Jump to content
  • entries
    57
  • comments
    0
  • views
    66,018

Entries in this blog

Independence Day

In honor of Independence Day back in the states, it would be a good time to look at part of how Ireland gained its independence. Kilmainham Gaol (jail) is one of the oldest prisons in Ireland. Built by the British in 1789, it was made to hold Irish criminals and would later hold many famous patriots such as Robert Emmet, Joseph Plunkett (who married his wife Grace hours before his execution), and Eamon de Valera, who was the last prisoner and would become the first president. The Gaol was shut

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Independence Day

In honor of Independence Day back in the states, it would be a good time to look at part of how Ireland gained its independence. Kilmainham Gaol (jail) is one of the oldest prisons in Ireland. Built by the British in 1789, it was made to hold Irish criminals and would later hold many famous patriots such as Robert Emmet, Joseph Plunkett (who married his wife Grace hours before his execution), and Eamon de Valera, who was the last prisoner and would become the first president. The Gaol was shut

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Three Weeks Down

The 5th hole at Mt. Juliet My third week at Mt. Juliet gave me a glimpse of how nice the weather in Ireland could be. Unfortunately there was still quiet a bit of rain. The highlight of the week was, of course the trip with Aidan to Dublin on Wednesday. Greens Mower at Mt. Juliet I was lucky enough to get a day of flymowing bunker faces (we also flymow water hazards at Mt. J). I walk-mowed greens, tees and approaches, and spent some time on the rough mower, along with other daily maintenan

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Three Weeks Down

The 5th hole at Mt. Juliet My third week at Mt. Juliet gave me a glimpse of how nice the weather in Ireland could be. Unfortunately there was still quiet a bit of rain. The highlight of the week was, of course the trip with Aidan to Dublin on Wednesday. Greens Mower at Mt. Juliet I was lucky enough to get a day of flymowing bunker faces (we also flymow water hazards at Mt. J). I walk-mowed greens, tees and approaches, and spent some time on the rough mower, along with other daily maintenance t

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Directing Golfers

Keeping golfers off of delicate areas to avoid traffic damage is a always a problem. Mt. Juliet uses wire hoops to direct golfers away from places they shouldn’t be. I haven’t seen these anywhere else and think it’s a great idea. It doesn’t interfere with play and they don’t fall over or sag like ropes do. There are also signs on many tee boxes, telling golfers to keep the trollies (pull carts) off of the tee. Source

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Directing Golfers

Keeping golfers off of delicate areas to avoid traffic damage is a always a problem. Mt. Juliet uses wire hoops to direct golfers away from places they shouldn’t be. I haven’t seen these anywhere else and think it’s a great idea. It doesn’t interfere with play and they don’t fall over or sag like ropes do. There are also signs on many tee boxes, telling golfers to keep the trollies (pull carts) off of the tee. The post Directing Golfers appeared first on Cam Cooper from Ireland.

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Directing Golfers

Keeping golfers off of delicate areas to avoid traffic damage is a always a problem. Mt. Juliet uses wire hoops to direct golfers away from places they shouldn’t be. I haven’t seen these anywhere else and think it’s a great idea. It doesn’t interfere with play and they don’t fall over or sag like ropes do. There are also signs on many tee boxes, telling golfers to keep the trollies (pull carts) off of the tee. The post Directing Golfers appeared first on Cam Cooper from Ireland.

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Road trip!

Wednesday, Aidan took me into Dublin to meet Michael Bavier (co-author of Practical Golf course Maintenance, The Magic of Greenkeeping, the third edition of which is being printed) and Joe Bedford, superintendent of Hollystown Golf Club in Dublin. Michael was in town because he and his wife happen to be on a cruise that made port in Dublin and he, Aidan and Joe have been long time friends. It was a blast talking turf and listening to them compare notes and talk about what they have been up too s

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Road trip!

Wednesday, Aidan took me into Dublin to meet Michael Bavier (co-author of Practical Golf course Maintenance, The Magic of Greenkeeping, the third edition of which is being printed) and Joe Bedford, superintendent of Hollystown Golf Club in Dublin. Michael was in town because he and his wife happen to be on a cruise that made port in Dublin and he, Aidan and Joe have been long time friends. It was a blast talking turf and listening to them compare notes and talk about what they have been up too s

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Road trip!

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTq6hl9yRTYZr7fG03nQfNW8hG1fkOFXEHyh2XcltbjWg7TIOsP4i68osOD Wednesday, Aidan took me into Dublin to meet Michael Bavier (co-author of Practical Golf course Maintenance, The Magic of Greenkeeping, the third edition of which is being printed) and Joe Bedford, superintendent of Hollystown Golf Club in Dublin. Michael was in town because he and his wife happen to be on a cruise that made port in Dublin and he, Aidan and Joe have been long time friends. It was

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Week 2, In The Books

My second week at Mount Juliet was filled with rain. Minor Bunker Washout It felt like I would never see the sun again. We were interrupted top dressing a fairway because the rain came so quickly. We had many bunker washouts, and had to spend a lot of man-hours repairing them. We also had to spend a good amount of time catching up on mowing. The rough and light rough (intermediate rough) were extremely long, and in some cases needed to be double or triple cut. I personally had difficulty wit

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Week 2, In The Books

My second week at Mount Juliet was filled with rain. Minor Bunker Washout It felt like I would never see the sun again. We were interrupted top dressing a fairway because the rain came so quickly. We had many bunker washouts, and had to spend a lot of man-hours repairing them. We also had to spend a good amount of time catching up on mowing. The rough and light rough (intermediate rough) were extremely long, and in some cases needed to be double or triple cut. I personally had difficulty wit

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Week 2, In The Books

My second week at Mount Juliet was filled with rain. Minor Bunker Washout It felt like I would never see the sun again. We were interrupted top dressing a fairway because the rain came so quickly. We had many bunker washouts, and had to spend a lot of man-hours repairing them. We also had to spend a good amount of time catching up on mowing. The rough and light rough (intermediate rough) were extremely long, and in some cases needed to be double or triple cut. I personally had difficulty with

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Watching Ireland Play in Euro 2012 Soccer

The Steppes Bar, Callan, County Kilkenny To experience my first European championship soccer match I wanted to go to The Steppes Bar in Callan, known for an amazing atmosphere and two drop down big screens. It’s about a 15 mile trip which took me a little over an hour on my bike. It was well worth the trip despite being chased by three dogs (and nearly caught by one.) At that moment I had been stuck in first gear, but I peddled like a mad man and made it away safely. I had read Tom Coyne’s “A

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Watching Ireland Play in Euro 2012 Soccer

The Steppes Bar, Callan, County Kilkenny To experience my first European championship soccer match I wanted to go to The Steppes Bar in Callan, known for an amazing atmosphere and two drop down big screens. It’s about a 15 mile trip which took me a little over an hour on my bike. It was well worth the trip despite being chased by three dogs (and nearly caught by one.) At that moment I had been stuck in first gear, but I peddled like a mad man and made it away safely. I had read Tom Coyne’s “A

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

Watching Ireland Play in Euro 2012 Soccer

The Steppes Bar, Callan, County Kilkenny To experience my first European championship soccer match I wanted to go to The Steppes Bar in Callan, known for an amazing atmosphere and two drop down big screens. It’s about a 15 mile trip which took me a little over an hour on my bike. It was well worth the trip despite being chased by three dogs (and nearly caught by one.) At that moment I had been stuck in first gear, but I peddled like a mad man and made it away safely. I had read Tom Coyne’s “A C

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

My First Week at Mt. Juliet

The adrenaline was flowing during my first week. I’ve learned the course layout fairly well, which can be quite difficult for someone new. I’ve also knocked some of the rust off and have gotten into the groove of how daily operations here work. I have had the opportunity to perform multiple jobs on the course, including: walk mowing greens, tees and collars, collecting cores from fairways, blowing off fairways after verti-cutting, working in the shop with the mechanics sharpening and grinding re

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

My First Week at Mt. Juliet

The adrenaline was flowing during my first week. I’ve learned the course layout fairly well, which can be quite difficult for someone new. I’ve also knocked some of the rust off and have gotten into the groove of how daily operations here work. I have had the opportunity to perform multiple jobs on the course, including: walk mowing greens, tees and collars, collecting cores from fairways, blowing off fairways after verti-cutting, working in the shop with the mechanics sharpening and grinding re

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

My First Week at Mt. Juliet

The adrenaline was flowing during my first week. I’ve learned the course layout fairly well, which can be quite difficult for someone new. I’ve also knocked some of the rust off and have gotten into the groove of how daily operations here work. I have had the opportunity to perform multiple jobs on the course, including: walk mowing greens, tees and collars, collecting cores from fairways, blowing off fairways after verti-cutting, working in the shop with the mechanics sharpening and grinding re

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

My introduction to REAL Irish music

The first night out I was lucky enough to go to O’Donoghue’s, a historic pub in Dublin which is known for being the place where The Dubliners first started. I could hear the music being played from outside and as soon as I walked in I got my first glimpse of the culture of a traditional “session”. Three or four singers and musicians were sitting in the front enjoying a pint, and were taking turns entertaining the crowd. My next adventure in Irish music was a High Kings concert as part of the Cl

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

My introduction to REAL Irish music

The first night out I was lucky enough to go to O’Donoghue’s, a historic pub in Dublin which is known for being the place where The Dubliners first started. I could hear the music being played from outside and as soon as I walked in I got my first glimpse of the culture of a traditional “session”. Three or four singers and musicians were sitting in the front enjoying a pint, and were taking turns entertaining the crowd. My next adventure in Irish music was a High Kings concert as part of the Cl

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

My introduction to REAL Irish music

The first night out I was lucky enough to go to O’Donoghue’s, a historic pub in Dublin which is known for being the place where The Dubliners first started. I could hear the music being played from outside and as soon as I walked in I got my first glimpse of the culture of a traditional “session”. Three or four singers and musicians were sitting in the front enjoying a pint, and were taking turns entertaining the crowd. My next adventure in Irish music was a High Kings concert as part of the Cl

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

First Day: Into the Deep End

On my first day “on the job”, Aidan O’Hara (course manager and my boss) said I had might as well be “thrown into the deep end”.  I was assigned to the fairway aeration crew and off we went. The Cushman fairway aeration rig ready for action. Blowing cores Source

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

First Day: Into the Deep End

On my first day “on the job”, Aidan O’Hara (course manager and my boss) said I had might as well be “thrown into the deep end”.  I was assigned to the fairway aeration crew and off we went. The Cushman fairway aeration rig ready for action. Blowing cores The post First Day: Into the Deep End appeared first on Cam Cooper from Ireland.

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

First Day: Into the Deep End

On my first day “on the job”, Aidan O’Hara (course manager and my boss) said I had might as well be “thrown into the deep end”.  I was assigned to the fairway aeration crew and off we went. The Cushman fairway aeration rig ready for action. Blowing cores The post First Day: Into the Deep End appeared first on Cam Cooper from Ireland.

Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick

×
×
  • Create New...