We hope that you are enjoying your winter and we look forward to seeing you playing some golf real soon! This winter has been an odd one for sure. We had significant snow in October and November and hardly any moisture in December and January. We did have to charge up our winter irrigation system in the middle of January to keep turf and trees hydrated. We then had significant snow in February.
Ever wonder what our Team does in the winter months? We perform a wide range of tasks that complete the previous season and get us ready for the upcoming season. These tasks include winter watering, refinishing tee plaques and markers, leaf cleanup, landscape bed maintenance, native mowing, tree and shrub pruning, and facility maintenance. These are just to name a few.
We completed pruning of our large cottonwood trees throughout the golf course in mid February. Some of the trees we focused on were near tee boxes on 3, 16 and 17 to keep them from encroaching with the tee shot. We contract with SavaTree to help us with this, as they have the equipment and expertise needed for this kind of work. We are also going to start treating our ash trees this year for Emerald Ash Borer. It continues to be identified in surrounding areas of Boulder and it is just a matter of time until it reaches us. These treatments have been perfected over the years as it has spread across the US from the East coast.
Just a reminder that Spring aerification will be April 13th-15th . We will be aerating greens and tees as usual and deep-tining approaches and fairways. This will be followed by topdressing sand as we have done in the past.
We look forward to another great year here at Cherry Creek Country Club!
See you on the course!
The Grounds Team