Wednesday, January 3, 2018
I can't remember the last time we had a stretch of cold weather that has lasted this long. Yesterday it was -4* when I got to the shop with a high of 28*. Tomorrow is a high of 20* with windchills near zero. All the lakes are frozen over and the ground is hard as a rock. Next week looks to bring some more snow on Monday. We finished out 2017 with 80" of rain. 2018 is starting out frigid, but the weather has not stopped us from completing many projects on the golf course.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
This week we are doing a deep verticut of the greens. The machine we use is called a graden. It has a sand box attached to the top of the machine. As the blades remove the thatch, the sand is then dropped down through tubes to fill the void. This machine will remove about 12% of organic material with the blades we are using. Today was a tough day due to no sun and a light rain. The front nine was completed today and the back nine later this week.
It looks like we will be playing croquet in 2018. We are in the very early stages of building a 16,000 square foot green. This court will be built just like a green, internal drainage, gravel and 12" of sand. We will sod the court with A-1 bent grass. We have taken down over 30 trees at the pavilion and are in the process of removing the fescue sod. We will use this sod on the golf course in various places in the rough.
Monday, November 6, 2017
We have begun the long process of aerating all the fairways. Hope fully we will get done by the end of this month. Holes that are completed are 4,7,11, 12,13,15 and 17. Please be patient with the crew that are working on certain fairways during this time.