I am just getting back from a family vacation. It was a fun time for my daughter at a new indoor water park in the Poconos. If you have kids, you understand that it isn’t what you would call “restful”. I am ready for the upcoming Spring months though! I use the winter to prepare and plan for the busy time when I am not writing reports. This was a good Winter for me with some education, a trip to the GIS and Laboratory and organizing business things.
I am off to LAX on Sunday and will be the week between, LA, Bakersfield and Tucson. I am looking forward to seeing some courses coming out of dormancy and starting the Spring Green-up.
On the east coast, I suppose it will still be awhile for all that. I registered soil temperatures at 30 degrees at 4″ deep about a week ago. So, still some time there…..
I was very disappointed to get trapped in NJ and that I couldn’t make it out to the meeting in Henderson, NV. I was able to Skype in and I hope that the speakers were helpful to all that attended.
The Research project is over and we just have to get all the good information up on the SNGCSA website.
I am sitting in the Newark airport waiting to fly to Dayton. I will be making my yearly visit to Brookside Laboratories tomorrow morning. I am planning on spending most my time in the environmental lab. I will be working with the head of that lab on developing a package that will best suit clients that have waters running through the property starting somewhere else. It is easy for us to get the blame for “run-off” and things like that coming from the course but sometimes it doesn’t start there and we need data to help us out.
It should be a very cold couple of days but informative!
Happy New Year everyone! I am excited for a bust 2016 and to see how things go on your properties. I am already mostly booked through March which is a great start for me. My first travel takes me to New Bremen, Ohio and Brookside Laboratories. I am going to spend the 11th-13th of January there and brush up on some testing I should be introducing to you on the environmental side of things. I just read through this article (link below) on what the government did when passing the recent Omnibus bill. Not light but enjoy…..
Part 2 of a Water usage and Environmental Study out from the USGA and GCSAA. It’s long but has some interesting information. The overall number showing a decrease in golf courses using water is a little misleading due to many hundred course closures since 2005. It still puts some practices you may do in a good light.
The tradeshow in Atlantic City just wrapped up. It was good to see some of you and catch up with old friends. Southern California had great weather but it’s not too bad here. Greens may still be growing a bit this week!
I am on my way to Las Vegas for a day of work on a new project. Then off to SoCal until Monday. The NJ Turfgrass show starts on Tuesday where I will have a booth at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving