Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

The Greate Bay Maintenance Department would like to introduce Kona as the newest member of our department.  Kona is a pure bred Chocolate Lab Male.  He was purchased as a personal addition to my family and  also be used to help deter the Canada Goose population from choosing Greate Bay as a spring nesting site.  Kona came from Bird Dog Labs, a small scale breeder located in Bemidji, Minnesota. Their Labs are bred to have strong natural hunting instincts, desire to please, intelligence, versatility, gentle temperaments, trainability, the ability to compete in hunt tests and field trials, excellent health, and attractive physical features. Kona has an outstanding pedigree that includes numerous field champion dogs.  Kona is very friendly and loves people, so if you see him out and about, feel free to stop and say hi!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

April 6, 2013

Time to repairs divots.

Today I won’t need the traditional sand and seed -- I will need to send a man up to the Practice Green for a plug and then change out the divot on the 17th green. It will take an hour.  In the meantime, players will have to navigate their putts around the missing turf. In the meantime, an hour of staff time that could have been used to repair a broken sprinkler head will be forfeited. It’s a lose-lose situation for everyone.

I guess I should be used to it – this happens at least once a week, and on really good weeks maybe two to three times. I try to think of it as aeration in an attempt to keep my sense of humor. But it isn’t funny. I am not laughing. And I dont think you are either.

At best, its vandalsim.