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Super Intendent's Corner
Superintedent Steve Maclay is an OSU graduate. He's been with the 'Aire since 2006.
Steve is looking forward to putting final touches on tee #18. The course's par 3 tee areas will see an improvement this 2015 season.
Project #18: Phase one:
The gully has been escavated to leave natural flow of the waterway. The damaged pipe has been removed.
The top layer of the orginal tee is being brought down to a foot below the cart path level. This will open up the tee and give a great view to the green. Mid-November, cement blanketing will be done to secure the walls of the gully. At this time the cart path will be removed so the exisitng pipe can be taken out and a bridge is put in its place. Path of Play will be reverted to adjust for the lack of a path down the east side of the hole.
Decorative and supportive walls are built on top tee. Drainage and irrigation is installed. Final grading and steps will be added. Sodding and seeding of the tee in August so play can resume!
While different layouts present distinct challenges, each course needs to offer competitors consistent conditions in order to provide a fair test. And one of the most important aspects of course maintenance is uniform putting surfaces.
Not only do variations in speed from green to green negate a player’s skill, they also greatly decrease enjoyment of a round. Even for golfers playing a recreational round, a course with greens of varying speeds can be a bewildering, frustrating experience.
Millions of golfers, from U.S. Open contestants to beginners, have benefited from the Stimpmeter, a simple tool offered by the United States Golf Association that allows superintendents, agronomists and course officials to accurately measure the speed of greens and provide more consistent playing conditions.
The ball rolls down the Stimpmeter and along the green, and the average distance traveled by the ball after a number of attempts is the figure that has come to represent the speed of the green. (Click here to watch a video explaining the procedure for using a Stimpmeter.)
Maintenance Phone: (440) 237-9191 X4