Superintendent’s Corner

If you haven’t made it out to LSCCC yet this season, you’re missing out! The course has undergone some big improvements from 2015 to 2016. Early this year, work was performed to clear the hillside in front of the upper tee boxes on the seventh hole. A considerable amount of trees and brush were removed to provide the golfer with a much clearer view of the fairway. Now, a golfer on 7 tee has a much less intimidating shot in front of them as the visibility is greatly increased, and golfer (and staff) safety is much better with these trees cleared.

Another big project performed recently has been the resurfacing of three tee boxes. Along with 18 senior/ladies tee, the lower tier of the white/blue tee box on 8 has been tilled, re-leveled, and sodded. I anticipate both of these new tee boxes being open for play in the very near future. The third tee box to be resurfaced is the lower white tee box on hole 7. This tee box had been significantly chewed up over the last two years, as the white tee markers spent the greater percentage of their time here. The removal of the trees in front of the upper tee box on 7 allowed us to put the white tee markers up top and renovate the lower tee. The tee box was aerified multiple times, had the soil dragged around on the surface, and seeded. This will obviously take longer to be ready than sod, but we’ll have it ready as soon as possible.

I would also like to acknowledge all the volunteers who made these projects possible. Jeff Houghton and John Belnavis have been instrumental in getting people involved to make this all happen. Dan Jones, Rob Hewes and Gilly Turgeon are responsible for getting the sod here, as the three of them all chipped in to buy the $1000 worth of sod we needed to be able to sod those two tee boxes. I know none of these men are doing any of this for attention or for me to mention them here, but I really appreciate all they’ve done (and all the volunteers have done) to help me give you the best golf course we can.