A View from the Crew

Growing Appreciation As an avid player, and now as a course maintenance worker, my appreciation for golf just keeps growing (like turf). Dad bought me my first set of clubs in England when I was about 12. I recall playing a few rounds at pitch-n-putts there. Then back in Canada as a teenager I played a little at the Wildwood golf course in Saskatoon. It… Read more »

Spring Aeration Strategy – 2017

Spring Aeration Strategy – 2017 This past fall/winter/spring has seen the most snow and rain on our property in awhile. As we watched this, we didn’t see issues arise with puddling on the greens surfaces. We went over our last physical properties tests and sure enough, what we were seeing was backed up by science. This means by doing our aggressive cultural practices these past… Read more »

Owner’s Perspective – This is Spring?

Owner’s Perspective – This is Spring? As we all know, weather is usually an enjoyable conversation starter – be it in the coffee shop, the gym, around the dinner table, or in weekly management meetings. At Kelowna Springs Golf Club, I have never seen our management crew more frustrated – and it is entirely due to the unique challenges the spring of 2017 has presented…. Read more »

A Challenging Spring

A Challenging Spring at Kelowna Springs in 2017 This spring has been a challenging one indeed for opening. We are at the tail end of what many locals say is one of the longest winters in recent memory. The last snow fall came in the morning of March 13th and added to the 10-12 inches which was still on the ground. This is a view… Read more »