Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I have brought my artistry indoors for the winter. Be sure to check out my "signature hole" on display inside the club. Chef Harry and I teamed up to create a centerpiece for the candy buffet.
Lastly, we are working on the ice rink. Please pay attention to the rink closed signs. The ice takes several very cold days to form. Breaking through the ice with skates on can puncture the liner underneath. Please have anyone who insists the ice is ready, "try" the ice with their boots on and not skates. That said, skates add an enormous amount of pressure as the weight of the person is concentrated in a much smaller area. This weather is not conducive to making ice quickly. Water has a very high specific heat and that means is is slow to cool. I will keep you posted as this week progresses.
Weekend forecast has temps above freezing again.
Have a safe and happy new year!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Now you know the rest of the story,
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
We had a bit of ice cover for the cross-country tournament. My partner can be seen below playing a fine shot from the hazard. Luckily we were able to stand on shore, the ice was not that thick.
The turf is mostly dormant now, brown turf has replaced green. We like to see the turf turn brown before the snow flies, as it assures us that the plant is ready to experience winter extremes.
Looks like a sight break from the cold this weekend,
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The temps have done a good job freezing the turf. Our green profiles are now freezing through the night and not thawing in the daytime. What that means for us here at Briar, is that we will be open on temporary greens only until spring. The original back nine will have temporary greens.
Tonight, come get your pre-thanksgiving groove on as Nicole Jamrose plays in the Turn.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The weather has certainly taken a turn. Being stuck inside is no fun.
"So sad......wish I was playing golf"
We take the course and turn it inside out and backwards!! The big cups are in place in some interesting locations and the tee markers set for nine holes of some extreme golf.
This hole location is the old forward tee on nine red!
The ladies will play the cross country course this Friday. Meet at the fire pit at 10:00am, golf will follow. Chef Harry's chilli awaits you inside after the round. The ladies may play nine, or five, or three, doesn't matter come on out.
The men will play on the most favorable day following Thanksgiving! Format is two man scramble, pick your partner, Peoria handicapping, net and gross winners. Bring your guests from Thanksgiving out for a round to remember!!!
Friday, November 14, 2014
Well, it looks like it is that time of year again, time to think about snow skiing, but for my golfing friends, time to think about storing your golf cart for the winter. I always get questions about the winterizing process, this year I thought I would post a simple checklist for you.
|little Ralphie on a cart|
|Batteries showing corrosion on terminal. note the installation date|
Go Lions! (It's not to late to jump on the bandwagon)
Sent from Erwin's phone, please excuse grammar and punctuation.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The weather is changing!
We will be blogging over the next couple of days about winterizing your lawn equipment, golf carts, and small engines. One of our favorite products is seafoam, seen here at a home product megastore.
The cross country course is ready, should be epic, more detail to follow.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Every year when blowing the system is complete, I am grateful for a safe procedure. If the 2 inch hose from the compressor were to come loose, severe injury or death could result.
The age of our system requires that we take extra steps to maintain it. We want to make sure we keep this integral system fully functional for as long as we can.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
We are blowing out irrigation the next couple of days.
Have a great day,
Friday, October 31, 2014
The chili open was our first big cup event to be held on the greens. Congrats to Joli, who aced the par 3 eighth on the red course. She played with your truly, yes we cashed!
We also had a great time last Sunday at the Halloween event at the club, they even let me host the Hay Ride!
Check your calendar, lots of events coming up and the club is where you want to be,
Friday, October 17, 2014
Next weekend we are planning a big cup scramble. All are welcome, pick your own foursome, bring your wife, girlfriend, kids, friends, it will be a gas! We are working on the day, more detail to come.
Ditch work at noon it's beautiful,
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
We certainly have some nice property,
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Looks like our days are numbered, so come out and enjoy them while we can!
Bundle up this weekend,
Monday, September 22, 2014
We are doing the white today and the blue tomorrow, if all goes well we will work the red in the afternoon and hopefully complete all 27 in two days.
This is quite a process.
You can see how we do it here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8qrHgY2ZdkM
There are some signs of fall, the grasses being one of them.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Please be considerate to your fellow golfers, be aware that someone may have to putt where you are treading, so tread lightly. Remember, "soft" spikes are a thing of the past, they are not so "soft" anymore.
Dragging my feet,
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Seems like it's always something new,
Thursday, August 28, 2014
We have worked to make them nice, so much in fact that some critter has decided to try and make five red it's home. The little monster has torn up the edge in several places trying to burrow in.
Really??? I have never seen damage like this, him and I are gonna have words!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
We need to dry out!