March Madness…

General consensus is for an extended period of cold weather this spring, the scope of which has not been seen for many years. The prolonged forecast is rain today followed by a lengthy stretch of unseasonable weather. Efforts, including the use of black sand, are being implemented to melt ice and create openings on all green surfaces. This winter’s extended hold on spring is summarized below in a series of pictures and graphs. Please follow the Jayson Griffiths or the Club on Twitter to receive regular updates of course conditions and activities.


7th fairway – March 18, 2014


7th fairway – 1 inch of ice and 7 inches of snow


1st green – March 18th, ice removed




December 23rd to March 15th82 days of snow/ice cover
78 days below -0C
54 days below -10C
23 days below -20C

All cultural practices will be carried out in such a way as to minimize the impact to Membership with the ultimate goal of providing superior, healthier putting surfaces.