A great day at Fossil Creek!

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We enjoyed a great day at the Golf Club Fossil Creek and crowned a new AC January Superintendent Champion! Congratulations to Ed Martinez of Las Colinas Country Club for winning the championship in his first attempt!

Thank you to our event sponsors, Professional Turf Products and Helena for standing loyal to our event and association. PTP had a great equipment display available and Helena representative Corby White gave a interesting and informative education session.  

And thank you to our host Superintendent Nathan Swanson and his staff for providing a fun and challenging course that was in fantastic condition. The entire staff at Fossil Creek rolled out the red carpet!

The Course – The Golf Club Fossil Creek
Named in 1988 as one of the best new resort golf courses in America, The Golf Club Fossil Creek continues to re-define the daily fee golf experience in the Southwest thanks to its captivating Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and superlative guest service. From the hallowed fairways of its championship layout – one of the last to be personally designed by The King himself – to its luxurious clubhouse replete with world-class dining and event amenities, Fossil Creek offers an experience unequaled in the Metroplex.

Quick Covid-19 Update

With such a fluid time we have across the Metroplex, I wanted to send out a note pertaining only to golf course maintenance activities. With so many different tolerances across North Texas pertaining to Playing Golf across the Metroplex, it would be impossible to address. For the time being, our focus is simply on course management. 

Below is the most recent update from the Office of Judge Clay Jenkins and note that not much has changed for us as course managers. Rest assured we can still perform our necessary tasks- with or without players.

Section 2.b.x of the “Safer at Home” Order from County Judge Clay Jenkins (Dated 4-8-2020) reads:

x. Critical Trades. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, janitors, lawn care services, pool cleaners, maintenance and security, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences, Essential Businesses, Essential Government Functions, and Critical Infrastructure. Critical Trade does not include discretionary maintenance or improvements. Union representatives and their staff for the purpose of performing critical labor union functions, including the maintenance of health and welfare funds and checking on the well-being and safety of members.

This is a challenging time with confusing and conflicting information at just about every turn. It is comforting to be considered “essential” to the golf industry, even if that means we adjust course or adapt strategies daily. The important task for us as course managers is to sharpen our focus and continue to be the “Foundation” to our respective facilities. This hardship will pass, they always do.

Please reach out to me or any of your North Texas GCSA Board of Directors if there is any way we can help.

KD Davis, CGCS

Golf Course Superintendent

President – North Texas GCSA

Royal Oaks Country Club

7915 Greenville AvenueDallas, Texas 75231