Finishing Work Begins on #5 Players

Great news! The drainage & irrigation repair is working. We needed to wait for the area to dry out to verify this process. The rough grade & grass seed has been completed. The final step will be completed this week with hard, fine tooth hand rakes. Before photos. After the grass seed germinates, we will level the “site tube” or flush out to grade.

All projects are a process and need to be completed in stages. The timing of completion depends on several factors, including but not limited too resources!





The Last Saturday of Summer!


Another Eight AM Shotgun brings an opportunity to audit the irrigation on the Players Course! Great Work Guys!
Photo below is from the Deluge of rain on Labor Day Weekend.

I did not have the opportunity to get an after shot as soon as the bunker was restorated but was able to get one on Sarurday! This is amazing work with only three highly skilled laborers.


Number 8 Players Bunker resembles that of a Reese Jones or Pete Dye design, and is looking the best it has looked since my arrival! Thank you Luis for your dedication to detail!


Irrigation Audit #8 Players




The Halfway House & Finch





Kevin on the greens mower!

Irrigation Repair # 7 Foxfire



Eight for An Eight Am Shotgun!

The day light is getting shorter, but the golfer’s are still coming for events and regular play in central Ohio! We had Eight Agronomy Team Members today prepare for an 8:00 AM shotgun on the Players Course and regular play on the Foxfire Course. Matt I took the photo of the parking lot for you sir since you mentioned I did not have any photos with golfer’s in them on the web page! Yes we have people up here in Ohio! The course was set up this morning for the tournament, and the irrigation/drainage project on # 5 Players is now in the finishing stages.

Luis putting the putting green flags back this AM.
Checking the Foxfire Pumphouse and capturing the sunrise!


Nancy Mowing Nine Players, and #12 & #13 Players Sunrise over the fairways!




Sunrise over the Putting Green & Parking Lot!





Jose mowing #2 Foxfire fairway and I came back this afternoon with the Toro 6700 D for the Stripes are Right in the rough!



Luis, Jose, Jose, and I installed the pipe, gravel and Charlie was able to grade the dirt back over the area for seed preparation.

Text Book Form Grain Shovel Operation. Notice the tight pattern and placement of the rice rock as it is pitched from the back of the cart! Accuracy is important, and these stones dull the cutting blades.




Luis, Jose, and Jose installing the drainage tile. Great job guys!









We will complete the final grade and seed the area!

Deer On the quarry in Galena! Still Surviving running from the Coyotes!







The Daily Hope by Rick Warren

Sep 16, 2014

Witnesses Just Share What They’ve Seen God Do
by Rick Warren

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” (1 Peter 3:15 NIV)

Everybody you see this week has a hidden hurt. And everybody you meet this week needs a massive dose of hope. When you share hope, you’ll have a willing audience.

The hope that best helps people is the hope from somebody who says, “Been there, done that.” That’s how God wants to use you. God wants you to be a hope dispenser by sharing your experiences and what God has done for you.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:15, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (NIV). God wants you to be his witness.

Most people are scared to death to be a witness. They think a witness means they have to explain why Jesus died on the cross, quote Scripture verses from memory, and know a bunch of theology and doctrine.

You don’t have to know a single Bible verse to be a witness. Do you know the difference between a witness and an attorney? It is the job of the attorney to press the case, to show the evidence, and to ask for a decision. Not once in Scripture does Jesus say, “You will be my attorney.” It’s not your job to convince people to accept Christ. That’s the Holy Spirit’s job. You’re not called to be an attorney. But you are called and commanded by God to be a witness.

What do witnesses do? They say, “This is what I saw. I saw the blue car run into the red car.” Are you an expert on cars? No. Do you know anything else? No. You just share what you’ve seen. That’s called being a witness.

How does God want you to be a witness this week to the unbelievers in your life who are hurting and need hope? He wants you to say, “Pain really got my attention. Let me tell you what I learned. I learned that I need people in my life when I’m going through pain. I learned that God is all I need. You don’t know God is all you need until God is all you’ve got. I learned that God’s going to hang with me no matter what.”

You share the lessons you’ve learned through your pain. You say, “Let me tell you about a time that something bad happened to me but God brought good out of it.” That’s what God commands you to do — pass on your hope.

Talk It Over

What are the good and bad experiences in your life that you believe God can use to impart hope when you share them with someone else?
Think of one person in your life that you can share an experience from your life with this week. What will encourage that person and give hope?
How can you better prepare yourself to be a witness?

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