Tuesday February 18th, All Tee Times on Time!!!

Posted By Daniel Prado on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 in hot-news , member-news , board , club-news , featured , proshop-news , course-conditions

Tuesday February 18th, 2020

All Tee Times on Time!!!

USGA Agronomist Report for Lakes and Vistas - A+++

Posted By Brandon Evans II on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 in hot-news , member-news , featured , maintenance , course-conditions

Brian Whitlark, USGA Agronomist, spent the day with David Escobedo, Golf Course Superintendent, Jose Murillo, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Ray Melton, Rick Walker and Jill Riedel, WBVGC Board members, to evaluate the health of our courses. It is impressive how our maintenance team has performed their responsibility to keep our courses healthy in spite of Mother Nature and well emergency requirements. Their knowledge, expertise and performance goes a long way in ensuring years of quality play ahead. Please take the time to read the USGA report and join me in a standing ovation for our team as they have been given an A+++ performance report on their maintenance strategies and execution. 
 

Golf Course Maintenance Update

Posted By Brandon Evans II on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 in member-news , maintenance , course-conditions

With the New Year upon us I would like to update everyone on course conditions.

The Lakes GC is beginning to show signs of wear. I am not surprised to see this with the amount of frost we have had thus far. With temperatures gradually creeping into the 70’s in the next few days, growth of new leaves will begin. We will also be fertilizing more frequently in the upcoming weeks to increase new growth and increase the strength of the existing grass plant.  The key to all of this though is the temperatures. The warmer it gets the healthier the golf course will be. In the meantime we will continue to do everything within our power to assist in the growth process.

The Vistas GC is doing well taking into consideration the amount of cart traffic and extra play it has seen the last few months. The Vistas GC has also seen a significant decrease in growth the last few weeks due to the cold temperatures. Like the Lakes GC, the Vistas will benefit tremendously from the 70 degree temperatures.

With the amount of extra play we are seeing I would like to ask everyone to keep your groups to two carts per foursome. The fewer carts that are on the golf courses the less traffic wear there will be.

With that being said I appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience. It won’t be long before we can wear shorts and enjoy the warm days again.

Frost Delay Information & Schedule

Posted By Kris Desmarais on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 in member-news , course-conditions

Frost Delay Go Away and Please Don't Come Another Day

In order to provide equal opportunity for playing time to both morning and afternoon players, the following policy will apply when play is delayed due to frost.  

  • The Head Golf Professional will maintain a log of frost delays for both golf courses.
  • The Golf Course Superintendent will determine the length of each frost delay.
  • The first frost delay on a given day of the week of the winter golf season, PLAN A will be in effect.  Under PLAN A, all tee times will be delayed by the length of the morning frost delay.   In this case, depending on the length of delay, scheduled afternoon golfers may not have available daylight to complete 18 holes of play. 
  • The second instance a frost delay on a given day of the week for either course "where afternoon times will not finish before dark", PLAN B will be in effect.  Under PLAN B, all scheduled tee times prior to the lifting of the frost delay will be cancelled.  For example, if the Golf Course Superintendent determines the course is available for play beginning at 9 A.M., then players scheduled for 9 A.M. will be the first tee time for that day, and all scheduled tee times earlier than 9 A.M. will be cancelled, resulting in no delays for the remainder of the day.  Those players, whose tee times were cancelled due to the frost delay, may choose to play at an available tee time later in the day.  
  • The remainder of the winter golf season each course will alternate between PLAN A and PLAN B.  The Head Golf Professional will determine if PLAN A or PLAN B will be in effect on a daily basis for each course. 

Exceptions to the above policy will be made for Association play.  All Associations always follow PLAN A, and all other tee times will be delayed at the course(s) where the Association is playing.  If an Association is using one course and there is no Association play at the other course, the alternating PLAN A or PLAN B will be in effect according to the frost delay log maintained by the Head Golf Professional. 

What will the next frost delay be?

Day of Week Vistas Lakes
Monday Plan A - Plan B used on 1/13
Plan A - Plan B used on 1/13
Tuesday (Association Play) Plan A Plan A
Wednesday (Association Play) Plan A Plan A
Thursday Plan A  - Plan B was used on 1/2 Plan A  - Plan B was used on 1/2
Friday (Association Play) Plan A Plan A
Saturday (Association Play) Plan A - Plan B was used on 1/11 Plan A - Plan B was used on 1/11
Sunday Plan A Plan A

 

FY2020 - Frost Delay Log

Date Vistas Lakes
12/19 - Thursday 1 hr delay (Plan A) - 9:15 Start 45 min delay (Plan A) - 9:15 Start
12/20 - Friday
No Delay
15 min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start (Did not affect play)
12/29 - Sunday
30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:30 Start (Did not affect play)
15 min delay (Plan A) - 9:30 Start (Did not affect play)
12/30 - Monday 30 Min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start 30 Min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start
1/2 - Thursday 45 Min delay (Plan B) - 9:15 Start 45 Min delay (Plan B) - 9:15 Start
1/4 - Saturday 1 hr delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start 30 Min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start
1/10 - Friday
30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:00AM Start (Did not affect play)
No Delay
1/11 - Saturday 30 min delay (Plan B) - 9AM Start 30 min delay (Plan B) - 9AM Start
1/13 - Monday
1 hr delay (Plan B) - 9AM Start
1 hr delay (Plan B) - 9AM Start (consolidated)
2/4 - Tuesday 30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start (did not affect play) 30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start (did not affect play)
2/5 - Wednesday 30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:30 Start (did not affect play) 30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:30 Start (did not affect play)
2/6 - Thursday 1 hr delay (Plan A) - 9:30 Start (did not affect play)  1 hr delay (Plan A) - 9:30 Start (did not affect play)
2/7 - Friday 1 hr delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start 45 min delay (Plan A) - 9:15 Start
2/8 - Saturday 30 min delay (Plan A) - 8:30 Start (did not affect play) 30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start (did not affect play)

 

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