The Thrill of Rain
In reality, golf courses are kind of like farmers. We complain when it rains and we complain when it doesn’t. Our business is highly dependent on the weather. Sometimes, we want to punch the weather forecaster when he predicts rain and it turns out to be a perfectly nice day. Last year, we ran out of water, so we try really hard not to complain about the bountiful rain that we have had this year. Ultimately, this spring has been very interesting in trying to find a good time to mow. It is usually too wet. When it isn’t too wet, it is dark, or the golf course is filled with golfers.
This has led to quite a bit of night mowing. Luckily we have headlights on our mowers. Since we are constantly working on the timing of thunderstorms, our staff must press the envelope when the skies threaten.
It appeared that we would have about three hours before the storm would hit, so the outside staff was buzzing and pressing to get all their mowing done as the weekend was approaching and we only mow greens on the weekends.
It is always thrilling to see just how many more stripes you can mow into a fairway. Just how many more tees can we fertilize before the rains stops our work?
On this day, we needed to get our two newly grown in tee boxes fertilized, so they continue to grow and fill in with thicker and more sustainable grass. Ron was busy getting number nine tee fertilized.
The course was buzzing with activity trying to get as much done as possible before the looming storm.