We now have all boat cleat markers and the confusion is rampant. I thought it would be clear but apparently some people are struggling with the theme of carrying the front side color to the back and having it be a split marker instead of two separate colors. It may take a few weeks until everyone has played the course and then it should be smooth sailing. The concept of a short forward course and a middle set of tees is getting rave reviews. The last of the tees will be opened next week. Just in time for the kick off to summer, Memorial Day.
|back nine tees in action|
|left over tee spray used on first fairway: something to that iron|
|Setting up for participation in a study by UMass|
We also had a couple of visits from the University of Massachusetts this week. We are taking part in an interesting study on soil bacteria and fungi with two other courses on the island. This study has been done in potatoes but never in turf so it should be interesting to see the results. The location of samples was laid out the first day and then the samples were taken the next, They will return in the Fall to do another round of samples.
The course and crew are taking shape and even the weather has made a welcomed appearance or two this week. Let's hope for continued fair winds and a good week of work to prep for our first member's tourney next weekend. Enjoy the new tee set up.