On-demand Maintenance Essential to Longterm Health of the Greens
July 23 - The weather over the past few weeks has put a great deal of stress on the golf course and especially the greens — temps in and around the 90's and constant wind. As a result, Superintendent Rich Caughey said that he has combated the situation with a boost in water and chemical applications on the greens.
"Sometimes we have to adjust our maintenance procedures for the greens according to turf conditions. . . go to the full report.
Practice Range Etiquette 101: Divot Patterns
July 23 - As many members may know, Hatherly's practice range experiences a great deal of wear during the course of a season. In fact, last fall the grass practice tee had to be closed to play for the season and allowed to "heal" due to unusually high wear.
However, every member who uses the grass practice tee could help eliminate much of the wear that occurs from hitting balls if he/she pays close attention to their "divot pattern" during practice.
Ugly sight. The image above is an example of what not to do on the practice tee.
The link below will open an excellent 2-minute video that demonstrates the proper and most efficient divot pattern to strive for when hitting balls on the range. Please take a moment to watch the video. It will most likely be an "I never knew that" moment.
» » Preferred Divot Patterns
Kerr and Tom Mone Win Hatherly Derby
July 20 - Kerr and Tom Mone headed into Sunday's final round tied for the lead at 10-under with Mike and Brian Hotarek, and edged the Hotareks by one shot after Kerr completed a masterful up-and-down from the back of the 18th green to win the 2014 "John J. Mitchell" Hatherly Derby.
» » Hatherly Derby Results
Kerr and Tom Mone hold the trophy on the 18th green after winning the 2014 Hatherly Derby.
Hatherly Women Win Prestigious Boros Memorial Tournament
July 18 - Hatherly women have won the WSSGL's Boros tournament, which was originally established in 1952 as a memorial to Anne Cosgrove Boros who was the wife of PGA pro Julius Boros.
The tournament was played at Plymouth CC on July 17.
Formats for the Boros have changed over the years until 1995 when it settled on the current format of 12 players from each club consisting of one gross team and two net teams and the winning score the aggregate of the best ball score from each of
the three foursomes.
Hatherly's gross team included: Laurajean McDonald, Lynne O'Neill, Susan Cronin, Kim Brooks. Players on the net teams included: Marianne Glassanos, Marla Minier, Sue Beldotti, Susan Cook, Ellen Grandfield, Carol Gately, MaryAnn Devine and Kathy Offen.
This is the sixth time Hatherly has won the event.
» » History of Anne Cosgrove Boros Memorial Tournament
McHugh Shield and Cooney Cup Matches Ready to Go
June 17 - The brackets for match play in the McHugh Shield and Cooney Cup have been established. Matches MUST be played by the designated dates or teams will face disqualification.
» » McHugh Shield Brackets
Cooney Cup Brackets