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GAC Committee Minutes 7-13-11 McCall Golf Course Advisory Committee July 13th, 2011 Minutes Attendees: Allan Morrison, Eric McCormick, James Johnson, Bob Giles, Ron Noble, Tim Swanson, Robyn Grove and Ben Reeder. Superintendant’s Report – Eric Staffing – 4 full time, 9 full time seasonal and 3 part time seasonal make up this year’s staff. The crew is down 2 men from last year. Equipment – JD1145 is down with a problem inside the transmission. We had been having the machines serviced in the Valley; however this machine is now in Spokane. The group in Spokane gave us a replacement machine until they are able to fix the problem with the JD1145. However, the JD1145 does have 5000 hours on it so we don’t plan to invest a great deal of money into fixing it. We plan to replace this unit with LOT funds. Greens – Greens were aerified the third week of June using a new process with the deep tine aerifier using boogy drills. Also, we used the new brush that was purchased last year with the benefit funds. This process healed very quickly and had minimal impact on play. One thing we may consider moving forward is pumping a bit more fertilizer. Driving Range – The driving range trees are irrigated with a drip system and that is working great. A handful of trees could be in better shape but all in all with the volume of trees that were purchased we feel fortunate that those are all doing so well. Vole & Snow Mold Damage – We have used 3000 pounds of seed in an effort to repair the snow mold and vole damage. We plan to raise # 2 a bit with top soil and that process will begin next week. Swallow Houses – A swallow house was knocked down by a cart on Birch # 1 and we are in the process of rebuilding the stand for it. Drainage – We have added drainage around the white tees at Cedar # 7 to help with the runoff from the houses up above. We have had water running across the paths all spring. The drainage will be finished tomorrow and then we will hydro seed the disturbed areas. Marketing – The McCall Golf Course has now started advertising in the Boise Airport. This was a joint effort with SWITA. Cart Paths – We have enough LOT money to seal coat the cart paths of Aspen and Birch. The men’s association has had discussion with trying to come up with additional funds for Cedar. We are currently roughly $10K short. We have also been fogging every Thursday for mosquitoes and that seems to have been working out great. Fairways – We have finally been able to fertilize the fairways & roughs, and that is starting to show. We have some new growth which is always promising. # 7 Cedar bunker has been filled in and will be hydro seeded to fill in the grass. We haven’t yet been able to spray broadleaf because the chemical affects the germination of the seed. Professional’s Report – Allan Morrison We had150 teams in the best ball tournament on June 18th and 19th with a total of 300 players. This is up slightly from last year and we were finally able to finish the tournament. We’ve had several tournaments including the Hockey tournament which drew 36 people. The Hawkins tournament was another good draw for the golf club, but the format will be changed moving forward. This will become a charitable event with proceeds benefiting the Food Bank of McCall. Couples night continues to be a good draw on Sunday nights averaging between 20 and 30 groups. The two person lady best ball had 108 players which was up from last year. The women’s Amateur has 32 women signed up. The Sunday of 4th of July weekend was actually busier than Saturday with near record greens fee revenue. Here is our upcoming schedule of events: Cattleman’s group scheduled in on the 20th. Farm Bureau group scheduled on the 21st. The McCall Ski Racing team on the 23rd. Tony Elliott wedding event on the 23rd at 8AM. The Pro-AM along with a full calendar of weddings and corporate events. The McCall Amateur is full as always and it appears to be one of our strongest flights yet. The format change to an invitational has been well received. 352 players signed up for the event. We have finalized Jazz on the Green – August 13th and it benefits Snowden and the Optimus club. 4 groups will be performing. New Business There was no new business to discuss. The meeting was adjourned at 6 PM.