Usually, we aerate our green during the Monday and Tuesday of the last week of August; but this year, David DeCorso engineered what I would like to call a “surgical strike” of aerating – with all his staff on board and some help from a local company, he managed to aerate all the greens, fairways, and tees in a 3-day period! Talk about cracking the whip! So the inconvenience to golfers is minimized. In the past, fairways would have been done some time in September, and tees after that. The aerating bonanza moves over to our new Victoria Park Valley on September 4th. Here’s one of the crew (actually that’s my son Alex), cleaning up around the freshly-aerated 1st tee.
This is also the last day of our successful string of Junior Camps. Gordon Crossman can now relax a bit, and get ready for his fall lesson schedule (it’s never too late in the season for golf lessons!).
Also at this time of year, some of our staff head back to college or university, and so it becomes a bit of a challenge for us to maintain a balanced schedule. September is our second-busiest month for tournaments and events; but the shorter days can work in our favour, in terms of staffing all of our departments.
And of course, the 2012 PGA Tour calendar is almost on its last page, with 3 more playoff events and 6 more tournaments to round out the year. Saskatchewan’s Graham Delaet’s exciting finish at last weeks’ Barclay’s vaulted him, like, 60 spots up the FedEx Cup standings, so that was great to see. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for him to have a great finish this season.