Cobb’s Glen Newsletter
A word from Wade
Welcome to fall! The most beautiful month to play golf! I hope you all will take advantage of the slower traffic and perfect golf course.
The Sr. League season has finally come to an end. We made it one more round in the playoffs than we did last year but finally succumbed to Verdict Ridge CC from Denver NC. Thanks to all who participated. Thank you Al Groves for being the Cobb’s Glen team captain! We look forward to Al’s leadership again next year!!
We are in negotiations with Club Car to resolve issues with our cart fleet. We continue to have issues with the starters and the tops. The brackets holding the canopy tops on seem to be defective and Club Car is trying their best to fix the problem and hopefully will have everything resolved soon. We will keep you posted.
The advisory board continues to make cart paths a topic of discussion. We now have almost 10K in the capital fund and are waiting for the asphalt man to break free. It is our intention to have several areas repaired and we will continue to move forward as long as the money will allow. Thank you all for your patience as I know things sometimes don’t move as fast as we would like.
We have had another Hole in one as Sam Knox aced the 7th hole on Sat. Sept 30th. Way to go Sam.
Dr. Jim Carson (Doc) also shot 5 strokes under his age!! He fired a 67 on Wed. Sept 27th. Great playing Doc!!
From the Pro-shop
The fall weather is finally upon us! We had a really great month of September, and dodged any serious damage from Irma. We owe a big thanks to Chip Owens and his crew for the job they did on the golf course after Irma. It is not easy to pick the golf course back up after a storm like that. They had us back and ready to roll in two days. The golf course remains in great shape, and I am really looking forward to a winter with the over seed! Chip and his crew put the over seed down on September 27th, and we are really excited about playing on it this fall and winter! We had some very successful tournaments in September, capped off with the YMCA Tournament returning to Cobb’s Glen. The YMCA Tournament was a tremendous success, and we hope to continue that relationship again for many years to come. We also had the AU Invitational, which went perfect after being rescheduled due to Irma. The AU Men finished Runner Up behind Georgia Southwestern University, and the AU Women took home 1st place in the event for the first time in their history! October is not a very busy month for tournaments for us, but here are a couple dates we want you to put down on your calendar:
- October 13th – Anderson Chamber of Commerce – course closed from 9am-12pm
- October 20th – Westside Open – course closed from 8:30am-6pm
- October 21st – MGA Buster Tournament – Course closed from 10am-12pm
- October 24th – March of Dimes – Course closed from 9am-3pm
- October 27th – St Josephs – Course closed from 9am-5pm
The only day we should have any conflicts are October 20th, and possibly on the 27th. If you are not playing in those events, then we will be more than happy to set you up at another golf course. Don’t forget our reciprocals with Southern Oaks and Smithfields. We can get you at each course for $20. Also, don’t forget about our weekly dogfights. We are really getting some great crowds each week. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday we play at noon. Every Saturday we play at 10am. You don’t need a game, just come on out, and we will get you in a group! We are looking forward to a great fall, and some fun events. If anyone needs anything at all, please feel free to call us in the pro shop anytime (864)-226-7688.
A word from Chip
Fall is finally here bringing the cooler weather ……. With the grass slowing down, we will no longer be mowing fairways and tees in order to allow them to grow up for the winter. We will begin to try and gradually lower the height of the rough.
The greens have been over seeded and should begin to germinate any day now. The height of the greens has been raised, which will result in slower greens going into the winter. Being over seeded means we will have longer frost delays this winter.
Be patient when the leaves begin to fall, we will do our best to keep up with them.
Hope everyone enjoys the cooler weather.
Cobb’s Glen Newsletter
A word from Wade
Congratulations to Frank Raymond on his recent “ Hole In One”! Those in the hole in one club will notice a $5 charge on your acct. ($10 if it is husband and wife.) If you receive this charge in error please let Anita or I know and we can make the proper adjustments. If you are new and don’t know what the hole in one club is, it goes as follows. It costs nothing to join. It costs $5 each time a member of the Hole in One club makes an ace. If you make the ace yourself and you are a member of the HIO club, you get $5 from each member. At the present time it would be $390 of which 50% is cash and 50% gift certificate. If you would like to be in the HIO Club just let the pro-shop staff know and we will get you signed up. Stipulations are it has to be during an 18 hole round and you have to have a witness attest to it.
School is back in and the season has started to slow down. I hope the beautiful fall weather will bring everybody back that have been avoiding the heat. The course survived the summer and the initial green up was much stronger this year than last. It should make a nice turf to hit from well into fall and even into the winter. We are going to over-seed the greens this year with Poa-Trivialis which will make a beautiful surface through the winter and well into spring. I know Chip and his crew will welcome the cooler air that is on the way. Thanks to the crew for all of their hard work this summer.
The pool has been fantastic this year thanks to Ken Bradshaw and his staff. We had one day we were closed due to a power outage but other than that there have been very few issues. Now that school is in we won’t have guards until 4 or so but you are welcome to swim at your own risk if you would like. You can come by the pro-shop and get the keys up until Sept.10.
The advisory board has decided to focus our efforts on cart paths. We feel that is the most pressing issue at this time. We will continue to repair irrigation as we go but our carts and our equipment are getting beat to death by the rugged cart paths! Look for more advisory board discussion later in this newsletter.
Now from Denton
What a summer it has been! The golf course has been great, the tournaments have been a lot of fun, and we hope that all of you have enjoyed the summer here at Cobb’s Glen. It has been a great summer here for us as a staff and we have really enjoyed seeing everyone.. The participation in our events this summer was record breaking. I am very excited about our tournament participation going forward.
Congratulations to Chip Owens and his staff for doing a truly remarkable job with the golf course. I don’t remember a time that I have ever seen the course in the shape that it was this summer, and that it continues to be as we head into the fall. We will close the book on the 2017 summer, and move on to the fall season. September is a fairly busy month, so make sure and mark the calendar with these dates for your calendar:
- September 11th-12th – Anderson University Invitational (Course closed both days until 3pm)
- September 14th – Anderson Sertoma (Course closed from 9am-3pm)
- September 15th – National Guard Tournament – (Course closed from 9am-3pm)
- September 28th – Foothills 2 Senior Tournament – (Course closed from 9am-11am)
- September 29th – YMCA Tournament (Course closed all day)
We are excited about the fall season coming up, and it doesn’t look like many of the tournaments will effect our normal member play. On the 15th and 29th, we will arrange tee times at other courses. Don’t forget we have $20 reciprocals with Smithfields and Southern Oaks. We can also call any other course for you and get times set up. If you would like to play somewhere on those dates, please let us know, and we will get you set up. Also, don’t forget our weekly dogfights. We are really have good turnouts for those, and we are only looking to increase those. We play every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 12pm, every Saturday at 10am, and also our Thursday Night Shootout (9 Holes) at 5:45pm. We hope to see you all out there this fall. The weather should start to cool off, and we look forward to seeing you more and more!
From your Golf Course Superintendent Chip Owens
Fall is just around the corner and with that the grass will finally slow down growing. Unfortunately we have had trouble keeping up with the rough this summer. We had rented a large mower to keep up with it and it was doing good till a number of problems arose and we have fallen behind on the rough as we seem to do each summer. Hopefully we will have a new mower next summer and can get the rough to a lower height and maintain it all summer to be more playable. As most have noticed we have let the rough grow up around the tees to save on maintenance and give the course a more natural look.
Later this month we will be over-seeding the greens for the winter. This will allow us to have real” green grass” growing all winter along with being able to control the green speeds to maintain a fair speed for a more enjoyable winter.
Our bunkers still continue to drain well and are much more playable as in the past. They are not the best solution but a much better bunker than before.
Hope everyone has enjoyed the summer and I look forward to a great fall.
Cobb’s Glen Newsletter
A word from Wade
Before I forget let me say thank you to the Cobb’s Glen MGA and especially Phil Gibisch, Normand Roux and Greg Williamson for the construction of our new water cooler structures. There was an assist by the Anderson County Career Center but these 3 went beyond the call of duty to see this project through. Small improvements like that are very noticeable. At the same time we need to thank the CGLGA for all of their 50-50 raffles which is raising money for their capital fund to be used on other projects around the club. The teamwork at Cobb’s Glen is incredible and is much appreciated by the May family!
The pool has been running fantastic this summer thanks to the leadership of Ken Bradshaw. He has been a blessing to me and is also a CPO (Certified Pool Operator). I might add! If you have any pool party needs between now and about the middle of September, please call Ken .
The course is in fantastic shape and it is nice to have so much grass to hit off of. We do know however, the cart paths are in desperate need of attention. The advisory board will be focused on what we can do to improve them and it has already been a major topic of discussion in the last several meetings. We were required to put new roofs on the pool and the cart barn which drained all of the available funds used for repairs. Note we did not use the capital fund account for