By: Gary Peters
We continue working on tree removal and course improvements as weather permits. The main reason for tree removal and pruning is safety. If a tree is diseased, dying, or dead, we remove it as it’s simply unsafe. We’re also removing and pruning trees that adversely impact turf conditions and course playability. Too much shade in any one area impedes turf growth. Proactive pruning can also improve course playability which can increase the speed of play for a more enjoyable experience. We have a few more weeks to focus on course improvements then we’ll be turning our attention to our 2020 apparel inventory and gearing up for the summer golf season.
Our annual Spring Clean Up is on Sunday, April 19 and we will need more people to help with some of the tree cleanup and raking the course. All volunteers get a free golf membership, we’ll raffle off some great prizes and provide chili, hot dogs and plenty of food as a thank you for lending a hand.
All of our annual golf outings and events are listed on the new 2020 Sandy Pines Wall Calendars. We’re also looking ahead to 2021 and coming up with some new events to celebrate our park’s 50th Anniversary, so stay tuned for details as they unfold. Here’s the schedule for the 2020 season:
April 19 Annual Spring Cleanup
June 7 Nine/Dine Couples Outing
June 17 Kid’s League Begins
June 27 Member Guest Outing
July 12 Father/Child Outing
July 19 Nine/Dine Couples Outing
July 25 Red Tee Par 3 Challenge
August 2 Mother/Daughter Outing
August 16 Nine/Dine Couples Outing
You’re welcome to use the course in the off season as weather permits but please make sure the turf isn’t soggy and that you’re not damaging the course. While the Pro Shop is closed, we do have a collection box located by front door of the Club House for green fees. We appreciate your donations as they help with off season maintenance of the course.