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Dear Rochester Public Course Golfer,
WOW, what a year so far. I wish I could have done a better job with the weather. Farmers, gardeners, sports enthusiasts and golfers have much to lament. The vast majority of golfers have taken this all in stride as just another unpredictable Minnesota phenomenon.
Those that have been out to Eastwood and explored holes 15 and 16 can witness the problems that copious amounts of rain and excavated shallow soils can create. I so apologize for the mess that the tile work caused. The soils were so wet we had to excavate instead of trench in tile and French drains. We hit pockets of held water in limestone and sand and didn't know where we would end in our search for the problem areas. We have tried our best to keep play open on the back nine and have caused other problems like cart traffic damage. We will just have to address that this fall. We have focused on getting the holes back on line by the Fourth of July. If we don't have substantial rains, again, we might have the fairways cleaned up. It will take until next spring to see if we did any good with all the tile, and rock trenches. We will be leveling, aerifying and topdressing all the damaged areas and see if we can rejuvenate the turf for 2014.
The other courses handled the progressive rain storms better than Eastwood. Carts have been withheld from time to time but we may be past that period, because soils seem to have dried. Hadley Creek is having a banner season with The First Tee program and all the leagues that Watty has started.
The Habby Classic was a huge success in spite of the rain, and plans are being made for the 2nd Annual in 2014.
- Junior Etiquette Classes - Hadley Creek: April 27, 28 - May 4, 5 - & June 9
- 2013 Junior Golf Camps - Eastwood, Northern Hills
- Advanced Junior Golf - Eastwood, Northern Hills
- Soldiers Field Teenage Golf League
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