Monday, May 8, 2017

We are looking good out there

The last few weeks have the course looking stellar.


We had a light frost yesterday with temps hovering around 32*. Guess we got our blackberry winter. It can warm up now. Even had to cover the clubs garden with frost sheets.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

April showers bring May flowers

With all the rain lately, the course is starting to come alive. Everything is in bloom, from the rhododendrons to the pink lady slippers that hide to the right of 1 fairway. The fairways are tight, the temps are getting warmer and the greens are rolling true.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Today we laid 4000' of fescue around the club house and a few select areas on the golf course. With the recent rains we have been getting, the course is really starting to look good. The greens will be getting faster as we have lowered our height of cut to .120. It won't be long now and this place will be glowing!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


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.

7 ladies tee

This pine was taken down last week due to some shade issues with the trial zoysia tee we installed last fall. 

Bathroom renovation

Over the winter, we had the bathrooms at 9 tee completely redone. Everything was taken down to the studs. The bathrooms now are ada compliant, with all new fixtures and led lighting. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring pre-emerge

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

Stump grinding

We have rented a grinder this week to remove stumps from the trees that were cut down over the winter. 

Winter has returned

Today was blustery with flurries and very cold temps. Tonight's low is 9* and tomorrow's high is 26*. Lots going on the next few weeks. Stay tuned.