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Ryan Davis
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Starting off on the right foot...
With the abnormal winter we are experiencing from the lack of snow, to the record days we have set for high temperatures, February 6th became the opening day for golf for 2017. We have received roughly 60 inches of snowfall to an yearly average of 140 inche...

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Just like clock work...
We received a snow storm on December 19th that dropped roughly 6-8 inches of fresh powder.  There was not a lot of moisture in the snow due to the low temperatures that night/morning (-8 degrees.)  The snow stayed in place all day but I knew the wind would ...

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Preping the course for bed
There is a lot of work to be done when you are preparing to "putting the course to bed" for the winter.  Timing is everything! There are many steps to accomplish just the simplest of tasks.  Our first major task is applying all the fungicide and anti-desicc...

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It finally came...cool weather and some needed moisture
I have finally taken my first big breath of air in over 48 days.  To say it was a hot dry summer would be a under statement.  We received very little rain this summer and heat decided to stick around for another month and a half.  We hit record numbers for ...

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The summer months
It is always about the weather here at Arrowhead.  This spring we received heavy amounts of precipitation in both forms of snow and rain which then turned into snow melt and heavy amounts of runoff.  Now I am wondering where is the precip and can I have it ...

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Why are those reflectors on the course?
You may notice that on a few of the fairways there are reflective driveway markers along the edges.  We start work every morning at 4:30am to make sure that the course is mowed and set up for the 7:30am shotgun tournaments.  Because we mow in the dark with ...

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2015 All over again...
We all the spring season snow, it now is affecting the course in a whole different way.  Just like last year with all the rain we received in April and May (around 16.0") the course is flooding from the surrounding areas.  With over 60" of snow melt and cou...

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2016, Starting off pretty interesting!
As I sit here updating my blog on a early Wednesday morning due to frost, I opened up my camera to look back at the pictures I have taken over the past few months.  Let start around March 1st.  Since then, we have received over 60" of snow.  On several of t...

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Its been way to long since my last post...
I can not believe it has been over 8 months since my last post.  How the time flies!  Do not worry, I have taken pictures of all of our projects this past year and I will have them up shortly.  A lot of changes happened this year within our department and t...

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Course Update
After a long winter, we were finally able to open up the golf course on Monday March 16th.  Since opening, we have been able to mow the fairways and tees only once at .625".   We have been able to mow greens 3 times with 2 of the cuts being with the brushes...
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