September 21, 2012

Claremont on Golf CLub Atlas

One of my regular visits while surfing the internet is a website called Golf Club Atlas. Recently, I pulled up the home page of the website and found a great picture of the 11th hole at Claremont with a caption below containing some very favorable comments on the course. For those of you who have not seen the website, the link is below.

Golf Club Atlas is a website designed to promote frank discussion on golf and golf course architecture. Many of the worlds greatest courses, some known and others not so much are profiled under the tab Courses By Country. There is a section titled Interviews containing comments from many big time people in the world of golf and golf architecture including Tom Doak, Jim Urbina and Dave Wilber (all having ties to Claremont). The Discussion Board is the most visited feature of the website and again you will find people from all over the world discussing anything and everything to do with the sport we love. (an ongoing thread on Claremont including more pictures can be found on page 3 of the discussion board) I wanted to share this with all as I was impressed to see Claremont on the front page of a website that is admired and visited by many golf enthusiasts from all over the world. We truly have a gem of a course and I feel so fortunate to be a small part of it's rich history. Enjoy and we'll see you on the course!

September 7, 2012

Good Bye Summer - Hello Fall

Shorter days, cooler mornings and the sweet smell of recovery... All things pointing towards the beautiful fall season. Simply put, this summer has been a grind and has kept the staff and I on our toes with projects and keeping the golf course in shape throughout many busy days and some difficult growing conditions. In our attempt to keep the golf course firm and fast, we have seen some areas of the course struggle due to various issues. Dry areas, wet areas, turf diseases, insect damage and the constant wear and tear that comes with providing the playing conditions that we have come to enjoy all take a toll. While I have been happy with the condition of the golf course, I see much room for improvement and this summer has been quite the learning experience.

The changing of the season brings with it cooler mornings and shorter days and that means turf recovery. Fall also brings a busy golf and tournament season here at Claremont. As we push through the next few months on tuning up the course for the remaining events, the focus will remain providing consistent conditions on a daily basis and preparing for the upcoming rainy season. Lets all keep our fingers crossed for a big rain year!

Keep a look out for upcoming blogs on the many projects that took place over the last few months and bare with me as things have been so busy that the blog has had to take a back seat for a while. As always, any member suggestions on content for this blog are welcome and wanted. Here's to the fall and we'll see you on the course!