It's always wet in the spring, but this year we keep wondering when will we be able to play. I can never remember having to close the course so many days. It seems as if when we do get to play, we will never be able to take carts off the path. We all know weather will change and we will be out playing and complaining about heat. If you think it's frustrating as a player, imagine trying to schedule workers and maintenance around this spring. It's been too wet to even mow most areas except greens and tees. We have been cleaning up winter debris and preparing for the ability to get out and mow any area that is dry enough. On the plus side the grass roots seem to be thriving. When I was able to get out to play the divots I replaced had healthy strong roots which should serve us well as we move towards the heat of summer. As a golf course superintendent I would be environmentally to even consider putting this much water on the course. Nature has it's own rules. In the long run we will benefit from all this wet spring weather, but right now it is hard to comprehend. We as the ownership and staff of Airways Golf, appreciate your patience and loyalty. We will be playing as often as we consider your enjoyment versus frustration about plugged balls, wet feet and cart path only can aquire a favorable balance. We don't want your experience to frustrate (due to conditions) more than to exhilarate! I urge you to be patient and if you are interested check out the golf rounds auction at www.Tee-UpNewEngland.com which supports research at New England regional universities on turfgrass management issues which ends on April 22nd.
Once again I thank you for your patience and understanding!
Jon Case superintendent
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