We hope everyone had a safe, happy, and healthy new year so far. After the weather from this past summer, fall, and into December we had made the decision to over-seed the greens, collars, approaches, and greens surrounds. The greens which had suffered a disease, as well as a battle of insects and moles, have really rebounded well as we have created a very smooth putting surface after treating the affected areas with proper chemicals as well as some different maintenance practices.
Some may have noticed who have been here in the past three weeks that we have many new faces on our grounds crew. Craig Farrish is our new superintendent and has been in the business for 25 years with stops in Virginia, New York, Georgia, Kentucky, and Florida. Joining Craig on staff are Doug, Clark, Shane, Andrew, Ox, Charlie, Jeff, Keith, and Chuck. The staff has been here for three weeks now and has really become a great unit. They have worked at a few of the best private clubs from Tampa all the way down to Naples and bring a lot of knowledge and experience with them to The MOC. As many can see the attention to the golf course has improved and the attention to detail is being addressed. All of the tee beds have been sprayed for weeds and wood chips and mulch are continually being placed throughout the golf course. We have repainted tee markers as well as improved yardage marker visibility.
In the next few weeks, we are hoping to take delivery of new equipment which will continue to improve the course conditions and the overall MOC Experience. Getting a great consistent height of cut as well as a drier faster playing surface is our goal moving forward.
We are continuing to improve our restaurant experience with Michele and Tori s well as the kitchen with Jovani and Billy who started last week. Billy is an avid golfer and we look forward to the specials that Jovani and Billy bring to the table. We will be starting a special event dining nights very soon so be on the lookout for a Valentines Day dinner.
Recently everyone can see they have moved forward with the Publix shopping center and our entrance has been relocated on Buffalo Rd immediately after the turn off of Moccasin Wallow rd. We relocated one of our since to show where our new temporary entrance has moved to. This is the beginning of the complete relocation of Buffalo rd which probably will start their construction and closing of buffalo rd in the next few weeks.
For those coming to us from St Petersburg and Pinellas County please note that traffic the course must take exit 2 Highway 41 north and go 1 mile to Moccasin Wallow rd. Take a right and proceed 1.5 miles under I75 to the club entrance on Buffalo rd on the right side.
We are sorry for everyone’s inconvenience and we appreciate your continued support. We are committed to continue making Moccasin Wallow Golf Club a great course and experience for years to come.
Thank you very much and it’s always “a great day to Golf The MOC.”