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.