Tuesday – August 11, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

A couple of days without rain has certainly allowed us to work towards getting caught up on mowing. We have a ways to go but great progress has been made.

Carts will be permitted off the path today with the 90 degree rule in effect.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:00 Tee Times off #1 VSGA Women’s Stroke Play followed by Member Tee Times

Pin:  VSGA Hole Locations

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, mowing greens, mowing fairways, mowing roughs, blowing clippings, greens moisture management.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, rolling greens, mowing tees, mowing roughs, greens moisture management.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  ODD LOTS 8:00 off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, mowing greens, mowing tees, mowing roughs, blowing clippings, greens moisture management.

Monday – August 10, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

We kick off the week with blue skies and only a 10% chance of rain today! The Golf Maintenance Team is making some great progress on fairway and rough mowing. We just need a little dry weather and we will be caught up very soon.

We are hopeful that one more day of drying will change the cart rule. Today we will remain Cart Path Only with Flags available.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:30 #1, 16-18

Pin:  #2

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags available

Course set-up, rolling greens, mowing roughs, blowing clippings, greens moisture management.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags available

Course set-up, mowing greens, greens moisture management.

Woods Course

Course Closed Today

Mowing greens, mowing fairways, mowing roughs, blowing clippings, greens moisture management.

Sunday – August 9, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

It’s Sunday Funday! We continue to do our very best to navigate the extremely saturated conditions. Maintaining the golf courses while not causing damage is the current challenge. We are pushing the envelope today and mowing tees, fairways, and roughs today on the River Course.

We will be Cart Path Only today with Flags available.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1, 8:30 #8-18

Pin:  #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags available

Course set-up, mowing greens, mowing tees, mowing fairways, mowing roughs, blowing clippings.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags available

Course set-up, rolling greens.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags available

Course set-up, mowing greens, spraying greens.

Saturday – August 8, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

We continue with extremely saturated playing conditions after more than 17″ of rain in as many days. The Team is preparing the golf courses for play and will continue with bunker repairs and storm cleanup today. We will be Cart Path Only today with No flags available.

Happy Saturday!

River Course

Tee Times:  9:00 AM off #1,7-18

Pin:  #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only – No flags available

Course set-up, rolling greens, raking bunkers.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only – No flags available

Course set-up, mowing greens.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM off #1

Pin:  #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – No flags available

Course set-up, mowing greens, bunker repairs.

Friday – August 7, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

Storms yesterday evening and overnight dumped another 1.5″ of rain at Kingsmill. We are wet, wet, wet! We are not able to mow fairways this morning due to the saturated conditions. We are tip toeing with our rough mowers but do not anticipate much progress with mowing roughs today. We are able to continue push mowing bunker slopes on the River Course today. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the current conditions.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  Cart Path Only – No flags available

Course set-up, mowing greens, mowing bunker slopes, mowing roughs, storm cleanup, irrigation repair #9 green / putting green.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  Cart Path Only – No flags available

Course set-up, rolling greens, storm cleanup.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM off #1

Pin:  #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – No flags available

Course set-up, mowing greens, storm cleanup, bunker repairs.

Thursday – August 6, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

Our Team continues today with storm cleanup and bunker repairs post Isaias.

We have received 15.5″ of rain in the last 15 days and we are way behind on mowing rough. As we finish debris cleanup and bunkers we will be focused on catching up on mowing. Thank You for your patience.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1, Tidewater Ladies 15-18 at 9:00 AM

Pin:  #1

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, rolling greens, mowing roughs, storm cleanup.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, mowing greens, mowing fairways, storm cleanup, bunker repairs.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1 – KLGA 9 only today.

Pin:  #1

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, mowing greens, storm cleanup, bunker repairs, mowing fairways, mowing roughs.

Wednesday – August 5, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

Tropical Storm Isaias was fairly gently on us at Kingsmill. We did receive 5″ of additional rain and we have a lot of debris cleanup ahead of us. We have also begun repairing bunkers on the River Course. Bunker repairs are going to take several days. Thank You for your patience as we put the courses back together.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1, KLGA 9:00 AM off #10

Pin:  #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course set-up, mowing greens, repairing bunkers, storm cleanup.

Plantation Course

Course Closed this Morning – we will update course availability this afternoon.

Woods Course

Course Closed Today

Monday – August 3, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

Our Team continues to prepare for the potential impact of incoming storm Isaias.

We have received an abundance of rain over the last two weeks and Isaias is forecasted to deliver 3 – 4″ of additional rainfall. This causes some concern for our 58 cool season putting greens. We have begun venting greens on the Plantation course this morning. This involves poking small 7mm holes on 2″ x 2.5″ spacing – followed by a roll. The process causes very little disruption to play and is a tremendous help to our greens. These holes will allow the greens “breathe” and move water so that they do not remain saturated any longer than necessary.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, mowing greens, mowing fairways.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #1

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, rolling greens, venting greens 18 backwards.

Woods Course

Course Closed Today

Mowing greens, mowing tees, mowing fairways, mowing roughs.

Sunday – August 2, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

We will be Cart Path Only today after receiving additional rain overnight.

The potential impact of incoming storm Isaias is still uncertain. However, we have begun storm preparations this morning. This will limit the amount of bunker work for today.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Available

Course set-up, rolling greens, spraying greens, clearing drains and securing irrigation control boxes.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Available

Course set-up, mowing greens, clearing drains and securing irrigation control boxes.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Available

Course set-up, mowing greens, clearing drains and securing irrigation control boxes.

Saturday – August 1, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

Thunderstorms yesterday evening dropped an additional 1″ of rain in a very short amount of time at Kingsmill – leaving our bunkers with washouts and standing water again. Rain totals over the last 10 days exceed 7″ and we have spent hundreds of man hours repairing bunkers. The Team has been on the River Course since 5 am repairing and raking bunkers ahead of the KMGA Member – Member II. There will be some standing water remaining in bunkers.

We will allow carts to follow the 90 degree rule today with a few exceptions. We ask for your help to protect the courses by avoiding wet areas and keeping carts on paths at tees and greens.

Have a wonderful Saturday.

River Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM start for the KMGA Member – Member II, 1:20 PM tee times to follow of #1 tee.

Pin:  #3

Carts:  90 degree rule *cart path only on holes 4, 6, and 8.

Course set-up, mowing greens, repairing and raking bunkers.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  90 degree rule *cart path only on holes 7 and 15.

Course set-up, mowing greens, spraying greens, repairing bunkers.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course set-up, mowing greens, repairing bunkers.