2016 Year in Review on Twitter

December 30, 2016
A new “old” addition to the 1st tee staging area…grown on site to remain on site…01

December 22, 2016
A mentor once told me…”eat the big toad first”…character building exercise this week…16 done with 2 to go.
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December 20, 2016
Blowing 9″ of snow from 4.5 acres is hard work…the alternative as can be seen in picture 1 is much harder…
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December 14, 2016
Having a little fun on a frigid day…our “Canadian Made” trail groomer’s 1st run…a weight kit has replaced Curtis
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December 12, 2016
A different perspective…32F or 0C under 7″ of snow cover…we will check when it gets to -12F or -24C on Thurs…
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December 3, 2016
The boys and their dog…reflecting on another long, hard fought, successful season…2017 will be here soon…
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November 26, 2016
Course Update: Trying out the new Ash benches on #1. This week may provide the last opportunity for temporary pins…
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November 23, 2016
Last Salsco roll of the season…not greens but freshly cut bluegrass sod…one thing done ahead of next spring.
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November 18, 2016
What a way to finish an incredible day…the Ash bench suits its new setting overlooking the Thames and the 8th Par 3
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November 17, 2016
Exceptionally busy time of year…collar/bunker dam removals, vertical drainage chimneys + cover installations..
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November 12, 2016
Great example of Club evolution…built 1958, top photos 1984, bottom photos 2015…what will the future bring…
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November 10, 2016
Range tee sand topdressings can eventually lead to sprinkler head control failure…post winterization repairs…
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November 1, 2016
The driving range tee decks although now closed are being prepared for next season…Graden, seed, drag, cut & sand.
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October 31, 2016
Course Update: Pre-winter deep tine, needle tine & roll to move H2O and O2 prior to freeze up; sand to follow…
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October 19, 2016
What a fantastic day for golf, trap shooting, tennis, irrigation system blow out + sand topdressing…rain tomorrow.
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October 14, 2016
Nursery green…31 days post seeding…9 mowings…2 dry topdressings + 1st shovel sanding of apron today…
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October 13, 2016
Course Update: Fall cultural practices continue…slicing and rolling fairways today, sanding greens tomorrow…
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September 22, 2016
Every day brings its challenges and rewards…if not rain wash it’s a stuck sprinkler + 1st roll and mow of nursery.
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September 19, 2016
High-beams catch everything in the morning…48 hrs post germination…a long way yet to the finish line…
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September 10, 2016
10 ml & counting…our University crew are sporting the home made ponchos…if you can’t beat them join them…
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August 30, 2016
Course Update: At the end of the day it comes down to good people, a broom and excellent neighbours @RBGrounds
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August 30, 2016
Course Update: Full tilt today…3.2 acres of greens aeration complete with 1 acre and 20 ton of dry sand to go…
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August 29, 2016
Course Aeration Update: Great effort today by the entire Grounds Team following yesterday’s Club Championships.
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August 25, 2016
You know there deep when it requires a ramp and ladder…easily 2 days of repair from last nights rain…
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August 22, 2016
Today is catch up day following last weeks 4.5″ of rainfall…the drier weather forecast will help firm up surfaces
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August 19, 2016
Course Update: Step 1 of nursery green establishment begins…furthest range target green provides ideal location.
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August 9, 2016
Course Update: The unsung heroes…60% of our summer Grounds Team have come & gone before 10:30 am…#beattheheat
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July 29, 2016
Course Update: 12 man hrs. per hr. devoted to bunker washout repairs + full course mow and roll…Friday ready…
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July 27, 2016
Course Update: It’s a double cut, roll, tree planting morning…Men’s League starts this afternoon…
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July 25, 2016
Course Update: Maintenance Monday in full swing…complete mowing, venting and rolling…#lethembreath #O2
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July 22, 2016
How hot is it? The FLIR doesn’t lie…canopy temps. reaching 39 C…syringing helps but add some air & your cooler
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July 14, 2016
Course Update: Controlled chaos…evening preparations begin in advance of tomorrow’s Member Guest Day 1.
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July 12, 2016
Growing environments do make a difference…14 green post Austrian Pines…can only push turf so far when it’s >90F
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June 26, 2016
The daily morning ritual of topping up the buckets continues…a cool breeze and additional sunlight helps …
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June 18, 2016
The 2016 Grounds Crew will be back at it in 30 minutes…they bring team work and a focused commitment daily #2K16
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June 16, 2016
Evening push following today’s rain…the Grounds Crew will be back at 4:00 am in advance of round 1 Member/Member.
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June 11, 2016
Today marks the 20th Ed Ervasti Cup…a true gentleman and humble golfing legend…http://londonontariogolf.com/news/london-area-news/remembering-ed-ervasti/ …
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June 6, 2016
Course Update: Ideal weather for a Monday topdressing…greens, aprons and tees to be sanded, tined, brush & rolled.
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June 2, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to rake your bunkers…the Grounds crew practice their artwork every morning…
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May 18, 2016
Now and then…4 yrs ago many green sites were hidden…Men’s Day starts this afternoon….
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May 16, 2016
Course Update: Growing heat units are lagging behind 2015…rough over seeding continues among tree lined areas.
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May 6, 2016
Our Eagle is watching…deep scarification with sand injection takes tons of sand & a dedicated Crew…11hrs. to go
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May 5, 2016
Course Update: Spring aeration and Graden process begins today..organic removal + 600 per 1000ft sand injected…
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April 27, 2016
Beautiful day for a dry cut, roll and sand…Men’s League Draft Party tonight…
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April 19, 2016
The only way to fill a hole…pruning of Oaks continues today along with many other on course activities…
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April 15, 2016
Course Update: 1st true mowing after winters cut…Transformer turf brushes in use ahead of Sunday’s opening day.
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April 12, 2016
Cold soil and air temperatures allow only for “work at the beach”…ramps help with access…rolling continues…
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March 31, 2016
Yesterday’s efforts well timed…drainage improvements, rolling of greens plus 1st mowing of range tee…rain today.
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March 26, 2016
A little warmth goes a long way…uncovering range tees today shows success of late fall divot seeding and recovery.
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March 6, 2016
Sitting on history…these boards will be fashioned into 2017 course benches…grown on site to be used on site…
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February 2, 2016
Weather conducive to pruning…undergrowth thinning amplifies Red Oak, Pines and river views…
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January 29, 2016
Better light and fluffy than heavy and wet…all fairway and green side drains cleared…full melt expected…
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January 7, 2017
2 days and 4 acres of snow cover now removed…warm up expected with certain rain…6″ drainage chimneys still open
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