We are installing the new yardage markers on all the irrigation heads from 230 yards in. Hopefully this will speed up play. I want to thank Martin Greene and dean Taylor for helping shoot the yardage on a rainy day.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Today we took out the pine in the back right of 7 green. The other pine will come down next week. I'm glad to see these 2 trees gone as they were an eye sore. The wood from these 2 pines will be taken to the saw mill and the lumber will be used to finish our maintenance barn. What a wonderful way to recycle this wood.
It's a slow process but we are making progress. We have finished holes 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,15. While the weather is warm we will continue to aerate more fairways. The fairways here have not been aerated in years. This will relieve compaction, improve drainage and allow nutrients into the soil.below is a pic of Antonio contreras aerating hole #2.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I love this time of year. This week we are aerating the greens. We are using a 1/2" tine on a 2x2 hole spacing. Since the grow in of these greens we have been on a very aggressive aeration/ top dressing program. Aerification relieves compaction, reduces thatch( dead organic matter) ,helps with gas exchange and allows nutrients down into the root zone. We then top dress the greens with a damp medium sand and drag into the holes. Amendments are then applied to all greens. The new toro greens aerifer is by far the best on the market and one of my most important pieces of equipment.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
This week we are finishing up on some brush blading around the course. We won't have any new lumber for the shop till next week, so we are taking this time to finish up on some other projects. We are also scheduled to aerify greens next week. We will be using a 1/2" tine and a heavy top dressing of sand. Potassium, gypsum and a slow release fertilizer will also be applied.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The repairs to the golf maintenance building are coming along. Irvin Canada ( head mechanic) is taking the bull by the horns and over seeing this big task. When completed the shop will have all new siding, windows, interior lighting, replaced roof and a fresh coat of paint.