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Bio


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Bio


 

I blame it all on a friend.  Sitting on the patio he suggested that it would be fun to pitch a golf shot over the pond onto the knoll.  I made the mistake of asking where to hit to next?  We walked around and located six interesting "holes".  The first year the "holes" were 6 cedar posts and the lawn mower set as low as it would go.  During the summer I kept track of where my friend hit his safety balls.  I got my revenge by installing bunkers on some of his landing zones.

 
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Bent grass greens


Bent grass greens

Bent grass greens


Bent grass greens

Hitting golf balls to a cedar post on short field grass was fun but it was not golf.  Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I rented a rototiller and bought some bent grass seed.  I used a push reel mower that cut the greens to about fairway height. The weather the first years cooperated and the greens grew well.  

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Getting serious


Getting serious

 

Getting serious


Getting serious

 

Greens #1 and #2 would not hold a ball even with a fairway cut, they were too steep.  My friends had no problem re-shaping those darn holes.

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Irrigation


Irrigation


I eventually got a real reel mower.  Operator error and extended periods of hot dry weather stressed the greens.  Actually, the weather stressed them and the operator almost killed them.  With help from my grounds crew I put in irrigation and went over the edge.

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Fall 2014


Fall 2014


After many years someone said "you can actually putt on these".  

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