Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Sand in Bunkers

We have ordered new sand for all the bunkers at both Huron Hills and Leslie Park. We are almost finished spreading the sand in the bunkers at Huron and will soon begin the bunkers at Leslie.

One of the worst bunkers was the fairway bunker on #12 at Huron Hills. It did not look like it was filled with sand, but rocks and soil. We scrapped all of the previous "sand" out and replaced it entirely with new bunker sand. This will hopefully improve, not only the play-ability of the hole, but the drainage in the bunker, as well.

The base is on the left in this picture, while the new sand is being spread out from the left.

The entrance point to the bunker.

A view from the signature "island" in the bunker.

Number 10 green at Leslie Park on the morning of the first day of the All-City Championship.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June 2014 Weather Summary

The high temperature recorded at Leslie Park for the month of June was 87.8 degrees, which occurred on the 17th. The lowest temperature was 43.9 (14th.) The average temperature for the month was 69.1 degrees.

There were 12 days of rain for a total of 5.33 inches. Eleven of those days had over a tenth of an inch. On June 18th, 2.28 inches of precipitation was recorded. This was also the only day with over an inch of rain. This brings the total precipitation for the year to 16.93 inches.

The average wind speed for the month was 1.9 mph. The highest sustained wind speed was 27 mph (June 2nd.)

The weather station at Leslie Park with a Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) perched on the anemometer.