Lakelands has a new Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. Shaun Maher has his turf degree from Penn State University. He grew up on golf courses with his father, a course Superintendent himself. His previous work history includes the City of Livonia golf courses at Whispering Willows . He also has private club experience at Green Hills Country Club in Milbrae California. Shaun grew up in South Lyon. He played high school golf and has played many rounds here at Lakelands GCC. We look forward to have him on board.
We have been busy getting the golf course in shape for the 2011 season. If you have had the opportunity to play this spring, you have seen that Lakelands looks far better than it did last year at this time. There are a few greens which have handled winter tougher than others. After close observations and a visit from Dr. Kevin Frank from Michigan State University, we are confident we will make a full recovery. We have taken numerous turf samples this past week. The irrigation system is up and running. Our summer annual pre emergent weed application is being applied this week. The golf maintenance staff will not be back to full strength until May 1. We are in the planning phase of a large drainage system for number 11 with installation to be complete by the end of April.