Superintendent’s Blog

The Goat 22

Throughout each season we have a lot of areas which we string trim to keep the course aesthetically pleasing for all who play and sometimes its hard from a labor standpoint to do so. Because of this I purchased a Goat 22 remote control mower on tracks which will be a huge time saver for […]

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Tree Issue

Unfortunately a few weeks ago we had a tree that randomly fell and hit one of my employees. She is ok but it could have been much worse. She was washing her equipment off at the wash pad and the tree fell. It was so rotted out it didn’t need any wind to help it […]

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SBCC vs. Wet Weather

This year has been interesting to say the least with the ups and downs that mother nature has brought our way. Last year was a record setting year for wet weather as we received 55 inches of rain which is 15 inches over normal. We are on pace with that right now as we have […]

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#3 Pond Project

Well a whole year has gone by and it is nice to say we are finished digging out and expanding the pond. The only part we have left to finish is touching up the edges of the bank in a few spots so we are able to finish the area and grass everything around the […]

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Tree Project 2018/2019

As usual we are doing projects to help the course in the offseason and that always consists of a tree project as it is such as big part of the golf course. This year we removed a lot more trees but they were mostly off the course. The first part of the project this season […]

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Tree Removal

Since I have been at SBCC we have removed a lot of trees and there are many reasons for this and I want to explain some of them in this post. The main reason for tree removal is safety because when I arrived we had a lot of dead trees. Some of this was due […]

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Bunker Project

We have completed the Better Billy Bunker portion of the bunker project and I’m very pleased with how it went. We started by removing all sand and digging down to where the drainage is which in our case is lake level. We then fixed all the drainage and replaced the old with new. After that […]

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2017 In Review

2017 was a great year for SBCC.  We were able to accomplish many projects and improve the overall condition of the golf course.  Below is a list of the projects we accomplished on the golf course which all helped the goal of SBCC. 1)We removed 110 trees that were dead along with others that were […]

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#7 Rough

We have made a lot of improvements to the course this winter but one that I believe will make a significant impact is the area to the right of number 7.  In the rough on the right side we have always had the area where golfers had the possibility of taking an unplayable or even […]

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Chemical & Fertilizer Deliveries & Storage

This is the time of the year that we receive the shipments of chemical for the year ahead.  These orders are placed the year prior in October because by doing that we save anywhere from 5-10% which makes a big difference when your ordering big amounts of chemical and fertilizer.  I plan out the entire […]

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