Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Friday, March 7, 2014

"What do you do in the winter?"

"What do you do in the winter?" Anyone who has ever worked in golf course maintenance can attest that they have heard that question many times. Staff size is much smaller but, contrary to popular belief, plenty of work does happen on, and for the golf course in the winter. The types of tasks we do include, but are not limited to:

  • Snow and ice removal of all lots, walks and platform tennis courts
  • Drainage and construction projects (when weather permits)
  • Constant monitoring of playing surfaces for any issues
  • Fabrication and refurbishing of golf course accessories
  • Maintenance and renovation of Grounds building and outbuildings
  • Review and interpretation of the past year's weather, fertilizer, chemical, etc records
  • Planning and budgeting of ornamental plan things around clubhouse and pool areas
  • Servicing and grinding of all mowers
  • Servicing of all equipment
  • Planning for upcoming season - cultural programs, fertilizer and chemical, and procedures
  • Continuing education for all key staff
  • Tree and brush management program
  • Hiring of student interns and seasonal employees
  • Updating of protocols for course maintenance

This is just a partial list of what we work on during the winter. Weather, as always, dictates what we can do. Our staff continues to work hard through the winter to consistently improve the grounds at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club

Equipment maintenance


Lime application on top of snow

Greg Nickerson, Assistant Grounds Superintendent


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