Allister MacKenzie

“A golf course should be made interesting and a good test of golf by the tilt of the greens and the character of the undulations.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Drought From Above

It's been a long dry summer.  The effects of the drought and water restrictions are having a significant impact on the aesthetics and playability of the golf course.  The drought has been a huge learning experience for all of us.  I wish it upon know one but can't deny the experience will make me a better golf course superintendent and will ultimately provide long lasting benefits to Pasatiempo.  The drought has forced the issue with local municipalities.  We now have offers for a long term contract for recycled water and are drafting a proposal.  The well drillers will begin exploring our own water supply very soon.  The pictures below say to all.

June 2014

July 2014

September 2014


  1. Great photos tell the story. Hope you get reclaimed water with no delay.


  2. The dimples would work as although the balls are totally smooth. Smooth balls, when seafaring all through the air, ensure to leave huge pockets of low-pressure air within its stir creating a drag.