July 16, 2021
It seems like just yesterday, we were putting out the American flags for Memorial Day, blink, and we are putting out the flags for the 4th. I can’t believe how fast the summer is flying.
Time to talk about the elephant in the room...As Milli Vanilli once mouthed, “Blame it on the Rain” or lack thereof in this case. When you play you will notice that some of the roughs (perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass) will be off-color and dried out. This is a result of (lack of rain, obviously) but also an irrigation system that isn’t designed to be the primary watering service. Day in and day out we strive to provide firm and fast conditions, and one of the downfalls with trying to supply water to areas that are poorly irrigated is that you have to give more water than needed to some other areas. Case in point, the left rough on #8...trying to irrigate those mounds results in water running down into the fairway, thus making that fairway softer than desired. Basically, like so many others, we just need some rain, or as Eddie Rabbitt professed, “I’d Love a Rainy Night” (but I think his reasons were different than ours).
On the positive side, no rain means sunny and blue skies...and those conditions have been ideal for our flowers. Marilyn and crew did an amazing job again getting all the flowers planted. Special thanks to Brandt’s Greenhouse here in Tower for supplying all of our flowers this season...their service has been outstanding.
In front of the clubhouse
New flower bed on #5 tee
As we cross the halfway line of the 2021 season, I’m reminded that on our worst day, I get to look at this....
As always, we are excited to see you on the 1st tee and keep it between the trees.
Ryan VerNess (Red)
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