Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Final Preparations on the Golf Course

Winter is officially here and ironically enough the temperatures have begun to moderate since the last update. The staff is placing the final touches on the turf before the cool season grasses take a brake for the season. We are very hopeful these average temperatures continue, allowing for us to finish a few projects. The attached clip is a snipet of the final pieces to the puzzle for winter preparation.

A few of the projects that have been completed include:

Leveling and reshaping of the forward tees on 4,9 and 12. Also, the staff and I have improved the teeing grounds on Holes 8 and 18. The recent renovations are a continuation to improve playability and make more efficient use of the teeing space. The tees on 5 are next, however Mother Nature may shut the renovations down for the season.

A view of the 18th tee complex competed

The final leaf clean up is almost completed, the leaves hung on 3 weeks longer than last year. The staff has also been involved with small projects such as resodding cart path edges, green expansions on 7 and 10 as well as tree pruning across the golf course.

Tree Pruning on 10

The Grounds Staff and I would like to wish you a very safe and Happy Holiday Season. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at grounds@hydeparkcc.com or follow us on Twitter @pobrienhpgcc


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent



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