Merry Christmas to All and a Happy New Year ðŸŽ„


10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 

Merry Christmas from Nancy and I to all our friends and family across the US and many other countries! We have had a very productive year and God continues to bless us and the golf course! Thank you for all your prayers and support. We finally got in to our home in Westerville and our furniture from Sarasota moved here a week or so ago! Many thanks to Wilson & Donna in Sarasota for their hospitality! Thank you to our Sunday school group for the Tree and cards and all the other study groups for your prayers! The tree is up in the corner by all the lamps I didn’t remember we had! I’m sure I’ll come across a bunch of new old stuff.

The golf course was open Friday and should be Monday depending on the rain. The fall fertility looks excellent heading in to Winter. I expect the next 90 days of weather to be normal to milder and set us up for a great Spring Tee Off! We will begin the preventative maintenance on the cart fleet next week and continue to sharpen reels. The tractors are in the barn! We need to get a wheel bearing kit for one of the Toro Cutting units. I think this mower has 4500 or 6000 hours. 

The starting times right now will be no sooner than 10:00 AM if at all just check with Vince in the shop. The frost yesterday lingered due to cloud cover. The  days will begin to have light longer here by Monday until June. The last snow is gone but we were able to capture some good photos. Remember the snow does have minute traces of Nitrogen and will also replenish the lakes and streams when it melts so there is some benefits for the Turfgrass. The nitrogen is just trivial! Every season has a reason! 

The snow is also a great indicator of where the deer, Coyotes, and kids go. Just a reminder for y’all with your children that it’s not a good idea to be riding snow mobiles on my golf course because I will catch you and it will cost you, and I would also suggest not sledding down the Tee Bank hills on 5,6,7 Players towards the lake. That’s just not a good idea for their safety and I do not want to catch them doing that because I can’t swim on frozen ice bergs, and it ain’t good for the grass! And my truck door on the will not open with it is 7 degrees outside. Notice the tracks around 7 Players and 6 Players green. At no time soon will the water be warm enough for people. Out back at house near the school house. I’ll update more indoor photos later but here are a few. Right now it looks kinda of like when yalls Sherman guy came uninvited through Atlanta and Savannah inside but making progress. 

The choir had their Concert December 9 & 10th and did an excellent job. They sang last night and will sing four services today and one tomorrow morning at 10:00AM. 

Thanks Uncle Dan & Auntie Milli for the ride to the SRQ I flew down Tuesday after they sang and came back Thursday. Love the srq airport but sometimes you have to wait for them to open the front door and even though they have gate 2 I think it’s the only gate! The only wait is for them to open the door. What would Christmas be with out getting the Christmas Measels in Sarasota! Donna always has her home just about 10 notches above the Hilton! Hopefully next year we can comeback for the Christmas party at Gasparilla! Thanks for the tour Wilson great seeing some of the boys! And if anyone was wondering about the new Amazon grab and go! I was the first to report you can get a cow in Ruskin. I think you just drive your truck here and load up how ever many cows you want and they will bill your account! Had to get a photo of this. That morning it was reported no check out lines from Amazon and here is a warehouse. That’s on the poor side of the Tampa bay. 😎

Here is a photo of the outside of the house. Thanks Art and Lynn for your help! 

See you all next year on the course! Merry Christmas. 🎄⛳🇺🇸