May 28, 2013

Rideau View Golf Report: My First Three Weeks

Well it’s been a busy three weeks since I’ve taken on a part-time job at Rideau View Golf Club as a member of their Turf Team. It’s been a real learning experience working Monday to Friday 5:30AM to 9:30AM. Many things to report, so many nuisances of maintaining a truly beautiful golf course like Rideau View.

One of the first things I got trained on was cutting the holes for each days play at Rideau View. It’s a 9 day cycle that I’ve learned to embrace. Having the power at where the holes will be placed is fun especially when you’re a golfer yourself. You don’t want to be too hard but you want to make it a challenge as well. Some of the greens at Rideau View have some severe slopes so you have to be careful at where you put the hole. 

I played 9 holes the other day and I happen to have cut the holes for that day as well. On the 9th hole which has a few of those severe slopes I mentioned. I happen to have hit a nice drive and only had a little wedge in to the green. The pin was middle left and my wedge shot went past the pin and came back to just about 10 feet. I ended up 3 putting for bogey. Karma is a bitch!

Another fun thing about working on the Turf Team at Rideau View Golf Club is you get to drive some fun vehicles. My 5 year old loves when I show him the pictures of the “Gators, GroundsMasters and Cushmans” I get to drive each day. 

I’ve also had the chance to use both the walking greensmowers as well as a riding mower where I got to cut the grass on the tee boxes. Fun times at Rideau View and each day brings something new.

Make sure you check my Twitter feed, as well as my Instagramfeed for more updates from the Rideau View Turf Team.

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