Last week we had a little visitor to our bunker on #9 mountain. This was no little turtle it was a huge snapping turtle. He dug holes all over the green side bunker. After a little nudge he went back in to the lake. You really cant tell how big he was because there is nothing to compare him to but he was over 1 foot wide and at least 18 inches long. Believe it or not snapping turtles can live up to 100 years and over. Based on this guys size he could of been over 80 or so.
We recently added a new bathroom to #7 of the mountain course. This bathroom is a composting toilet from Clivus Multrum. www.clivusmultrum.com The new toilet will replace the porta pot on the same hole. The model of toilet is the hiker and is used all over the country on golf courses, parks, beaches and trail heads where there are limited utilities like water, power and sewer. How the unit works is it actually composts the solid waste in a bed of pine shavings and the liquid is pumped out every six months depending on use by a septic pump truck. The unit is self contained and environmentally friendly because of its low water use only 3oz per flush. The unit uses water and a foam to flush the waste. I am sure the members will be happy with the new unit and it is quite a upgrade from the old porta pot