See You in the Spring! – Bill Love

“ See you in the spring”. These were the final words as our golf course superintendent Bill Love left after his last October 2009 visit. Why?  During his last visit, Bill approved the last four greens’ surfaces and they were seeded that same day.  As I write this they are growing nicely. The big issue now is weather as it is getting very late for sodding without risking winter grass kill and the sprigging season ended in mid August.  Thus, we have arrived at the end of 2009’s golf course construction efforts.

In Spring 2010, we will begin work on the tee complexes on holes 13-16, the practice range, fairway bunkers on holes 13-14 (green-side bunkers are complete on all holes), sprigging fairways on holes 13-15 and the practice range. Cart paths on holes 13-16 are rocked and will also be paved early next spring.

Shapemasters, the golf course construction contractor, has left for the winter and has scheduled their return for mid April.  Then it’s back to praying for cooperative weather. Until their return, our golf course maintenance crew, under the capable leadership of  superintendent Brad Brooks, will be nurturing the greens, maintaining bunkers, cleaning cart paths, repairing erosion areas, removing trees, under brushing the woods alongside the fairways, etc. Looks like everyone gets the winter off except Brad and his team.

Enjoy walking the golf cart paths this fall and winter.  We look forward to golfing on the Carolina Colours course later next year.