Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Each fall our staff performs several basic tasks to promote turf recovery after a busy summer golf schedule and in preparation of the fall golf season. Additionally these practices prepare the course for the onslaught of New England’s winter weather. Aeration, fertilization, soil tests and liming requirements are all vital components to a sound agronomic program. For all you DYI lawn care enthusiasts, now is the most important time to fertilize your home lawns.

In an earlier article I outlined a simple and effective program. Step 4 of that program suggests fertilizing your lawn with a 50% slowly available nitrogen source. A 1/2 lb. of (N)nitrogen/1000 sq.ft is sufficient this time of year. By fertilizing late in the season you’ll encourage your lawns to store carbohydrate reserves for a long winter and healthy start for the 2018 season. Couple this approach with raising your lawns mowing height will greatly enhance the overall health of your home lawns. Don’t wait too much longer for this application, the turfgrass needs the time and seasonable temperature to accumulate those carbs.

Over the next several weeks our staff will be concentrating on fall cleanup and sod installation projects. October’s unusually mild weather has delayed this falls leaf drop considerably throughout the region and extended turf growth. I’d anticipate a vast majority of the leaves to fall in the next 7-10 days with a heavy rain event or a few hard frosts. At which time we’ll address fall clean up in earnest. We’ll simultaneously be addressing areas that need to be replaced with sod in select areas.

This time of year it’s nearly impossible to control the amount of water in the greens profile. This in itself leads to soft playing conditions that are easily damaged by ball marks and divots. Improperly repaired ball marks are the leading cause of Poa infestation in our greens. One item that everyone can help us with is the proper repair of ball marks and divot replacement. Below please find the link to a 4 question quiz from the USGA on ball marks and proper repair methods.

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/clubhouse/2016-ungated/07-ungated/take-thegreen-section-ball-mark-quiz.html

Any course suggestions or comments for consideration are always welcomed.

Regards,
Wayne LaCroix
Golf Course Superintendent

2017 Fall Classic Golf Tournament

Andover Country Club held it’s annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament the weekend of September 23-24, 2017. The tournament consisted of 27 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres. We’d like to thank all our members and guests who participated!

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Andover Country Club Featured In North Shore Golf Magazine

Andover Country Club WeddingsAndover Country Club was honored to be featured in North Shore Golf Magazine’s Fall 2017 Weddings issue! ACC couple Alyssa and Brian were interviewed for the article, where they shared their experience planning and celebrating their wedding at the club:

“…the wedding experience at Andover Country Club ‘was awesome and easy. I didn’t have to do anything at all,’ said Alyssa, who credits ACC planner Kate Crayton with orchestrating a lovely wedding.”

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Lindsay & Andrew’s Summer Wedding at Andover Country Club

Andover Country Club WeddingsWe are thrilled to share photos by Benoit & McCarthy Photography of Lindsay & Andrew’s New England Summer Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Andover Country Club! It was a beautiful day for this lovely couple to celebrate the start to their new beginning with friends and family. From their intimate garden wedding ceremony, to the dancing and celebrating in our Andover Ballroom, this couple’s special day was flawless from start to finish. 

The bride and groom, along with their wedding party, got ready for the big day in the hotel suites at our Clubhouse Inn, making for a convenient walk over to our gardens for the wedding ceremony. Lindsay & Andrew ended their wedding night in our Honeymoon Suite, which is complimentary for all Andover Country Club brides and grooms.

We’re delighted to share the below gallery from Benoit & McCarthy of Lindsay and Andrew’s special day.

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New Winter Wedding Packages Starting at $57pp

Winter Wedding Packages Starting at $57pp*

Winter Weddings at Andover Country ClubDreaming of a New England Winter wedding? Winter weddings at Andover Country Club are magical, romantic, and, most importantly, budget friendly! With our specially designed menu packages for the Winter season, Andover Country Club can make your vision a reality.

With indoor ceremony space, 3 classic ballrooms with panoramic golf course views, indoor and outdoor photography opportunities, and 24 overnight hotel accommodations, Andover Country Club is the perfect place to plan your entire Winter wedding weekend.

Winter Wedding packages are available for January, February, & March dates.

 

Packages include:

Complimentary Menu Tasting for 2 at Our Grand Tasting
Personal Wedding Coordinator
Displayed Hors D’oeuvres
4 Course Meal with Choice of 2 Entrées
Champagne or Sparkling Cider Toast
Wedding Cake from I Dream of Jeanne Cakes
Table Linens – White or Ivory
3 Table Votives
**L.E.D Lights
Complimentary Honeymoon Hotel Room on Wedding Night

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* All prices are subject to 12% service charge, 8% ECF, 6.25% state and .75% local meals tax. Prices effective 7/26/17.  Prices & menu items subject to change. **L.E.D lights not available in Trumpeters Room. 

 

Andover Country Club Hosts 2017 Massachusetts Father Son Championship

Andover Country Club was honored to host the 41st Massachusetts Father Son Championship on August 15-16, 2017. Each year, father & son teams from Massachusetts Golf Association Member Clubs compete in 18 holes at foursomes stroke play. The championship featured a Senior Division (sons 18 & older), played on Tuesday, August 15th, and a Junior Division (sons 14-17), played on Wednesday, August 16th. 

Thorny Lea Golf Club members Steven C. Tasho and Steven R. Tasho won the Senior Division with 9-under par 63. Robert Mancini and Jack Mancini, also members at Thorny Lea, won the Junior Division by shooting 1-under par 71. Click here to read the MGA’s recap on the Senior Division and here to read the MGA’s Junior Division recap.

Click here to view the Eagle Tribune article on the event.

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New Wedding Packages Starting at $64 Per Person

Andover Country Club WeddingsWe’re excited to roll out our new wedding packages, which offer selections starting at $64 per person. Not only do each of our new packages include a personal wedding coordinator, menu tasting for two, 4 course meal, and complimentary honeymoon suite on the wedding night, we’ve also added a wedding cake from our preferred vendors!

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2017 U.S. Amateur Final Stage Qualifying Round Held at Andover Country Club

USGA Amateur Final Stage Qualifying RoundAndover Country Club was pleased to host the 2017 U.S. Amateur Final Stage Qualifying Round on Tuesday, July 25th! Alex Jamieson and Charlie May of Massachusetts finished as first and second alternates for the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship, while Spencer Soosman (CA), Brandon Wu (NY), & Cole Anderson (ME) gained entrance to the August Championship following Tuesday’s 36-hole qualifier. Soosman, who is entering his sophomore season at the University of Texas, carded an 11-under par 133 for the 36-hole round.

This year’s USGA Championship Proper, will take place at Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club from August 14-20.

Click here for complete results from the U.S. Amateur Final Stage Qualifier at Andover Country Club. Click here to view the Massachusetts Golf Association’s press release on the tournament.

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Andover Country Club 2017 Wedding Trend Preditions

Weddings at Andover Country ClubOur wedding experts’ predictions of the top five wedding trends we’ll see in 2017 has been featured on the Long’s Jewelers blog! While hosting weddings nearly every weekend, we’ve picked our favorite trends from 2017 we think will be sticking around.  From fun food ideas to stunning fashion and decorations, we love seeing these new trends! 

Find out what our wedding experts’ top five wedding trends are on the Long’s Jewelers Blog

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2017 Andover Cup Golf Tournament

This year’s annual Andover Cup Golf Tournament was a total success! Thank you to our members and guests for participating in this year’s tournament. We hope you enjoyed the 3 full days of events and are excited to see what we have in store for next year.

Please enjoy our photo gallery from this year’s golf tournament!

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