Thursday, September 6, 2018
Last week we had the privledge of sharing our very own James Dobbins with the PGA Tour. James volunteered at the DAP Championship at Canterbury Golf Club and was able to network with area superintendents as they prepare a high end club for some of the best golfers in the world. Handling his responsibilities at Quail Hollow while helping out Canterbury is what makes James a huge asset for our club.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
I hope that everyone has enjoyed the golf courses this season as much as we have had in preparing them for our members and guests. This year we have certainly had our peaks and valleys with regard to the weather and these recent hot temperatures in September are no different. Last Wednesday (8.29.18), we experienced a severe thunderstorm that dropped over 2" of rain in 90 minutes. This fast moving storm caused mild debris, washed down the sand in most bunkers, and flooded #7 green on Devlin(pictures included). We had staff on property during this storm to monitor and mitigate the damages. Most of the cleanup was completed within 48 after the storm and we were able to allow carts off of the paths after only one day. We have assembled quite a crew in this department and they take great pride in the presentation of our club. I hope to see you all out on the courses. Best wishes, Jeff Austin Director of Golf Course Maintanance Quail Hollow Country Club
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Below is an link with an article from USGA.com about how to properly repair ball marks and recovery. http://www.usga.org/articles/2018/07/repairing-ball-marks--5-things-every-golfer-should-know-.html#expanded Jeffrey C. Austin Director of Golf Course Maintenance
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
https://www.usga.org/course-care/regional-updates/west-region/five-things-to-know-about-water-management-on-greens-during-summ.html Five Things To Know About Water Management On Greens ... www.usga.org Water management is a major focus at golf courses, especially on putting greens. Turf naturally uses more water during summer due to long days and high temperatures, leading some to believe that applying extra water to greens is the best way to keep them alive.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
As many of you have noticed, we are moving away from the red, white and blue yardage stakes alongside the fairways on both courses. We will be placing 150 yard posts in the middle of fairways on both courses as well as the red and blue yardage markers that are currently in the ground. We are making this transition for several reasons, including but not limited to a cleaner look to the property. As we have done in the past and will continue to do moving forward; we will always look to improve the courses and your experience. Thank you, Jeff Austin
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Quail Hollow Golfing Membership,Since Friday evening we have received 2.1” of precipitation. This rain has certainly given us good color around both properties however it has made us unable to get our rough mowers out on the courses. Our turf is healthy and growing quickly and we realize that it is a longer than what is normal. We will begin to mow as soon as conditions allow. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Thank you, Jeffrey C. Austin Director of Golf Course Maintenance Quail Hollow Country Club
Friday, March 23, 2018
QHCC Golfing Members: Spring is here but we aren't golfing just yet. I completely understand that most members have the itch to get out there and start swinging but we are still snow covered on most fairways and on some greens. It looks as though we may have some "warmer" weather next week; however with that weather comes a pretty healthy chance of rain. Trust that when we are able to get out on the course that we will be there. We have been able to get a few extra projects done while we have been experiencing this extended winter that I am confident our membership will appreciate. I promise that the weather will break and that our crew will be ready once it does. Jeffrey C. Austin
Friday, February 16, 2018
4 Weiskopf green 10 Weiskopf fairway Golfing Members, I know that we had some great unseasonably warm weather lately, however we started still have quite a bit of snow covering both courses. There is still some frozen ground underneath the surface of most greens. As is always the case; we will balance the well being of the course with the desire to get out and play some golf. Thank you
Friday, January 19, 2018
The weather has not been very conducive to do tree work. However it appears that the next week or so we will be able to knock a few areas out to improve turf health by increasing sunlight and air movement to these areas. 1 Weiskopf right side of fairway.
Friday, January 12, 2018
We have had a quite eventful winter so far with the snow and cold weather. In between maintaining a safe clubhouse grounds area for members and guests. The guys have been working on refreshing the amenities on the golf course, these items include tee markers, signage, garbage cans, ball washers and bunker rakes. The entire sign has been repainted. All tee markers have been refreshed with new paint. We have also started building a box for the Workman for when we do mulch. The box will aid in not dropping it all over from traveling from the shop to where it is going to be put.