July 28, 2012
David Moore of Craig hits off the seventh tee at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Despite dry conditions making it tough to keep the course in top shape, Moore says he thinks the course is still one of the best in the area.
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Like most of Moffat County, the Yampa Valley Golf Course has been forced to deal with the historically dry weather. YVGC Grounds Superintendent Tim Boyle says this is the driest golfing season he’s seen in his four years at the course. As a result, Boyle said the grounds keeping crew has been “watering like crazy” this spring and summer. “We turned on the irrigation March 15 this year and that’s at least two weeks earlier than I’ve ever done it before,” Boyle said. “We’ve been hand-watering greens ever since. It’s been a struggle to get water down.” The golf course has been adversely affected by the lack of precipitation going back to last winter.