From the Pro - Winter 2019
Well 10 years sure goes by fast!! Doesn’t seem like I’ve been at The Nip for that many consecutive years, but when I look at my 5 year old son and 7 year old daughter, I can certainly believe it. Time does go by fast and take it from me, please enjoy every day to the fullest. Don’t be afraid to take that vacation, visit with your friends and family, or make that tee time even though the forecast isn’t “perfect”.
As I look back at 2018, it was another great one. Although it seemed like we closed extremely early, it was closer to a “normal” year in terms of days open. We always shoot for Tax Day (April 15) through Thanksgiving (3rd Thursday of November) and we opened April 7th and closed November 16th. The fall golf conditions weren’t the best, making it a cold and unpleasant round compared to past New England autumns.
It was another great competitive season at The Nip. Highlights include Elaine Pierce winning her 4th Ladies Club Championship, Russ Parker winning back to back Senior Club Championships, and Aidan Whalen winning a back to back Junior Club Championship. Congrats to all the other winners and thank you for your participation and/or spectating!!
Last, a big thank you to Steve Rowell and his staff for their efforts in keeping the course in the best possible condition. 2018 had its challenges with the heat, which takes a large toll on the greens and must be treated well before any disease sets in. It truly takes a mastermind to be proactive and apply the correct chemicals onto the greens to keep them healthy throughout the crazy New England climate. It’s an underrated job that when anyone notices an issue, then it’s most likely too late. As always, a big thank you to the Members and Guests for all your support and we appreciate YOU!!! Think Spring and see at The Nip… -Chris Mowers, PGA