James 1:2Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 1:3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
We have had back to back to back double shot guns the last three weekends in a row on Friday & Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons! Play has increased and the course conditions are withstanding the heat and traffic fairly well. The poa annua turf decline on #2 and #17 Foxfire has been seeded and Nutrients were applied yesterday. Travis helped me utilize my Dad’s pull behind spreader yesterday to fertilize 6 fairways with the fertilizer we had left in the barn. We rigged up an old grill grate for a cover. Not a bad rental price for the spreader either. We got it for $50 a week. I just have to pay my Pops and of course if I break it we buy it. We got .40″ of rain yesterday morning from 4:00 AM to 6:30 and were cart path only. Please remember to stay on the path on your way out to start as well.
We were able to finish the Bunker remodeling on #2 and #5 Foxfire this week. Please watch the video below for instructions on the playability. Tomorrow we will continue to add sand and complete #10 green side bunker on Players Club.
Thank you to the Agronomy Team for your steadfast efforts these past few weeks! Thank you Tom for aerifying the tees on the Foxfire course this last week as well. We had 280 people Friday and the parking lot overflowed in to the golf course. TJ and Pordy helped squeegee the greens yesterday morning after the shower. They are part time now and are available to work on the weekends and occasionally in the afternoons during the week.We are still getting by with older equipment! Here is our Foxfire greens mower and the backhoe. The skid steer loader blew another hydraulic line ,, #9 Players Club StripesI found some old equipment while getting topsoil from the neighbors. There was a plow, drain culverts, part of a fertilizer spreader, and cast iron pipes. The John Deere sand pro broke down again this week. Remember when this happens it takes more time to Rake them by hand. Sandy Selfie by RK & NancySkid Steer loader leaking oil. Backhoe died This week too!