State of the Marsh – April 28
The Golf Course and Range are Closed
Update April 28 – As announced by the governor today, the golf course and range are closed until Monday, May 18. Let’s hope we are able to open then! Stay tuned to our twitter feed for any updates.
This is part of a statewide closure of all golf courses in Massachusetts.
Online Shopping Anyone?
Save on your golf this summer by buying multi-round passes online. No shipping or handling charges. Dollar value gift cards can be sent by email.
We are allowed to continue agricultural practices, and we are in the process of renovating two bogs. The bog that you hit over on from the back tees on 3 and the one to the left of the fourth fairway are being leveled, getting upgraded irrigation systems, and will be planted with hybrid vines that we will cut from our best existing bogs. While it will take a few years before these bogs produce a crop, there will be a massive water savings and increased yield for less input. This project will go a long way to making Southers Marsh Cranberry sustainable.
April 28 Update – Bog 3 (adjacent to the fourth fairway) has been leveled and irrigation installation will be starting next week. Bog 4 (near third tees and green) is being stripped.
Course Maintenance Continues
We are allowed to maintain the golf course as long as we maintain social distancing protocols. We came through the winter great, so we’re expecting mint conditions.
April 25 Update – Completed Projects
– It would be nice if it warmed up and stopped raining.
– Greens aerated, seeded where necessary, and topdressed
– Tees aerated, seeded, and topdressed
– Approaches aerated and topdressed
– Tree work and underbrush clearing throughout the course
Something Big is in the Works
More on this later, but here’s a teaser…. stay tuned.
April 28 Update – Toptracer technology installation scheduled for mid-April is still on hold due to travel restrictions. Building 95% complete otherwise.
As always, thank you for your continued support. We wish you all the best, and with any luck we will see you at the course sooner rather than later. Please stay safe out there.
Big Will, Willie, and the rest of the Southers Marsh Team