April 22, 2014 ~ BGCC Course Update

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Welcome to "Dean on the Green"

 Submitted by: Dean Baker Date: April 22, 2014

BGCC Course Update:

I am actively prepping the golf course for opening day on Saturday April 26th and repairing the varying levels of damage throughout the course from the December ice storm. Click here to see a photo that shows the magnitude of the damage and recovery that must take place this spring.  

As mentioned in the President’s Letter sent to you last Thursday, all greens have now been fully stripped and will be re-sodded over a 3 day period next week. We anticipate a 6 to 8 week knitting and settling period for the new sod before opening these for play. Timing of the greens will be dependent on weather and a lot of patience.  We are also verticutting (removing thatch), coring and seeding all the fairways and tees as part of our recovery process.  

Our golf course construction company is back on site to complete the few remaining cleanup pieces from last fall’s construction.  They will also be assisting the club with additional green site drainage and shaping a new pinable location on the front right corner of #18 green.  While it would be efficient to move the fall bunker/cart path work to an April/May schedule while the greens are closed, we have been in discussions with our golf course contractor and unfortunately all their employees and contracts are committed with other clients this summer and we must stay with our original fall schedule.

For your convenience, click these links for the most current versions of the Golf Calendar Summary, and the Full Golf Calendar. For further information, please visit Trevor Fackrell's Blog Page. Please dispose of all previous calendar versions. Please note that the calendar contained in the forethcoming printed roster will be incorrect.

We will continue to update the membership on the golf course condition, new greens and construction work as we move through the summer. Please remember to follow Dean Baker’s blog and twitter account at the following links;

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Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (Since 1989). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodeling and renovation of this historic 1922 Stanley Thompson design. Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he remains involved with the program he graduated from, Associate Diploma in Turf Management. There he lends his expertise as an instructor to upcoming turf managers, by instructing the Human Resources for Turf Managers Course.

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