Silver Linings – Turf Conditions

Fossil Trace Golf Club

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m grinding through early rush hour on I-70 heading east toward the Denver International Airport when the lush, incredibly green fairways of Willis Case Golf Course catch my eye. I remember thinking, “wow this is the best I’ve ever seen that course look and it’s almost September”. Typically Colorado golf course operators are experiencing decreasing course conditions due to the hot, dry summers we are accustomed to here in our beautiful state.

Fossil Trace is also reaping the benefits of these cool days and afternoon rain showers. Our typical “hot spots” are nowhere to be found, fairways are lush and the greens are rolling true, all of which lead to tremendous golf. The running joke around the club these days goes something like this; “I tell you what, if you can put the ball in the fairway out there it’s almost like cheating, the ball is just sitting up like it’s on a tee”. All we can say out here at Fossil Trace is “thank you Mother Nature for shinning on us so beautifully this year”. So, enjoy the silver lining of these pesky thunderstorms – perfect turf conditions.

In the words of Adam Finch, “golf is an outdoor sport”. Lisa Hajek (Head Pro’s wife) says “I’m not sugar or salt, I won’t melt.” We may get a little damp, the wind may pick up for a minute but we live in Colorado, the clouds are going to part, the suns going to shine and the golf course in turn will remain perfect for yet another day.  Ryan Coyne, Assistant Professional