The maintenance department elves were hard at work on Wednesday putting up the Christmas lights and decorations on the clubhouse. We rented a lift to put up the icicle lights and the wreathes. It is the safest way to string up the icicle lights and it is a good way to snap a few aerial shots of the course as the same time. The majority of the lights have been hung and we will be running extension cords and timers on Monday. We should have the full display up and running for Monday night.
Mike and Kenny have also been busy down at the maintenance shop. After every golf season the staff gets together and we discuss how we can rearrange the shop to make it more efficient. This year we decided our small engine equipment storage needed some attention. We classify small engines as string trimmers, edgers, hedge trimmers and backpack blowers. Kenny got to work and fabricated a hanging rack system to house all of our small equipment.
Mike also took advantage of the holiday break by prepping the shop floor for paint. The floor has not been painted for over 20 years and what paint is left is peeling and cracking. This makes it almost impossible to keep the shop floor clean. It is also a real challenge to find a bolt or nut if it drops on the floor. We decided to paint the floor in sections so we don’t bring our operation to a halt all at once. We painted a portion of the floor on Wednesday afternoon so it had time to dry over Thursday. We will prepping the rest of the floor right before Christmas.