Stow Acres Turf

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The Wind…

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Last week, we encountered a significant wind storm that blew through here and left quite a mess.  Last night was no different, as a quick storm threatened to shed more than just wind.  We were lucky to escape with just wind, but it left us with more than a day worth of clean-up.  The immediate playing areas are cleaned off and very playable.  However, I would like to mention that the rough along some tree lines and the sand traps are still a work in progress.  We hope to be completed cleaning, trimming, and hand-raking by this weekend.  It is a very labor intensive process and it does take some time to hand rake and fully clean 106 sand traps.  We are assessing each trap individually and adding some sand as needed.  Thank you for your cooperation with these two items.  We are working hard each day to bring you the best conditions we can.  See you on the course!

-Jason VanBuskirk, Superintendent

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Author: Jason VanBuskirk

I am the Golf Course Superintendent at Stow Acres Country Club located in Stow, MA. I am entering my sixth season as the course Superintendent. My staff and I are very excited to begin this season as we are continuing to make changes to this wonderful facility. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management. Before Stow Acres, I did an internship at one of the country's top 100 courses, The Stanwich Club located in Greenwich, CT. I worked as an Assistant Superintendent at Oakley Country Club located in Watertown, MA and Stow Acres Country Club South Course before becoming the Superintendent at Stow Acres CC. I am married to my soul mate and we have two incredible kids! My course counterpart, Kingston, loves riding shotgun in the cart. In my downtime I enjoy writing for and managing www.iturfapps.com. Hope you enjoy the blog!

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