Friday, May 27, 2016

Course Changes

At Leslie, we have changed the fairway on #11. A couple of years ago, we put a cart path that crosses the fairway in front of the green. It used to be fairway right up to the path. Last month, we cut out some of the fairway and laid in rough sod.

This video was taken in February. It is hard to see, but the path cuts across the fairway.

This video was taken in May, after the bluegrass sod has been placed and the fairway was re-shaped.

This picture is taken from above the green on #11 looking back toward the fairway.

At Huron, we began to lower and enlarge the 14th tee last fall. We seeded it this spring.

This was taken April 25th, one week after seeding.

May 2nd

May 10th

May 16th

May 25th.

Next week, we will begin mowing the tee. Hopefully, it will be fully open in a few more weeks.

Friday, May 6, 2016


We had a couple of killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nests at Leslie Park this spring. The nests for these birds are really hard to spot. The eggs look like rocks and the mother will run away from the nest when you approach.

Source wikipedia, photo by user:Đ’asil

Today, I noticed two sets of babies running around. The video is poor because I could not get too close to them, so my phone was zoomed in all the way.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

April 2016 Weather Summary

On April 18th, the high temperature was 81.8 degrees which was the first time since September 17th, 2015 that we reached 80.  The low temperature for the month was still just 16.9 (April 5th.) The average temperature for the month was 46.1 degrees. There were 10 days when the the low temperature got below freezing but every day got above the 32 degree mark.

The month of April had 12 days of rain that totaled 2.07 inches, with the highest daily total falling on the 21st.(0.47 inches) Eight days saw precipitation of over a tenth of an inch.

The average windspeed for the month was 3.2 mph. The highest sustained windspeed was 29 mph, on the 6th.