Now that we are a month away from opening the course, we are trying to determine if our originally planned target date of Saturday Nov 1 is viable. After speaking with the superintendent, the Green Chairman, and various members of the Board, we are in a holding pattern on Nov 1, and would like to give the weather a chance to improve and allow us to apply sufficient fertilizer to maximize growth. It has just been so wet we cannot keep the fertilizer from washing away. To that end, we will revisit this issue in two weeks to see if that date will stand. We do expect to have at least some play available by then, with perhaps the back 9 being cart paths only for a few weeks. I believe we will still be able to offer the cart tours that were originally planned for Oct 30 & 31, and if we can schedule some sooner, we will let you know. And look for the practice range to reopen Saturday morning. MATS ONLY, please. And we are not opening the chipping or putting greens yet.
Regardless, we have been in contact with seven other reciprocal clubs to extend reciprocals into November for our members to play in case conditions are limited at Spring Run.
Once open, it will be more imperative than ever to take care of the course by fixing ball marks and filling divots with sand. The course is brand new and the root system is just getting established, and it will need all the help it can get through its first season.
I will provide updates to you as they are available. Thank you.