Monday, November 29, 2010

Frosty Fall Images 11-29-2010

It has been unseasonably cold the last couple weeks, with temperatures down to 29 degrees. Frost delays have been frequent........

#3 (Click photos to enlarge)



Friday, November 26, 2010

Frost Information From the USGA

With the early and persistent frost this year, here is some helpful information from the USGA Green Section:

Monday, November 22, 2010

Images From Pipeline Work #10 - #12

Here are a few images of the recent pipeline work by the Stanford University Utility Dept. Preston Pipelines is the subcontractor. Click on the photos to enlarge.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Map of Water Project At # 10 Tee

Here is the link to the map of the water project that is starting at #10 tee this week. The red line shows the proposed route of the water pipeline.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Stanford Water Project #10 tee - #12 tee

The Stanford Water Department is planning on installing a new water pipeline this week. It will serve the golf course's upper pump station. The work will begin on Tuesday 11-16 at the bottom of the clubhouse parking lot by the pump house. Trenching and pipeline work will go from there across #10 behind the blue tee, along the path between #11 and #9 greens, then over to the area in front of the red tees on #12. They will be connecting the pump station to a newer University Lake Water line that comes from Felt and Searsville lakes. This work should provide the course with a larger and more dependable water service. The current service comes from a hundred year-old pipe which will eventually be abandoned. A map of the work will be posted in the Golf Shop. Some detours around the work may be necessary. Completion is slated for Wed. 11-24.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Spike Cleaners - Ideas Needed

I'm getting lots of requests from players to install spike cleaners throughout the course to clean grass from their spikes. I really do not want to do it because it creates a continual unsightly mess of rotting grass, creates a wear pattern back and forth, and is another item for us to trim around. It is becoming difficult to hold my ground because players are claiming it is a safety issue. Does anyone have any suggestions on spike cleaners? I'm trying to find the best way to implement them while addressing the above issues. I've also posted this on the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America web forum.......

Any help would be appreciated!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

0.02" Rain Last Night

Monday night's rain totalled .02". That followed 0.42" of rain on Sunday. The course is a little wet, but there are no cart restrictions at this time...........The upcoming week looks to be clear with seasonal temperatures........

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Deer Casualty on #9

With regret, we found a dead deer on #9 fairway this morning that had been hit by a car on Junipero Serra overnight. It was such a beautiful animal, I thought I would share a photo. But it should also be a reminder to use extra caution driving on JSB from dusk to dawn.