I will begin with saying that we found these covers under the white pines behind the maintenance facility. They are very old technology ( a felt type cover) . An average green cover cost $1200. Ideally we would like to cover as many of our greens as we could. However, our budget simply does not allow for it. Although a bit pessimistic about these old covers we found, we figured they would allow for decent protection. Our only option was to cover our most winter sensitive areas on greens, specifically those hardest hit during past winters.
The immediate forecast for the next 36 hours calls for an accumulation of 1/4 inch of ice/sleet. I have made the decision to recover the lower half of the putting green, 1,2,the right half of 5 and all of 13. Stay tuned as mother nature plays her game of "Spring in Michigan."