Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rain, Rain and More Rain....

The month of April has been one of the wettest on record and the rain continues to fall. To date, 9 inches of precipitation has fallen at Hyde Park. The 30 year average is 3.9 inches and last April we had accumulated 2.5 inches. Mother Nature has a tendency to average things out.

Overall, the golf course is holding up well, and if there is a silver lining to these rain events it helps us pin point further deficiencies with drainage across the golf course. Also, in the past week, two trees sustained significant damage. A large Pin Oak behind #9 tee and a Beech tree located near the forward tee, also on #9. The grounds staff behind the scenes continues to do a tremendous job getting the golf course ready for play.

In the meantime we are hopeful that the extreme weather will subside and allow everyone to play golf.


Pat O’Brien
Grounds Superintendent

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