“Yes everything is starting to wake up out here”, Mike Golden wrote to me the other day in an email, after I asked him how things are going.
“Actually today (Tuesday) would have been a good day for pictures”, he said. I have been chomping at the bit to shoot this golf course during the springtime, and nobody knows when best to do it than him!
“The weekend and Monday also look decent”, the easy-going, tall, fit, hands-on manager of all things green at Sterling Farms exclaimed.
I will be out there soon, but in the meantime, Gilberto Natareno, senior gardner at Sterling Farms, send me some of his own great shots. Have a look!
I asked Mike what has been going on recently, in terms of maintenance.
“Long story short,” he began, “we’ve been working short-handed for the last 3 weeks. Finished up all drainage projects and tree work. Have done a lot of work on the green side bunkers lately. Edging, cleaning, adding new sand and tamping it down to firm it up. Also finished aeration of the greens and tees.”
Golfers returning this weekend from the course closure are in for a stunner on Saturday, with sunny skies and near 70-degree weather coming.
I hope to be out there to grab a few shots before things get hectic!
From the desk of Paul grillo, executive director, Stamford Golf Authority
Welcome to Sterling Farms Golfer. Over the past five decades, Sterling Farms has evolved into one of the premiere golf destinations anywhere in the region. We continually strive to maintain, if not exceed, that distinction, and know we owe it all to our Stamford families, friends and neighbors, as well as our patrons like you. Now is the best time of the year to play our spectacular 18 hole championship golf course. Our Golf Course Superintendent, Mike Golden, and his whole team, are leaders in the world of greenkeeping, and we are very proud of the quality of their hard work. I think you'll find our putting greens, fairways, tees, roughs—and every landscape feature here—reflects their devotion and hard work. It is spectacular. Sterling Farms is home to the area's top driving range facility. You won't find a better value, or level of quality, anywhere! We take great pride and joy serving you, and our local community. On behalf of all of us here at Sterling Farms, welcome and thank you!