Jeff Steen, CGCS
Director of Golf Course Maintenance

May 2020 News:

The new rhythm of life within the Golf Course Maintenance team at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd! This is a common expression within our daily huddles and team meetings. Our associates have adapted to a new “normal” of different start times, social distancing, working as individuals and creating a safe work environment while we all come together during these unprecedented times.
Here’s an overview of recent and ongoing GCM team projects:

  • Successful spring aeration to all tees, greens and approaches
  • Topdressing of selected areas on the fairways
  • Tree plantings on hole #5
  • Landscape enhancements
  • Ongoing irrigation repairs and improvements
  • Sod work throughout the property, with a focus on old tree stump areas
  • Growing in areas out of play to create a more natural look
  • Mowing walking paths from tee to green on certain holes
  • New agronomic practices to enhance playability

Next month, the second edition of Quarterly INSIGHT will be coming out with the latest behind-the-scenes look within the GCM team, course happenings and ongoing projects. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the spring issue, please call the Clubhouse at 816.322.1022 and we’ll be happy to email you a copy.
It’s hard to believe how quickly we got to the month of May. The course is greening up nicely, fairways filling in, leaves abundant, flowers in bloom and steady rounds of golf are keeping us busy. Please take a moment in passing to say hello to the associates. The team takes a great deal of pride in producing the best possible product on a daily basis so that you have the most enjoyable round of golf. One additional note to touch upon is Monday golf. Although the course is closed on Mondays, I am working with Sean Hanna to possibly open the tee sheet for limited golf on Mondays in the late afternoon. Until that time, we ask that you please refrain from playing golf on Mondays due to the following issues:

  • The course needs a break from 300+ rounds over a busy weekend
  • Maintenance completes agronomic practices on Mondays, such as chemical and fertility applications, which may not be safe for golfers
  • Projects are being worked on and associates do not expect to watch for play (SAFETY)
  • COVID-19 split shifts and extended hours so the team can catch up on deferred maintenance projects

The safety of the maintenance team, their families as well as Club members and their families continues to be my top priority. Please stay safe and keep practicing social distancing. On behalf of the entire Golf Course Maintenance team, we look forward to seeing you soon and saying hello in person.
Jeff Steen, CGCS
Director of Golf Course Maintenance