Although warmer temperatures in late February have challenged Wiarton Willie’s late spring prediction, it seems he was right after all. So far, winter has been hanging around, and according to the weather forecast, will do so for the next couple of weeks.

These colder temperatures have been good for the two ongoing construction projects. The creek erosion work is almost complete. Some of the work remaining includes the installation of the new bridge by 8/10 tee (early next week), some minor earth works around the bridge abutments, some general tidy up, and some perennial plantings for later in the spring when plants become available. The construction for the new 18th green is still scheduled to start within the next few weeks.

The sewer lining work is also progressing as scheduled and moving along nicely. The removal of all the access roads and construction material for Phase Two, (14th hole) has started. Lining of phase one, (Kipling to 18 tee) is underway.

The golf course still looks to be in great shape. With this colder weather though, all the grasses are still completely dormant. Nevertheless, we have all our equipment tuned up and ready to go. Over the next couple of weeks we will continue course clean up and spring preparations. (Photo below: #12 green)

Have a great weekend and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Andre Aymar, Golf Course Superintendent