I took photo's as near to the first day of summer, cloud cover permitting with the idea of comparing those with the first day of fall. It's in my minds eye September photo's should mirror those the first day of Spring come next March. All things being equal, we should get an idea what trees are casting shadows that prevent good snow melt. I didn't take Noon and 2 PM photo's on June 21st as the sun was too high in the sky to determine which green I was standing on. I also tried to remember which sprinkler head I stood on to keep sun angles as near the same as possible.
I'll be honest with you, this is a lot more difficult than you might guess but is truly eye opening. Trees that are well off the green can create the most problems.
|#2 green June sunrise. Trees are well back up the fairway.|
|#16 green on a June sunrise.|
|#16 green September sunrise.|
Oh, Arborcom, where are you when a real golf course cut from native forest lands needs you but isn't able? _Mk