The off-season is actually the busiest season for one of the crew on a golf course and that is the mechanic or person in charge of keeping the equipment running. They carry many titles now: equipment technician, etc. ours happens to be Will Warner and he also carries the title Asst. Superintendent. Will maintains a pesticide license and helps me with the applications as well as all the large area fertilizer applications. He is our resident tree expert, landscaper, handyman and all around go to person for everything at Mink. I would be remiss not to highlight some of his work this winter. Of course like the "duh" moment earlier this week at Gillette when I thought of taking pictures AFTER I left the stadium I have missed many photo ops with Will. Like when he replaced the front tires on our new/used fairway mower. A fairly large tire so an interesting photo. Interesting side note when Will returned from a mechanics seminar held at Pine Hills in Plymouth he mentioned they had one of our mowers and the tires looked like ours did when we purchased it. Apparently these tires do not hold up well if you have a lot of paved paths and drive on them often. We have had fairway mowers around ten years old with no visible tread wear so to buy a used one only two or three seasons old and have them be almost bald was shocking. Another photo missed was when we switched the tires on the bobcat. We have turf tires and regular tires and we switch back and forth as necessary. Not a huge project but an interesting photo op.
|Sprayer. side booms already removed|
|Entire boom removed|
|Used boom as it was shipped to us on a pallet|