Cross Checking

For you hockey enthusiasts, cross-checking can be an exhilarating experience although illegal and results in a penalty.  Cross checking at Pasatiempo is a legal and very useful way to track progress with projects and tasks.  The business of maintaining a golf course can be very routine as the same practices are done nearly every day during the main growing season.  Setting the course up for daily play involves all the basics and CrossCheck allows myself and my assistant to keep track of all the “other” detail tasks via an iPhone or iPad.  Specific tasks can be added at any time, which then sync to other designated devices.  Thus, if I add a series of projects, it will show up on his iPad.  Similarly, if several tasks were accomplished and he checks them off the list, that will be reflected on my device.  It keeps communication flowing and allows both of us to know what needs to be done and what has already been done.  CrossCheck also archives everything so you can go back and look at what was done throughout the year and be reminded just how many “other” things it takes to keep a golf course in top shape.

Here is an example of a daily forecast that is emailed each morning.  Click on the graph to visit the CrossCheck app website and learn more about this useful tool.

Crosscheck Daily Forecast for Dec 19, 2011
Due Soon!
  • Pick up 26 pavers for 12 staircase
  • Mow grass behind driving range mats Oct 20, 2011
  • Expand chipping area below 18 green to encompass drain Dec 14, 2011
  • Take out tee bricks and repaint numbers.
  • VIDAL Dec 26, 2011 thru Jan 1, 2011 Back to work on the 2nd
  • JOSE Dec 10, 2011 thru Feb 26, 2012 Return to work on February 27, 2012
  • JAVIER Dec 25, 2011 thru Jan 1, 2011. Back to work January 2
  • VIDAL Jan 10, 2011 thru Jan 23, 2011 Back to work on Jan 24th
  • VIDAL Jan 30, 2011 & Jan 31, 2011
  • RITO Dec 22, 2011 thru Jan 4, 2011 Back on the 5th
  • Spike and seed 4 collar Dec 14, 2011
Due Today
  • BILL Dec 19, 2011
Due Later This Week
  • HECTOR Dec 23, 2011 Dec 24, 2011
  • JORGE Dec 24, 2011
Two-Week Running Progress Red Created Teal Completed
Created or Edited Yesterday
  • Overseed Bermuda on 3 bunker Cartpath side by Paul Chojnacky
  • Clean out drain along road at 11 tee by Paul Chojnacky
Completed Yesterday
  • Water satellite grasses Sep 27, 2011
  • Install rubber pavers to 12 staircase
  • Water Boston ivy Sep 9, 2011
  • Sakamoto to carve out parking area by 6 bathroom
  • Adjust native line to match up with sprinkler head 263 on 13 rough @Josh
  • Aerify bad areas along cart paths #’s 2, 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 17…put Topper, crumb rubber, and Ryegrass seed
  • Bluebird overseed adjacent to 2 native bunker
  • Clean up piles of weeds in 2 creek
  • Bluebird overseed along 3 Teeing area
  • Bluebird overseed along native line 3 fairway
  • Cut liquid amber suckers along cartpath in 6 native area
  • Topdress 12 green collar expansion





Thanks to Our Excellent Staff for a Great Season!

I just wanted to take some time to acknowledge our outstanding maintenance staff. This has been a long year that has been full of challenges and transitions. Most of our staff has been here for over fifteen years, and they are all professionals at what they do. They take a lot of pride in doing their best to provide our players with outstanding playing conditions on a daily basis. If you see them on the golf course please take time to acknowledge them, and thank them for their many years of service and hard work at Pasatiempo.