Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday blog

I wanted to send a note out today and as I looking for a good photo, I came across this one from in season. Manny, our gentleman who mows rough, and lots of it, found this Robin who was tangled in string from a balloon. Instead of going around him, or worse, Manny stopped to help the distressed bird. I happen to carry scissors, along with a hundred other tools, and I joined Manny in the rescue. We managed to free the bird. The guys I manage are an amazing group, I am happy and fortunate to lead them. I owe it to them to be a great leader.
That's what I want for Christmas,

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winter equipment maintenance

Winter equipment maintenance time is here. If we are not on the course during the winter, we are busy with equipment. One of the challenges in the past was our ability to thoroughly clean all the equipment outside before the temperatures dropped below freezing. Cleaning the equipment indoors made a mess of the shop. Oils and grease would spatter on the walls creating a disaster.
We came up with a solution that is essentially a giant shower curtain. The first photo is inside the curtain which includes our equipment lift, so cleaning the under carriage is possible as well. The second photo is outside the "shower."
The skating rink is open, come out and enjoy an activity that us "northerners" are lucky enough to enjoy,

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Skating in the forecast?

Possibly, the long range forecast is the best we have seen in a long time for making ice!
The rink is up and we are filling it.
Please, please, please.....observe the rink closed sign and direction from staff. The rink may look solid, however, breaking through thin ice and puncturing the liner results in air pockets and moving water. Any tear in the liner makes it nearly impossible to maintain ice. Please stay off the ice and check with clubhouse staff for rink status.
We look forward to some quality ice shortly,