A worker for NIPSCO that was changing a light bulb on the electric tower that crosses the golf course was nice enough to take a view pictures of the golf course for me.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
On Monday and Tuesday, Jose and I spent the day pumping lakes that were full. Most of the greens were snow/ice free. Lets hope we get a nice warm up so we can bring in staff to start the spring clean up and start mowing some grass.
Wednesday was spent plowing and shoveling again. We had about 7 more inches of heavy wet snow. Several limbs also broke. Maybe 50 on Friday. This winter is really putting our turf to a test.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
When will spring start? Over the last 5 years, we've averaged March 21 for the first mowing of greens. I don't see that happening this year. We are still snow covered and frost is deeper than in the past. Reports from the lake are 13 inches.
#16 fairway still has some ice cover. We pumped for several days to remove much of the water. This is the area we may lose some turf. This has happened many times since I've been at Lansing and it survived. The longer the warm up, the more I will be concerned.
A couple of weeks ago we had a warm day that melted off much of the snow cover. Jose and I shoveled a path to the lake on #18 to help move the run off.