Journey Along the Shores – Part 20 (Spring Project)

Our Superintendent Tony Frandria and Assistant Superintendent John Lee have worked wonders to continue the improvement of our putting surfaces.  However, there is not much that they can do when those surfaces have shrunk to a size much smaller than originally intended.  Such is the case on our 17th and 18th greens. It is alsoContinue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 20 (Spring Project)”

Journey Along the Shores – Part 19 (All About the Trees)

Over the past several years, countless hours have been spent in the field and in meetings to assess the state of our tree population, and to chart a course forward toward making that population larger and significantly healthier. Our findings will not be a surprise to anyone who has taken the time to look closelyContinue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 19 (All About the Trees)”

MY MUSINGS ON GOLF

If you are reading this blog, and you are not my wife or parents, it still surprises me a little that you are here.  When I started GeekedOnGolf, I didn’t expect that it would ever be more than a collection of musings about my rediscovery of the game 20 years after my junior playing daysContinue reading “MY MUSINGS ON GOLF”

THE ENTIRE JOURNEY ALONG THE SHORES

“How did you get involved in this, anyway?”  It’s a question that I am frequently asked.  It’s not a sexy answer, but the truth is that I got curious about what was happening at Canal Shores, and so I showed up.  Then I put my hand up and volunteered.  Giving back to the game andContinue reading “THE ENTIRE JOURNEY ALONG THE SHORES”

Journey Along the Shores – Part 18 (Annual Volunteer Recap)

‘Tis the season for giving thanks.  My geeky heart is filled with gratitude for all of our volunteers who come out and give their time and labor to polish up this community golf gem of ours. Our primary focus in 2017 was on the south end of the property – the Metra Loop.  We continueContinue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 18 (Annual Volunteer Recap)”

Journey Along the Shores – Part 15b (Metra Corner Update)

After all of the improvements that we have made to the 15th hole, it is really shining right now.  I took a quick walk this morning to grab final photos of the bunkers in the bright summer sunshine to complete this update on our work on #15. The larger Metra Corner Makeover project (as outlinedContinue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 15b (Metra Corner Update)”

Journey Along the Shores – Part 16 (Super Changes)

There is only one constant in life – change.  Life at Canal Shores is no different.  The course continues to evolve, as do our plans for its future.  This season, those plans changed when we learned that our team was not going to be the same.  Tom Tully, our Superintendent, decided to relocate to Colorado.Continue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 16 (Super Changes)”

Journey Along the Shores – Part 15a (Metra Corner Makeover)

Our generous volunteers and donors helped us complete pilot projects along Sheridan Road at our north end (6th hole) and on Central Ave in our middle (12th hole).  We are grateful for their support and dedication. Our attention has now shifted to the south end of the property, or what we call the “Metra Corner”.  ThisContinue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 15a (Metra Corner Makeover)”

Journey Along the Shores – Part 14b (More Volunteer Power)

What a difference a year makes.  In my previous JATS post, I shared about the efforts of a group of our volunteers – the NSCDS Boys.  They, along with dozens of other volunteers, contributed hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to the successful completion of our makeover of the 12th green complex. The CanalContinue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 14b (More Volunteer Power)”

Journey Along the Shores – Part 14a (The Power of Volunteers)

The contributions that our volunteers make to Canal Shores continues to warm my heart and blow my mind. In the fall of last year, among various off-season projects, we decided to rework bunkers and clean up around our 12th green.  That little project has become something much cooler, and it is all because of ourContinue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 14a (The Power of Volunteers)”