Golf Course Maintenance Update
Quarterly Insight
Spring 2020
Jeff Steen, CGCS
Director of Golf Course Maintenance
Dear Member,

At the time I sat down to write the attached Quarterly Insight (click the button below to read or download the update), the unprecedented COVID-19 virus pandemic has continued to evolve exponentially.

Within the Golf Course Maintenance team at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd, we are taking every precautionary step to keep associates and members safe as we continue to work to ensure our Golf Course and surrounding grounds remain in the very best possible conditions.
The GCM team has implemented the following daily measures for the safety of our associates:

  • Two separate shifts, limiting the social interaction.

  • Cleaning of all hard surfaces three times per day at the maintenance facility.

  • Limiting the number of associates per piece of equipment and working as individuals out in the field or in small groups, where applicable.

  • Providing ongoing communications to all associates throughout the day to promote FACT vs FEAR.

We have also implemented daily sign-in and tracking of associates which requires a signature to confirm the following:

  • They have not traveled to an area with known local spread of COVID-19.

  • They have not come within close contact (6 feet) of someone who has a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days.

  • They do not have a fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as a cough, shortness of breath or difficult breathing.

If any associate responds yes to any of the above questions, the company has a very detailed and thorough plan to take immediate action to ensure the safety of all other associates and members.
As the Golf Course remains open, we have established several extra steps in the field which include:

  • Disinfecting all hard surfaces daily.

  • Course flagsticks remain, but in the cup includes a piece of foam (pool noodle; as shown here) to keep ball from dropping to the bottom of the cup. This provides an easy way to retrieve your ball without touching the flagstick.

  • Bunker rakes have been removed from the course. We are asking golfers not to be concerned about raking bunkers as our GCM team will take care of that for the foreseeable future.

  • All putting green flagsticks have been removed.

We are living in the midst of uncertainty but are optimistic that we will get through this and be stronger on the other side. We often learn and grow the most through challenging times.

Please take care of yourself and your families and remain safe. If I may be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Jeff Steen, CGCS
Director of Golf Course Maintenance
The Country Club at Loch Lloyd