Id like to see grass. Sounds kind of broad I know, but it is what it is.I mean its no mystery that the course is in a shambles compared to what it was a few years ago.
Playing on it during rain and sloppy conditions is just a bad idea if we want it to look nice. without the work of Theiss and Buckles crew dumping a few tons of mulch the day before the Ice Bowl it would have been an even greater destruction. Those guys did the course a huge favor, and it was great to see some proactive movement in the club. the big change needs to come from the EC and CCs though. A plan needs to be put into place and some budget spent to get this course back into shape, if we want Rosedale to present well.
some of the steps necessary are obvious, Several pole holes need to be moved from their short placements for an indefinete period, until grass takes hold. that means using longer locations or making new short hole placements (which is another issue). If we coul dget temporary fly 18 pads to replace teeing areas for hole 1, 4,5, 6, 10, 14, 15. rope off the areas - lots of yellow tape, and try to get some grass seed to take hold over the next year and a half.
Its a huge task and would require the concerted effort. I am making an effort not to play there if it is wet or a crowded time. We are getting enough new courses to divert some traffic which should help but...
Maybe its inevitable that Rosie will continue to turn into a bigger mud pit.