Excessive Rain Requires More Labor – May 28, 2015
Only a few months ago, all of us were wishing for rain. Perhaps we wished too hard. The golf course has received 13.14″ since April 6th. This is almost twice our usual combined average of 7.16″ for April and May. Even though everything is currently very green on the golf course, many of the staff’s labor hours have been focused on bunkers, mowing, and blowing grass clippings. There have been three storms this month which poured more than 2″ of rain on site. We feel very lucky none of these storms caused flooding on the golf course. The team has done an excellent job ensuring all storm drains are cleared of debris after each rain event.
We were fortunate enough to purchase another debris blower this year which has helped tremendously during cleanup after storms. Mowing the rough has proved to be challenging lately. Typically, we send four team members to mow our rough. Due to the excessive rains, we have been forced to send three or four extra members to follow the mowers and blow grass clippings left behind.