Member Update – Greens Construction

Everyone is aware of the devastating flooding that happened recently in the Lower Mainland of BC. Unfortunately, the sod for our new greens was coming from a supplier in the flood affected area whose operation and our sod has been destroyed. Read More>>

Despite a robust search for replacement sod, we have had no success in identifying suppliers who have the type or quality of sod turf that we require. The custom nature of the turf and the need for the turf to be within a 24-hour travel time to Winnipeg have been the primary obstacles in our search. Compounding this situation is the increased demand across western Canada resulting from this unpredicted natural flood disaster in BC. We have now determined that another source of sod cannot be found, and have had to choose a different option.

We have decided that seeding the new greens is our best and only option and have secured the required seed and materials for the project. The Board and Management are aware of the potential impact on our members’ golfing experience this spring. We will do everything within our control to have the four new greens available for play as soon as we are able. Our goal is to have the greens open for play by the first week in July. This will result in a delay of 2 weeks over what was the original plan with the sodded greens.

To address your questions, we have posted a Q&A on the club’s website. Further updates will be provided as we move forward. Thank you.

Bev Mehmel, Club President
Wade Nybakken, General Manager

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