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Bunkers can be the nemesis of golfers and can make the difference between a good round and a great round. The team in the Greens Department puts a significant amount of effort and resources into the maintenance of these areas. During the summer, close to 140 hours of labour is used each week, maintaining the…Read More.
With the calendar well into July, we are in the midst of the Club Championships season. Hopefully, this wet stretch of weather we have been receiving slows down soon and leads to more favourable conditions to enjoy the course under sunnier circumstances. Please read on for information regarding the return of bunker rakes and the…Read More.
Winter Course Update
If you have been by the Club and walked the golf course recently, you have likely noticed that the turf conditions and river are in favourable form for this time of year. This is very encouraging news as the 2021 golf season continues to draw closer. Although there is still potential for issues, having the…Read More.
CV Course Etiquette Reminders
Course care and etiquette are an integral part of the success and enjoyment of Credit Valley for everyone. With the significant increase in rounds played we have seen so far this season, it is now more important than ever that all members are helping to take proper care of our golf course. Divot Filling Program…Read More.
July 7 Course Update
It is hard to believe that a month and a half ago we were still experiencing snow flurries! We are now amid one of the hottest stretches of summer in Southern Ontario’s history. As of July 6, we have exceeded 30⁰C, 15 times, surpassing all yearly records with the exceptions of 1949 and 2005, which…Read More.
Ticks and Lyme Disease at Credit Valley
Ticks and Lyme Disease are becoming more of a concern in Ontario and I have recently received a few inquiries about ticks on the golf course. Please read on to learn some useful information to help you limit your risk. Here are two images of Ontario that show the expansion of Lyme disease concerns in…Read More.
River Erosion, Inclinator and Course Conditioning Updates
Upon writing this I still find it surreal as to what has happened in the last six weeks. What started out looking like an early spring has ground to a halt with COVID-19 and the cold weather returning. If you have taken the opportunity to walk the course this season, you will likely have noticed…Read More.
Credit River Update – January 2020
This past weekend a significant volume of precipitation fell in Southern Ontario. With most of this falling as rain, and areas having varying levels of frost in the ground, most of the precipitation made its way directly into rivers and streams. The Credit River was no exception, as we received three inches of rain at…Read More.
December Course Update
Despite the early blast of winter weather in November, the greens and grounds staff have been busy completing a variety of projects and tasks before the end of the year. Irrigation Pumphouse Main Lines The ‘Z pipes’ which leave the pumphouse beside the 10th tees and carry water to the golf course have been replaced…Read More.
Late September Course Update
6 Tee Slope The work to repair the slope in front of 6 tee was completed on September 12 with some minor sod repairs from traffic completed on September 20. Visibility has become an issue with growth and viewing the upper tees on 6 while standing on 18 and while looking down from 6 to…Read More.