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Around the corner…

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The 2012 Massachusetts Four-ball Championship is just around the corner.  The first group tees off Monday off holes 1 and 10 on both golf courses at 7am.  We have been preparing for this event for the last few months and we are finally in the closing days of preparation.  The greens are in the best condition I have seen them in my five years here.  The staff has been diligently marching around both courses finalizing the last-minute checklist to get the courses ready for tournament play.  This has included chipping and cleaning tree groves, sodding thin areas around greens, adding and cleaning sand in bunkers, and trimming playable areas.  A list of last-minute items:

Here is an outline of what our Sunday, Monday, Tuesday maintenance schedule will look like:

I really do have to thank my crew for all of their hard work  in the preparations needed for this event.  It has been a very stressful, but very fun few months.  Our work this spring will be a definite benefit to those playing the course in the coming months.  See you on the course!

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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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