Update: Working The Golf Course In The Off-Season

This is an update as of 28 February 2020 on what Jeff and Craig were doing in the picture below: Well, with the crazy weather this winter, knowing we’ve had severe freeze thaw cycles trying to get a handle on how much ice is under the snow. And how and when we can remove it…

If you have ever wondered what happens at the golf course in the off-season, you should take a short trip to see your GM and Superintendent right about now! I try to keep tabs on the Osprey Links team when winter sets in because I always find out interesting things about what they do in the winter to make my upcoming golf season a success.

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How To Properly Rake a Bunker – A Lesson From The Open

I have covered this topic before, however after playing in unraked bunkers over the past few weeks, I thought it might be nice to revisit this important skill. For the sake of all players, understanding why and how to help maintain a golf course should be part of every players education. So here we go:

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Make Sure to Thank Your Golf Course Superintendent and Their Staff

I cannot say enough great things about Craig Moody and his staff at my home course of Osprey Links Golf Course. They are tireless workers and because their efforts, I am able to enjoy 7 months of fantastic golf on a fantastic golf course. Customer service is always mentioned in my articles, but the maintenance staff is often overlooked. They are as critical as the person the meets you at the proshop! Here is a quick video on something I expect see over the next month or two while playing.

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The Experts Say: Replace Your Divots

Replacing our divots is considered gospel where I play golf. It is a habit I adopted early in my playing career and have never stopped. Whether to replace divots is often debated, so I reached out to my friend Jeremy Sizer who was the Superintendent at Roundel Glen Golf Course (Trenton, ON) and Assistant Superintendent at Wildfire Golf Club (Peterborough, ON). The day I asked the question if we should replace divots, he was hosting a working group with other Ontario Golf Course Superintendents. He graciously posed the question to the this group of dedicated experts that tirelessly work to make my time on the links priceless.

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