Sometimes the grass is greener! An inside look at being a Golf Course Superintendent with Concert Golf Partners

Check out my recent appearance on Board Chats, hosted by Gabe Aluisy of Private Club Radio with CEO and Chairman of Concert Golf Partners, Peter Nanula.

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No carts today

We received 1.3″ of rain overnight. There will be no golf carts allowed today.

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1956 PGA Championship Video at Blue Hill CC

One of my staff members found this on YouTube. You can obviously make out the clubhouse and the first tee area. There is also part of the video that shows people walking across a fairway. The scene is the 5th hole looking at the green from approximately 250 yards out. You can see that the man-made pond on the right is not there. You will also notice that just behind the 5th green there are no trees except the white pines to the back right. Those trees are still there today. After this years tree removal we now resemble the look of 1956 directly behind the green.

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Course Update

Well it looks as though we are finally going to turn the corner with the weather. Starting Sunday the weather looks fantastic! The course as I am sure you would expect is extremely wet, even flooded in areas. This is the most wet I have seen the property in years. Despite the weather, we have been making great headway on preparing the courses. The challenger has been thoroughly cleaned, the greens have been mowed and rolled, the tee markers have been placed and all the bunkers have been put back together. I am sure many of you will be playing this weekend. Please remember to use course etiquette and rake you bunkers, replace your divots and fix your ball marks.
We are still anticipating opening the Championship course next week but will most likely not have golf carts. The pro shop will be kept up to date daily on the status of carts. Today we are rolling and mowing the Championship Course greens, continuing with spring cleaning and have filled the main lines for the irrigation system. This weekend all of the range areas will be closed, even the range field. The field is extremely wet and we do not want to embed the balls or lose anybody!
Please enjoy the weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone very soon!

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Course Opening Schedule

Good afternoon, I am sure everyone is wondering when will the Championship Course be opening. Currently, we still have pockets of snow on the golf course and are anticipating it will be gone by Thursday. We have recalled a few staff members this week and will have 80% of our staff returning on April 3rd. We have started cleaning green and tee complexes today and should be completed by Thursday. Next week we will focus on cleaning out and repairing bunkers as well as removing debris from fairways and roughs. Assuming the weather warms up and cooperates we are anticipating opening the Championship Course Friday, April 14th. Please remember that this is still the month of March and it is very wet and soft out there.

We would also like to inform you that golf course renovations to the 2nd hole and the 16th hole are currently scheduled to begin April 17th. A temporary green will be installed on both holes during the process for the safety of the construction company personnel.

Sincerely,
Jason

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Grow the game!

At Blue Hill Country Club, we have an additional 9 hole golf course on the property that is a great amenity to our members. The course plays to 2700 yards and is open all winter assuming mother nature cooperates. This season we have made custom tee markers for the course that will also include junior tee markers. We want to encourage young members and their families to start learning the game without having to endure the full yardage of the course. The tee marker colors are green and will be located in the fairways as well as on some of the red tee boxes. The course will play to 1500 yards and is directed towards young people who are just starting out in the game of golf. However, these tee markers are not age discriminative. They are for all to play, even adults that may want to play a shorter golf course at a quicker pace. Please enjoy!

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Last piece of tree work complete

The right side of the 14th hole was thinned out yesterday. This project was very similar to the work we did on the 3rd hole a few years ago.
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