Chaparral Pines and Rim Golf Club course superintendent Don Davis and his crew spent most of the cold Friday, Dec. 28 morning delivering mulch to Payson High School. It will be spread as ground prep beneath the workout and exercise equipment that sits just west of the front of the school.
Davis says the mulch is a byproduct of the Fire Wise project that occurs each year at the two courses.
For Fire Wise, golf course workers first thin the dense vegetation and then run it through a mulching machine to be used where needed.
This year, Davis said he noticed the piles of mulch in front of PHS didn’t seem to be sufficient to cover the area where it was needed.
So, he obtained permission to deliver mulch from the two courses to the school, a laborious process that required several hours of work and an estimated 10 trips from the courses to the PHS campus.
Davis says he was happy to help out the school and the gesture is just one of several both Chaparral Pines and the Rim Club eagerly do for townspeople and schools, “We are a big part of the community and want to help where we can.”
In the spring, Chaparral Pines allows the Payson High School golf team to practice and play, free of charge, on the pristine, scenic course located just east of Payson.
Which means, PHS golfers have one of the finest high country courses in the state to call home.