Saturday November 12th and the proceeding week was a very exciting time for the maintenance crew at Gold Mountain.
It began Saturday morning with a city council member tour and ended later the following week with the arrival of our four new John Deere Gator utility vehicles.
Saturday morning afforded us with the opportunity to not only show off our property and facilities, but also inform some of our City of Bremerton council members as to what our team does to make Gold Mountain Golf Club such a successful and sought after commodity.
Three city council members, Leslie Daugs, Pat Sullivan, and Christine Grenier joined Daryl Matheny (GM), Shawn Cucciardi (Director, Golf Division), and Patrick McKenzie (Assistant Superintendent) on their first facilities tour.
This was a great opportunity to show our guests, from a maintenance stand point, the equipment we are working with and how we maintain the grounds.
This allowed us to show and explain to them some items such as water usage and capital equipment improvements, which are always hot topics.
This was the first time Ms. Daugs, Ms. Sullivan and Ms. Grenier have toured our property and it seemed to be any eye opening experience for them to see what a production, in all facets, it takes to run a golf course.
Overall, the tour went very well and it is always great to show our city council members what we do to make this place so great.
Next, our new John Deere Gator utility vehicles arrived!
This is a major capital equipment improvement for the maintenance team. Our fleet of utility vehicles was in desperate need of improvement and these new Gators will allow us to perform daily jobs in a more efficient manner.
Work on a golf course is not all riding around on mowers. We rely heavily on utility vehicles to set up the course, complete projects, hand water, clean up downed debris, and a long list of other tasks.
Not only are these new Gators in better working condition than our previous utility vehicles, but they also have a better towing capacity as well as can haul a much bigger payload.
Some of the perks the team members enjoy are the covered cab and wind shield.
This allows them to get around the property on cold rainy days with some protection from the elements, which we all can appreciate the importance of after last week’s snowstorm!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Gold Mountain!