Saturday, 13 April 2013

Ice storm causes major damage at Victoria Park!

The ice storm yesterday caused a lot of tree damage, power outage at the Valley and major damage to the driving range fence at the East course. We are assessing the extent of the damage but I know it is extensive, will take a lot of time and cost a lot of money. We will let golfers know the fence is damaged and balls from the range will potentially go onto holes # 1 and # 9.  Old man winter clearly wanted to leave his mark on 2013! Until next time... David

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Golf Course is Open!

Both the Valley and the East course opened today. The Lakes course including all 9 greens plus the driving range were open for play.
At the East course we were able to open 9 holes and the driving range. As I said in my last post the greens are in great shape. The picture shows Jason Sewell (Valley Superintendent) walk mowing # 2 green at  the Valley. We would like to open the rest of the course by the weekend but the forecast is for a lot of rain. We will have to see what the next few days brings us.  I will keep you posted.
Until next time... David

Monday, 1 April 2013

Greens are in Great Shape at Victoria Park!

#18 Green 2013
The snow has finally melted on 90 % of the golf course and so far I like what I see. There is virtually no winter injury to speak of. In other words the greens are in great shape! Golf Course Superintendents and Managers always anticipate the first sight of the greens after snow melt with a little concern. In my last post I said I was not too worried because there was no real ice build up and I did see the greens during the early February thaw. However the prolonged spring did have me thinking a bit. The forecast does not look that great for this week but we hope to get on the course cleaning up by the end of the week. Until next time...

#18 Green 2010 with winter injury