A quick review of what we will attempt to accomplish with this blog:
1. Improve Communication — There are constantly changing golf course conditions, maintenance practices, projects, as well as interesting aspects of property management and challenges that you might not realize happens. Hopefully you’ll find interest and connection to the information.
2. Golf Course Updates — This will be the biggest goal with the blog, to keep you updated on what’s currently happening at Midland. Rainfall amounts, frost delays, ski trail grooming, performed course maintenance that will affect your round of golf, etc., will give you on the minute update on what’s currently happening. It might help you plan if the golf course is ready for you to bring out 3 guests, save you a phone call to the Golf Shop wondering if there is a rain/frost delay, if it’s too wet for carts, if the Greens are completely healed from an aerification event, etc.
3. Create a Platform for Conversation/Observation — I know there are questions as to why and how things are done. Some of the Blog posts will hopefully answer those questions. Some posts will create more questions and each Blog post will have a section where you can leave me a question or comment. Some of you I see daily, some of you I don’t see enough! The property is 160 acres so for me to wait on the first Tee and answer questions is not realistic. This Blog is a great platform for me to send you information and answer any questions from anywhere on the golf course. This way you can be assured that you are getting the whys/hows from me directly and not a from a hypothesized guess!
Our Second Assistant Superintendent, Mitch Granholm, has created this website Blog to be simple and easy to navigate. We want to make sure that you can get the information from the website easily without searching through a lot of clutter.
You will notice there will be 4 main categories which the posts will be filed under:
1. Course Conditions
2. Course Maintenance
4. Around the Club
If you chose to receive an email when I send out any communication, go to the Contact tab, scroll down to the subscription box and enter your email address. Within minutes of when I post something, you’ll get an email with a link to see the most up to date post. During busy times of the year will dictate how many posts are made but this will be a great tool for you to use in regards to weather and cart usage updates. For example, in season we start much earlier in the morning than when the Golf Shop opens. If you’re wondering what current conditions are that will affect play, you’ll be able to get that information and plan accordingly with no surprises!
This Blog is intended to give more insight and information to those who want it, create a quicker way for me to communicate to you and hopefully improve your enjoyment of being a member at Midland Hills. Enjoy!