Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rain, Rain, and more Rain!

15 cart path under water
 One thing you will learn about this blog is a Superintendent is never happy with the weather, if the sun is out  we are complaining about how long it has been since we have had a good soaking rain.  When it rains, we will complain that the course is getting to much water, and it needs to dry out.  But this year has been to the extreme, after going 93 days this spring with no measurable rain fall, we have received 4.05" of rain in the last seven days.  With 1.75" of that rain coming in just over an hour yesterday afternoon. 

5 wetlands overflowing
 We are lucky that our course drains very well after a big rain event like this, it just takes a little time.  The worst part about heavy flooding rain events is the damage the water does to our bunkers.  Our crew will be working to repair our 64 bunkers today, and we will all be waiting for the sun to make an appearance again to help dry out the golf course.
bunker repair on #4

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