It has definitely been a wet winter here in Worley, Idaho. In fact, it is one of the wettest on record with close to 100 inches of precipitation this season. Circling Raven currently has a beautiful white coat, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t already prepping for the only seasons that count. At least for us golfers, spring and summer… are you here yet?
A lot of work goes into keeping the course in tip top shape in the off season, beginning with winterization including preventing snow mold and prepping the irrigation system. During a season like this we keep a close eye on the amount of snow on the course, specifically our greens.
We are now anxiously waiting to get out on the course and start our winter cleanup. This includes clearing out all the debris from animals, like moles and even elk that make Circling Raven home in the winter, and pine needles that make their way onto the course during the off-season.
After cleanup is complete Brian Woster, golf course superintendent, and Tom Davidson, PGA director of golf, will be ready to assess the holes and do any re-seeding and re-sauding needed to get the course in tip-top shape. They will also make sure the sand in the bunkers look perfect.
“Although we’ve received record precipitation our course was properly prepped for a hard winter, from the monitoring we have done so far we are extremely optimistic to open this spring to pristine conditions,” said Davidson.
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We’ll see you on ‘Hole 7’ (our lucky number) soon!