BLOG - In the News

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 12:18 Maintenance Update - Water Management
MAINTENANCE UPDATE: WATER MANAGEMENT  by Dean Piller, Superintendent  With the present water restrictions being imposed on Vancouver Island Golf Courses, I think it is important to look at the tools and science behind irrigating golf
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:40 Flowers of the Bay - Davidia Involucrata.. The tree with many names!
FLOWERS OF THE BAY - Davidia Involucrata.. The tree with many names! by Emily Richardson, Head Horticulturalist Dove tree, handkerchief tree and ghost tree are all common names for this beautiful and unusual tree. They all refer to
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:05 PRO-SPECTIVE - Smash Factor...1.5!
PRO-SPECTIVE - SMASH FACTOR...1.5! by Brian Hann, PGA of Canada  If you're like most golfers, you want to maximize distance off the tee. Well, here's a piece of 'news' for you. Lashing at the ball as hard as possible
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:11 Happy 24th Birthday Cordova Bay!
  We can't believe it has been 24 years since Cordova Bay Golf Course opened! The staff at Cordova Bay would like to thank all those who support the club.  It's wonderful to come to work each day and truly be amongst friends
Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:54 The Stimpmeter
  THE STIMPMETER 'what is it and how is it used?'   A stimpmeter is a device that measures the speed of the green. The Stimpmeter is an extruded aluminum bar, 36 inches long, with a V-shaped groove extending along its entire
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 09:11
GARDEN RENOVATIONS AND COURSE ACCESSORY UPGRADES by Dean Piller, Superintendent  Many new and exciting things are happening in our maintenance department as we close in on summer. Our Horticulture team, Emily and Julianna, have just
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:59
BIRDIES OF THE BAY - Colaptes auratus By Julianna Marinelli, Horticulturalist The Northern Flicker is a large brown woodpecker with a slim round head and flared tail. Oddly enough they can be spotted foraging on the ground; where they spend
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:00 Irrigation Upgrade Phase 2
CORDOVA BAY GOLF COURSE IRRIGATION UPGRADE PHASE 2 By Phil Joergensen, 2nd Assistant Superintendent Over the past few months there has been a lot of activity happening around the greens relating to our irrigation system.  I am sure by now
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:53
BIRDS OF THE BAY, Hummingbird - Trochilidae  By Julianna Marinelli, Horticulturalist As you probably have noticed, the golf course is home to many different type of birds. One of the most interesting is the Hummingbird. They are small
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:16
Update from the Veggie Patch... by Emily Richardson, Head Horticulturist  These days the vegetable patch is more brown than green. But spring is in the air and with it comes the promise of fresh vegetables. Artichokes, and rhubarb are beginning