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1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. Thank you Colonel Darden & Colonel Petrek for your service! Bob y’all will have to come back up again this season! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ … Continue reading

Memorial Day Thank You! Staff of 16 part time. Boys of Summer are back!ย 


Joshua 1:7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. 

Colonel Petrek and many more, this flags for you! May all of our family serving and friends serving be safe. Guys at Miramar, Pendleton, Langley, and places we can’t name because we don’t know but pray for their safe keeping. Thank you grandfathers who served in WWII, and made it home. Only recently did I read the Lettters from The Reverend Robert Lee Nicks to my grandmother, and never knew the danger or living conditions he was in. Briefly, he speaks about his journey and the shelling all around his ship in the Pacific specifically, and I can not imagine, but by the hand of God did he turn out the way he did. Nancy’s grandfather Thronihill received a Purple Heart and slept sitting up the rest of his life upon his return because that’s how he slept in the foxhole. Her grandfather Rogers was Ret. Lt. Colonel from the Army.  My great Uncle Buddy Darden who passed away this week to be with the rest of the Darden’s who have gone to heaven also brought back a Purple Heart from WWII. My Grandfather Darden was in WWII. Just to be raised up by children who were just one generation away from “The Greatest Generation” and have known them and remember them is a complete honor. Anyone of them would have done anything in the world and did to help us. 

18 Players Club. 

We don’t put USA flags on every hole because people like to take them with out asking and do not bring them back. But if you are Golfing there is a flag holder for each green designated with an American Flag. The practice greens have the wall you may lean them against. Rising Sun! 
The Digitaria sanguinalis preventer is applied and we will complete the practice tees the 29, of May or 30.  We still have time here in the Midwest based on the temperatures and should get more longevity or efficacy out of the Dithiopry by applying 2 weeks later than last year. This product acts as an early post and pre-emergent control. All the greens were treated this week as well, on schedule, and I thank you all for the emails and complements. It has only been by strategic planning and execution of the plans that have permitted this to happen because we are still only working with one tee mower and one fairway mower for 60 acres of turf. God Bless Primo! Primo is growth regulator enhancer that I am well known to utilize without hesitation because of the synergism that it creates with nutrients and protectants. I believe I have sound visual evidence that it aides in the translocation of products through the plant. We won’t go in to How but it does. It has something to do with the way plants process carbohydrates through the bundle sheath cells and xylem and Phloem or something like that. Basically it makes the plant short, fat, and happy! Like many Americans! Sorry, we can say fat anymore it’s Husky! I surely do not want to offend the grass. It’s not magic. It’s science and chemistry. We will have two fairway mowers in operation by June 8.  Brad has done an excellent job keeping up with them and many other issues. We built a bridge this week and thanks to the Trail Life leader Ramey, Brad, Noah, Brasket, Luis, and engineer Brooks llc for assembly and foundational penatrometer readings. I believe in allowing the best people for the job to do it and provide them the resources~ then get out of the way. โ€‹

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This is temporary, and I think maybe the neighbors horses or coyotes got the other one late one night. Much work to do always! Just honored that I can still do it and have people to help. โ€‹

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#6 Players Tee Box. A plaque for a veteran who used to play out there. Mr. Ramey is quite the historian and a welcome addition back after many years gone! 

.5″ of Rain early Saturday morning. 

These are hard to catch but I am always very fascinated at how ducks in a row operate and the mom leads the way and waits on the other ones until they are safe. It would be neat if people were like that. “Sometimes people can be like hearding cats.” Wilson R. Thanks Jim for getting the R-311T almost ready. We need to change some hydraulic hoses and it should be ready by Wednesday. Friday I found my warm up jacket Puma. From the 16 and under team. 27 or so years and it kinda still fits and in my mind I can still play! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ Noah plays for the Bible College down the street. And we got Sammy back this year. He texted me about 2 months ago from seminary school and Asked if he could come back and I said “Hurry!”Caught the Boys from Rickenbacker Airforce base flying to Wright Pat. AFB for lunch Friday. At least I hope that’s what they were doing. And that’s why I wouldn’t have made it in the military. Such a beautiful day Friday. Just like a Winter day in SRQ. Still getting accclimated to the weather.  We will be treating for ants soon so don’t let them get you all ancy. It is going to be a great year for insects.  I’m looking at various products now. Below is my great Uncle Buddy Darden and his wife. Below that is my grandfather James F. Darden in back right and his brother Buddy on back left with my great grandparents Dardens. Too many to list but our condolences are with my cousins.  That may have been the photo from Boca when they all four drove down an about 11 hours for a 14 drive and stayed 3 days instead of a month and went back to Suffolk.  We all went to Applebee’s and Nancy and I were the only ones who could hear between the six of us. I wont share all of the story but ole Uncle Buddy brought his pistol and set it on the table. No fear- it was normal and perfectly his right. Y’all just don’t see that too much anymore these days and this was 14 years ago. I said Buddy we are in a restaurant what are you doing? He said y’all invited us I’m hoping to have a beverage and something to eat your granddaddy wouldn’t stop. I said no the gun is that real? He said it was bothering his leg because my brother wouldn’t stop the car. He looked at me And said last time I shot it – it was real now let’s eat. What a memory. I felt safe~ not sure about the wait staff but I didnt see anyone try and take it or tell him he couldn’t have it. 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend 2016!


โ€œI thank God for the help you gave meโ€ (Philippians 1:5a NCV).
Thank you to all who serve and still serve today! We have many friends and family that serve or severed in the military! We did move this pin today before play. Little tough for regular play! 

Thank you staff for a great presentation! Everyone did an excellent job the last few weeks! Keep it up! We have been hand watering greens and you will see staff periodically through out the afternoons watering greens with a hose. 

Thanks “Willie” for Fixin’ the well yesterday and Tom & Brad for helping get that done! Wow! We got to have water with the forecast of La Niรฑa now it will be warmer and drier than normal! The humidity dropped from 85% yesterday morning  to 45% by 2:30 pm with a SSW wind and 12-15 knots! We may get a shower today but I doubt it! 

Jose and Brad did an excellent job mowing fairways this week and Jim did an even better job keeping the mowers running! These guys know I like diamonds! 

The rough mowers are all working well this week and got everything cut once and twice on a few more holes! Fred Nancy Treceia were so fast I don’t think I got a photo this week of them! But I did get Mike who waters at night to come out during the day and get a turtle removed for us! 

The skid steer lost a hydraulic cylinder this week and Jesse has been helping Jim work on the Backhoe to get it up and running. Jesse is a skilled operator and is able to help run saws and loaders when he’s not at the warehouse. The guys have been doing better in the Bunkers and once the new pumps are installed we will start adding sand in some of them. 

The new engines arrived for the Toro triplexes but we had to order a lift cylinder for this one. We will continue to add them in between repairs like below on the fairway unit or when I need Jim to create something! 

Repairing level lawn for tee divots! Another fab job by Hollen! If your sneezing this may be the reason! That’s not snow in May even though it has snowed in Ohio in May before-this is cotton wood! 
See y’all on the course and don’t forget to Thank a Vetern! Thank you Colonel Petrek~ safe travels back from New Mexico! And pray for Matthew’s grandson Matt Zipper call sign “stuck”!  How creatively skilled and brave those pilots are! He’s flying right now in an F-15 somewhere ~ boys are still flying missions! Hopefully we will have the Judge back soon. I spoke with him yesterday and he sounds better! 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves.โ€ (Philippians 2:3b NCV)

Thank you Colonel Curtis Petrek you are my modern day hero! Colonel retired from the U.S. Airforce and served during the first part of the century when we were under attack. He’s only about fifty and runs marathons and I heard he can do this in his bare feet with no shoes! But he still works today and is in my Sunday school class! I recently met Sargeant Deatley who is serving at Guantanamo Bay in the U.S. Army through some travels. Thank you to my family members who served and all who serve today! Your service affords us the opportunity to display our flag and work on golf courses in a free country! This flags for you Colonel! And a gorgeous sunrise this morning.  

        
 
Both Golf Courses are shaping up nice for the weekend and all the pin locations are set for the weekend on the Players Course. Jim got our new grinder in place! Thank you Ray Graves for helping us and the use of your truck. Great job this week to all the staff for your extra efforts in working on the details! The triplex mowers worked well on the Players Course for mowing fairways, but will be excited to get some reel grinding started and attempting to get the bigger units back out. I may even get the walk mowers out as the staff increases to about 14 people for 36 holes!  I walked the Players Course this morning and caught up with Dr. Ritchlin to watch his amazing birdie out on #11! It was 60 feet. What a beautiful day for walking the course. It is 6.37 miles from the shop all the way around Players tee to green! 

   
 Thank you Paula for Black Topping the entrance to the shop!  

 

Ray thanks again for helping spot treat the traps in the evening and for hauling the grinder and range machine to the shop.  

  

  

cotton wood blooms falling now in Ohio. 

  

  

    

               

5 Players & 6 below

   
                Mowing out the rough beside 9 green Players and then we will cut the left area down to approach height as soon as we get a mower with enough power and sharp reels we will create more shorter cut turf around the greens to increase playability. 
   
 

   
14 Players    

   
15 Players The walk is starting to set in.        

Stripes are right! 

   
     

18 Players