Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ireland Update and Blog Info

I would like to thank everyone who has asked how my Ireland trip went.  The truth is, it was amazing!  The golf courses were outstanding and the weather was uncharacteristically sunny.  During the whole week, we had not one single day of rain which I learned was not the norm.


Fellow Superintendents

The Island Golf Club
On top of playing great golf, I was very fortunate to meet about 20 fellow golf course superintendents and industry representatives from throughout the country.  The opportunity to network and create lasting friendships will forever make me a better superintendent and a better person.  Lynn and I are forever grateful to TurfNet, Syngenta, and the members of HFCC for giving us this great opportunity.

Lynn & I at Royal County Down

The Ladies Club at Royal County Down
Enjoying traditional Irish music

The streets of Carlingford
As I stated in last month’s newsletter, we have a lot of other projects other than #12 that we will be doing in the off-season.  In an effort to keep everyone up to date with what is going on while you are away, you can go to my golf course maintenance blog at .  I always include a lot of pictures and a short description as to what we are doing.  In addition to my updates, the blog has links to the G&G chairman and my email, our course weather station so that you can see what the weather is doing at the club, and the webcam for the croquet courts.

HFCC maintenance blog
In an effort to make information on the golf course easier for you to receive, I have added a feature to the blog that will automatically send you an email when I write an update.  On the right side of the blog add your email to the box and every update of the blog will be emailed to you.  You won't have to remember the website anymore.

Landscape improvements at the swim and tennis facility
Removing sand from #12 fairway bunker