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Keeping up with the greens

Rain, flooding and the pandemic have not stopped golfing at Tryon County Club.

Staying up and running at TCC has not been without challenges, however. Club Pro Gerald Weathers commented “The biggest problem has been with the weather and all the rain. The Ground Crew has had to do repair work on three bridges, while a fourth has been rebuilt. They have replaced an irrigation line that crossed a stream and have shored-up places of erosion along the stream bank, while continuing to do their normal course workload.”

In addition to course maintenance, Weathers reports, “The staff has done a lot of extra sanitizing and disinfecting to our golf shop, restrooms, clubhouse, all handrails and doorknobs, as well as golf carts, pull carts and practice balls. We have made changes to how we give lessons and clinics to make sure we have proper social distancing.”

The club has had to forgo the annual Memorial Day event, men’s and ladies’ leagues, and couples’ events.

“We have had a steady stream of players looking to get out on the course, where they can get sun and exercise, while maintaining a safe distance from other people.” Weathers goes on to say.

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Submitted by David Hosick