It’s been a couple of weeks since the end of the golf season and the inevitable close of the course. I’ve had my annual stogie and now I’m sitting here in my nice cozy recliner thinking about a few things. Like how this past season was a bit better than the last, our fantastic patrons, our amazing crew and for the near 60 degrees predicted for this weekend in DECEMBER.
There are so many pieces working together to make a golf course work. Tractors, blades, reels, tires, fuel and oil. Plumbing with joints, cracks, pumps, sprinklers, wires and computers. Several different lengths and breeds grass, all maintained differently and on different days. Fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and weed killers applied safely at different times, days and temperatures. Buildings, porta-johns, parking lots and cart paths to maintain. Trees to trim or remove and sand traps to fill and rake. Clubhouse, food, beer and liquor. Golf carts to keep running and/or repair. Events to book and plan and pull off by the skin of your teeth. And that’s just the beginning. There's always the unforeseen scenarios involving equipment, plumbing, turf-grass disease, people and mother nature.
We have a great bunch of members and regulars. I’m talking about the type of people willing to help out at the drop hat if needed. Most of our regulars have become more than just simple patrons. They are Rush Lake Hills. They are part of the biological make-up. It would be a different place without them.
Rush Lake is also defined by the crew. And we have a solid one. From taking care of customers inside and out to maintaining the grounds and equipment - our people get it done. I couldn’t ask for anything more this past season. To our clubhouse crew, our maintenance crew, our support staff, our members and regulars: THANK YOU for a great season. - Corey