Spring is in the air finally despite what seems like a prolonged wet winter. Prolonged might not be the proper description because we always get some rainy weather in the spring, but this springs rain might not be as welcome because of the over the top rain season we just experienced. This week, the 2022 - 2023 rain season moved into the third wettest in eighteen years and is less then 1/2" away from the second highest rainfall accumulation in eighteen years. So again by all measures, this rain season has been one of the wettest in GBGC's history.
The good news is the weather forecast appears to be moving towards a more spring like pattern with more sun and warmer temperatures. Additionally our Santa Anna Hybrid Bermuda fairways are green and waking up, and all of the drainage work we accomplished over the wet winter is set to pay off as everything starts to grow. Fertilizer and topdressing sand is arriving and awaiting to be applied to the course, our mowers are sharp and tuned, and our GCM staff is ready to take off the rain gear and enjoy the fresh smell of cut grass.
A sign that spring is coming! Best Weather Picture of 2023 taken by our own Sean Geary.
#9 Tee. Ready for the golf season.
#18 Green ready for the golf season as well
The forecast we have all been waiting for.
March rainfall was over twice the 18 year average which contributed to moving the 2022-2023 GBGC rain year accumulation into the third most in eighteen years and just under 1/2" of overtaking the 2010-2011 #3 spot.