The last few weeks have the course looking stellar.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
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.
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.