After The Storm…

July 25, 2011

Well amazingly, we’re pretty much back to normal on all fronts at Hilldale Golf Club…only 48 hours after record (5+ inches) rainfall.  There will be no cart restrictions and I think you’ll find the course to your liking…please, just be patient with us regarding green speed and bunker conditions.  It’s imperitive that we “baby” the greens for several days (especially with more 90 degree temperatures on the way), and as you can see in the picture above…we’re hard at work putting the bunkers back together after the extreme amount of water and subsequent washouts.  A heavy downpour plays havoc with bunker conditions…sand gets contaminated with the underlying soil and therefore causes “hard pan” type lies when playing bunker shots…long story short…bunker consistency becomes an issue.  We had 5 or 6 heavy rainstorms in 2010, and as many of you know, bunker consistency was very poor last year.  So please bear with us as we correct problems left over from an extreme rain event.  Thanks and I’ll see you on the course!


The Mad Dog Outing Is On

July 23, 2011
Outing participants on the 17th hole
 
After receiving 5.25″ of rain overnight, it was great to see our afternoon outing (The Mad Dog Group) playing the golf course today.  Thanks for hanging in there with us this morning as to whether the course would be ready on time.  But as you can see in the picture above, the outing went off as scheduled and on time. 
 
Carts are restricted to paths and will remain so through the weekend.  Sunday play should go off without a hitch…as long as heavy storms don’t hit our area again tonight.  See you on the course and thanks for your patronage.