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Posted: Friday, July 30th 2010 at 12:48pm

Heat closes Chattahoochee Golf Course on Mondays

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GAINESVILLE - No golfing on Mondays anymore at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville... at least until these hot temperatures subside.

City Manager Kip Padgett announced the plan Friday at the request of Golf Course Director Rodger Hogan.

Hogan said the investment in the building of the bent grass greens is considerable and to lose them to heat would be devastating and costly to replace.

"We have experienced more than 40 days of temperatures over 90 degrees and in some cases over 100 degrees," Hogan said. "We posted signs around the clubhouse today announcing that the course will be closed on Mondays beginning August 2 in order to give the greens a day to rest."

He also said many other courses in the area are experiencing severe heat stress on their bent grass greens as well.



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