No news is good news, right? After a brutal fight against the weather last year, it's nice to have a milder month of December this year. We've even been able to allow carts out again due to dry conditions.
All the greens are under the covers and the turf is in great shape. We've been out removing completely dead trees (mostly spruces), and hunting down the last of the leaves with our blowers and mulching equipment.
Last week we had a mole run halfway across #15 green underneath the cover. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about it now. We crawled under there and inserted poison baits into the tunnel. Hopefully that will do the trick.
The milder weather has allowed us to do some topdressing of our tees, as well. The sand will help firm and smooth the surface next season and help dilute thatch buildup. These are all good things!
Inside, we are beginning winter maintenance of all our equipment, doing inventory, and prioritizing what equipment needs to be replaced based on its hours and its role in maintaining the golf course.