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Golf Course Superintendent Says It's Been a Busy "Winter"

Hatherly Golf Club Bernie's Bridge. Named in memory of Bernie Nadeau, Hatherly's greens crew replaces planking on the bridge leading from the 16th tee. Bernie was known to hit the bridge on a regular basis with his tee shot in hope of his ball bouncing across to the 16th fairway.

Dec. 23 - November and December have been very busy for Hatherly's greens crews, and a record-warm December even had the crews mowing greens, tees and fairways on Dec. 22. Some of the maintenance tasks they've performed in the past few months include:

  • Aeration and over-seeding of fairways and tees with drought and salt tolerant grasses
  • Fairway topdressing applied: 240 tons
  • Topdressing on Tees: 30 tons
  • Topdressing applied to greens post deep aeration: 40 tons
  • Soil amendments have been applied to all primary turf areas to help reduce salt levels in the soil that have resulted from the golf course's poor quality irrigation supply
  • Fall clean up throughout the course
  • New Bunkers installed on holes 5 and 10 will be opened for spring when course opens — "if we ever close!"
  • Seasonal brush cutting around driving range with 7,100 balls retrieved by greens crew from woods
  • Bridge on #16 has been re-planked railing work will be complete early spring
  • New state of the art reel mower sharpening equipment has been installed and working great
  • Covers will most likely be installed the week of Jan. 4
  • Crew will be busy clearing brush throughout the course this winter and refurbishing all equipment and tee supplies
  • Crews have removed over-grown plantings by the putting green and will be installing new plantings in the spring
  • The course opened April 13th to full play and will be open to at least 1/1/16 that's 260 days — that's a really good season!

    "I would like to thank you all for your help and support this past season," Rich Caughey, Golf Course Superintendent.




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