Tom Benyo Class A GCSAA
Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course
Aerification and topdressing went extremely well. While it was cold working that day the crew did an awesome job. Virtually all the hole were filled with sand after the brushing and then hand brooming that the crew did. We tried something new this year. We used our powerful leaf and debris blower to blow off excess sand after the holes were filled. That did a great job and made the greens much better for play a lot earlier than normal. By the time you read this we will have mowed them also and then the healing can begin in earnest. Some warm growing weather will help that. From the looks of the forecast we should get that wish also. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the crew. Besides Dave and I we had Josh and Darrell from the Street Department, Brad from the Parks, Shawn from the Electric and Johnny from the Water Department. Dave Baird also volunteered to help us as well. Those guys did a terrific job and with all of the inter-departmental help we have a job well done.
The annual YMCA tournament, a 2-person scramble will be Saturday April 26. Sign ups are at the Y only…469-5101. Get registered for this first tournament of the year.
The WSHS Golf team will have their first match of the year on Tuesday April 8. The course will be closed that day at 3:00 pm.
Leagues will be starting up soon. The Monday Casual League will start on Monday April 14 at 6:00. That league costs a dollar for the year ending steak cookout and a quarter for the hole prize. The Cat and Dog League will start on Tuesday April 15 at 6:00. Cost for that is a dollar for the prize money and a quarter for closest to the pin. Nonmembers are invited to play in both leagues and the cost is only $5 for the green fee instead of the usual $10 for 9 holes. Men’s League will be on Thursdays and should be starting soon also.
Surgery is finally here…Wednesday April 2 brings a new hip for me as I have hip replacement surgery then. Full recovery is about 6 weeks but I am sure I’ll be back before then. It is all about the rehab effort and there is plenty of motivation to hit that hard. With the Master’s and start of the baseball season I’ll have plenty to keep me entertained when I’m laid up.