Typical February in Winnetka. Get our hopes up with a couple of nice days and then dash those hopes with winter weather.
The ground is still frozen and unable to accept rainfall. The course received an inch of rain over the weekend, but the grounds behave as if it was much more, due to the grounds frozen nature. The surface drains are working well as they can be. "Birdbaths" on the course and surrounding properties are likely to hold water until the ground thaws or evaporation takes it's toll on the puddles.
We have several chances at snow over the next week. Don't put your shovels away just yet.