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Tee Talk December 2015

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From The Greenskeeper Office

Now that rainy season is over, the daily messages to keep you updated on golf course conditions and rain, will stop for the next months. I enjoyed all the way to serve as your local weather man and I look forward for next year.

We are getting into a routine about topdress and verticut on greens, so little by little, expect your balls rolling better on

the greens. This was a critical month regarding the irrigation system pumps. We are reaching our goal to have two pumps

running and have one back up if any failure should happen. This feature, along with the new VFD (Variable Frequency Drive),

will allow us to have a more efficient irrigation and water usage on the golf course.

I am glad to inform to you that we are starting a research protocol along with the Universidad Autnoma de Guadalajara,

which will help us to identify pathogens in the soil of our greens. The investigation will focus on a new organic product that

claims to control soil pathogens and enhace overall plant health. We just sent soil samples to Universitys lab and I expect to

start on field trials once we get our new spraying equipment next year.

Finally, Ill share with you some final thoughts about the influence of topographic features in your play on greens. Enjoy


Comment: The players need to keep in mind this weekend that the natural tendency of the ball is to break toward the


On any green, the ball will break where water flows i.e., downhill. Greens that were built more than 50 years ago without

large earthmoving construction equipment will tend to slope with the general lay of the land.

However, the slope on more recently built greens may not cant toward any specific topographical feature. In fact, many greens are pitched away from streams, lakes, or wetlands to avoid runoff and to protect the environmental integrity of golf course ecosystems. The bottom line is that on most courses, there is no general tendency for the ball to break toward a valley, stream, lake, or ocean. The ball will break downhill where water drains from the green, which may be several locations on a green depending on the design.

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During your next round of golf, remember that when playing in the afternoon the greens likely will be slower than they were

in the morning. The grain, if any, will have minimal impact on ball roll, but if it does, the grain will accentuate the roll in the

downhill direction. In addition, be skeptical of the notion that the greens will have a tendency to break away from the

mountains or toward the Salton Sea. The ball will simply roll down slope, which more than likely is exactly how the

architect designed and built the greens.


Ahora que la temporada de lluvias ha terminado, los mensajes diarios para mantenerlos al tanto de las condiciones del campo y lluvia, cesarn por los prximos meses. Disfrut mucho el servir como su meteorlogo local y espero poder

hacerlo el prximo ao.

Estamos haciendo rutinario el retape y verticorte en los greens, as que poco a poco, las bolas rodarn mejor sobre

los greens. Este fue un mes crtico para las bombas del sistema de riego. Estamos alcanzando el objetivo de tener dos

bombas trabajando y una de reserva por si llegamos a tener fallas. Esta ventaja, as como nuestro nuevo sistema VDF

(Control de Velocidad Variable), nos permitirn tener un riego ms eficiente y aprovecharemos mejor nuestros volmenes de

agua en el campo de golf.

Estoy muy emocionado de informarles, que estamos iniciando un protocolo de investigacin junto con la Universidad

Autnoma de Guadalajara, lo que nos ayudar a identificar patgenos en el suelo de nuestros greens. La investigacin se

enfocar en un nuevo producto orgnico que dice controlar patgenos del suelo y mejorar la salud de la planta en general.

Acabamos de enviar muestras de suelo al laboratorio de la Universidad y espero comenzar con las pruebas en campo, en

cuanto tengamos nuestro nuevo equipo de aplicaciones foliares, el ao entrante.

Finalmente, les comparte algunos tips sobre la influencia de la topografa en el juego sobre los greens. Que lo



Comentario: Los jugadores deben tener en mente este fin de semana que la tendencia natural de la bola, es rodar hacia el ocano.

En cualquier green, la bola rodar por donde corra el agua Es decir, cuesta abajo. Los greens construidos hace ms de 50 aos, sin grandes movimientos de tierras, tendrn una pendiente similar a la del terreno donde estn situados. Sin embargo, las lomas de greens construidos ms recientemente, quiz no se decanten hacia ninguna caracterstica topogrfica especfica de la propiedad. De hecho, muchos greens estn diseados de manera de evitar escurrimientos sobre arroyos, lagos o humedales y proteger la integridad de los ecosistemas en un campo de golf. Lo esencial aqu es que en la mayora de los campos de golf, no existe una tendencia general para que la bola ruede hacia un valle, arroyo, lago u ocano. La bola rodar cuesta abajo, por donde el agua escurra fuera del green, que puede ser por diversos puntos, dependiendo del diseo. CONCLUSIN

Durante su prxima ronda de golf, recuerde que si juega por la tarde, los greens estarn menos rpidos que en la maana. El grain, si es que lo hay, tendr un impacto mnimo en el rodado de la bola, pero si le llega a afectar, el grain acentuar el rodado de la bola cuesta abajo. Adicionalmente, no crea la nocin de que los greens tienen tendencia a romper en direccin contraria a las montaas o hacia el ocano. La bola simplemente rodar cuesta abajo, lo que muy probablemente ser como el arquitecto dise los greens.

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Ladies Results November 2015 Convenor: Mary Wingrave Ladies Day Nov 3/15 Game: T & F Holes (yellow tees) (19) A Flight 1st Lorna Rooper 2nd Kathryn Vine B Flight 1st Mary Wingrave 2nd Rebecca Cummins Closest to the Pin # 4 Sheila Margellos Low Gross A Lorna Rooper B Ann Zarka Ladies Day Nov 10/15 (17) First Round of the SENIORS' Tournament Ladies Day Nov 17/15 Game (14) SENIOR CHAMPION Kathryn Vine A Flight Maggie Gaudet B Flight Deb Magers C Flight Karen Spencer Ladies Day Nov 24/15 Game: Ace of the Month (13) ACE Lynette Romero 2nd Joy Rathbone 3rd Maggie Gaudet

From the Greens Keeper 1-2

Ladies' Results 3

Couples Results 3

Mens Results 4

Cart Barn Services 4

Go Go Results 5

Dinner Reservations 5

December Dinner Menu 6

Kids and their Future 7

Bridge Results 8

Congrats to Cleo & John 8

Library Corner 8

December Calendar 9

Classes Calendar 10

Line Dancing 11

Restaurant Services 11

Dalton Toyota 11

Couples Results - November 2015

No Couples in November Take note, if you want to golf in Couples Golf, you need to sign up before 12:00 pm of that day, as it makes setting up the teams very difficult if you show up at the last minute. Thank you.

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Men's Results - November 2015 Men's Day Nov 4/15 Game: Stableford 1st Tie Jim Nuhn, Ian Fraser, Bob Delaney, Roy Lahty Ernie Sowers, John Brown, Hal Hutchings, Keith Foster Barry Rowell, Paul Buchanan, Jim Szarka, Jim Pelzl Men's Day Nov 11/15 Game: Best 3 Balls on Par 3s, Best 2 Balls on Par 4s, Best Ball on Par 5s 1st David Gurll, Ray Turner, Lee Schoon, Dennis Van Dyke 2nd Lloyd Nabe, Dusty Peel, Jim Szarka, Brooks Wingrave Men's Day Nov 18/15 Game: Best 2 Balls 1st Grant Morris, Chad Olsen, Mark Olsen, Brooks Wingrave 2nd Bob Johnstone, George Cardas, Harold Ross (Blind Draw), GT Finlay 3rd Rod Pye, Mike McLaughlin, Lee Schoon, Roy Lahty Men's Day Nov 25/15 Game: Best Ball on Par 5s, Best 2 Balls on Par 4s, Best 3 Balls on Par 3s 1st Grant Morris, Jim Szarka, Don Lillie, Bob Doiron 2nd Ian Fraser, Bob Skinner, Roy Lahty, Mike Garvey (Blind Draw)

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Cart Barn Services

1. All stored carts are automatically insured.

2. Staff will bring out and/or return any members cart.

3. Staff checks battery water level in all electric carts stored in the barn every two

weeks. When found to be low, they are filled to the correct level with distilled water.

This service is provided at no extra cost. The maintenance of private carts is the

responsibility of the cart owners, this includes checking battery connections, checking

for battery corrosion, checking the air in your tires, etc.

4. Arrangements can be made to fuel gas carts.

5. A compressor is available to put air in tires.

6. Carts will be cleaned/washed upon request. There is no requirement to pay; some

members tip a few pesos and others don't. If the staff parks your cart, they will sweep

it out before parking it

7. Mechanical maintenance/repair for