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Friday, October 18, 2013

We are in the process of completing a quad block solid tine aerification to the greens before we put them to bed for the winter.  The veteran Butch is working with two rookie crew members on this task.  The back nine on Greywalls was completed today and the front will be finished on Sunday after we close for the season.  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The cell tower crew looks to be putting the finishing touches on the tower going up behind the Heritage shop.  It will be nice to get our driveway back when they are complete.  
We rented a DR field and brush mowers last week to hand cut many areas on the course that were overgrown.  This is a definite piece of equipment that we will be adding to our fleet next season to manage some areas that become over taken with sapling and weed growth annually.  
Mike H. is shown above going to town next to the bridge on #13.  He did a fantastic job running this hog all week.  A great physical workout and satisfying job performance.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

 Dr. Koch and the University of Wisc. came up last week to lay out their snowmold fungicide trial plots.  They are going to be conducting research on the beginning of the 11th Fairway on the Heritage course.  The early season applications were completed that day, they will come back in early November to make the rest of the applications.  This will be their largest trial to date with over a 100 different plots.  




We had the new concrete pad poured in front of the Greywalls Fuel Tanks.  This is another Environmental protective measure we took this season to eliminate potential soil contamination; which could happen if there were a spill at this location.  
Yup its Fall color season!!!!
Phenomenal 



Monday, October 7, 2013

The Turf on the Driving Range is now closed for the season.  The artificial mats are now out on the range for use.  Closing the turf now will give it time to recover for the 2014 season.

2014 Closing dates
Greywalls = October 19th
Range = October 19th
Heritage = October 31st

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tee Aerification was completed on the Heritage course yesterday.  We had a perfect day to complete the task.  No morning dew and 30 mph winds dried the cores quickly and made clean-up much easier.  After coring we verticut the tees, blew the debris off into the rough and finally mowed the surfaces.  


One of the environmental improvements that we planned to complete this years is pictured below.  Half of this pad will become a dedicated mix/load pad for our spray rig.  We will no longer have a shared pad with equipment wash off.  The highest potential for a spill is at the mix site.  When complete we can provided more safety precautions to reduce any point source pollution.  
 The truck was able to drive right back making the process easier than anticipated.  
 Great work accomplished together
 MGC crew working as a team
Matt picks while Ned smooths the surface

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