Thursday, December 30, 2010
The upcoming weather forecast calls for a winter thaw with temperatures approaching fifty degrees and the potential for significant rainfall. Should these conditions actually occur, the potential for ice formation on the golf course is likely. Since the ground is frozen, the only means for water removal in the winter months is through surface drainage. The golf course maintenance staff has worked diligently this week to prepare the putting greens for water accumulation due to rainfall and snow melt. Over the last couple days, crew members have cleared the snow, which acts as a natural dam, from the low points of all putting greens. Should we receive rain in the next couple of days, the water will have clear paths to exit the putting greens and minimize any formation of ice on the greens themselves.