Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Golf Course Update- Storm Damage...

The Grounds Staff has been busy getting the golf course and grounds cleaned up from the two wind storms. Yes, two! The second blast of wind came in on Sunday evening. This second storm dropped about half as much debris compared to Friday. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Grounds Staff is still cleaning the golf course of debris. We are hopeful to have all the debris removed by the end of the week. I would like to pass on a thank-you to the entire Grounds Staff for their effort over the past few days. A special thanks, to Eric O'Bryan, Larry Dhres, Eric Toth and their all of their staff for aiding in the clean-up effort. And thank-you to the entire membership for your patience and understanding during these events.

To date:

  • The staff have removed over 60 utility vehicle loads of tree debris
  • 7 trees were lost mainly along the property and fence lines- damaged trees along 6,7, 13 ,14, 16 will be removed on July 9 and 10th pending weather conditions
  • Over 700 labor hours have been used for the clean-up
Moving forward,the Grounds Staff will be getting back to a sense of normalcy including mowing and rolling greens, raking bunkers, mowing the US open-like rough, along with dealing with the extreme weather that will be present for the next 7-9 days.

Below are few photos of the clean-up effort....

Eric OBryan, GM at wheel of the debris blower

Francy- with a few of the million sticks

Greg-taking care of a dead tulip tree on Friday night

A quick cool down on the 16th fairway

Eddie,admiring his sticks...or it could be heat exhaustion?


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent


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