In many other parts of the country the summer is the toughest time for turf with disease, drought, and heat affecting turf stands, but as we have mentioned before here at Wild Horse the winter is our most concerning time as a turf manager. Luckily this year has been good so far. We haven't received much moisture, but what we have has come as snow that stuck and didn't blow around like usual. That provided a much needed blanket and consistent moisture throughout the course. Another benefit has been the relatively mild temperatures with only a few single digit lows so far. The turf still has a tinge of green color to it now even in mid January which indicates desiccation has not taken place at all to this point. So far so good!
The big news here at Wild Horse is obviously the departure of Don Graham, General Manager. It will definitely be something new for me as Don and I have worked together for nearly the entirety of Wild Horse existence. We wish Don the best in his new endeavor and appreciate the contributions he's made to the success of Wild Horse. Although the clubhouse and maintenance operations are somewhat removed from each other, it is imperative that we work together to provide a great golfing experience for the customer. So we look forward to finding a new golf pro that can continue Wild Horse's success.
Other than that our winter work continues as normal with mower maintenance and reel sharpening in full swing. This work can get monotonous but when you see those freshly ground blades scything over a new bedknife, it reminds us of the beautiful look and smell of a fresh cut fairway on June morning. I'm sure all of you are looking forward to that as well.