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Matthew Ceplo
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O.K. : WHO P_ _ _ED OFF MOTHER NATURE?
We have had quite the cold stretch.  Way too cold for me.  Today is much better, finally above freezing.  How do those guys and gals do it in Minnesota is beyond me.   It was nice not to have to wait to heat up the car this morning.   The holiday's take a t...
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COLD WEATHER HAS PUT THE KIBOSH ON GOLF
Even for the few die hard's their is not much sense in braving this cold snap.  Too much snow....  It's time to clean house...Literally.  We started by cleaning the room, washed floors and walls.  Here you can see the garbage cans will be prepped and painte...
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WELCOME DECEMBER.
Why cart paths only in December?    This is because the grass isn't actively growing where it has a chance to recoup from excessive wear.   Most problem areas are where carts are congested.  Around greens and tees but also fairway bunkers and even trees can...
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THE FAT LADY IS GETTING READY TO SING
 As the saying goes the show is not over until the fat lady sings.  So lets just say she is warming up for the finally.   The Greens and Grounds staff is now down to its hearty few who will brave the cold and keep the course as playable as possible and read...
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WHAT FROST?
  It was 23 degrees when I got to work.  A record setting low.  But where is the frost?   Doesn't look any like frost.   May be a little here?    We have what I call a "Black Frost" this morning.   Its hard to see.  One of the tell tale signs is when you st...
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POST HALLOWEEN
Early November and we still have not had a real hard frost.  I am not complaining but the grass is still growing and the leaves are falling.  We are doing double duty with mowing and sweeping.  Glad to announce that most of the sodding is finished.  As time...
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A BUSY DAY
A Deep - Tine: Dry Ject Day.  As soon as we could see we were on the putting green making sure everything was in working order.   Actually the Club House lights helped us gain a few minutes.   The following are some pictures to show the process.   All the g...
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STILL DRY BUT COOLER TEMPS ARE FAST APPROACHING
Cooler temps for sure.  Today was our first good frost and we are starting to spend more and more time with leaves.   We are also using the cool weather to sod a few areas.   These areas are around  trees, cart paths or "trees and cart paths".  If you see y...
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A MONTH WITH OUT MEASURABLE RAIN
picture shows how low our pond has gotten.    Mother Nature has turned up the heat and shut off the faucet.  It fee ls like September was warmer than August and October is following right behind.   Even the best irrigation systems can't do what natural rain...
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A LITTLE OF THIS, A LITTLE OF THAT
A few small issues have popped up over the season and as time allows we will be addressing them.  One such area is the mulched path to our 8th tee.   We wanted to touch up this area so we decided to use Belgium Block to create a more formal walk way.   As t...
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