I'm a little late posting this, but the greens received a heavy verticut with a sand injection in march. It was decided not to aerate but to verticut instead. We removed a ton of organic material from this process. The greens will receive a light dusting of sand every 2 weeks during the growing season. Sometime in June we will follow up with a 1/4" tine to the greens to help them along the hotter months of July and August. The months of May , June, September and October will be a solid tine venting process. Next week we will be lowing the height of cut to the greens mowers which will be at .120. Greens should start to pick up speed in the next few weeks due to increased mowing/rolling and plant growth regulators being applied.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Today we put out our spring pre-emerge to the course. The analysis was 11-0-17 giving us 1/2 lb nitrogen. The truck from Howard's fertilizer can spread the entire course in 3 hours. We are getting some much needed rain tonight to help water in the fertilizer.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Sunday, November 20, 2016
We have had awesome fall weather which has allowed us to complete aerification to the fairways. We will begin to aerate the roughs next week and that should be done sometime in December. We have also started taking down the pines along the cart path of hole 12. We will add some maples back to give it some color in the fall. We really need rain. To date only 41" has fallen since January . Last year we had 100", and we average 80" a year. Lots of wildfires in the area.