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WBVGC:  Winter is Here - Frost Delay Policy - Cold Weather This Morning Leading to 1st Frost Delay of the Season

 

Winter is Here.. Sort Of (It's Still Better Than Last Year)

This morning's chilly weather brought about our first Frost Delay of the season, a common occurrence around this time of year, as evidenced by the first delays of the last two seasons on December 10th and 16th, respectively. We try to adjust by scheduling tee times a bit later to cope with the colder mornings. However, our options are constrained due to the high volume of play, the cold, and limited daylight hours.

During the cooler months from December to February, it's essential for members to check for frost delays before coming to the course. You can obtain up-to-date course conditions and delays by calling the club at 623.566.4548, where the latest information will be the first announcement. Please pay attention to the date mentioned in the message, as complete details are typically available by around 7:30 am. Additionally, information can be checked online in the members' portal or at Westbrook Village Golf Course Conditions - Frost. Staff will also disseminate Chelsea emails with updated times in case of any delays.

Frost Delay Policy

In order to provide equal opportunity for playing time to both morning and afternoon players, the following policy will apply when play is delayed due to frost.   

  • The Golf Shop will maintain a log of frost delays for both golf courses.
  • The Golf Course Superintendent will determine the length of each frost delay. 
  • The first frost delay on a given day of the week of the winter golf season, PLAN A will be in effect. Under PLAN A, all tee times will be delayed by the length of the morning frost delay. In this case, depending on the length of delay, scheduled afternoon golfers may not have available daylight to complete 18 holes of play. 
  • The second instance a frost delay on a given day of the week for either course "where afternoon times from the initial draw will not finish before dark", PLAN B will be in effect.  Under PLAN B, all scheduled tee times prior to the lifting of the frost delay will be cancelled.
  • For example, during a PLAN B delay, if the Golf Course Superintendent determines the course is available for play beginning at 9 A.M., then players scheduled for 9 A.M. will be the first tee time for that day, and all scheduled tee times earlier than 9 A.M. will be cancelled, resulting in no delays for the remainder of the day.  Those players, whose tee times were cancelled due to the frost delay, may choose to play at an available tee time later in the day. 

Exceptions to the above policy will be made for Association play.  All Associations always follow PLAN A, and all other tee times will be delayed at the course(s) where the Association is playing.  If an Association is using one course and there is no Association play at the other course, the alternating PLAN A or PLAN B will be in effect according to the frost delay log maintained by the Golf Shop.

The Golf Shop will decide each day whether to implement PLAN A or PLAN B for each course, based on the procedures outlined above and the overall outcomes at the club. While there is no perfect method, we alternate between Plan A and Plan B to ensure a more equitable balance. This is because our member tee-times are determined by a lottery draw rather than individual selection.

What will the next frost delay be? Today marked the season's first frost delay. It's important to note that under Plan A, which was in effect today (Thursday), some groups from the draw will be unable to complete their rounds due to darkness. The next Thursday when play from the draw is unable to finish, we will implement Plan B. For all other days of the week, we will continue to use Plan A until a frost delay occurs where groups from the draw cannot finish their rounds.

Day of Week Vistas Lakes
Monday Plan A Plan A
Tuesday (Charter Play) Plan A Plan A
Wednesday (Charter Play) Plan A Plan A
Thursday Plan B Plan B
Friday (Charter Play) Plan A Plan A
Saturday (Charter Play) Plan A Plan A
Sunday Plan A Plan A

 

Please continue to fill your divots and fix yours and others' ball marks. Our cart path restrictions were removed last week, so it should be a little easier to now have divot mix present after your shot. If you fill yours as well as another, we should soon have no divots to fill other than new ones we make :)

Help out the club and volunteer to be on one of our divot repair teams. Bob Jungbluth and Dwight Groves do an outstanding job each season recruiting fellow members to help keep the courses beautiful.

Lakes Divot Repair Team Contact
Robert Jungbluth
Rjungbluth54@gmail.com 
507 363 9004

Vistas Divot Repair Team Contact
Dwight Groves
DWGroves0@gmail.com
507 573 2935

 

As the days gradually lengthen, we plan to introduce shotgun starts on our busiest days. This strategy will help us better accommodate member play, making the most of the available daylight while managing the increased demand.

Thank you for being members of such a great club. Stay warm and have a great holiday season!

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Lakes: 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway
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