The Silver Lake Country Club Golf Course Maintenance Blog is meant to inform and educate our membership regarding golf course maintenance practices and grounds improvement projects. This site will also highlight the challenges and achievements within our department to provide quality conditions.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Golf Course Projects Ongoing
#10 Fairway: Soil has been moved from rough area into the fairway. This material will be graded to fill the depression which will eliminate standing water after flooding occurs.
                                                                         
                                                                              
                                                                             
 




#8 Drainage: This project will collect water in low lying areas on the left edge of the fairway.
A sump pit 20' x 20' 3' deep filled with gravel and have piping connected to the drainage system, will firm up the uneven fairway landing improving playing conditions. 



                                                                             


                                                                              

                                                                              




#7 Tee: Tree and stump removal has been completed. Reshaping to increase tee square footage has turned out well. Plans are to sod the area in the future.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Grounds Maintenance Staff prepares for 2016 season


In preparation for the upcoming season, our staff has to focus on equipment repair and refurbishing on course amenities. With the mild weather conditions and limited snow cover the maintenance staff also continues with various on course projects. Tree removal to improve turf health and eliminate some of our safety concerns is preformed as time allows.





Scott painting tee sign
Jim & Dave repairing equipment


David grinding mower bed knifes

Removal of hollow trunk oak tree over hanging #7 tee

7 tee oak tree clean up

More tree removal

#10 fairway sod saved for reuse 








Thursday, December 24, 2015

Photos from the 2015 season and looking toward 2016









The Silver Lake golf course maintenance staff would like to thank you for a successful 2015 golf season. The season challenged us with record setting weather conditions ranging from excessive rain early to drought periods later in the year. Our hard working team at SLCC continued moving forward together to provide a quality golfing experience. With the support of our membership we have plans in 2016 to enhance your visit to our club. Here are a couple photos of the 2015 season. See you in the new year.
                                                                              
Golfing 12/24 in northeast Ohio, notice the tree


Over 700 rounds played in the month of December
                                                                              
What a wonderful sight, 4 new utility carts arrived in July



















Hole #11


Hole #3


Hole #5




Hole #14








Irrigation mainline repair hole #10


                  

            Fall irrigation pipe replacement on #1 approach

Corroded old steel pipe removal

60 feet of steel pipe had 14 repair clamps

PVC plastic pipe being installed

New isolation valve for #1 green

























Monday, March 3, 2014

Looking Forward To The Coming Spring

Winter weather continues to grip northeast Ohio. Above average snow fall with below average temperatures has kept the grounds staff busy with snow removal work on a regular basis. Shop work continues preparing equipment for the coming season. Excessive snow cover on the course over the past weeks has not allowed any additional tree trimming at this time. We plan to move forward with more tree work when conditions permit.
A winter look at the 13th hole

Ben clearing snow from the parking lot 

Making room for more snow with large equipment


Will winter ever end
                            PICTURES FROM 2013 TO WARM YOUR THOUGHTS