The last two months have been interesting to say the least. We were optimistic in March that we were going to have one of the best openings ever. The weather had been fantastic for working outside and we were way ahead of the game. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has forced us to modify our strategy to a … Continue reading Crazy Times
It is hard to believe that the summer is gone and the fall is already upon us, it is truly amazing how fast time flies when you are having fun. To some people the work of a greenskeeper looks like it is anything but fun, but to us the satisfaction of a job well done … Continue reading September 2019
I am very pleased to share with you all that the final phase of the irrigation system is completed and it was a huge success. It almost does not feel real to me yet, a modern irrigation system is one of the most important tools in a superintendent’s tool box but ironically it is a … Continue reading New Era
The sun is getting closer, the days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer and it is finally here. We joke that there are only two seasons in New England, golf season and not golf season. The last 4 weeks has been crazy for the Nehoiden greens department. On March 3rd, Mother Nature dropped … Continue reading Awakening
On behalf of the grounds crew I would like to say thank you to the membership for all your kind words and support, it has really helped us get through what was for me one of the toughest seasons to grow grass I have ever had. Mother Nature has thrown us curve balls all summer. … Continue reading September 2018: Happy Fall!
Over the past three months approximately 10.46 inches of rain has fallen onto Nehoiden Golf Club. Generally we welcome the rain as it hydrates the soil, flushes out sodium, bicarbonates and replenishes all the Lakes, rivers and streams, but when you combine heavy constant rain fall with an average temperature of 90 degrees and dew … Continue reading August 2018: Sticky Summer
IT'S A WILD WORLD I am from a small town in western Massachusetts along the Connecticut River in the Pioneer Valley. We were a small farming community that did not offer structured activities, needless to say there was not a lot going on. What our town did have to offer was endless outdoors, vast tract … Continue reading July 2018: It’s a Wild World