This picture should say it all. What a fantastic week for golf. We started the week off with a strong east wind which dried the course out nicely allowing us to get a good clip on the grass. The fairways seemed to jump out in 3-D. The weather man sent us all a curve ball mid week when he said that the rain would return on Friday. The rain never really did materialize but unfortunately the tee sheet seemed to reflect the weather report.
With all the wind early on the crew was busy picking up leaves. By mid week the greens, tees, fairways and bunkers were spotless. The crew put forth a great effort this week. Aside from maintaining fantastic golfing conditions while short handed, we still managed to fertilize the tee boxes, mow down the new grass at the entry and finalize the new cart path on 15. A good week over all.
Congratulations to Mike and Aubrey Turley on the birth of their new baby daughter. Her name is Leighton and she was born on Tuesday at 11:05am. Mike is taking some well deserved time off to spend with his family and should return on Thursday . Leighton and Mom are doing just great.
Bob is still off after his surgery. He is hopeful the doctor will release him to work by the 15th. If you know Bob you will know how hard it has been for him to be away from work. Staying home and doing nothing is not Bobs M.O. It will be good to have him back.
Since Bob has been away I have asked Jim to work in to November. He was scheduled to be off for the winter after the 31st. He will be working just a few hours in the mornings until Bob is able to return. This week we trained Travis Snow. Travis worked for George at the ball fields this summer and also worked for N. Clackamas Parks as a seasonal. Travis is interested in furthering his education at Clackamas Community College in landscape management. We have asked him to work select Fridays and weekends this winter while he attends class. I have been impressed with his work, he has learned quickly and should be a great asset to our team.
As I mentioned earlier we wrapped up the cart path project on fifteen this week. We could not have asked for better weather to wrap it all up. Jason and Rick with Specialized Construction have done another terrific job. Portland Road was in on Thursday with the asphalt to put the finishing touch on the project. With the extra mix we paved the cross over between the cart paths on three and eleven as well.
Steve Pearce thinned out some Doug Firs from thirteen and relocated them where the old path used to be. We seeded the area with fescue and covered the bare ground with straw to put everything away for the winter.