Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Friday, December 21, 2012

December Update

The Grounds staff and I are in moving into winter season with much accomplished on the project front to hopefully improve the golfing experience at Hyde Park. The winter months signal a shift in objectives for the staff. Some of the activities the staff are involved with throughout the winter months are:

  • Snow and ice removal in the parking lots and platform tennis areas
  • Preventative maintenance on all equipment
  • Organization and interpretation of weather, fertilizer, pesticide and labor data to adjust strategies for the upcoming season
  • Continuing education and training seminars
  • Long-range planning
  • Tree Management program
  • Organization of the shop area
  • Hiring of seasonal staff
  • Small projects
  • Refurbishing of course accessories
A couple off season notes; please note that all carts are on the path due to the dormant Zoysia grass. Orange flags will be permitted when the soil conditions permit. Dormant Zoysia has a limited recuperative capacity, therefore any damage from carts will remain well into next summer.

The winter months signify a select few temporary hole locations in the fairways on holes 6, 7and 16 due to shade from trees not allowing the putting surfaces to thaw completely out. This situation will be evaluated on a daily basis. As always, please check with the Proshop or twitter (@pobrienhpgcc) for the latest on course conditions.

From the Grounds Department we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent