Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fall Update

The golf season is starting to slow down, but the Grounds Staff and I continue to forge ahead with a continued sense of urgency to complete many tasks before the rain turns to snow. Some of the current initiatives include:

  • Championship tee construction on # 7, with a target completion date around Thanksgiving
  • Deeptine aeration and topdressing of the greens
  • Winterization of the irrigation system
  • Annual bulb planting for the spring
  • Leaf clean-up across the entire grounds
  • Late fall fertilization of the roughs
  • Herbicide applications to all rough areas
  • Final fungicide applications to the to greens and tees
  • Final mowing of all playing surfaces

  • Due to the freezing temperatures the bathrooms on the golf course are closed and winterized for the season
  • Please check with the Proshop for frost and freeze delays
  • For daily updates on course conditions follow us on Twitter @pobrienhpgcc


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Suprintendent


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Member Improvements-update

The grounds staff continues to move forward with tee renovations on holes 2, 5 and 7. Last week, the staff finished the forward tee on 5 located about half way down the hillside on the rightside of the path.

5 forward tee

Renovations are in full swing on #2 with an additional championship tee being added along with realigning and reshaping the existing tees. The progress has been slowed with the wet weather, this time of year can be a challenge with construction based upon the dynamic weather patterns. The staff and I will finish the final construction project of the season with the addition of a championship tee on 7 that will play roughly 180 yards from the back. We hope to have the 7th tee completed by the end of November.

-Wet conditions near the new championship tee


-Leveling and realignment of the tees on 2


- New championship tee on 2 being sodded


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent