Even if our natural setting is breathtaking all year round, the change of seasons also presents important challenges for the maintenance team. “In between winter and spring, we have to move quickly to remove the tarps from the greens, and it’s a big job! We have to make sure that the canvases do not stay too long so as not to create condensation and therefore illness, so timing is everything!” explains Brent. Not to mention the large amount of snow that accumulates on certain holes like the 9th which must be removed by our team.
“And in the fall, we take our blowers out for a few hours,” says Brent, laughing! “But above all, we must be attentive to the frost. If there is frost on the ground, we cannot let the players go onto the course as they can damage the grass and leave black marks on the course”.