Bi-Monthly Golf Course Update October 19th, 2020 Starting in July I began sending out a second monthly communication (in addition to the Forecaddie) that will be an update to the ongoing work on the golf course and any other timely operational information. The Practice Pitching/Chipping Area, Practice Putting Green, and the Driving Range opened on Tuesday, October 13th and are available for use. The range tee will continue on the artificial tee for two more weeks and is planned to move to the natural turf on Monday, November 2nd. Gold Tees are now built and sodded on #1, #2, #3, #4, #11, #13, #15, and #17. Tees on #5, #6, #8, #14, and #16 were either shared with the Plum tee or already existing. Gold tees on #7, #9, #10, and #18 still need to be built. All tees built this summer will be ready for use starting this week. COVID-19 guidelines were reviewed in the last Greens Committee meeting on October 7th and have been updated for opening day October 20th. The changes are listed below. o One golfer per cart is NO LONGER MANDATORY. Rental carts will no longer be complimentary and golfers will be charged for use of rental carts. o Rakes will be restored to the bunkers. o Sand bottles will be replaced on rental carts and on course sand containers will be filled and available. o Water cups will be available at the pro shop by the ice and water machine and in the restrooms at #15 tee. o Flagsticks will REMAIN IN PLACE. o Shotguns WILL NOT BE RESTORED at this time. o While some of the procedures have been relaxed, it has been observed that golfers are becoming lax in observing the utilization of masks and/or social distancing. We are fortunate that SBR has not experienced any severe issues with COVID, but please stay vigilant as we are not free of this issue yet! Dormant Fairways: This summer much progress was made restoring the fairways of the course allowing us to go from five fairways dormant to 8 fairways dormant this winter. Fairways on holes #1, #3, #7, #8, #10, #11, #13, and #17 will be dormant. The Chelsea System’s Pointing Policies were evaluated and updated with the help of input from the Greens Committee. The updates and an announcement on the specific changes are published and launched and can be seen on the Chelsea Home Page. The updates have added flexibility for the residents while maintaining the same level of fair access to all those that use the automated tee time system. Please feel free to email me with any questions relating to this information.
Mike Jahaske Director of Golf SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club firstname.lastname@example.org