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.

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Northeast Ohio weather in January

The month of January began with artic cold and snow. A brief mild spell mid month allowed for some outside work tree trimming, then extreme cold and snow returned. The golf course maintenance staff continues the winter equipment repair and course amenities painting in preparation for the upcoming season.    

Repairing shop water lines after early January deep freeze

Ben the artist painting tee signs
Jim continues equipment repairs on a fairway mower unit
Tree trimming holes 2 and 3 mid January

8 Tee January 14
8 Tee January 27

Interesting snow roller formations were throughout the course

It would be tough to par number 11 today

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tree Managment continues in 2014
Matt French uses an extended chain saw to remove low hanging branches on a tree near #3 Green.

Sufficient air, sun, and water are the keys to turf health.  As the trees around our beautiful golf course continue to mature, they must be managed.  Some trees have grown to a point where they are hurting turf conditions in important areas such as greens and tee boxes.  Our Maintenance Staff has done a fantastic job of preserving important trees, eliminating problem trees, as well as trimming back and "limbing up" hundreds more.  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


The Grounds Maintenance Staff wishes our members a Happy New Year and would like to thank you for your ongoing support.

Golf Course Maintenance staff left to right: Jim Ulrich, Asst. Superintendent Matt French, and Ben Cox

Our department staff was happy to contribute to the holiday atmosphere by installing and maintaining the exterior lighting display. We hope you enjoyed it and had a wonderful holiday season.
Equipment repair and maintenance continues in our shop as we prepare for the upcoming season. Course amenities such as ball washers, tee signs and benches are also being cleaned and painted. The following photos show the staff at work.

Ben painting course amenities

Matt and Jim working on rough mower cutting units

David grinding mower reel

Congratulations to Matt and Ben

December Employee of the Month Ben Cox

Employee of the year Matt French



Monday, April 22, 2013

New tee markers!

Our old tee markers were looking a little worse for wear. 
What do you think of our new design!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring is Springing!

Before you know it the trees will be full of leaves and these little buds will be beautiful flowers!!!