in a timely manner and we appreciate their hard work on our behalf.

On another note virtually 1/2 of the green on #16a has been removed (in one foot squares) to aid in the re-sod work.  We will rebuild that green in due course.

The Ladies Spring Banquet, Fashion Show and Trunk Sale is Monday May 6.  Please call the office to register and choose your meal (roast chicken or braised short rib).

Men are reminded that sign-up sheets are in the locker room for the McCrae Cup and Reynolds matches.  Find a partner and sign up as the leagues will start soon.

Our first 9 Wine & Dine of the season will be Saturday May 18. Tee times will run from 3:30 – 5:30 pm and may be booked as usual.  There will be a full-on Pasta Night in conjunction.  At 9 Wine and Dines guests pay a $45.00 green fee which includes a $20 food and beverage credit for use upstairs following play.

Dean’s personalized golf ball sale ends tomorrow!  If you want your nickname or favourite number on your golf ball of choice call our shop at 403-340-4461 and order today!

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