Aloha Shamble September 4 – Invite Your Friends!

Aloha Golf Shamble

Bring your friends to the 2015 Aloha Shamble for 9 holes of great twilight golf and dinner, Friday, September 4 at 5:30.  Guests are always invited for these Friday twilight golf events, so reach out to your friends and neighbors, tell them about how much fun we have at Sierra View, and bring them along.  And if your guests don’t have established handicaps, no worries. This is “just for fun” golf.

The cost is only $5 per guest or per member, and the golf cart fee is reduced to only $6 per rider! Why walk in the heat of the day when you can ride for only $6? Following the 9 hole round of golf, come in to the dining room and order off the now-famous Taco Menu.

The format is a 5:30 shotgun start for a four person shamble, which is always a barrel of laughs. Nobody takes it too seriously, although there will be prizes awarded. If you don’t already have a foursome, sign up as a single or two-some and the pro shop will make pairings.

Sierra View Members: Sign up by 9:00 am on Thursday, September 3 to guarantee your spot in this fun event. Members can use the ForeTees online system or call the Golf Shop.

Hot August Nights – Invite Your Friends

Hot August Nights Sierra View Country Club

Sierra View Country Club Members: Invite your friends to join you at the 2015 Hot August Nights classic cars event. The date is August 22, from 4:30 to 9:00. Inspect the classic cars (like this vintage Corvette, all dolled up like it’s at the A&W Drive-In), enjoy the wine tasting, feast at the buffet, rock to the music of Boomer, and cheer at twilight as the classic cars cruise around the paths of the golf course. Yes, they are all in cruise condition!

This event is one of the highlights of the summer every year so get your reservation in right away.  Members, call 916-783-4600 by August 17th to get your spot reserved.

This is the 8th Annual occurrence of Hot August Nights at Sierra View. Photos from the 2014 Hot August Nights event can be viewed in the Timeline of the SVCC Facebook Page.

August Greens Report from Kyle Dykstra

We are almost to the half way point of summer and overall it has been a fairly normal summer weather wise. We have had several heat waves but they only lasted a few days at a time, which the grass can handle. In June we had eleven 100 degree days and in July we had 12. Our Bermuda grass fairways love the heat and so far we have had just enough heat to keep them in great shape.

This past month we did less work on the golf course because we had a couple of Monday tournaments, several member events and an employee holiday that was observed on Monday, July 6th.

In the first half of July we fertilized all the fairways, tees, green surrounds and approaches. We continue to spray a wetting agent in those same areas to help with water retention and penetration. We have been going around and checking the consistency of all the bunkers to make sure we have the right amount of sand in the right spots.

July 13 we small tine aerified all the greens. We did this with our aerifier and tines that are ¼ inch in diameter and go down about four inches deep. This is a very common practice in between our normal spring and fall aerifications. It allows much needed air to reach the roots and it relieves compaction. We roll the greens right after they are aerified and after a couple of days you can hardly notice the holes.

One maintenance practice we changed this past month was to brush the greens everyday instead of every other day. The brushes rest on the front of the cutting units of the mower and when you lower the cutting units down to mow, the brushes brush up the grass in front of the units to get a tighter cut. This smooths the greens out, makes them more consistent and increases ball speed. This is especially important when you have two different grasses, poa and bent, like we do. The bent likes to lay down and by brushing it we are promoting a more up right growth pattern. We started brushing the greens about four years ago and we were not sure if they could handle the added stress of brushing everyday. At this point we feel our greens can handle it and will continue to brush everyday until winter.

Hope everyone is enjoying there summer and it is hard to believe this time next month the kids will already be back in school.