Excitement and Patience

March weather is always a roller coaster ride. Difficult to predict and swiftly changing, the weather pulls at our emotions this time of year. We all have the same goal in getting the golf course open and starting the golf season. The current forecast, as it stands now, has temperatures way above average for the next […]

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A Real Winter Snowfall

We’ve finally dug out from Tuesday’s storm, 12″ officially fell on property. With the previous warm weather and sunshine, we were starting to become exposed. As you can see from the picture below of #3, there was a lot of snow melt occurring and turf was becoming open to the elements. The timing of this […]

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Fresh Grooming

The Winter Sport Trails on the Front and Back 9 have just been groomed. With the approaching cold weather, I recommend you come out and enjoy soon! A friendly reminder to please stay on the trails, even if you are snowshoeing. All trails stay in the rough and away from all short grass areas. This will prevent […]

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Closing Date Set

This coming Wednesday, November 11th, will be the last day of the golf season at Midland. The forecast shows winter winds and temperatures finally making it to us. We have several days of preparation before it arrives to get the greens covered properly and the course ready.  Thank you for another great year, we hope to […]

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Three Day Forecast

The forecast for the next 3 mornings will bring us significant frost delays. (Click on the forecast picture to expand). If you are playing this weekend, it’s likely the first tee time will be delayed until 10:00am or more because of the freezing temperatures and low sun angle this time of year. This is the first real cold weather of […]

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Fall Update

It’s that time of year when our department starts to shift gears. With essentially 6 weeks left in the (typical) golf season, we are shifting our focus towards golf course improvement projects and winter preparation. We are no longer spending time and energy on most of the detail aspects of course maintenance because it prevents us from […]

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Bad Timing

  This morning’s unexpected storms have only produced .10″ of rain. However, just like golfers, our staff cannot perform maintenance and preparation to the golf course in the lightning. Looking at the timing of the current radar, I expect that it will be safe enough to get on the golf course at the same time […]

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Last nights storm

We received another inch of rain last night which brings our weeks total to three inches. Carts will be allowed but please follow stakes and signs. Unfortunately, we received substantial winds as well so there is debris everywhere. Greens will not be cut or rolled as all labor will go into blowing off all playing […]

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Wash Out

With 2.25″ of rain yesterday a few things happened. Unfortunately, the scheduled projected of sealing cart paths around the clubhouse did not happen. The paths need to be dry for the sealant to adhere properly. With the course scheduled to be closed all day, our department missed out on topdressing greens, solid tining of all of the […]

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