Changing The Nine's

The maintenance team is ready for the switching of the nine's. We embrace the decision and look forward to working in this new environment. The new front nine has always been known as the "easier 9". Starting out on these holes will warm the player up before the big climb up the new back nine. As the back nine climbs in elevation for the first 6 holes, the finishing 3 holes will gradually descend for the completion of the round. It will be a great journey. The new 18 is a dynamic finishing hole. The potential for eagle is just as great as a double bogey.

The First Green

This change will impact how we operate. Our daily challenge is to accomplish the morning chores in front of the first tee time. Morning chores include; mowing of the greens, tees, and fairways, changing the putting cup locations, raking bunkers, hand watering greens, spraying greens, tees, and fairways with fertilizer, wetting agents, and pest control products, and the list goes on. To provide the best golfing experience, these tasks must be done in front of the first tee time. The most efficient route to the first few holes will be to travel down the Big Spruce Road  from the maintenance facility. This will be the "Morning Convoy" down the road. With a few minor changes we are positive that the maintenance team will smoothly transition into the new routine.

We have been training ourselves to discuss the course in terms of the new hole layout. All of my blog posts will be written in the new 9 terminology. I have asked the team to talk in terms of the new holes only. We are trying to not say "the new 1" or "the old 10". I feel that this type of vocabulary will get cumbersome as we progress into the season. There is a serious learning curve with this change. The old hole numbers have been imprinted in our brains because it is part of our daily conversations amongst each other. We are having fun with the change and enjoy the challenge! See you on the 10th...oops....the 1st tee soon...